The second session of the Afri Print and packaging expo washeld December 1 to 3, 2011 at the Addis Ababa Exhibition Center. Even though it was overshadowed by the much noisier and vibrant poultry products exhibition, Solomon Gebregizabher, a frequent visitor to exhibitions, was impressed.
‘I used to be a salesperson for an advertizing company and I was curious what was on display. I thought it was exciting that there were silk screens on show that I used to see only on foreign countries’ products he told Capital.
Silk screen is a more advanced method of printing signs and logos on T-shirts, hats and other clothing items.
He was thrilled to see all the new Ethiopian made products that previously were imported.
The exhibition is organized by a Sudanese company Expo Team for Service Company Limited and Co-organized by Prana Promotions. It was sponsored by INFINITI Digital Printing and Advertizing company with 14 local companies and 14 other foreign companies participating, including organizations from Sudan, Egypt and Canada.