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Embedded World: ARIES Embedded Will Present New System-on-Module with PolarFire FPGA

M100PF Board Enhances and Optimizes Microchip’s PolarFire FPGA for Industrial and Medical Technology

Embedded World: ARIES Embedded Will Present New System-on-Module with PolarFire FPGA

The M100PFEVP evaluation platform by ARIES Embedded provides a smooth and fast project start

ARIES Embedded, specialist for embedded services and products, will display the new M100PF System-on-Module (SoM) based on Microchip’s PolarFire FPGA (Field Programmable Gate Array) family at Embedded World from February 26 to 28, 2019 in Nuremburg, Germany. At stand 441 in hall 3A, the embedded specialist will also introduce the complementary evaluation platform M100PFEVP, which delivers a fast and easy project start for customers. „Our new M100PF board provides the full flexibility of the popular FPGAs for demanding applications in industrial and medical technology,“ stated Andreas Widder, Managing Director of ARIES Embedded. „PolarFire captivates with up to 50 percent lower power consumption than competing FPGAs, at mid-range densities with exceptional safety and reliability.“ With the SoM, ARIES Embedded extends the FPGA functionality with RAM, Flash, Clocking and additional features.

M100PF Flexibly and Reliably Serves Industrial Applications

For industrial use, the system-on-module allows an expanded temperature range, from 0° to +70°C up to -40° to +85°C. On the ARIES SoM, the PolarFire FPGAs provide 100k, 192k, or 300k logic elements (LE) and feature 12.7G transceivers with up to 50 percent lower power consumption. The 256 Mbit configuration storage, the DDR3 RAM (512 Mbit, 1 or 2 Gbit), as well as 4 to 64 Gbit eMMC NAND Flash allow the development of complex high performance designs. Further features of the 72 by 40 mm small SoMs are: 8 SerDes with 250 Mbps to 12.5 Gbps, 2 PCI express Gen2 end points/root port slots, rich user I/O, and 2 Samtec QSH-090-01-F-D-A board-to-board connectors.

Easy Project Start with Evaluation Board M100PFEVP

ARIES Embedded provides the corresponding evaluation platform M100PFEVP for a smooth and fast project start. It enables customers to evaluate the PolarFire FPGA, realize prototypes and even use the FPGA in series production. The evaluation board contains 2 gigabit Ethernet, USB, and 4 DSub9 interfaces for CAN, RS232, and others, in addition to Pmod and HSMC extension connectors and a microSD card slot. The M100PFEVP starter kit includes the M100PVEVP baseboard, M100PF-1DB storage extensions, a 7-inch touchscreen, and power supply.

About ARIES Embedded
ARIES Embedded provides hardware and software development and standard products for industrial and agricultural sectors. The 2001 founded embedded specialist headquartered in Fuerstenfeldbruck, Germany, focuses on FPGA technology and open source software. The portfolio comprises of modular systems for flexible and fast use in functional prototypes, pilot series and mass production. On customer request, ARIES Embedded individually customizes standard products in accordance with project requirements.

Company-Contact
ARIES Embedded GmbH
Andreas Widder
Schöngeisinger Straße 84
82256 Fürstenfeldbruck
Phone: +49 8141 36 367 0
E-Mail: ma@ahlendorf-communication.com
Url: http://www.aries-embedded.com

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ahlendorf communication
Mandy Ahlendorf
Hermann-Roth-Straße 1
82065 Baierbrunn
Phone: +49 89 41109402
E-Mail: ma@ahlendorf-communication.com
Url: http://www.ahlendorf-communication.com

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Embedded World: ARIES Embedded präsentiert neues System-on-Module mit PolarFire FPGA

M100PF-Board erweitert und optimiert Microchips PolarFire FPGA für Industrie und Medizintechnik

Embedded World: ARIES Embedded präsentiert neues System-on-Module mit PolarFire FPGA

ARIES Embedded integriert Microchips PolarFire FPGA in System-on-Module M100PF für Industrie

ARIES Embedded, Spezialist für Embedded-Services und -Produkte, präsentiert auf der Embedded World vom 26. bis 28. Februar 2019 in Nürnberg das neue System-on-Module (SoM) M100PF auf Basis der PolarFire FPGA-Familie (Field Programmable Gate Array) von Microchip. Am Stand 441 in Halle 3A stellt der Embedded-Spezialist zudem die ergänzende Evaluierungsplattform M100PFEVP vor, die Kunden einen schnellen und einfachen Projektstart ermöglicht. „Unser neues M100PF-Board bietet die volle Flexibilität der beliebten FPGAs für anspruchsvolle Anwendungen in Industrie und Medizintechnik“, erläutert Andreas Widder, Geschäftsführer von ARIES Embedded. „Der PolarFire besticht durch bis zu 50 Prozent niedrigere Leistungsaufnahme als andere FPGAs, und das bei mittlerer Dichte und außerordentlicher Sicherheit und Zuverlässigkeit.“ Mit dem SoM erweitert ARIES Embedded die FPGA-Funktionalität um RAM, Flash, Clocking und weitere Features.

M100PF bedient Industrieanwendungen flexibel und zuverlässig

Für den industriellen Einsatz erlaubt das System-on-Module einen von 0° bis +70°C auf -40° bis +85°C erweiterten Temperaturbereich. Die PolarFire-FPGAs auf dem ARIES SoM bieten 100k, 192k oder 300k Logikelemente (LE) und einen 12,7G-Transceiver bei bis 50 Prozent geringerem Stromverbrauch. Der Konfigurationsspeicher mit 256 MBit und das DDR3 RAM mit 512 MBit, 1 oder 2 GBit sowie 4 bis 64 GBit eMMC NAND Flash ermöglichen die Entwicklung komplexer Hochleistungsdesigns. Weitere Features des nur 72 auf 40 mm großen SoMs sind: 8 SerDes mit 250 MBit/s bis12,5 GBit/s, 2 PCI-Express Gen2 Endpunkt/Rootport-Steckplätze, Rich-User In-/Output und 2 Samtec QSH-090-01-F-D-A Board-to-Board-Steckverbinder.

Einfacher Projektstart mit Evaluierungsboard M100PFEVP

Für einen reibungslosen und schnellen Projektstart stellt ARIES Embedded die entsprechende Evaluierungsplattform M100PFEVP bereit. Damit können die Kunden das PolarFire FPGA evaluieren, Prototypen realisieren und den FPGA sogar in Serie verwenden. Das Evaluierungsboard enthält 2 Gigabit-Ethernet-, USB- sowie 4 DSub9-Schnittstellen für CAN, RS232, etc., außerdem Pmod-und HSMC-Erweiterungsstecker und einen microSD-Kartensteckplatz. Das Starterpaket M100PFEVP-Kit umfasst das M100PFEVP-Baseboard, M100PF-1DB Speichererweiterungen, einen 7-Zoll-Touchscreen und ein Netzteil.

Über ARIES Embedded
ARIES Embedded bietet kundenspezifische Hardware- und Software-Entwicklung und Standardprodukte für Industrie und Landwirtschaft. Der Schwerpunkt des 2001 gegründeten Embedded-Spezialisten mit Sitz in Fürstenfeldbruck, Deutschland, liegt auf der FPGA-Technologie und Open-Source-Software. Das Angebot umfasst modulare Systeme für den flexiblen und schnellen Einsatz in funktionalen Prototypen, Pilotserien und der Serienproduktion. Im Kundenauftrag passt ARIES Embedded Standardprojekte individuell an Projektanforderungen an.

Firmenkontakt
ARIES Embedded GmbH
Andreas Widder
Schöngeisinger Straße 84
82256 Fürstenfeldbruck
+49 8141 36 367 0
ma@ahlendorf-communication.com
http://www.aries-embedded.com

Pressekontakt
ahlendorf communication
Mandy Ahlendorf
Hermann-Roth-Straße 1
82065 Baierbrunn
+49 89 41109402
ma@ahlendorf-communication.com
http://www.ahlendorf-communication.com

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European Union officially supports agrofood Nigeria 2015

European Union officially supports agrofood Nigeria 2015

Michel Arrion, Head of Delegation and Ambassador of the European Union – Delegation to the Federal R

Nigeria: Major business opportunities for international food and food-tec suppliers

The European Union officially supports agrofood Nigeria 2015, the 1st International Trade Show on Agriculture, Food, Beverage & Packaging Technology and Food, Beverages & Hospitality. Nigeria has a market of more than 160 million consumers and an increasing demand for packaged and ready-made food products. This opens major business opportunities for international suppliers from the agrofood and food technology sector. agrofood Nigeria will be held from 28 to 30 April 2015 at the brand-new Landmark Convention Centre in Lagos, Nigeria.

The European Union officially supports the international trade show agrofood Nigeria 2015. This becomes evident from a letter of 28 October 2014 of Michel Arrion, Head of Delegation and Ambassador of the European Union – Delegation to the Federal Republic of Nigeria and to the Economic Community of West Africa States.

Arrion describes the Nigerian market as follows: „The food and beverage sector represents a very large segment of the Nigerian manufacturing industry. The sector generates over 1.5 million jobs in the country and thus employs 5 percent of the Nigerian workforce. Moreover, with a market of over 160 million consumers, and a constantly growing population, Nigeria has an increasing demand for packaged and ready-made food products. Against this background, European suppliers can play an important role in providing the Nigerian food manufacturing and agro-business industry with machinery, equipment and technological know-how meeting a high degree of food safety and compliance with international hygienic standards.“

He further renders his support for the event: „The Delegation of the European Union to the Federal Republic of Nigeria and ECOWAS therefore welcomes the initiative of fairtrade Messe to organize the 1st International Trade Fairs agrofood Nigeria 2015 to be held at the Landmark Centre in Lagos on 28-30 April 2015.“

Six months before its opening, adepta is about setting up an official French pavilion with a minimum of eight French companies and leading suppliers such as Alis-Casa Rinaldi, BCE Food Service, Bosch, Döhler, GEA, Goma, Kautex, Konica Minolta, Pakona, Symrise (who recently opened their office in Lagos), Windmöller & Hölscher and many more have booked their stands.

To create valuable synergies for exhibitors and visitors alike, agrofood Nigeria is held in conjunction with plastprintpack Nigeria, the 1st International Trade Show on Plastics, Composites, Chemistry and Printing & Packaging Solutions and Material.

www.agrofood-nigeria.com

fairtrade wurde 1991 von Martin März gegründet. Schon lange zählt die Messegesellschaft zu den führenden Veranstaltern internationaler Fachmessen in aufstrebenden Märkten, insbesondere Nord- und Westafrikas, des Nahen Ostens und Osteuropas. Seit 2003 gibt es neben der fairtrade Zentrale in Heidelberg eine Tochterfirma in Algier. Durch die Zertifizierung nach ISO 9001:2008, und die Mitgliedschaft bei der UFI – The Global Association of the Exhibition Industry, organisiert fairtrade internationale Events gemäß den UFI Qualitätsstandards.

Firmenkontakt
fairtrade Presse
Dominik Rzepka
Kurfuersten Anlage 36
69115 Heidelberg
+49 6221 456522
d.rzepka@fairtrade-messe.de
http://www.fairtrade-messe.de/

Pressekontakt
fairtrade Messe
Dominik Rzepka
Kurfürsten Anlage 36
69115 Heidelberg
+49 6221 456522
d.rzepka@fairtrade-messe.de
http://www.fairtrade-messe.de/

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iran agrofood 2015 in light of revitalized Iran-business

iran agrofood 2015 in light of revitalized Iran-business

German Pavillion at iran food + bev tec

DIHK: „German-Iranian trade up 28% in the first five months 2014“

The 22nd edition of iran agro, iran food + bev tec & iran food + hospitality is scheduled for 26 to 29 May 2015. The three dedicated events building the frame of „iran agrofood“ taking place against the backdrop of revitalized Iran-business. The event is organized by the German trade show specialists fairtrade and their Iranian partners Palar Samaneh.

The international exhibitors of iran agrofood 2014 reported about increased trade activities and a more positive and buoyant business mood. „We are very optimistic for the future of our business in Iran, especially after the last governmental elections and the latest progress in the multilateral negotiations,“ said Mr Sedat Mohajer, Sales Manager with Petkus / MMW from Germany. For Mr Amir Sotoudeh, Managing Director with Multivac Middle East the participation at iran food + bev tec gives great opportunities to meet his Iranian customers, generate new leads and improve their market understanding. He adds: „Right now we see a positive development of the Iranian market, especially in the ready meal sector.“

This is also confirmed from official sources such as Mr Steffen Behm, Head of North Africa, Near and Middle East at the DIHK-The Association of German Chambers of Commerce and Industry in Berlin: „The German-Iranian trade increased considerably in April and May 2014. From January until May 2014 German companies boosted their exports by 28 percent to nearly one billion euros, the first time after several years of shrinking. Besides food, especially machines were delivered, not covered by the embargo.“ Further positive signals for business in Iran are transmitted by the German Pavilion returning to iran food + bev tec in 2015.

With thousands of hands-on technological innovations and trends for all stages of the food and beverage processing chain presented, iran agrofood 2015 is the leading business platform to meet the Iranian and international top-level decision-makers in these industry sectors. In 2014, 30,739 registered visitors discussed business with 854 exhibitors from 24 countries.

fairtrade wurde 1991 von Martin März gegründet. Schon lange zählt die Messegesellschaft zu den führenden Veranstaltern internationaler Fachmessen in aufstrebenden Märkten, insbesondere Nord- und Westafrikas, des Nahen Ostens und Osteuropas. Seit 2003 gibt es neben der fairtrade Zentrale in Heidelberg eine Tochterfirma in Algier. Durch die Zertifizierung nach ISO 9001:2008, und die Mitgliedschaft bei der UFI – The Global Association of the Exhibition Industry, organisiert fairtrade internationale Events gemäß den UFI Qualitätsstandards.

Firmenkontakt
fairtrade Presse
Dominik Rzepka
Kurfuersten Anlage 36
69115 Heidelberg
+49 6221 456522
d.rzepka@fairtrade-messe.de
http://www.fairtrade-messe.de/

Pressekontakt
fairtrade Messe
Dominik Rzepka
Kurfürsten Anlage 36
69115 Heidelberg
+49 6221 456522
d.rzepka@fairtrade-messe.de
http://www.fairtrade-messe.de/

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Iran in a more positive and buoyant business mood

Iran in a more positive and buoyant business mood

iran agrofood 2014 – Hall 38

iran agrofood 2014: 831 exhibitors of 25 countries excited about future prospects

The exhibitors of iran agrofood 2014 reported about increased trade activities and they agreed, that once the sanctions are lifted a very lively Iran business is expected to return. The 21st edition of iran agrofood was held as iran agro, iran food + bev tec & iran food + hospitality from 30 May to 02 June 2014 at the Tehran International Fairgrounds. Organized by fairtrade and Palar Samaneh, 831 market and technology leaders (+19%) from 25 countries exhibited in 28 halls.

The exhibitors of iran agrofood 2014 recognised a more positive and buoyant business mood of their clients. The exhibition closed on a very positive note as lots of machinery and equipment could be sold right off the stand. Now their expectations and hopes were expressed, that sanctions would be facilitated or even revoked in the months to come. The following statements of representatives from embassies, international associations and companies give prove that more Business is in the air.

Mr Daniel Bernbeck, managing director of AHK Iran, the German-Iranian Chamber of Commerce and Industry summed it up concisely: „In case the agreement between Iran on one side and E 3+3 (USA, Russia, China, France, UK and Germany) on the other will be signed by the end of July we will see economic sanctions to be lifted step by step. This would surely lead to sharply increased trading activities already in the last quarter of 2014 to be followed by rising investments also in light and heavy industry and all other sectors of the economy by the first quarter of 2015.“

„Thailand – kitchen of the world, this is exactly what we are displaying at the show. Agricultural products and food of high quality are our biggest export products“ outline the Thai Ambassador A. Sukhasvasti (left) and his Minister Counsellor Mr S. Chankao. „We have also got excellent halal products to serve the Iranian market. The relations between our two countries go back a long time since we have maintained business relationships for more than 500 years. The participation at iran food + hospitality 2014 perfectly fits in the export strategy of our government: Thailand wants to return to its old strength in Iran. Our exhibiting companies want to familiarize the Iranian people with Thai food.“

The target of the participation of KHS in the 21st iran food + bev tec is to meet existing and new customers“, says Mr Peter Gänz, sales manager Africa & Middle East with KHS. „We hope that the Iranian market will re-open and the embargo will be lifted. Most of our Iranian customers are also exhibiting at iran agrofood. In this way, this exhibition gives us great opportunities to meet them all.“

Florian de Saint Vincent, Area Manager Africa and Middle East with the French association adepta summed up: „adepta represents the entire food processing and packing industry in France, 230 companies in total. The Iranian market welcomes high tec innovations. The participation in iran agrofood 2014 is very important for the French companies, because now it is the right moment to be in Iran and we hope that the sanctions will be lifted soon“.

The event was organised under the auspices of the Iranian Ministry of Jihad-e-Agriculture and the Ministry of Industry, Mine and Trade.

To support the regular dialogue between exhibitors and visitors the organisers established an interactive industry portal that allows exhibitors and visitors to connect before, during and after the event. Participation for professional visitors is free of charge and can be started here: www.agrofood.fairtrade-messe.com.

The next agrofood shows of fairtrade include „agrofood West Africa“ on 2-4 December 2014 in Accra, Ghana and „agrofood Nigeria“ on 28-30 April 2015 in Lagos, Nigeria. Bildquelle:kein externes Copyright

fairtrade Messe und Ausstellungs GmbH & Co KG
Seit ihrer Gründung 1991 zählt die fairtrade Messegesellschaft zu den führenden Veranstaltern internationaler Fachmessen in den aufstrebenden Märkten Osteuropas, des Nahen und Mittleren Ostens und Nordafrikas. Als inhaber-geführtes Unternehmen mit Sitz in Heidelberg verfügt fairtrade über ein weltweites Netz von Partnern und Repräsentanten. fairtrade ist ISO 9001:2008 zertifiziert. Als UFI-Mitglied organisiert fairtrade Messen nach den UFI Qualitätsnormen.

About fairtrade:
fairtrade ranks among the leading organizers of professional international trade fairs in the emerging markets of Eastern Europe, the Middle East, Asia and North Africa ever since its foundation in 1991. Headquartered in Heidelberg, Germany, fairtrade maintains a powerful network of agencies and partnerships throughout the world while focusing on achieving an ever higher degree of customer satisfaction, providing excellent service and generating valuable business contacts for exhibitors and trade visitors alike. ISO 9001:2008 certified and as a member of UFI The Global Association of the Exhibition Industry, fairtrade organizes events according to the UFI quality norms.

fairtrade Presse
Dominik Rzepka
Kurfuersten Anlage 36
69115 Heidelberg
+49 6221 456522
d.rzepka@fairtrade-messe.de
http://www.fairtrade-messe.de/

fairtrade Messe
Dominik Rzepka
Kurfürsten Anlage 36
69115 Heidelberg
+49 6221 456522
d.rzepka@fairtrade-messe.de
http://www.fairtrade-messe.de/

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Ghana is ranked among the top 6 export markets in 2014

Ghana is ranked among the top 6 export markets in 2014

AICC, Accra International Conference Centre in Ghana

agrofood West Africa 2014 – leading exhibitors have already re-booked

Ghana is one of the „top export markets 2014“ says the German Ministry for Economic Affairs. Reasons for this are above-average growth and a stable business environment. A professional market entry to Ghana and West Africa is paved by agrofood West Africa. The 2nd International Trade Show on Agriculture, Food and Beverage Technology and Food Trade is scheduled for 2 to 4 December 2014 at the Accra International Conference Centre in Ghana.

The German Ministry for Economic Affairs and Germany Trade & Invest have identified six countries that earn increased attention of the German export economy. State Secretary Stefan Kapferer: „Ghana is characterized by an above-average growth, a positive development in the core sectors of the German middle class and a stable business environment.“ Great opportunities also open up for mechanical engineering.

The trade fair specialist fairtrade Messe recognized this potential and organise the 2nd edition of agrofood West Africa in December 2014. With 1,326 professional visitors from 37 countries, with a share of 75 per cent of decision makers, discussing business with 81 exhibitors from 21 countries, already the first edition of this new hub for West Africa has been a great success. 86% of the exhibitors in 2013 would recommend agrofood West Africa. Leading exhibitors such as Döhler, Gea Westfalia, Wild and Windmöller & Hölscher have already re-booked their stands for 2014.

The Ghanaian Ministries of Food and Agriculture and of Trade and Industry support the event and an agrofood West Africa industry portal is erected to facilitate relations between buyers and sellers all year round. 1,470 professionals from the target region are already logged in. Additionally the portal provides a cost-free matchmaking service.

To create valuable synergies for exhibitors and visitors alike, agrofood West Africa is held in conjunction with plastprintpack West Africa, the 2nd International Trade Show on Plastics, Composites, Chemistry and Printing & Packaging Solutions and Material. Austria will again be present with an Austrian pavilion supported by Advantage Austria and Spain will participate for the first time.
Bildquelle:kein externes Copyright

fairtrade Messe und Ausstellungs GmbH & Co KG
Seit ihrer Gründung 1991 zählt die fairtrade Messegesellschaft zu den führenden Veranstaltern internationaler Fachmessen in den aufstrebenden Märkten Osteuropas, des Nahen und Mittleren Ostens und Nordafrikas. Als inhaber-geführtes Unternehmen mit Sitz in Heidelberg verfügt fairtrade über ein weltweites Netz von Partnern und Repräsentanten. fairtrade ist ISO 9001:2008 zertifiziert. Als UFI-Mitglied organisiert fairtrade Messen nach den UFI Qualitätsnormen.

About fairtrade:
fairtrade ranks among the leading organizers of professional international trade fairs in the emerging markets of Eastern Europe, the Middle East, Asia and North Africa ever since its foundation in 1991. Headquartered in Heidelberg, Germany, fairtrade maintains a powerful network of agencies and partnerships throughout the world while focusing on achieving an ever higher degree of customer satisfaction, providing excellent service and generating valuable business contacts for exhibitors and trade visitors alike. ISO 9001:2008 certified and as a member of UFI The Global Association of the Exhibition Industry, fairtrade organizes events according to the UFI quality norms.

fairtrade Presse
Dominik Rzepka
Kurfuersten Anlage 36
69115 Heidelberg
+49 6221 456522
d.rzepka@fairtrade-messe.de
http://www.fairtrade-messe.de/

fairtrade Messe
Dominik Rzepka
Kurfürsten Anlage 36
69115 Heidelberg
+49 6221 456522
d.rzepka@fairtrade-messe.de
http://www.fairtrade-messe.de/

English Press Releases

agrofood goes Nigeria

agrofood goes Nigeria

Imports of food processing and packaging technology

agrofood Nigeria: Premiere on 28-30 April 2015 in Lagos

Nigeria is the most populous country in Africa and the seventh most populous country in the world (179 million inhabitants). Nigeria also stands for an abundance of natural resources such as oil, gas and agricultural land and an attractive and fast growing consumer market. The Nigerian agriculture and food processing industry attracts massive private and public investment. Against this backdrop the German trade fair specialists fairtrade launch agrofood Nigeria. The 1st International Trade Show on Agriculture, Food, Beverage & Packaging Technology and Food, Beverages & Hospitality is scheduled for 28 to 30 April 2015 at the brand-new Landmark Convention Centre in Lagos, Nigeria.

The German trade show specialists fairtrade launch „agrofood Nigeria“ at the brand-new Landmark Convention Centre in Lagos on 28-30 April 2015. agrofood Nigeria consists of agro, food + bev tec and food + hospitality Nigeria. The Heidelberg based organisers have a wealth of experience in the agrofood sector as fairtrade also organise „iran agrofood“ in Tehran since 1994 (766 exhibitors and 32,200 visitors in 2013) and have just recently held „agrofood & plastprintpack West Africa“ in Accra, Ghana last December featuring 81 exhibitors and 1,326 visitors.
„The idea to launch a professional platform especially for the Nigerian business community was brought up by the exhibitors and the organisers of national pavilions at our „agrofood & plastprintpack West Africa 2013″ in Accra last December“, says Martin März, fairtrade“s CEO. „Then we presented the project at a meeting with the economic counsellors of Austria, Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain and Sweden in Lagos this February and received an all-around positive feed-back. Therefore we are excited to create this new major platform for our long-term customers.“

To create valuable synergies for exhibitors and visitors alike, agrofood Nigeria is held in conjunction with plastprintpack Nigeria, the 1st International Trade Show on Plastics, Composites, Chemistry and Printing & Packaging Solutions and Material.

As Austria is already committed to participate with a group of companies, the Commercial Counsellor with the Austrian Embassy in Lagos, Ms Nella Hengstler, points out: „Nigeria will be the next global manufacturing hub. The sheer size of Nigeria“s market combined with its large and young work force will attract massive investments in the manufacturing industry. Machines and production materials will continue to be imported, though. I therefore welcome and support agrofood & plastprintpack Nigeria 2015 as it is important for European suppliers to be on ground early before the real run on Nigeria starts“.

The partners of fairtrade in Nigeria are AHK Nigeria-the Delegation of German Industry and Commerce in Nigeria and the Nigerian-German Business Association-NGBA. Andre Rönne, delegate of AHK and general manager of NGBA points out: „Increasing prosperity and the rapidly increasing population numbers are the consumer-promoting factors in Nigeria, which is also reflected by investments into the construction of shopping malls and the food processing and food packaging industry. The agrofood & plastprintpack Nigeria comes at exactly the right time, and we look forward to a constructive and successful cooperation with the fairtrade team.“

According to VDMA-The German Engineering Association, Nigerian imports between 2010 and 2012 of food processing and packaging technology have increased from 198 million Euros to 275 million Euros, an increase of 39 per cent. In the same period imports of agricultural machinery and equipment went up from 46 million Euros to 62 million Euros, plus 35 per cent and imports of finished food products rose by 11 per cent from 3.7 billion US dollars in 2009 to 4.1 billion US dollars in 2010.

Experts frequently describe Nigeria as the economic powerhouse in West Africa, because it is the 2nd largest economy in Africa, expected to overtake South Africa in the near future and expected to become one of the world’s Top 20 economies by 2050.
„We will make the stay in Lagos comfortable for our exhibitors as we organize a shuttle-service from the airport to the Four Points Sheraton Hotel, and from there on a daily basis to and from the Landmark Convention Centre“, says Dominik Rzepka, head of PR with fairtrade.

The brand-new Landmark Convention Centre is strategically positioned on the grounds of Landmark Village, a spectacular beach front location extending over 9.4 acres on Victoria Island, the heart of the vibrant and lively Lagos business district. Lying in close proximity to the British International School, Four Points Sheraton Hotel, Oriental Hotel, The Palms Shopping Mall, Exxon Mobil HQ and Diamond Bank HQ, this location makes it easily accessible from anywhere in the city. The Landmark Village develops over 300 meters of beachfront overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and accommodating also the Hard Rock Cafe and the Shiro Japanese Restaurant.

The Landmark Convention Centre provides modern and flexible exhibiting and conferencing solutions with a ceiling height of 14m, power connections provided at every 6m throughout the hall through underground electrical cabling network, five spacious meeting rooms and two larger conference rooms of varying sizes from 8 to 150 attendees and catering operated by Silver Plates, a top-notch international F&B chain.

www.agrofood-nigeria.com Bildquelle:kein externes Copyright

fairtrade Messe und Ausstellungs GmbH & Co KG
Seit ihrer Gründung 1991 zählt die fairtrade Messegesellschaft zu den führenden Veranstaltern internationaler Fachmessen in den aufstrebenden Märkten Osteuropas, des Nahen und Mittleren Ostens und Nordafrikas. Als inhaber-geführtes Unternehmen mit Sitz in Heidelberg verfügt fairtrade über ein weltweites Netz von Partnern und Repräsentanten. fairtrade ist ISO 9001:2008 zertifiziert. Als UFI-Mitglied organisiert fairtrade Messen nach den UFI Qualitätsnormen.

About fairtrade:
fairtrade ranks among the leading organizers of professional international trade fairs in the emerging markets of Eastern Europe, the Middle East, Asia and North Africa ever since its foundation in 1991. Headquartered in Heidelberg, Germany, fairtrade maintains a powerful network of agencies and partnerships throughout the world while focusing on achieving an ever higher degree of customer satisfaction, providing excellent service and generating valuable business contacts for exhibitors and trade visitors alike. ISO 9001:2008 certified and as a member of UFI The Global Association of the Exhibition Industry, fairtrade organizes events according to the UFI quality norms.

fairtrade Presse
Dominik Rzepka
Kurfuersten Anlage 36
69115 Heidelberg
+49 6221 456522
d.rzepka@fairtrade-messe.de
http://www.fairtrade-messe.de/

fairtrade Messe
Dominik Rzepka
Kurfürsten Anlage 36
69115 Heidelberg
+49 6221 456522
d.rzepka@fairtrade-messe.de
http://www.fairtrade-messe.de/

English Press Releases

agrofood & plastprintpack 2013: Setting a new benchmark for Ghana and West Africa

agrofood & plastprintpack 2013: Setting a new benchmark for Ghana and West Africa

agrofood & plastprintpack 2013

1,326 professional visitors from 37 countries and 81 exhibitors from 21 countries

A new benchmark for West Africa“s trade show industry was recently set by the first edition of agrofood & plastprintpack West Africa. Accompanied by a high media attention the official opening was held in the presence of very honorable representatives from the Ghanaian Government as well as representatives from embassies and international institutions, NGO“s and from industry and trade. From 3-5 December 2013 1,326 professional visitors from 37 countries, with a share of 75.7% of decision makers and 9.1% from outside Ghana were discussing business with 81 exhibitors from 21 countries at the AICC – Accra International Conference Centre. This new annual event was organised by the German trade fair specialists fairtrade.

To create valuable synergies for exhibitors and visitors alike, agrofood West Africa was held in conjunction with plastprintpack West Africa. This new double event enjoyed strong institutional support of European partners. Advantage Austria was presenting an official Austrian pavilion featuring eight exhibitors. France officially participated through adepta – The French Association for the Development of International Trade in Agricultural and Food Processing Techniques. adepta organized an official French pavilion featuring 21 French exhibitors. Italian know-how was represented by twelve exhibitors and eight German technology leaders joined in. The 1,326 professional visitors from 37 countries discussed business with exhibitors from the following countries: Australia, Bahrain, Bulgaria, China, Ghana, India, Japan, Lebanon, Morocco, Poland, Portugal, South Korea, Sweden, Taiwan, Turkey, United Arab Emirates and USA.

Hon. Nii Lantey Vanderpuye, Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry stated during the opening ceremony: „I am highly excited by the participation of such a distinguished gathering of captains of industry and commerce, agro-processers and operators in the food and beverage industry. As a peasant agricultural country that seeks to transform itself into modern agricultural and industrialized economy, the „agrofood & plastprintpack West Africa 2013″ international show should be seen as a significant contributor to achieving sustainable development.“

„As many of our customers have production sites here, Merck established a branch in Ghana just in 2013“, said Mr Willi Moor, General Chemicals Manager – Merck. Moor further: „It“s not just only the presence of the global players in Ghana that makes this market so interesting for us, we realised that there are many local producers, who are interested in improving the quality of their products. At agrofood & plastprintpack West Africa we are mainly displaying our solutions in food and beverage analytics as well as in food pigments for food decoration. We are positively impressed about the high quality of the visitors and the great interest in our products.“

The organisers of fairtrade are looking forward to welcome the entire agrofood & plastprintpack industry again for the 2nd edition of West Africa“s new hub in these industry sectors, to be held from 2-4 December 2014 at the Accra International Conference Centre. Until then exhibitors and visitors can communicate and discuss business via the agrofood and the plastprintpack industry portals, interactive online communities allowing exhibitors and visitors to connect before, during and after the event.

fairtrade Messe und Ausstellungs GmbH & Co KG
Seit ihrer Gründung 1991 zählt die fairtrade Messegesellschaft zu den führenden Veranstaltern internationaler Fachmessen in den aufstrebenden Märkten Osteuropas, des Nahen und Mittleren Ostens und Nordafrikas. Als inhaber-geführtes Unternehmen mit Sitz in Heidelberg verfügt fairtrade über ein weltweites Netz von Partnern und Repräsentanten. fairtrade ist ISO 9001:2008 zertifiziert. Als UFI-Mitglied organisiert fairtrade Messen nach den UFI Qualitätsnormen.

About fairtrade:
fairtrade ranks among the leading organizers of professional international trade fairs in the emerging markets of Eastern Europe, the Middle East, Asia and North Africa ever since its foundation in 1991. Headquartered in Heidelberg, Germany, fairtrade maintains a powerful network of agencies and partnerships throughout the world while focusing on achieving an ever higher degree of customer satisfaction, providing excellent service and generating valuable business contacts for exhibitors and trade visitors alike. ISO 9001:2008 certified and as a member of UFI The Global Association of the Exhibition Industry, fairtrade organizes events according to the UFI quality norms.

Kontakt
fairtrade Presse
Dominik Rzepka
Kurfuersten Anlage 36
69115 Heidelberg
+49 6221 456522
d.rzepka@fairtrade-messe.de
http://www.fairtrade-messe.de/

Pressekontakt:
fairtrade Messe
Dominik Rzepka
Kurfürsten Anlage 36
69115 Heidelberg
+49 6221 456522
d.rzepka@fairtrade-messe.de
http://www.fairtrade-messe.de/

English Press Releases

Great demand for agrofood West Africa 2013

Great demand for agrofood West Africa 2013

AICC – Accra International Conference Centre in Accra

More than 60 international market leaders from 16 countries participate

(Heidelberg, Germany) The successful launch of the 1st agrofood West Africa is getting closer. More than 60 international market- and technology leaders already booked their exhibition space until end of September. This new market place benefits of substantial institutional support. The 1st International Trade Show on Agriculture, Food, Beverage & Packaging Technology and Food, Beverages & Hospitality is scheduled to be held from 3 to 5 December 2013 at the Accra International Conference Centre in Accra, Ghana.

Even before the official opening of agrofood West Africa on December 03, 2013 the organisers talk about a successful launch, as the majority of the exhibition space is already sold out. Until end of September more than 60 exhibitors from 16 countries confirmed their participation.

The event enjoys strong institutional support of European partners. Austria is present with an Austrian pavilion supported by Advantage Austria. France officially participates through adepta-The French Association for the Development of International Trade in Agricultural and Food Processing Techniques. adepta organizes an official French pavilion featuring around 15 French exhibitors. In addition, ubifrance compiles a mission of French agrofood business people to the event. This collective operation is registered in the Program France and enjoys the financial support of the French Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Forestry. Germany actively contributes to the success of the event through AHK Ghana-Delegation of German Industry and Commerce in Ghana.

According to VDMA-The German Engineering Association, West African imports of food processing and packaging machinery and equipment, in 2011, have increased to 567.4 million Euros, compared to 341.3 million Euros in 2010, a plus of 66.2 per cent. With 507.0 million Euro imports of such kind remained relatively stable on a high level in 2012. West Africa imported agricultural machinery and equipment, in 2011, at a volume of 167.9 million Euros, after 135.4 million Euros in 2010. This marks an increase of 24.0 per cent. For 2012, these imports remain firm with 154.4 million Euros.

To create valuable synergies for exhibitors and visitors alike, agrofood West Africa is held in conjunction with plastprintpack West Africa, the 1st International Trade Show on Plastics, Composites, Chemistry and Printing & Packaging Solutions and Material.

www.agrofood-westafrica.com

fairtrade Messe und Ausstellungs GmbH & Co KG
Seit ihrer Gründung 1991 zählt die fairtrade Messegesellschaft zu den führenden Veranstaltern internationaler Fachmessen in den aufstrebenden Märkten Osteuropas, des Nahen und Mittleren Ostens und Nordafrikas. Als inhaber-geführtes Unternehmen mit Sitz in Heidelberg verfügt fairtrade über ein weltweites Netz von Partnern und Repräsentanten. fairtrade ist ISO 9001:2008 zertifiziert. Als UFI-Mitglied organisiert fairtrade Messen nach den UFI Qualitätsnormen.

About fairtrade:
fairtrade ranks among the leading organizers of professional international trade fairs in the emerging markets of Eastern Europe, the Middle East, Asia and North Africa ever since its foundation in 1991. Headquartered in Heidelberg, Germany, fairtrade maintains a powerful network of agencies and partnerships throughout the world while focusing on achieving an ever higher degree of customer satisfaction, providing excellent service and generating valuable business contacts for exhibitors and trade visitors alike. ISO 9001:2008 certified and as a member of UFI The Global Association of the Exhibition Industry, fairtrade organizes events according to the UFI quality norms.

Kontakt
fairtrade Presse
Dominik Rzepka
Kurfuersten Anlage 36
69115 Heidelberg
+49 6221 456522
d.rzepka@fairtrade-messe.de
http://www.fairtrade-messe.de/

Pressekontakt:
fairtrade Messe
Dominik Rzepka
Kurfürsten Anlage 36
69115 Heidelberg
+49 6221 456522
d.rzepka@fairtrade-messe.de
http://www.fairtrade-messe.de/

English Press Releases

Ghana: an important hub for West Africa

Ghana: an important hub for West Africa

Source: VDMA, Graph: fairtrade

agrofood West Africa is the new market place for agriculture and the food processing industry

A GDP growth of over 7 per cent, political stability, transparency and eco-friendliness make Ghana a favourite of the international donors‘ community and an important hub for West Africa. Agriculture and food processing industry attract more and more private and public investment. Against this backdrop the trade fair specialist fairtrade Messe launch agrofood West Africa. The 1st International Trade Show on Agriculture & Livestock, Food, Beverage & Packaging Technology and Food, Beverages & Hospitality is scheduled to be held from 3 to 5 December 2013 at the Accra International Conference Centre in Accra, Ghana.

Among the ECOWAS-The Economic Community of West African States as a regional group of 15 West African countries, Ghana has developed into a „Donor darling“ of the international giver community. This success is founded on political and economic stability. Further Ghana belongs to the out-performers in Subsahara-Africa, with gdp-growth rates of considerably more than 7 per cent (ECOWAS average: 5%). This growth is driven by divert industry sectors. Private investments into the branches oil and gas, mining, agriculture, food processing industry, retailing and energy as well as public investment into infrastructural projects made Ghana an important hub for foreign companies for West Africa. (Source: GTAI – Wirtschaftstrends Ghana 2012/13, January 2013)

The agriculture and food processing industry of West African benefit from growing population figures and increasing private consumption. In Ghana this trend is also been reflected in investments into the construction of shopping malls and into the food processing and food packaging industry. According to VDMA-The German Engineering Association, West Africa imported agricultural machinery and equipment, in 2011, at a volume of 167.9 million Euros, after 135.4 million Euros in 2010. This marks an increase of 24.0%. Imports of food processing and packaging machinery and equipment, in 2011, have increased to 567.4 million Euros, compared to 341.3 million Euros in 2010, a plus of 66.2%. It is not least these figures why the experts of the branch have an optimistic view. „I am convinced: in 10 years from now we will witness the great Africa boom. By then, for us working in the field of packaging technology, business-wise the continent will play a similarly important role as Asia does today,“ claims Friedbert Klefenz, President of Bosch Packaging Technology and Chairman of the board of the packaging machinery sector within VDMA.

The trade fair specialist fairtrade Messe recognized this potential and launch agrofood West Africa. The 1st International Trade Show on Agriculture & Livestock, Food, Beverage & Packaging Technology and Food, Beverages & Hospitality is scheduled to be held from 3 to 5 December 2013 at the Accra International Conference Centre in Accra, Ghana. According to Martin März, Managing Director with fairtrade, agrofood West Africa targets to become the leading regional west-African trade show in the field of agriculture and food processing. „Like „iran agrofood“, the trade show will be the place-to-be for buyers from West Africa as well as technology leader from Europa, Asia and America,“ states März. Two decades of experience in organising trade fairs in the field of „agrofood“ and a strong institutional partner AHK, Delegation of German Industry and Commerce in Ghana make these targets realistic.

To create valuable synergies for exhibitors and visitors alike, agrofood West Africa is held in conjunction with printpackplast West Africa, the 1st International Trade Show on Plastics, Composites, Chemistry and Printing & Packaging Solutions and Material.

www.agrofood-westafrica.com

fairtrade Messe und Ausstellungs GmbH & Co KG
Seit ihrer Gründung 1991 zählt die fairtrade Messegesellschaft zu den führenden Veranstaltern internationaler Fachmessen in den aufstrebenden Märkten Osteuropas, des Nahen und Mittleren Ostens und Nordafrikas. Als inhaber-geführtes Unternehmen mit Sitz in Heidelberg verfügt fairtrade über ein weltweites Netz von Partnern und Repräsentanten. fairtrade ist ISO 9001:2008 zertifiziert. Als UFI-Mitglied organisiert fairtrade Messen nach den UFI Qualitätsnormen.

About fairtrade:
fairtrade ranks among the leading organizers of professional international trade fairs in the emerging markets of Eastern Europe, the Middle East, Asia and North Africa ever since its foundation in 1991. Headquartered in Heidelberg, Germany, fairtrade maintains a powerful network of agencies and partnerships throughout the world while focusing on achieving an ever higher degree of customer satisfaction, providing excellent service and generating valuable business contacts for exhibitors and trade visitors alike. ISO 9001:2008 certified and as a member of UFI The Global Association of the Exhibition Industry, fairtrade organizes events according to the UFI quality norms.

Kontakt:
fairtrade Presse
Dominik Rzepka
Kurfuersten Anlage 36
69115 Heidelberg
+49 6221 456522
d.rzepka@fairtrade-messe.de
http://www.fairtrade-messe.de/

Pressekontakt:
fairtrade Messe
Dominik Rzepka
Kurfürsten Anlage 36
69115 Heidelberg
+49 6221 456522
d.rzepka@fairtrade-messe.de
http://www.fairtrade-messe.de/