AFMASS Frequently Asked Questions – Visitors & Delegates

The AFMASS Conferences & Expos provide companies with an interest in Africa’s growing industry to meet and trade with the key decision makers from the food, beverage and milling and hospitality & food service industry.

We have received the following questions from past exhibitors:

1) How do delegates and visitors access the events? Are the events free to attend for industry players?

Yes. Industry key decision makers from the manufacturing, retail and food service in Africa’s food, beverage and milling industry have free conference and exhibition entry at all AFMASS events.

Generally, there are two ways to access the events:

  • Current investors, managers and professionals in industry get access to the entire event (conferences and expos) for FREE. Prior registration on the website preferred (to avoid queues and ensure you have your seat before the events fill up), or registration at the event venue. This group includes Government officials from specific partner ministries, researchers and academicians from the region. Note that only a limited number of delegates can be accommodated at the conferences, but access to the Expo Hall for visitors is open without any restrictions (except for non-exhibiting suppliers to the industry).
  • Other stakeholders including suppliers and consultants to the industry have to pay full delegate fees to access the Expo Hall, conference sessions and other event functions if they are not sponsoring or exhibiting at a particular event.

2) As a Visitor/Delegate, what am I entitled to?

Investors, managers and professionals from the food, beverage and milling industry have free access to the Conference and Expo Hall. To access drinks, meals, cocktails and other networking activities (Cocktails, Dinners and Field visits), a registration fee from US$200 is charged.

3) Do I need to register to attend the events?

Yes. Online registration is preferred to ensure that you secure your slot at the conference or Expo and to avoid queues at the entrance. You can also get registered at the site. Please note that your business card will be required for onsite registration.

4) Who do I expect to meet at AFMASS Conferences & Expos?

You are most likely to meet and network with industry key decision makers from the food & beverage, agro, milling & feed and hospitality & foodservice industry from Africa and beyond; Government officials from key regulatory agencies; other suppliers of equipment, packaging, ingredients, food safety, lab & postharvest solutions and services to the industry; managers from NGO and development institutions; academicians, researchers and students.

8) How do I keep tabs with progress of the events as they develop?

You can keep logging onto this website or you can sign up to our industry e-newsletter here – and we shall keep you informed regularly on the event and more . . .

9) How do I get a visa for travel to the events?

Sponsors and exhibitors to the events are required to meet visa requirements of the particular country. The organisers can however assist where possible, including issuing an invitation letter for free to enable your travel into the host country.

10) How do I reserve a hotel?

The organisers of the event may have a number of preferred hotels in the country hosting the events, where discounted rates may be available. Please contact the organisers for partner hotels available for each event.

11) How do get to the venue?

The venues where the events are held are usually easy to access for delegates and visitors. Parking for the events is usually free at the chosen venue.