PROPAK GHANA 2023 MAIDEN EDITION
The long awaited Propak Ghana 2023 Exhibition by Montgomery Group, Afrocet was held in Accra from 6-8 June, 2023. Over 2,500 packaging, processing, plastics and printing exhibitors and industry players were present at the three-day exhibition and conference. Propak Ghana 2023 hosted 50 speakers who delivered sessions on various topics like; sustainability, financing options for SMEs, latest trends in print and packaging technology, and many others to address the continent’s fast-developing manufacturing sector. Speaking at the opening ceremony of the exhibition, George Pearson, Regional Director – West Africa, Afrocet Montgomery said “Our objective is to establish Propak as a key support platform for Ghana’s aspirations to increase output of ‘the made in Ghana brand’ and boost its exports in the region and beyond. The Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Ghana Investment Promotion Centre (GIPC), Yaw Amoateng Afriyie praised the organizers of Propak Ghana for the timely exhibition which will boost Ghana’s export and import ecosystem. He reiterated that exports remains a very vital part to the manufacturing sector and it allows businesses to expand their reach abroad to bring in the much needed foreign exchange and help boost the economy. Albert Kassim Diwura, Deputy Chief Executive Office of Ghana Export Promotion Authority (GEPA), in his remarks, said he was confident that the conference will be a catalyst for the transformation of Ghana’s packaging, processing, and printing industry. He believes that in the near future Ghana will stands tall as a hub for excellent packaging. The CEO of the Association of Ghana Industries, Mr. Seth Twum-Akwaboah expressed the need for SMEs in Ghana to take advantage of the exhibition to use enhanced packaging to boost the promotion of their products. He urged companies in the packaging industry to establish foreign partnerships that will enhance business growth. Finally, George Pearson expressed his appreciation to their headline sponsors Mohinani Group, Association of Ghana Industries (AGI) and other supporting partners including the Canada Ghana Chamber of Commerce. He used the opportunity to welcome all to join them next year from 23rd – 25th April 2024 for the second edition of the only exhibition in Ghana for the packaging, plastics, and food processing industries.