23-26
November
2021
Erbil International Fairground
Erbil
Partner event:
IRAQ’S LARGEST AGROFOOD EVENT

Rocket start of Agro Pack & Iraq plastprintpack 2021 with 6,911 visitors on the first 3 days

Iraq's largest industry-specific event featuring 174 exhibitors from 9 countries

After the splendid opening with all imaginable ministers, consuls general and dignitaries, the 174 exhibitors from 9 countries immediately got down to business. For already on the first 3 days of the event, the organisers So Fuar & fairtrade registered 6,911 trade visitors, many invited as hosted buyers in delegations from all over Iraq.

Iraq's largest agrofood event, Agro Pack Iraq Erbil, is building on the huge success of its three previous editions, most recently from 20 to 23 November 2019, when 151 exhibitors discussed business with 7,245 trade visitors from across Iraq.

And Iraq's largest plastprintpack event expands on its successful debut in Baghdad in April 2019.

To create synergies for exhibitors and trade visitors alike, the 4th Agro Pack & 2nd Iraq plastprintpack is being held simultaneously at the Erbil International Fairground from 23 to 26 November 2021. 

Exhibitor community representing a broad spectrum of the entire value chain

The organising So Fuar & fairtrade team has been preparing the 4th Agro Pack & 2nd plastprintpack Iraq 2021 with much commitment over the last months. Therefore, we are all the more proud that our exhibitor community represents a broad spectrum of the entire value chain. Thus, there is an interesting offer for really every visitor.

Testimonials

  • Hans Akerboom, Consul General 

    Kingdom of the Netherlands

    It's the first time that we are participating at an agro fair here in the Kurdistan region. We are very happy that now ten Dutch exhibitors are participating. That is huge! Not so many other countries are participating at the moment, so we are happy that the Dutch are taking the lead. I think that can be quite big, especially as the Netherlands is one of the biggest investors of agriculture in the Kurdistan region.

    We have a very close connection with the government, for example the Ministry of Agriculture. We are the second biggest exporter in agriculture worldwide as such a small country. That is mainly because we have a lot of innovation. And I think that is the future of agriculture.

    Agro Pack & Iraq plastprintpack looks very professional und I am happy to see that this kind of event can be organised here.

  • Feras al Khateeb, Export Sales Manager 

    Siniora Food Industries, Amman – Jordan

    Institute of Packaging Professionals - Nigeria and African Packaging Organisation at the 6th Nigeria agrofood and plastprintpack 2021, kickstart her Packaging Masterclass across Africa. To educate Africans on agro, food processing and packaging. This is in collaboration with fairtrade Messe, the organizer of agrofood & plastpringpack Nigeria.

  • Marion van Schaik, Agricultural Counsellor for Iran and Iraq

    Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Tehran

    The Netherlands is closely collaborating with the Kurdistan region in Iraq on agricultural development.

    Now we have 10 Dutch companies in our booth on Agro Pack 2021 to intensify trade. Here, we shared knowledge and made interesting business contacts in the seed potato, dairy, food processing, fruit tree growing and agricultural consultancy sectors.

    We succeeded to match our exhibitors with interested trade visitors as the Netherlands are known for its innovative growers and high tech solutions.

     

  • Carlo Abbiati, Area Sales Manager

    TEKNOICE - Italy

    At TEKNOICE, we produce machines for the ice cream industry 100% Made in Italy, and this since 1992.

    As the consumption of ice cream in Iraq is very high because of the long season, we traditionally have many customers here. And we are confident that now, through our participation in Agro Pack, we will add some more.

    On the first day of the fair, we have already met many of our existing customers and also some new potential customers. And also people from by-side business. So the fair has started very well for us.

  • Halit Shasheet, Business Area Manager

    BASTAK - Turkey

    Bastak is the Turkish export leader in flour and feed quality control laboratory instruments, flour additives and improvers.  

    As Iraq represents a huge market in the agricultural sector, we are glad to support our Iraqi clients reaching their quality targets.

    Here at the show we have received decision makers from government, but also from potential agents interested in representing us on the Iraqi market. We wish to meet more end users and hope to see them during the last two show days.

  • Ahmed Tayyip, Area Manager

    intermak - Turkey

    Intermak produces turnkey plants and realizes projects along the agrofood value chain. As Iraq is a new market to us we are excited to get to know the major players here.

    Our target group consists of farmers and milk and dairy producers and we have already had quite some good meetings. So we are satisfied and hope on two more good days.

  • Ahmet Deniz, Sales Representatives

    SUNPET - Turkey

    At SUNPET, we produce innovative food and non-food packages as well as pre-form solutions. Because of its proximity and because Turkish products are highly appreciated here, we regard Iraq as a very important market for our company.

    Here at Agro Pack, we are meeting with chips and ice cream producers and, luckily, we are expecting orders coming in soon.  

  • Mustafa D. Al-Tamimy

    MEPEQ - Dubai 

    MEPEQ provides turnkey solutions for packaging industries in liquid food, beverages and chemicals.

    We regard Iraq as a developing market with an improving purchasing power. More and more factories are established, and with this, our potential of finding the right clients is increasing.

    Here at Agro Pack, our target is to raise awareness for investments in high-quality and high-performance machines, despite the price argument. And we are satisfied as many small-scale investors have already visited our stand during the first two days.

  • Sabri Tecelli, Chairman

    MILKMAN - Dubai 

    Since 1981 MILKMAN manufactures food machinery, especially for the dairy industry, and we regard Iraq as an important and developing market.

    We actually participated at Agro Pack without great expectations, but the results for our company are far better than expected.

  • Ali Nalmo, Sales Manager

    Aytav Poultry - Turkey 

    Aytav Poultry as one of the largest poultry equipment manufacturers in Turkey producing demountable livestock transporting coops, broiler equipment, breeding equipment and cage systems.

    As we have realized projects in Iraq and keep on servicing them, Iraq is a major market for us. Here at the show we meet with clients in need of general contractors for their agro & poultry projects. We are glad to say that Agro Pack exceeded our expectations by far.  

  • Zafer Sönmez, Export Sales Specialist

    Yayla Agro - Turkey  

    Yayla Agro is a market leader in the pulses industry and exports in 100+ countries. As we are very close to Iraq, everybody here knows our brand.

    We have made some new leads at Agro Pack 2021 with interest in our products. And we have talked to many who want to become our distributor. This is exactly what we have been looking for.

  • Ghazwan Kafil Idan, Trade Marketing and Distribution Manager

    Atyaf Algeed (Givaudan) - Iraq  

    Iraq is a very important market for our company especially since the Iraqi government supports and protects the local food production. Our clients for our flavours, fragrances and ingredients are owners of factories for the soft drink, juice and chips production.

    Agro Pack 2021 is an excellent and very important event for us to enlarge our horizon of communication and to increase the cooperation between suppliers and project owners. Therefore, we expect prosperity and growth of our company as a result of this event.

  • Jean S. Zacca, CEO

    Zacca Multitec - Iraq  

    Our Iraq branch has been established in 2012 and we have 3 offices in Erbil, Baghdad and Basra. For us, Iraq is one of our main markets in the region as we see a large potential in the industrial sector. We are proud to say we are working with most of the medium and large food and beverage manufacturers, and there is still room to grow thanks to our wide product range. We are able to supply the complete production lines, which include machines for processing, filling and packaging and we provide same-day maintenance services.

    At the 2021 Agro Pack Erbil show we are meeting customers from all the Iraqi provinces, not only Kurdistan. This is quite positive as our exposure is spread throughout the country, and our teams who flew in from other provinces are able to see their existing customers and meet new prospects. The majority of the visitors are from the Food & Beverage industry, with some other from the Agricultural sector. We are indeed very satisfied with the quality of the visitors as most are professionals from within the industry and appreciate the high-quality European machines that we supply.

    Several months back, prior to confirming our participation at the show, we were skeptical of the footfall due to the pandemic as its repercussions were still unknown at the time. We hoped circumstances would not restrict visitors from attending, however now after busy days at our booth we can say the show has definitely exceeded our expectations by leaps and bounds.  Not only the number and quality of the visitors were brilliant, but also the show organizers did an excellent job.

     

Number of exhibitors in % & value chain spectrum

Agro Pack Iraq 2021

15% : Agro, plant & animal production

20% : Food & beverage processing technology, Food ingredients

20% : Finished food & drink products

Iraq plastprintpack 2021

20% : Plastics raw material & technology

25% : Packaging material & technology

174 exhibitors from 9 countries registered

In this way, we have succeeded in creating a platform with a strong community so that 174 exhibitors from 9 countries and trade visitors from all over Iraq and neighbouring states can once again discuss business.

The exhibitors come from Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Italy, Jordan, Netherlands, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and the United Arab Emirates.

Exhibitor list 2021 Floor plan 2021

Official country pavilions in 2021 from Iran, Jordan,
Netherlands and Turkey

Iran Pavilion

47 Iranian companies will showcase their products and solutions in the official Iranian pavilion, supported by the Trade Promotion Organization of Iran.

Jordan Pavilion

The Jordan Pavilion is organised by the Jordan Exporters Association and features the following 7 exhibitors:

    • Danish Jordanian Dairy
    • Jordan Exporters Association
    • Khaled Daoud Alnatsha & Partners
    • Lacrima Dairy
    • Lamis Detergent Company
    • Sally Marketing - Nafeeseh Sweets
    • Siniora Food Industries

    Netherlands Pavilion

    The Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality of the Kingdom of the Netherlands is organising a Netherlands Lounge featuring 9 Dutch exhibitors. In collaboration with the Consulate General of the Netherlands in Erbil and at the request of participating companies, matchmaking will be provided during the exhibition days.

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    To the NIO website (in Dutch)

    Turkish Pavilion

    A large Turkish pavilion with 72 exhibitors is supported by the Republic of Turkey Ministry of Trade. The impressive presentation is rounded off with a lounge that invites Turkish exhibitors and their Iraqi customers to network.

    Strong Kurdish & Iraqi participation

    42 market leaders from Kurdistan and the entire Iraq present their products and solutions.

    Exhibitor list 2021

    Superb institutional support: Opening of Agro Pack Iraq Erbil on 20 November 2019

    The extent to which this event has meanwhile established itself in Iraq can also be seen from the VIPs who officially opened it.

    Our partners

    Organisers

    1. fairtrade
    2. Sofuar

    Institutional partner

    1. Turkey

    Official support

    1. Iraq Ministry of trade
    2. Kurdistan regional gov
    3. AHK Iraq
    4. TPO Iran
    5. Jordan Export Ass
    6. Netherlands
    7. Turkey ministry of trade

    Partners

    1. Iraq Chamber of Commerce
    2. Baghdad Chamber of Commerce
    3. Erbil chamber of commerce

    Network partner event

    1. drinktec

    Venue

    1. EIF Erbil int fair

    Media partner

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