East Africa’s Largest Packaging, Processing and Plastics Exhibition And Conference.

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East Africa’s Largest Packaging, Processing and Plastics Exhibition And Conference.

About Us

Propak East Africa is a business-to-business (B2B) exhibition focusing on the packaging, printing, processing and plastics industry. It is based at the KICC in Nairobi and focused on the East African market. As a B2B exhibition, the visitors will be businesses who are looking at purchasing the products that the exhibitors are promoting. The exhibition is not designed for individual consumers looking at one product, but rather organisations that are looking at big quantities or large amounts.

Propak East Africa is the biggest packaging, printing, processing and plastics exhibition and conference in Kenya with the last edition attracting 150 exhibitors and over 4000 trade visitors. The range of exhibitors is truly global with 20 different nationalities of exhibitors present. Around 85% of visitors are from Kenya, 10% from the wider East African region and the remaining being global.

The exhibition was launched in 2012 running two editions every three years. The reason for this scheduling is that Propak East Africa runs in March at a similar dateline to its sister exhibition, Propak in Johannesburg. This exhibition in Johannesburg happens every 3 years. Many exhibitors and groups want to exhibit at both exhibitions and so the Kenyan exhibition takes a year off when Propak Johannesburg is taking place.

From a packaging perspective, Kenya exhibits trends that reflect those of the global market. We estimate that the packaging industry is ~146 tonnes (~$250-295 Million). The foods industry is the leading end-user segment accounting for 51% share of the market.

 Kenya’s manufacturing sector is earmarked to play a central role in the country’s long-term economic growth agenda – Vision 2030. Presently, the manufacturing sector accounts for an estimated 14% of the country’s GDP, with the realization of its full potential constrained by such factors as infrastructure deficits and low accessibility of credit. As the country moves towards greater industrialisation, we expect that the packaging sub-sector will be buoyed by efforts to boost manufacturing such as the 2014-2023 Industrialization Master Plan, estimated to cost $230 million

The exhibition is run by Montgomery East Africa who is part of the prestigious Montgomery Group. A Kenyan company but with the backing of a large group and the networks that come with that.  They currently run 6 exhibitions in Kenya and have been operating in Kenya since 2010. In Africa, The Montgomery Group has exhibitions in Botswana, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa and Zambia running some of the largest exhibition in the respective markets.

The Montgomery Group currently organises Propak exhibitions in Kenya, Nigeria, Cape Town and Johannesburg.


Propak stems from the largest and most successful packaging brand of exhibitions in Africa. With the market leading exhibition in West Africa and South Africa, the organisers truly know the market in Africa and how to attract the best people.

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Montgomery Events East Africa Ltd is a subsidiary of The Montgomery Group. In running exhibitions since 1895, Montgomery is one of the leading exhibition organisers globally with over 60 events happening at any one time. Based in London but with offices all over the world, Africa is one of their key markets and they are the largest trade exhibition organisers on the continent.

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Like all our events around Kenya and the rest of the world, Propak is supported by the leading local and international trade associations, government bodies and media outlets. To see our list of esteemed show partners, click the link below.

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