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.

Day 1

Day 1

Below is the timetable scheduled for the 2018 conference.

Tuesday 27th February 2018

Time Description Speaker
11.00 – 11.30

PROMOTING INVESTMENT IN KENYA: APPETITE FOR GROWTH?

Kenya is the largest and the most advanced economy in east and central Africa; with strong growth prospects supported by an emerging, urban middle class and an increasing appetite for high-value goods and services. How is kenya investing in the plastics, processing, printing and packaging industry and how are these sectors estimated to expand?

Benard Odhiambo

Senior BDS & SPX Advisor (Business Development Services and Subcontracting Partnership Exchange) Kenya Investment Authority (KenInvest)

12.00 – 12.30

INNOVATION IN A SHIFTING LANDSCAPE: CONSUMER BEHAVIOUR CHANGING PACKAGING ADOPTION STRATEGIES

What is the role of packaging in creating awareness and how are breakthrough designs standing out?  The importance of packaging in the purchase decision and why packaging should be designed keeping consumers needs and behaviours in mind.

Pauline Achayo

Senior Research Manager East Africa, Nielsen

13.00 – 13.30

LESSONS OF EMERGING PACKAGING WASTE CHALLENGES IN EAST AFRICA

Packaging Plays crucial roles in value addition, protecting the products from production areas to consumption areas and communicating with the consumers.

However of late there is a sustained pressure and campaign against Packaging especially Plastics Packaging. The pressure is loud and clear. Several bans have been effected and more are threatened.

Several laws have been effected restricting the use of Plastics Packaging. Industry in the region has been got off guard. Frantic efforts are being pursued. There is need for a holistic approach with all stakeholders & Consumers, Industry, Local and National Governments to address this matter. Best practices need to be adopted.

Without a very careful approach the objectives of strengthening Manufacturing for job creation and food preservations will not be realised.

Joseph Nyongesa

Secretary General / CEO Institute of Packaging Professionals Kenya (IOPPK)

14.00 - 14.30

MANUFACTURING FOR THE FUTURE: CHALLENGES, OPPORTUNITIES AND SUSTAINABLE INSIGHTS

This presentation will encompass the challenges and opportunities in manufacturing in Kenya. It will assesses the state of manufacturing, key actors in the manufacturing space and factors that affect manufacturing positively and negatively. An analyses on the informal manufacturing sector; as well as key opportunities for manufacturing going forward will be highlighted.

Samuel Matonda

Responsible Care, Regional Coordinator, Manufacturing Sectors Expert & Business Development Consultant Kenyan Association of Manufacturers (KAM)

15.00 - 15.30

KEEPING FOOD FRESHER FOR LONGER

SoarnoL (EVOH) is a specialty resin to give high-barrier, high-transparency and increased shelf-life for innovative food packaging technologies. Not only in the food industries but SoarnoL is also applied in many other industries such as; construction, plastic fuel tanks, agricultural and cosmetics.

Souvik De

Manager / Technical - SoarnoL Nippon Gohsei

15:30

Closing remarks and comments

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Propak East Africa will be running a Free to attend conference alongside the exhibition. This will consist of three days of talks that run periodically throughout the day. Both local and international speakers will be talking on various topics that surround the industry.

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