Food Ingredients Africa is an annual dedicated ingredient sourcing event for the Egyptian and wider African F&B manufacturing industry. This 3-day event offers pre-arranged buyer-seller matchmaking, networking and educational opportunities.

This year's event will bring together 11,000+ industry decision-makers and 350+ of the most innovative global ingredients suppliers who are looking to meet with Food Scientists, R&D, Procurement, Marketing, General Management, Quality assurance and Distributors from Africa and Egypt. The event has seen substantial growth in recent years, as Egypt is one of the most dynamic consumer goods markets in the region.

2 events in 1

Fi Africa co-located with ProPak MENA, is the go-to meeting place for the North and Central African food production market.

Why Exhibit?

Grow your business in the MENA region, showcasing your innovative products and services.

Visitor Profile

Fi Africa attracts a diverse and high-quality visitor profile from across the ingredients and packaging and processing technology spectrum.

Market Opportunities

Egypt is the most populous country in the Arab world, home to 97 million inhabitants, with a thriving processed food industry.

350+ exhibiting companies

11,000+ industry participants

Benefit from 2 distinct shows in 1

20+ countries represented

Why exhibit?

Egypt is a country of 104 million people with a GDP of over $336 billion, with an estimated 7,000 food processors and manufacturers.​ This presents companies with a host of opportunities to grow in the region. At Fi Africa, you can:

  • Meet leading manufacturers, dealers, distributors and small & medium traders from Africa's top F&B manufacturing industry.
  • Enjoy a unique networking opportunity through our matchmaking program and pre-arranged meetings.
  • Connect with government authorities and trade associations looking to guide growth of the industry in Egypt & Africa.
  • Showcase your latest products and services.
  • Learn the latest industry developments, trends, and technologies in Africa.
  • Benefit from 365 brand awareness and advertising opportunities.

Why Egypt?

  • Since 2016, the Egyptian government has prioritized food ingredients imports, with the vision of developing Egypt into North Africa’s leading food processing hub.
  • In 2022, there was significant growth in the health and wellness market in the region, which has a projected market size that would exceed 36 billion U.S. dollars by 2025.
  • 95% of the raw materials used in the Egyptian chocolate industry are imported.
  • Egypt has witnessed a 47% growth in total dairy imports over the past 10 years.
  • The food and beverage (F&B) processing and manufacturing sector accounts for around 6% of Egypt’s gross domestic product (GDP) with more than 10,000 registered establishments.
  • Plant-based food and beverage market in the Middle East and Africa will develop with a CAGR of 8.35% in the years from 2021 to 2028.
  • The F&B manufacturing sector is fundamentally dependent on imports for ingredients and raw materials because of the country’s limited agricultural resources.


Bakery & Confectionery growth in Fi Africa 2024

The Middle East and Africa bakery and confectionery products market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 2.2% by 2025, whereas the Chocolate market specifically is forecasted to reach USD 6.5 billion growing at a CAGR of 6.72% during the same period.

The demand for chocolate products in the region is driven by the development in modern retailing along with the large expatriate population in some countries such as UAE, Saudi Arabia and Nigeria.


Make sure your company is present among the top players serving the rising bakery and confectionery sectors in the region.

Learn more about the companies joining us this year

We will be joined by a great line-up of exhibitors. View the full exhibitor list

Find your perfect stand

Browse through the floor plan and find the perfect spot that works for your company’s requirements, budget and preferences. 

What our exhibitors had to say

Our Commitment to Sustainability

At Fi Africa, sustainability is at the forefront of how we do business. Our primary goal is to produce events and products that are environmentally and socially conscious but we also recognise that we can go one step further and inspire the industry we serve.To this end, we also strive to connect those who come to our events with the networks and knowledge they need to become more sustainable in their lives and businesses too.

With this multifaceted approach, we hope to help solve some of the biggest issues facing the industry today and ensure its long-term growth and success.