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AFMASS FoodTech Tanzania Conference Program

AFMASS FoodTech Tanzania Day 1 covers the Investments landscape in Tanzania’s food, beverage and milling industry and the latest trends in the Processing, Packaging & Automation; Formulations Management and Food Safety & Regulatory management. 
Look forward to a day full of powerful panel discussions how the industry leaders feel is the future of the industry in Tanzania, latest technologies and how the regulatory landscape in the country functions as the country prepares to produce more agricultural produce for rising local consumption and for export markets in Africa and international markets.

08.00 – Registration of Delegates and Refreshments

08.30-09.30 – OPENING SESSION 

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Welcome remarks – Francis Juma – FoodWorld Media 

KEYNOTE SPEAKER – Jonathan Kinisu – Commercial Director, Tetra Pak – 20 minutes

 


09.30-10.30 – PANEL DISCUSSION – INVEST IN TANZANIA’S FOOD, BEVERAGE & MILLING INDUSTRY 

This panel will highlight the state of the food, beverage and milling industry in Tanzania, showcasing recent investments activities while also highlighting the investments opportunities available in Tanzania’s manufacturing, retail and HORECA industry.

Francis Mbaki – Area Sales Manager, Buhler 

Jackline Kittony – Marketing Director, Tetra Pak

Hassan Swedi – Project Manager, Business Development Unit, Asas Dairies

Sufian Kyarua – Secretary General, Tanzania Animal Feed Manufacturers Association & Poultry Association of Tanzania

Griffin Murray – Director, East Africa, Black Ivy Group 

Ismail Said Albahry – General Manager, Camel Flour Mills.


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


SESSION 1 – 11.00-12.00 – PROCESSING, PACKAGING & AUTOMATION TECHNOLOGY 

This session will highlight the latest post-harvest management, processing, packaging, engineering and automation technologies for the food, beverage and milling industry.

Francis Mbaki – Area Sales Manager, Buhler – The application of the Internet of Things (IoT) in the milling and animal feed industry

Anban Pillai Endress & Hauser – 


SESSION 2 – 12.00–13.00 – FORMULATIONS MANAGEMENT

This session will highlight the latest formulations technologies that can be adopted by the food industries to reduce costs, enhance consumer acceptance and improve nutritional status and regulatory compliance of food, beverage and milled products.

Turgay Yigit – Business Manager Turkey and Sub-Saharan Africa, Chr. Hansen Natural Colours – Replacing AZO dyes (Tartrazine etc) in foods and beverages

Patricia Kruger – Technical Manager, Sensient Technologies –  Sugar and Salt are now taboo – Investigating innovative taste solutions.


 13.00–14.00 – LUNCH BREAK & NETWORKING AT THE EXPO HALL


SESSION 3 – 14.00-15.00 – FOOD SAFETY, REGULATORY & TRADE FACILITATION    

This session will highlight the latest risk, regulatory, quality and systems management strategies for big and SME players in the food and hotels, restaurants and catering (HORECA) industry to improve compliance, boost regional and international trade and enhance consumer safety.

14.00-14.30 – OFFICIAL OPENING – Government representative

Soumeya Loucif – Business Area Manager, bioMerieux – Secure your risk with microbial testing technologies

Marsha Macatta-YambiScientific & Regulatory Affairs Manager, Nestle Food Safety and Trade in Africa: Current situation & Some challenges – the Private Sector perspective.

15.00-16.00 – PANEL DISCUSSION: The regulatory environment in Tanzania: How the food and HORECA industry and the Government regulators can strike a balance between food safety, quality and regulatory compliance and embracing new innovations and technologies in the Tanzania, EAC and SADC region so as to enhance regional and international trade.

Tanzania Food & Drugs Authority (TFDA); 

Tanzania Bureau of Standards (TBS);

Julia Otaya – Scientific & Regulatory Affairs Manager, Coca-Cola 

Lucy Manning – Regional Brewing & Quality Manager, East Africa, Tanzania Breweries Ltd

George Akida – Exports Manager, Africado Ltd

Marsha Macatta-Yambi – Scientific & Regulatory Affairs Manager, Nestle East Africa Region, Tanzania


16.30-18.00 – NETWORKING AT THE EXPO HALL


18.30 – 20.30 – OFFICIAL AFMASS FOODTECH TANZANIA COCKTAIL 

The AFMASS FoodTech Tanzania edition attendees wind down with a drink as they network and close the deals they have made at the event.

AFMASS FoodTech Tanzania Day 2 covers the Funding of SMEs in Tanzania’s food, beverage and milling industry and the latest trends in Nutrition & Health and Innovations management. 

Look forward to a day full of powerful panel discussions and a keynote from Fatema Dewji, the Marketing Director at the country’s leading food and agriculture operators, METL Group.


08.00 – Registration of Delegates and Refreshments

SESSION 4 – 09.00–11.30 

09.00-09.30 – KEYNOTE SPEAKER – Fatema Dewji, Marketing Director, Mohammed Enterprises Ltd (METL) – 30 minutes

 

09.30-10.30 – FINANCING OF SME ENTERPRISES

This session will highlight the role of various financing options available for SMEs in Tanzania and how they can take advantage of rising demand for food, beverage and milled products in the local, regional and international markets.

Jumanne Rajabu Mtambalike – Founder, Sahara Ventures –  Getting Nutrition Sensitive SMEs Investor Ready Through Corporate Sponsored Acceleration Programme (Case Study | Lishe Accelerator)

Daniel AlbertsGAIN Tanzania – Investing in food and agri SMEs in Tanzania – GAIN’s experience and lessons learnt

10.30-11.30 – PANEL DISCUSSION: Investing in SME food businesses in Tanzania: Removing bottle necks to investing in the food and HORECA industry in Tanzania and the options that are available for SMEs to tap into to boost their access to financing.

Nick Jones – Associate Director, AgDevco

Fortunatha Mmari – Managing Director, AFCO Investment

Jumanne Rajabu Mtambalike – Founder, Sahara Ventures

Enock Musinguzi – Country Manager, GAIN Tanzania

George Kaishozi – Ag. Country Manager, Technoserve

Jennifer Bash – MD, Alaska Tanzania Ltd

George Akida – Exports Manager, Africado Ltd.


11.30-12.00 – HEALTH BREAK & NETWORKING AT THE EXPO HALL

SESSION 5 – 12.00-13.00 – NUTRITION & HEALTH

This session will highlight the applications of the latest nutrition and health technologies and strategies in the food and HORECA industry.

Vincent Assey – CEO, Tanzania Food & Nutrition Centre – Nutrition Status in Tanzania

Edwin Josiah – Africa Representative Premix Facility/Enable Platform – GAIN – Fortification Status in Eastern Africa, with an emphasis on premix quality, standards and availability in the region


13.00–14.30 – LUNCH BREAK & NETWORKING AT THE EXPO HALL

SESSION 6 – 14.30-16.30

14.30-15.30 – INNOVATIONS & SUSTAINABILITY MANAGEMENT

This session will highlight the latest technologies and ideas in innovations and sustainability management that can be adopted by the food and HORECA industries in Tanzania to improve their performance and efficiencies.

Sammy Lamba – Food Director, Diversey – Sustainability in the food and beverage industry 

Francis Juma – Founder, FoodWorld Media – New product innovations and market trends in Eastern Africa

15.30-16.30 – PANEL DISCUSSION:Innovating to reach the bottom of the pyramid in the dairy and beverage industry in Tanzania: Opportunities, challenges and market trends.

Jackline Kittony – Marketing Director, Tetra Pak

Colm D’Olier – GM, Promaco Ltd

Patricia Kruger – Technical Manager, Sensient Technologies