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AFMASS KENYA EDITION – Nairobi, Kenya – April 25-27, 2018  

AFMASS ZAMBIA EDITION – Lusaka, Zambia – October 3-5, 2018

The Africa Manufacturing & Safety Summit (AFMASS) Conferences & Exhibitions are sub-Saharan Africa region’s leading meeting place for the industry’s key stakeholders and the fastest growing trade shows for new ideas for the food & beverage; agro, milling & feed; and hospitality & foodservice industry.

Powered by the industry publication Food Business Africa (www.foodbusinessafrica.com) AFMASS Conferences & Expos are well-known for their unique conferences and exhibitions attended by key decision makers from the industry, Government, academia and other stakeholders from sub-Saharan Africa and the World.

High impact education sessions, panel discussions, networking activities, field visits and exhibitions are some of the major attractions for key decision makers from the food and agro industry value chain to attend AFMASS Conferences & Expos every year.

Due to the profile of delegates and visitors who attend AFMASS Conferences & Expos – including CEOs, directors, investors, technical (production, QA, R&D, engineering) and general management (supply chain, procurement, marketing, sales, HR) – the events are the perfect platform to introduce new technologies and practices that are appropriate and are in demand by the growing sub-Saharan Africa food and related industries.

The highlights of last edition of AFMASS Conference & Expo that was held on April 25-27, 2017 at the Visa Oshwal Centre in Nairobi, Kenya include:

  • 800+ industry leaders attended the conferences and visited the expo hall;
  • 30+ leading local, regional and international suppliers showcased their latest innovations and technologies;
  • 40+ hours of technical and commercial conferences addressed by leading consultants, suppliers and industry opinion leaders;
  • the region’s only industry awards program, the Food Business Africa Industry Excellence Awards, was held for the first time, where 15 industry veterans were honoured for their service to the industry over the years.

In 2018, AFMASS Conference & Expo is set to be bigger and will also introduce a new geography, with the addition of the Lusaka, Zambia edition of the event – to open up the Southern-Central region of Africa.

AFMASS Conference & Expo – Kenya edition is planned for April 25-27, 2018 at the Visa Oshwal Centre in Nairobi, Kenya. You can find more info HERE

AFMASS Conference & Expo – Zambia edition is planned for October 3-5, 2018 in Lusaka, Zambia at a venue to be announced later. You can find more info HERE.

The 2018 editions of AFMASS Conferences in Kenya and Zambia will focus on the following key thematic areas:

  • Boosting innovations in the industry through the right use of ingredients, systems, processes and packaging, while seeking to answer the question, ‘What are the key innovations that Africa’s industry must look out for in the near future?’;
  • The status of the agro, food and feed industry in sub-Saharan Africa, including latest regulations, investments and trends that will guide the industry going forward;
  • Improving industry and Government collaboration to drive industry performance, standards, safety and increase local and export trade within Africa and beyond;
  • Building an economically viable, safe agricultural value chain in Africa with a focus on post-harvest management and value addition to Africa’s locally available produce through partnership with industry;
  • New technologies and media platforms and their impact on sub-Saharan Africa’s food industry value chain;
  • Incorporating sustainability and gender inclusion in the food industry value chain in Africa;
  • Energy and water management in Africa’s industry to boost efficiency and reduce waste;
  • Food safety and its role in Africa’s quest to grow regional and international trade;
  • Improving operational excellence in the industry to improve productivity.