Flexofit Seminar Program 2020

Update 16/03/20:
Dear Friends!
Due to the unpredictable situation of the outbreak of Covid-19 we would like to inform you, that we decided to postpone the planned Flexofit seminars until further notice. Keep safe!
Your Flexofit team

For 2020 we are looking forward to again holding seminars all over Africa and Central Asia. Also we are excited to attend Drupa in Düsseldorf in June, the world’s largest international fair on premedia and print, post press, converting and packaging, materials and so much more!!!

Our experience and our network make our seminars a great place to learn, deepen knowledge and connect with international industry experts. All our events take place in world class hotels with international standard. Most seminars also feature table-top exposition with samples from leading manufacturers. All attendees receive a certificate of participation.

For the first time, this year Flexofit seminars will take place in Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan.

Complete list of 2020 Flexofit seminars and events

preliminary planning cancelled due to Covid-19

  • Flexofit Nigeria Seminar: 16th April in Lagos
  • DRUPA Düsseldorf – 16th to 26th June – stay tuned for more information!
  • Flexofit Kazakhstan Seminar: 14th September in Astana
  • Flexofit Uzbekistan Seminar: 17th September in Taschkent
  • Flexofit Algeria Seminar: 16th November in Algiers
  • Flexofit Egypt Seminar: 19th November in Cairo

    Audience at Flexofit Seminar

    How to attend a Flexofit Seminar

    If you are interested in attending one of our seminars, please do get in contact with us by email or just call +49 162 88 03 888.
    We are looking forward to meeting you and making you fit in Flexo!

  • Market insights from the Flexofit Ethiopia Seminar in Addis Ababa

    What potential and opportunities for print and packaging has the fastest growing African economy?

    Lentils and Rice in a supermarket in Addis Ababa
    Supermarket in Addis Ababa

    We held our first Flexofit Ethiopia Seminar in Addis Ababa on 2nd February 2017. Ethiopia is the largest economy in East and Central Africa as well as the fastest growing economy in Africa with a growth rate of annual average of 9.7 percent in the last three years. Industries here are mostly focused on agriculture and agro-processing with large amounts of exports to China and India. But for packaging these goods professionally there is a huge demand. Currently there is a shortage of materials, devices and technology in the country as well as learned professionals that handle machines and colors. Most packaging that is currently done in the country is facilitated with imported ready-made packaging.

    The local packaging industry was thus delighted to meet with the international industry experts from well-known printing companies Esko, DuPont, Chespa, Renzmann and Windmöller&Hölscher at the Flexofit Ethiopia seminar. The presentations covered new innovations in prepress, flexo printing plates, inks, cleaning and recovery systems as well as flexo printing equipment, extruders and packaging technologies. The audience was eager to learn new strategies and concepts around the flexo and prepress-processes. Also the networking around the event was very much appreciated.

    Insights into the Ethiopian market presented by Andreas Wobker (Regional Sales Manager Africa at Windmöller & Hölscher), Martin Plogmann (Sales Department Manager at Garant Maschinenhandel) and Julian Banse (Regional Manager Technical Sales Africa Extrusion Equipment at Windmöller & Hölscher)
    Insights presented by Andreas Wobker, Martin Plogmann and Julian Banse

    Indicators of growth in Ethiopia

    As a further sign of the economic growth of Ethiopia right after the seminar the agrofood plastpack Ethiopia 2017 exhibition took place. Paul März from fairtrade, the company behind this exhibition also gave a short presentation, highlighting that both agriculture and the packaging industries are growing and that there are multiple synergies in these areas for Ethiopia. The seminar was surrounded by a table top exposition with manifold opportunities for networking and discussions around the Ethiopian market for print and packaging.

    All participants at the Flexofit Ethiopia Seminar in Addis Ababa
    All participants at the Flexofit Ethiopia Seminar in Addis Ababa

    The Ethiopian market is clearly brimming with growth. It is a great time and occasion for printers and manufacturers alike to look into this country as a partner and attractive sales market with long time potential.

    Tsemru Akalmeskel, Operation Director 3 Y Flexible Packaging PLC comments:

    The whole team delighted from the properly delivered fruit full knowledge at the seminar, with which we are extremely happy. I am so glad to be part of the seminar and hope this exchange will continue in the future.

    Flexofit is aiming to encourage development in more African countries. Upcoming Flexofit Africa Seminars this year are taking place in Nigeria, Tanzania, Kenya, Senegal, Ghana, Côte d’Ivoire, Mauritius, South Africa and Namibia.