Tuesday, October 24, 2017

The GAPP Magazine is a South African publication reaching key decision makers in the Printing, Packaging, Signage, Graphics, Advertising, Corporate and FMCG industries. 

Join us for a brief conversation with Mr. Vikesh Roopchand at Propak west Africa expo in Lagos. We discuss the expansion of their coverage in East and West Africa with a targeted launch of the West African edition to be printed in Ghana by March 2018. 

You cannot ignore the growth of of the manufacturing industry in this region and we are excited to see publications like this fuelling the innovation with in depth articles and case studies about Graphics, Advertising, Printing, and Packaging.

Empowerment Through Manufacturing

Join the Fresh Food revolution. With minimal investment you can now process and package your own creations, using locally procured raw materials, under hygienic conditions, into attractively branded packaging of your choice. Start a brand, build a business, and F@*K globalised mass production of agro products which you can grow in your own country or backyard!! Potatoes, peanuts, cashew, okra, plantains, cassava, or anything you want to bake, fry, roast, and flavour. Even sauces and pastes. The choice is yours.

This is my effort to offer EMPOWERMENT to hard working people in developing markets and home industrialists. Cut out the middle man and take control. It makes no sense that our produce is being shipped abroad to be re-processed and packaged only to be imported back into our countries so we can pay premium prices for them. Do your part to forward this information to friends and family in your area who you can see are trying to grow their own food or beverage product and brand. Help them take control and reach further.

Watch videos of the machienry in action on our YouTube channel.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

32nd Trade Expo Indonesia - Sneak Peak

Welcome to the 32nd Trade Expo of Indonesia. This year the show is being held in BSD, a sub district of Jakarta. It is a few hours out of the city centre, but BSD is a modern city on its own which is quite spectacular. The venue is also state of the art and large enough to accommodate the growth this country is expecting.

Overall I was expecting the show to be much larger, but it is going to be some time before the export oriented businesses get back on their feet here, after taking a beating from China over the last 15 years. The furniture sector is promising with more competitive prices now and definitely more innovative designs. But there was hardly enough content to call the market vibrant.

A main feature of the show however is the FMCG section as Indonesia has so many foods and beverages to offer for export. And the large players are already very successful in other first world and developing countries. The marketing directors were accessible and even hosted a couple of forums. This was very useful, and proactive. It is refreshing to walk into an expo and actually meet the business owners and decision makers.

It is noteworthy that the Indonesian Ministry of Trade had a very strong presence and even invited dignitaries from various countries to attend and host seminars. The message is clear, Indonesia is open for business! From West Africa alone I met with strong delegations from Nigeria, Togo, Cameroon, and more.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Interview with TOMMY TJIPTADJAJA of Greenhope Indonesia | Trade Expo Ind...

Join me at Trade Expo Indonesia 2017, as I have a short discussion with the founder and CEO of Greenhope (Indonesia) Mr. TOMMY TJIPTADJAJA.

He explains the dynamics of developing biodegradable packaging options as well as some of the challenges in implementation. He also offers a simple introduction to OXIUM, the biodegradable plastic additive and their partner company ECOPLAS which is using cassava to make flexible packaging.

You can learn more at their company website: http://www.greenhope.co/

Do not hesitate to drop us an email as well for more information about how you can implement these economically viable solutions for your business in emerging markets.