And this is what they said ...

Véronique du Passage,
adepta - development manager

The ADEPTA brings together French agro-industries, French manufacturers and suppliers of equipment, technologies, and input for agriculture, livestock and agri-food production.

Ivory Coast is the central country of the area that attracts professionals from  neighboring countries. We want to build up a privileged relation between French experts and professionals from Ivory Coast and those from francophone West Africa.

From large companies, small producers to representatives of federations, the companies in the France pavilion are satisfied with the quality of the visitors, most of whom are truly professional.

Ayobami A. Ogunleye, Bosch - Country Manager
Meryem El Mzouri, Bosch - Marketing Coordinator

Bosch has built a solid customer base on Côte d'Ivoire over the past decades. Bosch industrial boilers are now used by industries of all sizes, where energetic efficiency and production safety are required.

One of Bosch's objectives is to bring the best German quality to Ivorian manufacturers.

agrofood West Africa allowed us to attract new prospects, strengthen our relationships with our customers and offer information to visitors. We appreciate the pre-event organization, the availability of the team and the adjustment of the stand equipment.

Burak ÖzcanCantek Group - Sales & Marketing Director
Ibrahime Seck, Cantek Group - Sales Manager

It was well known that West African countries can have food security and earn more (producer-consumers, governments) if they can store food properly. Given the great potential for food production, we offer the solution. So it's an important market.

The customers we met were large food producers and government officials with what we are satisfied.

The only fair in Cote d'Ivoire on the sector supported by the minister and embassies.

Iraj Asadi Talooki
Krones AG - Sales Manager (left)

The Krones Group, headquartered in Neutraubling, Germany, plans, develops and manufactures machines and complete lines for the fields of process, filling and packaging technology.

Ivory Coast is an emerging market for us in the food + bev tec  Industry. The agrofood and plastprintpack is very good to start on the Ivory Coast. We met lots of exciting customers in the last days and we hope to make many new contacts.

Steffen Bosson
SBA Group - Executive Director

Having started our business in Nigeria in Cameron, SBA is now the leader in West/ Central/Eastern Africa in the packaging of liquid and food products.

Ivory Coast is a continuously growing and strong market with a real middle customer population.

We have profited of the fair to meet our local customers on-site.

Bram Wits
the Netherlands government - Agricultural Counsellor West-Africa

The Ivory Coast is a regional powerhouse in agriculture and historically a great trading partner to the Netherlands.The Country has great potential to produce food for the region, a development we want to support.

We had a fantastic Dutch delegation here, with companies specialising in diverse parts of the value chains.

The Highlights of the fair were our Holland Lounge and its expert sessions, of course! But also the wonderful new contacts and their unique approaches to doing business.

It has been an inspiring fair!

Inna Shevtsova
Romax - Assistence of the CEO

ROMAX is one of the leading manufacturing plants in Russia, specializing in the production of storage silos, grain cleaning, transport, associated equipment, metal structures and components for grain cleaning complexes.

The West African market is very interesting for us because many cultures are grown here and many companies that are engaged in the storage of crops, may benefit from our expertise.

Here at agrofood West Africa we met serious customers, which we are looking forward to work together with in the future.

Kassem Nanem
Satake - Director

We are one of the world’s leading manufacturers of equipment for rice, wheat, maize and color sorting industries.Côte d'Ivoire is striving for self-sufficiency with local rice.

Here on this fair we have met investors with significant funding as well as investors with relatively small funding.I am satisfied with the quality of visitors.The exhibition is very professional and well organized. 

Holger Werner
Hanns G. Werner GmbH + Co. KG - CEO (right)

Our company is leading in the confectionery industry with over 60 years of tradition.Ivory Coast is an emerging market and the agrofood West Africa enables us to combine the confectionery tradition of the Ivory Coast with that of Europe. 

Here on this fair we met wholesalers as well as retailers. The highlight of the fair is to have contact with many customers and to find potential partners.

Nalaka Sanjeewa
Ministry of Plantation Industries, Sri Lanka Tea Board - Market Analyst

Sri Lanka Tea Board is the apex Government body supervising, promoting and developing the Sri Lankan Tea Industry locally and globally. Sri Lanka is acclaimed to produce Ceylon Tea perceived as best in the World.

We introduced our major exporters (Ceylon Tea, Imperial Teas, Millennium Teas and Avenrich Prading) at the agrofood West Africa to the Ivory Coast market, a growing market especially  for Black Tea. We met potential customers and some of them are interested in working as business partners for our exporting companies. The agrofood West Africa is a good forum to discuss business issues in Africa like taxes, tariffs, etc.