May 19, 2020

PPPEXPO 2015: Destination East Africa, plastic, printing & packaging industry to benefit

PPPEXPO 2015
Martin Kinyaha
2 min
PPPEXPO 2015: Destination East Africa, plastic, printing & packaging industry to benefit

PPPEXPO 2015 is most certainly going to get bigger and better... be a part of this mega event as it’s time to expand your horizon!

PPPEXPO 2015 is all set to create new milestones, and scale newer heights as has been the tradition of every PPPEXPO exhibition. The strong growth that the plastic, printing and packaging industry has witnessed in the recent past and continues to do so today will only help in making this PPPEXPO, a resounding success.

PPPEXPO events have always been the cornerstone of the exponential growth that this sunrise industry has witnessed. The sheer numbers are overwhelming. Between 2013 and 2020, in East Africa, plastics consumption is set to increase from 12 MMTA to 20 MMTA; exports from USD 5 billion to 7 billion as well as direct and indirect employment from 1.2 million to 2 million. So surely, 10,000 visitors would congregate at PPPEXPO 2015 to visit the world’s finest exhibitors spread over a sprawling 35,000 sq. mts. at Kenya and Tanzania.

Kenya and Tanzania as a destination will further catalyze this growth story. Kenya and Tanzania is home to one of the most elaborate exhibiting infrastructure and the internationally acclaimed Conference centre’s namely Kenyatta International Conference Centre in Nairobi and Mlimani Conference centre in Dar-Es-Salaam. The exhibitors of PPPEXPO 2015 will witness this expansive infrastructure and the convenience it brings to them and to their visiting customers. This ultra-modern venue has air- conditioned halls that are roomy and come with a convenient layout, created for ease of crowd movement. Ample parking space will be another plus.

Though Kenya and Tanzania by itself are one of the biggest markets in Africa, major emphasis is being laid upon attracting traders and importers from neighbouring countries. The experience and comments of exhibitors at previous events indicate substantial gains from unexpected foreign visitors and we strongly feel that a rise in such statistics would ensure business especially for the foreign participants who form almost 80 – 85 percent of the exhibition.

The major categories covered under this mega event are:

  • Plastics

  • Packaging

  • Printing
  • Rubber
  • Paper

The 18th PPPEXPO AFRICA 2015 a must visit event for all the Importers in Africa as this is the biggest platform for building B2B relations and meeting exporters from all across the globe.

The mega expo is being organized by Expogroup Worldwide, organizers of the largest trade shows in Africa. (www.expogr.com)

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Jun 11, 2021

G7 Summit guide: What it is and what leaders hope to achieve

G7
Sustainability
G7Summit
EU
3 min
Business Chief delves into what the G7 is and represents and what its 2021 summit hopes to achieve, in terms of sustainability and global trade

Unless you’ve had your head buried in the sand, you’ll have seen the term ‘G7’ plastered all over the Internet this week. We’re going to give you the skinny on exactly what the G7 is and what its purpose on this planet is ─ and whether it’s a good or a bad collaboration. 

 

Who are the G7?

The Group of Seven, or ‘G7’, may sound like a collective of pirate lords from a certain Disney smash-hit, but in reality, it’s a group of the world’s seven largest “advanced” economies ─ the powerhouses of the world, if you like. 

The merry band comprises:

  • Canada
  • France
  • Germany
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • The United Kingdom
  • The United States

Historically, Russia was a member of the then-called ‘G8’ but found itself excluded after their ever-so-slightly illegal takeover of Crimea back in 2014.

 

Since 1977, the European Union has also been involved in some capacity with the G7 Summit. The Union is not recognised as an official member, but gradually, as with all Europe-linked affairs, the Union has integrated itself into the conversation and is now included in all political discussions on the annual summit agenda. 

 

When was the ‘G’ formed?

Back in 1975, when the world was reeling from its very first oil shock and the subsequent financial fallout that came with it, the heads of state and government from six of the leading industrial countries had a face-to-face meeting at the Chateau de Rambouillet to discuss the global economy, its trajectory, and what they could do to address the economic turmoil that reared its ugly head throughout the 70s. 

 

Why does the G7 exist?

At this very first summit ─ the ‘G6’ summit ─, the leaders adopted a 15-point communiqué, the Declaration of Rambouillet, and agreed to continuously meet once a year moving forward to address the problems of the day, with a rotating Presidency. One year later, Canada was welcomed into the fold, and the ‘G6’ became seven and has remained so ever since ─ Russia’s inclusion and exclusion not counted. 

 

The group, as previously mentioned, was born in the looming shadow of a financial crisis, but its purpose is more significant than just economics. When leaders from the group meet, they discuss and exchange ideas on a broad range of issues, including injustice around the world, geopolitical matters, security, and sustainability. 

 

It’s worth noting that, while the G7 may be made up of mighty nations, the bloc is an informal one. So, although it is considered an important annual event, declarations made during the summit are not legally binding. That said, they are still very influential and worth taking note of because it indicates the ambitions and outlines the initiatives of these particularly prominent leading nations. 

 

Where is the 2021 G7 summit?

This year, the summit will be held in the United Kingdom deep in the southwest of England, with Prime Minister Boris Johnson hosting his contemporaries in the quaint Cornish resort of Carbis Bay near St Ives in Cornwall. 
 

What will be discussed this year? 

After almost two years of remote communication, this will be the first in-person G7 summit since the novel Coronavirus first took hold of the globe, and Britain wants “leaders to seize the opportunity to build back better from coronavirus, uniting to make the future fairer, greener, and more prosperous.”

 

The three-day summit, running from Friday to Sunday, will see the seven leaders discussing a whole host of shared challenges, ranging from the pandemic and vaccine development and distribution to the ongoing global fight against climate change through the implementation of sustainable norms and values. 

 

According to the UK government, the attendees will also be taking a look at “ensuring that people everywhere can benefit from open trade, technological change, and scientific discovery.” 

 

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