Propak Ghana 2024 Drives Growth in Manufacturing Industry for Exports

Propak Ghana 2024 boosts Ghana's manufacturing industry, driving exports and economic growth through showcasing latest packaging, plastics, and print innovations.

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Propak Ghana 2024 Drives Growth in Manufacturing Industry  for Exports

Propak Ghana 2024 Drives Growth in Manufacturing Industry for Exports

Propak Ghana 2024, an industry-leading event for the packaging, plastics, processing, and print industries, is driving growth in Ghana's manufacturing sector with a focus on boosting exports. The event, which is taking place from April 23 to 25 at the Grand Arena, Accra International Conference Centre, has reiterated its commitment to increasing the output of 'made-in-Ghana' products and promoting the country's exports in the region and beyond.

Alexander Angus, the Managing Director of Montgomery Group, emphasized that Propak Ghana aims to establish itself as a key support platform for Ghana's aspirations to increase the output and export of its products. "Propak Ghana is seen as an opportunity for Ghana to become the leading supplier of consumer packaging to West Africa, promoting quality and sustainable packaging," Angus stated.

The event has attracted around 2,500 professionals from the packaging, plastics, processing, and print industries, with more than one hundred brands from across the world participating. Top brands, including Resitech, Kane-Em Industries, Tinpack Industries, Finepack Industries, Almassa for Recycling, Casfil, Elecster Oyj, Royal Kaak, and Windmoeller & Holscher, are showcasing their latest products and services.

Seth Twum Akwaboah, the Chief Executive Officer of the Association of Ghana Industries (AGI), highlighted the importance of adopting the right packaging materials to remain competitive both locally and internationally, especially with the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) offering businesses in Ghana the opportunity to expand their markets.

Why this matters: The success of Propak Ghana 2024 in driving growth in Ghana's manufacturing industry for exports has significant implications for the country's economic development. By promoting made-in-Ghana products and boosting exports, the event contributes to the nation's goal of transforming its economy from one heavily reliant on natural resources to a value-added, exports-led economy.

Osafohene Dr Afua Asabea Asare, the CEO of the Ghana Export Promotion Authority (GEPA), emphasized the positive relationship between the quality of packaging and consumer purchasing behavior. "Quality and attractive packaging adds value and aids consumers' decision-making processes," Asare stated. The event features high-level conference programs that provide insight, knowledge, and thought leadership on trends and relevant topics, including the circular economy, sustainability, and the latest trends in print and packaging technology.

Propak Ghana 2024 is organized by Afrocet Montgomery, a branch of the Montgomery Group, and is sponsored by Mohinani Group, Jaykay Global Industries, and Tetrapak West Africa. The event is expected to facilitate the convergence of industry professionals and showcase the latest innovations and products from leading suppliers, supporting the local manufacturing industry and driving Ghana's economic growth through increased exports.

Key Takeaways

  • Propak Ghana 2024 event aims to boost Ghana's manufacturing exports
  • Event attracts over 2,500 professionals and 100+ global brands
  • Proper packaging is key to competitiveness in local and global markets
  • Event features conferences on circular economy, sustainability, and packaging tech
  • Propak Ghana 2024 supports Ghana's economic transformation to value-added exports