2022 Show Brochure
the 2022 Show Brochure and 2021 Post Show Report
Food & Beverage West Africa
Food and Beverage West Africa is the premier exhibition dedicated to West Africa’s food and beverage industry.
Food & Beverage West Africa
Wow! What a show!
Food and Beverage (FAB) West Africa was the first international exhibition to take place on Nigerian soil since the beginning of the pandemic. The exhibition was the trailblazer for the Nigerian exhibition industry, which makes it all the more satisfying to see the thirst for exhibitions and to do business is bigger than ever. A new company record was set by the amount of 2021 exhibitors that rebooked their exhibition space for the 2022 edition onsite – So much so that, we will be expanding the exhibition into three halls next year. The exhibition was held in line with the ‘Global All Secure Standard’ framework for the safe reopening of exhibitions, with various measures taken to ensure peoples safety onsite. The exhibition hosted over 120 exhibitors from across the world and 3,400+ attendees and there has been zero evidence of any COVID transmission onsite.
The event is the only exhibition across the region to be partnered with the below partners which enabled us to present an extremely high standard of professional attendees cutting across the entire regional F&B sector. This included the largest supermarkets and retailers, the largest fast food and restaurant chains and also the biggest import groups across the region.
- The National Association of Supermarket Operators of Nigeria (NASON)
- The Restaurant and Food Services Proprietors Association of Nigeria (REFSPAN)
- Balogun Business Association of the Trade Fair Complex Lagos
- Onitsha Main Market
- Oke Arin Food and Beverage Traders Association
- Eziukwu Market Food and Beverage Dealers Association, Aba
But supermarket chains are still considerably fragmented and relatively small, so don’t yet have the buying power seen by larger supermarket chains on other continents. That means suppliers can have a better say in commercial deals in Nigeria.
While more traditional retailers predominate, they too are recognising the demand for customer choice and convenience by increasing product range, increasing the proportion of packaged goods, and having longer retailing hours.
Food and Beverage West Africa is therefore a fantastic opportunity to showcase new food and drink products and to build better business connections across the grocery, catering and wider F&B industry in Nigeria and beyond.
FAB West Africa will be reverting back to our usual June dates in 2022, with the event taking place on June 14-16th 2022. We look forward to hosting the largest edition to date and bringing the global food and beverage market to West Africa.