The expanding global market consumer’s preferences are changing with the expose of a wider array of diverse, cultural specific foods. There is a rising demand in new flavours and taste following the increased multiculturalism.
This innovative new generation of food products requires more creative processing techniques and equipment to allow industry players to duplicate and supply these foods on a commercial scale.

While alluding to the nation’s exit from recession, the WEO report stated: “Growth in 2017 is projected at 0.8 percent, owing to recovering oil production and ongoing strength in the agricultural sector.

Responding to media questions at the WEO press briefing, Maurice Obstfeld, IMF’s Economic Counsellor stated: “Nigeria is going to have stronger growth this year because agriculture and oil production are doing better but there are still downsides and there is still a lengthy adjustment to lower oil prices ahead.” The improvement in agriculture output is been driven by the various Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) interventions in the sector namely the Anchor Borrowers Programme (ABP) and the Commercial Agricultural Credit Scheme (CACS). Global economy to grow by 3.6%
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The 7th year LIFBF 2018 will be welcoming the industry players with technological advances to come under one roof to showcase and foster business relationships with the right target market.

Market Drivers of Nigeria’s Food Processing Industry
  • Positive business climate and the Nigerian Government incentives encourage investment in manufacturing both for domestic needs and export.
  • Changes in consumer lifestyles, rising per capital income, increasing urban population raises demand for processed convenience foods.
  • Increasing awareness of international food provides opportunities for food manufacturers to develop and introduce new food products.
  • Established infrastructure, including cold storage and port facilities allows companies to establish supply chain.
  • Modern retail sector offers pathways to complete supply chain and venues to display and market processed dry goods, and chilled and frozen goods, and perishables.
EXHIBITS PROFILE: Automation, Data Processing, Controlling, and Regulation Technology Components, Assemblies, Surface Technologies, Accessories Conveying, Transport and Storage Installation, Logistics
  • External Transportation Equipment
  • Internal Conveying and Transportation Equipment
  • Storage Facilities, Silo Plants, Tanks
  • Transport and Logistics

Filling and Packaging Technology

  • Carton Erecting, Filling and Sealing Machines
  • Cleaning and Tempering Machines
  • Closing Machines for Multi-pack Cartons
  • Closing Machines for Unit Packaging
  • Decorating Machines
  • Equipment for Printing, Coding, Marking, and Embossing Packages
  • Filling and Sealing Machines for Preformed Packages
  • Forming, Filling, and Sealing Machines
  • Inspecting and Checking Machines
  • Labeling Machines
  • Machines for Forming, Dismantling and Securing Load Units
  • Multipack Carton Erecting Machines
  • Packaging Material and Component Handling Machines
  • Packaging Services
  • Packing Aids
  • Packing Materials
  • Sorting Machines
  • Special Protection Packaging Machines
  • Weighing Technology and Systems
  • Wrapping Machines for Multi-pack Cartons
  • Wrapping Machines for Unit Packaging

Food Safety, Quality Management

  • Analytical, Laboratory, and Measuring Equipment
  • Hygiene Technology

Ingredients, Auxiliary Materials Operating Materials, Environmental Technology, Biotechnology

  • Biotechnology
  • Health and Safety at Work, Fire Protection
  • Maintenance / Service
  • Operating Materials
  • Power, Water, Waste Water
  • Waste Removal, Recycling, Environmental Protection

Packing Materials, Packaging, Packaging Aids Process Technology

  • Aroma, Essence and Spice Technology
  • Bakery Technology
  • Basic Food Technology
  • Beverage Technology
  • Coffee and Tea Technology
  • Dairy Technology
  • Delicatessen and Convenience Food Technology
  • Fish Processing Technology
  • Fruits and Vegetables Technology
  • Ice Cream Technology
  • Meat Processing Technology
  • Noodle Technology

Refrigeration and Air-conditioning Technology

  • Refrigeration Plants
  • Ventilation, Air-conditioning, and Heating Technology

Service Firms, Organisations, Publishers

*The above list is not exhaustive. It is intended as a guide only.