DATE: MAY 26-28, 2021

VENUE: NAIROBI, KENYA

TIMINGS: 09.00 AM TO 06.00 PM

AFMASS FoodTech Eastern Africa
Nairobi, Kenya // 2021

Eastern Africa's largest food, beverage and milling industry conference and expo makes a comeback to Kenya!

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About the event

AFMASS FoodTech Eastern Africa edition 2021 edition comes back to Kenya since the last edition in 2019, with a bigger, better program with an extensive conference program, extensive Expo Hall and field visits to some of the most outstanding field visits. 

Sponsor or Exhibit at AFMASS FoodTech Eastern Africa 2021

 With an increasingly sophisticated marketplace in Eastern Africa, AFMASS FoodTech Eastern Africa works with leading brands to integrate them into the events activities, match the sponsors needs to those of the delegates and thereby advancing each sponsor’s specific objectives. Looking for new prospective customers, distributors? Seeking to support or boost your brand’s presence in the eyes of local clients? Seeking new growth opportunities into the Eastern and sub-Saharan Africa region? 

AFMASS FoodTech Eastern Africa attracts Career-Changing Speakers & panelists

The food industry’s most pressing challenges, upcoming opportunities and the next phase of food industry trends get discovered at AFMASS FoodTech Eastern Africa edition. Some of the most impactful speakers and panelists have contributed to the debates and discussions on the future of the industry at past events of this event:

Bharat Shah
Director, Kenafric Industries Ltd
Eelco Weber
CEO, Bio Food Products
Margaret Kibogy
MD, Kenya Dairy Board
Ruth Oniang'o
Nutritionist
Richard Fritz
Consultant for the Food and Agriculture Export Alliance (FAEA), USA
Julia Otaya
Scientific and Regulatory Affairs Manager – East and Central Africa Franchise, Coca-Cola, SEABU
Hiten Shah
MD, Bakex Millers
Duncan Kimani
Manufacturing Director, CCBA

The Agenda

AFMASS Eastern Africa conference sessions are planned around key thematic areas that impact the food industry, giving adequate time for delegates and visitors to discover what the sponsors and exhibitors are showcasing at adjacent Expo Halls

DAY 1 – Thursday, May 26, 2021

08.00 – Registration of Delegates and Refreshments


OPENING SESSION – 09.00-09.30

Welcome remarks – Francis Juma – FoodWorld Media – 10 minutes


SESSION 1 – 09.30-10.30 – INVEST IN THE FOOD, BEVERAGE & MILLING INDUSTRY IN KENYA & EASTERN AFRICA – STATUS OF THE INDUSTRY & TRENDS IN INVESTMENTS, POLICY ENVIRONMENT & M&A

A panel discussion made up of investors and managers from the food, beverage, milling, HORECA and retail industry, bankers, investment funds, among other stakeholders will analyze the status of the industry, key recent investments and mergers and acquisitions activities and how they will impact the food industry and the economy in Eastern Africa. They will also cover some of the challenges, opportunities, Government policy environment and future market trends in the sector.


10.30-11.00 – HEALTH BREAK & NETWORKING AT THE EXPO HALL


SESSION 2 – 11.00-12.30 – FOOD SAFETY & REGULATORY MANAGEMENT    

Applications of the latest food safety, regulatory, quality, in the food, beverage, milling, HORECA and retail industry in Kenya, EAC and Africa. Focus will be on a vibrant, well-coordinated, harmonized and efficient food safety regulatory system that creates clear and specific levels of responsibility, builds consumer confidence, supports businesses and facilitates local and international trade.


12.30-14.00 – LUNCH BREAK & NETWORKING AT THE EXPO HALL


SESSION 3 – 14.00-15.00 – FOOD SAFETY, QUALITY & DEFENSE MANAGEMENT    

Applications of the latest food safety, quality and food defense in the food, beverage, milling, HORECA and retail industry in Africa. Emphasis will be laid on the utilization of the formulating the right regulatory framework in Kenya, to improve efficiency of service delivery and improvement in regional and international trade.


16.00–17.00 – NUTRITION & HEALTH

Applications of the latest nutrition and health technologies and strategies in the food, beverage, milling, HORECA and retail industry in Africa. Emphasis will be laid on the adoption latest technologies to improve the nutritional status of processed food products and how to utilize local resources.


18.00-18.30 – HEALTH BREAK & NETWORKING AT THE EXPO HALL


19.00–20.00 – FOOD INDUSTRY EXECUTIVES NETWORKING COCKTAIL

It is an evening full of fun, networking and business as the entire food industry – from CEOs, managers and professionals – come together to celebrate their contribution to the growth of the industry in Africa – be they founders, marketers, investors, food technologists, engineers, nutritionists, brewers, microbiologists, chefs, business development managers, millers, HR managers, sales representatives and more . . .


DAY 2 – Friday, May 27, 2021 – NEW TECHNOLOGIES & INNOVATIONS DAY

08.00 – Registration of Delegates and Refreshments


SESSION 5 – 09.00-10.00 – FORMULATIONS MANAGEMENT

Formulations and ingredients application in food, beverage and milling products


SESSION 6 – 10.00-11.00 – SUPPLY CHAIN (WAREHOUSING, LOGISTICS & DISTRIBUTION) MANAGEMENT

Applications of the latest supply chain management strategies in the food, beverage, milling, HORECA and retail industry in Africa, with an emphasis on reducing waste and improving efficiencies in warehousing, logistics and distribution of the food and agriculture value chain.


11.00-11.30 – HEALTH BREAK & NETWORKING AT THE EXPO HALL


SESSION 7 – 11.30-12.30 – PROCESSING, PACKAGING & AUTOMATION TECHNOLOGY

Post-harvest management, processing, packaging, engineering and automation technologies in meat, dairy, beverages and other food products


12.30-14.30 – LUNCH BREAK & NETWORKING AT THE EXPO HALL


SESSION 8 – 14.30–17.00 – FIELD VISITS TO FOOD, BEVERAGE & MILLING FACILITIES

We visit Buhler’s African Milling School located near Nairobi, a facility that showcases the latest adoption of the latest processing and packaging technologies and food safety practices in the milling and processing of food products.


18.30 – 21.00 – DISCOVER NAIROBI BY NIGHT COCKTAIL

It is an evening to discover what Nairobi has to offer – including its food and drinks scene.

Delegates explore one of Nairobi’s most outstanding restaurants, where they get a chance to sample food and drinks from the region.


DAY 3 – Friday, May 28, 2021

08.00 – Registration of Delegates and Refreshments


SESSION 9 – 10.30–11.00 – ENERGY, UTILITIES & SUSTAINABILITY MANAGEMENT

This session will showcase the latest technologies in the application of energy, utilities and sustainability in the food, beverage, milling, HORECA and retail industry in Africa.


12.00-13.30 – LUNCH & NETWORKING AT THE EXPO HALL


SESSION 10 – 13.30-15.00 – WOMEN IN THE INDUSTRY PANEL DISCUSSION

A panel discussion focused on women leaders in the various facets of the food industry, academia and other sectors of the economy in Africa, highlighting their success, challenges and opportunities they see for young, upcoming women leaders in Africa.


SESSION 11 – 15.00–16.00 – FOOD, MARKETING & MONEY PANEL DISCUSSION

Marketing directors and managers from the food, beverage and milling manufacturing sector discuss their latest marketing campaigns and ideas behind their new products and their associated consumer benefits. The session will highlight the approaches to reaching out the consumer adopted by some of the leading companies, and key lessons learnt and challenges in the marketing and communication about food in the region.


16.30-17.00 – CLOSING CEREMONY


 

Join us for the next edition of AFMASS Eastern Africa in 2021

AFMASS Eastern Africa comes back to Kenya in 2021. Plan to attend the region’s largest food, beverage and milling industry conference and expo. Sign up today not to miss the chance to attend the next edition of AFMASS Eastern Africa in Nairobi!