NIGERIA • The Flexofit GmbH successfully held its first Flexofit Seminar in Lagos on 25 April. Presentations on developments in flexo printing from international industry experts from companies presented to a local audience: managers from companies like SPN, VeePee Group and Coca-Cola (Nigerian Bottling Company) amongst other representatives of the Nigerian packaging industry.
The general secretary of the Institute of Packaging Nigeria Ahmed Omah, also a member of the African Packaging Organisation gave a talk on the African market situation. This was followed by a special discussion around the obstacles in the packaging industry in Nigeria led by Jacob Bejer (Heidelberg Nigeria), Marek Siekiera (Chespa), Ahmed Kassem (Coca-Cola) and others.
As a special guest Jacek Kusmierczyk, chancellor of the Gutenberg society and owner of Grafikus and other Polish printing houses, held a presentation about the special challenges regarding education and training of employees in Africa. The next Flexofit Seminar will take place in Accra, Ghana in September 2016. Other upcoming seminars this year will take place in Kenya, South Africa and Mauritius.