Food & Beverages Fair For August 2014
The National Food and Beverages Industrial Fair, which is held annually to promote products in the food and beverage industry in Ghana, is to be held in Accra next year under the theme, 'The Food and Beverages Industry: Concerns For the 21 st Century.'
The event is being organised under the auspices of the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MOTI) in collaboration with the Association of Ghana Industries (AGI), Ghana Standards Authority (GSA), Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) and the National Board for Small Scale Industries (NBSSI).
The fair is to provide a platform particularly for local and emerging industries to showcase and promote their products, share success stories, technical advancements, as well as, address some of the critical challenges in the food and beverages industry.
The fair, which is targeted primarily at the emerging local industries, would be opened to producers of alcoholic drinks, beverages, cereals & cereal preparations, confectionery, canned foods, coffee, dairy products, dried & preserved foods, health food, juices, processed foods, milk, sauce and seasoning.
It will also focus on food and beverage processing machines and equipment, packaging and other allied industries.
Major activities for the fair include elaborate exhibitions & demonstrations, workshops, seminars for industry members, dealer/ distributor open day, product kaunches and market testing & product sampling.
Collaborating institutions will engage in a one-on-one interaction with members on the need for standardisation to grow the food and beverages industry in the country.
Nana Adwoa Danquah, Event Director said: 'Our resolve would be strengthened and enhanced with the partnership and support of the regulatory bodies and other affiliate research institutions in this endeavour to use this Fair as a vehicle to deliberate on requisite measures necessary to ensure that safety and quality standards are adhered to in the industry to make Ghana more competitive on the global market.'
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