Urs Albert Ingold, CEO of StarlingExpo and organizer of FPPE, at the FPPE kick-off presentation in 2014

The Food Processing & Packaging Exposyum 2015 (FPPE) focusses on adequate solutions that match the needs of local food producers. The third edition of this annual event will take place at the Kenyatta International Conference Center(KICC) in Nairobi, Kenya, from 3
to 5 November 2015. Enterprises from ten nations will be showcasing their solutions and products at the event. Organized by Messe Düsseldorf, the exhibition will be accompanied by a three day conference with the theme of save food playing an important role.

The FPPE is a special type of event that combines a symposium with an exhibition. Their requirements and the proposals made by suppliers to meet them, as well as policies and framework conditions, are the core elements of the symposium. Government and trade association topics will head the agenda at the beginning of the three-day programme, while the second day will be devoted mainly to the topic of food losses. This part of the programme will be organized by the partners of the Save Food Initiative, the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and Messe Düsseldorf.

Adequate processing and packaging solutions are key infighting food losses, particularly in the sub-Saharan countries where these losses are often caused by the lack of suitable means to process, store and transport harvested produce. For this reason, the third and
last day of the symposium will concentrate on technology and knowledge transfer in these areas. For the first time there will be a German national pavilion at the FPPE with 18 participating exhibitors as well as a joint presentation by the aluminium foil industry with five contributing companies. Last year’s edition of the FPPE drew more than 1,000 visitors from Kenya and the neighbouring East African states

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