Thursday, Nov 23, 2017

Is Nigeria fit for Flexo?

Market insights into West Africa from the Flexofit Nigeria Seminar in Lagos

Participants at Flexofit Seminar - Lagos, Nigeria 2017
Participants at Flexofit Seminar – Lagos, Nigeria 2017

After the great success and the high demand after the 2016 event, the Flexofit GmbH from Bad Vilbel, Germany, successfully held their second Flexofit Nigeria Seminar in Lagos on 31st March 2017.

Prof. Pierre Pienaar – Vice President – World Packaging Organisation

The seminar with presentations from major international suppliers like Esko and Chespa attracted a broad audience of local industry staff. Special guest Professor Pierre Pienaar, Vice President of the World Packaging Organization shared insights into packaging developments worldwide and in Nigeria with the audience. A discussion on the most important issues of the Nigerian printing market concluded the Seminar. It was agreed, that even though the political situation in Nigeria may sometimes be challenging, there is a growing market for packaging. While at the same time the supply of resources and devices is not yet at its full potential.

Representatives from highly successful local printing houses like Shongai Packaging, Studio Press Nigeria, VeePee Group and many other distinguished guests were inspired by the presentations from the international companies.

 

A. Vaswari, VeePee Group; P. Odibei, Philgood & A. Omah, Institute of Packaging Nigeria

Karla Grey, Managing Director of Flexofit comments: “The Flexofit Nigeria Seminar was an excellent opportunity to meet with the local industry and it was highly appreciated by all participants. Thanks to Ahmed Omah and his staff, who supported the seminar in the run-up this Flexofit seminar was the place to be for printing and pre-press companies from Lagos and from all over Nigeria.

M. Paramesh, Head of flexible Packaging from Studio Press elaborates: “The Nigerian market has a lot of potential, but it is rather difficult to obtain raw materials due to money exchange policies. If international companies started production in Nigeria directly, the country and the industry would benefit immensely.

Media Team – Folashade Oba & Gloria Umeasiegbu; Nigeria Packaging Magazine, Christiana Talabi Printers Buyers Guide Magazine
Flexofit Nigeria Seminar Audience

The next Flexofit Africa Seminars in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania on the 8th May and in Nairobi, Kenya on the 11th May are in high esteem and already almost fully booked. Senegal, Ghana, Côte d’Ivoire, Mauritius, South Africa and Namibia Seminars are also planned for the 2nd half of 2017.

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