Global Processing

First processing, packaging expo to be held in east Africa

July 9, 2012

VIENNA, Austria — The East African Community (EAC), the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and Ipack-Ima, Italy’s leading organizer of exhibitions for the processing and packaging technology industries, will hold a first of its kind exhibition in East Africa in Nairobi, Kenya, in September 2014.

An agreement to organize a major processing and packaging exhibition was signed last week in Vienna by the secretary general of EAC, Amb. Dr. Richard Sezibera, the director general of UNIDO, Dr. Kandeh K. Yumkella and the CEO of Ipack-Ima, Dr. Guido Corbella.

“The event marks a major milestone in addressing one of the key challenges of the agro-processing, pharmaceuticals and other strategic sectors of our industrial policy. We anticipate that a good number of companies, including SMEs will have the opportunity to access appropriate packaging and processing technologies,” said Dr. Sezibera.