The first plastic, rubber, petrochemical and building materials exhibition is scheduled to take place at the Mlimani City Conference Centre in Dar es Salaam from 27-29 May this year. The event, dubbed, Africa-PPB-EXPO Tanzania 2016, will feature exhibitors and visitors from all over East and Central Africa as well as B2B meetings and matchmaking opportunities.
Speaking during a press conference in Dar es Salaam today, the General Manager of EXPO ONE, the company that’s organizing the EXPO, Ahmed Barakat said that ‘Africa-PPB-EXPO will be an exceptional platform to showcase latest products and give transparency to unexplored markets’.
“The exhibition has been created to promote African unity through strengthening trade relations between Egypt and Tanzania as well as putting both markets on the map”, said Barakat and noted that Tanzania is the first of the series of African nations Africa-PBB-EXPO plans to cooperate with.
Aramex Africa is the official logistical partner with Africa-PBB-EXPO and will be playing a major role in providing logistics and transportation services from Egypt to Tanzania.
Through Aramex and in coordination with Tan Trade and Tanzania Private Public Sector Foundation (TPSF), Africa-PBB-EXPO offers an exclusive edge to its exhibitors with a detailed database delivered once registered. The database includes all product placements within the Tanzanian market and their value with accurate import and export figures. This gives a sharper opportunity for strategic B2B meetings and successful matchmaking upon arrival.
The EXPO ONE GM called on businesses and traders to participate in the EXPO and ‘explore partnership opportunities in virgin markets and network with potential clients and peers’.
“By participating in the Africa-PPB-EXPO, the participants will among other things learn how core industry themes can affect their businesses; position their entities among the industry leaders, find new partners and benchmark their approaches towards innovation”, added Barakat.
EXPO One, the organizing company, is a medium-sized exhibition and conference management firm that focuses on organizing and providing services for international trade fairs as well as promoting Egyptian pavilions in local and international exhibitions.
Other organizers include Aramex and Tanzania Trade Development Authority (Tan Trade) under the auspices of the Ministry of Industry and Trade, Chemical and Fertilizers Export Council, Egyptian plastic Exporters and Manufacturers Association (Epema) and the Tanzania Private Sector Foundation (TPSF). Others are Kenya Private Sector Alliance and China Chamber of International trade.