AFRICA DAIRY & DRINK INNOVATIONS SUMMIT & EXPO

THE FORUM FOR SUSTAINABILITY & INNOVATIONS IN AFRICA'S DAIRY, SOFT & ALCOHOLIC DRINKS INDUSTRY.

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DATE: JUNE 1-30, 2021 

LOCATION: LIVE FROM NAIROBI, KENYA & VIRTUALLY FROM EVERYWHERE AROUND THE WORLD

EVENT HIGHLIGHTS

1000 +

ATTENDEES FROM ACROSS AFRICA AND THE WORLD

10

DAYS OF LEARNING, DISCOVERY & NETWORKING ACTIVITIES

15 +

SPEAKERS & PANELISTS FROM ACROSS THE WORLD

10 +

VIRTUAL AND LIVE CONFERENCE & EXPO SESSIONS 

Sponsors & Partners

The Summit & Expo is sponsored and supported by the following companies and organisations:

CAPACITY BUILDING PARTNER

CONTENT PARTNER

MEDIA PARTNER

ONE MONTH OF VIRTUAL & LIVE EXPERIENCES FOR AFRICA'S DAIRY, SOFT & ALCOHOLIC DRINK INDUSTRY

The Africa Dairy & Drink Innovations Summit & Expo is a high level platform for world-class education, capacity building and networking for the dairy, soft and alcoholic beverages industry in Africa.

This ‘hybrid’ forum will have two streams: a virtual conference that takes place over several days in the month of June 2021 to bring new insights and opportunities into Africa’s dairy and drink industry; and a one day physical event for further knowledge sharing, networking and exhibition in Nairobi, Kenya.

The forum is focused on the technical, scientific, nutrition, new product development and marketing aspects of dairy, soft and alcoholic industry in Africa.

It will bring together key decision makers from the dairy and drink processing, packaging, engineering, sustainability, QA/R&D, marketing/brand management and supply chain/logistics together with suppliers of processing, packaging, quality and supply chain solutions; Government agencies and NGOs/development organisations in the dairy and beverage value in Africa and beyond to discuss the future of the industry.

The virtual streams of the Africa Dairy & Drink Innovations Summit will bring deep and rich virtual experience and will enable delegates to attend the Summit from across Africa and beyond, using the latest live-streaming technology – with virtual access to the conference sessions, exhibition hall, networking and connection activities and more. 

KEY DISCUSSION TRACKS

FORMULATIONS MANAGEMENT

SUSTAINABILITY - ENERGY, WATER, WASTE

PROCESSING, PACKAGING & AUTOMATION

QUALITY & FOOD SAFETY

INVESTMENTS & FINANCING

AGRICULTURE & AGRIBUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

LOGISTICS & SUPPLY CHAIN

MARKETING, BRAND & RETAIL MANAGEMENT

LEARN FROM LEADING INDUSTRY EXPERTS ABOUT KEY ISSUES:

  • Consumer and market trends in the dairy and drinks industry in Africa and across the World
  • Investments opportunities and trends in the dairy and drinks industry in Africa
  • Sustainable raw material sourcing, handling and quality management
  • Efficient and sustainable processing, packaging and automation technologies
  • New products innovation and management
  • Sustainable utilisation of water, energy, waste and packaging
  • Cost reduction, ingredients applications and formulations management
  • Dairy and drinks brand development and management

BENEFITS OF THE VIRTUAL & LIVE EVENTS

The Africa Dairy & Drink Innovations Summit's hybrid attendance system provides abundant benefits to all stakeholders across Africa and beyond, including:

ATTENDEE

  • Access all the live conference educational sessions without missing a beat
  • Continue accessing the conference sessions on demand and whenever you need them after the Summit & Expo is over.
  • Network and connect with colleagues, suppliers and other stakeholders from wherever you are across Africa and the World
  • Save the costs of travel, accommodation and other incidental costs
  • Network with speakers, panelists and other opinion shapers from around the World with ease
  • Download brochures, watch videos and interact with suppliers of technologies without leaving your desk or home
  • Chat with industry colleagues and meet directly with stakeholders on the live conference and expo day on June 30, 2021 in Nairobi

SPONSOR/EXHIBITOR

  • Connect with your prospective buyers and distributors from all across Africa and the World in one platform
  • Save the costs of travel, accommodation and other incidental costs
  • Receive a Virtual Expo booth with your branding and feel where you will 'meet' your potential customers and have a table top display at the live event on the last day of the event in Nairobi
  • Receive full event analytics and feedback on visitors, downloads etc.
  • Get real time opportunity to engage with your prospective clients on chats and scheduled calls to answer questions, etc
  • Chat with industry colleagues and meet directly with stakeholders on the live conference and expo day on June 30, 2021 in Nairobi
  • Showcase your latest innovations to attendees through brochures, videos, chats and calls during the virtual sessions and meet up with stakeholders on the live day of the event

INDUSTRY SECTORS

The Summit & Expo covers the latest innovative sustainable technologies and practices covering the following product categories:

  • Processed and packaged liquid milk
  • Yoghurt and fermented milk
  • Flavoured milk and drinks 
  • Water; Still & Carbonated drinks & Energy drinks
  • Beer, Wine, Spirits, Ciders, Cocktails etc
  • Fruit juices, Fruit drinks, Flavoured Drinks etc
  • Plant based drinks, Dairy alternatives and Dairy/Fruit Blends
  • Cheese, Butter & Ice Cream
  • Coffee, Tea & Chocolate Drinks
  • Traditional Drinks, Cereal Drinks and more

WHO ATTENDS THE SUMMIT & EXPO?

MEET YOUR INDUSTRY PEERS, INDUSTRY LEADERS & START-UPS

  • Managing Directors, General Managers & other C-Suite Managers
  • Production/Plant Directors Managers and Supervisors
  • QA/R&D/Food Safety Directors, Managers & Supervisors
  • Engineering Directors, Managers & Supervisors
  • Brewing Directors, Managers & Supervisors
  • Dairy Manufacturing Directors, Managers & Supervisors
  • Sustainability Directors, Managers & Supervisors
  • Packaging Directors, Managers & Supervisors
  • Procurement Directors, Managers & Supervisors
  • Investment & Portfolio Managers, Bankers and more
  • Government Ministries, Agencies and NGO managers
  • Suppliers of various technologies to the dairy and drink industry in Africa - including equipment, packaging, ingredients, supply chain solutions, etc.

SOLUTIONS AT THE SUMMIT

The following industry solutions will be showcased at the Africa Dairy & Drink Innovations Summit & Expo. Sign up to discover new technologies and innovations that will drive your business forward.

WHY YOU MUST ATTEND

DISCOVER NEW SOLUTIONS, insights & latest market trends

Discover the latest technologies, innovations and market trends driving the future of Africa's dairy and drink industry. Learn new ways to incorporate sustainability in your company and industry's supply chain

MAKE STRATEGIC CONNECTIONS FOR YOUR BUSINESS

Network with some of the industry's movers and shakers from start-ups in the dairy and dairy sector, to industry veterans, regulators, financiers, suppliers of technology, ingredients and services from Africa and beyond

BE INSPIRED TO grow your business fAster, more SUSTAINABLY

Accelerate the growth of your business as you meet and be inspired by leading lights in the dairy and drink industry in Africa; grab insights on the latest opportunities to invest in Africa and learn ways to make your business more sustainable

REGISTER TO ATTEND

Regular Delegate

Delegates from food manufacturing companies, Government agencies, retailers, universities, research institutes, HORECAs etc. from Africa
$50
$ 0
/Person
  • Access to all virtual and live Conference sessions and Expo Hall and all networking activities
  • Access to refreshments and lunch during the live event
  • Access to virtual Networking Zone to interact with Speakers, other delegates, conference speakers and Exhibitors
  • Access to all live and on demand presentations at the conference
  • Attendance certificate provided (for those who require)
  • Visit to a dairy plant, brewery and networking activities (subject to confirmation)
EARLY BIRD

Supplier Delegate

Delegates from non-sponsor/exhibiting companies that supply the dairy, soft and alcoholic drinks in Africa with equipment, packaging, ingredients etc.
$499
$ 299
/Person
  • Access to all virtual and live conference sessions and expo hall and all networking activities
  • Access to refreshments and lunch during the live event
  • Access to virtual Networking Zone to interact with Speakers, other delegates, conference speakers and exhibitors
  • Access to all live and on demand presentations at the conference
  • Attendance certificate provided (for those who require)
  • Visit to a dairy plant, brewery and networking activities (subject to confirmation)
EARLY BIRD

THE SUMMIT PLAN

The Africa Dairy & Drink Innovations Virtual Summit & Expo is made up of high-impact conference sessions, a one-day live session, virtual and live expo hall and networking activities that open your eyes to the next trends in Africa’s most dynamic industry sectors. 

Discover the latest market trends and opportunities in Africa’s dairy, soft and alcoholic beverages industries at the conference sessions addressed by some of the most important technology providers, consultants and industry veterans and connect; and network with local, regional and international suppliers of the latest technologies from Africa and the World at their virtual and live Expos.  

DAY

ACTIVITY

JUNE 1, 2021

OPENING CEREMONY – 09.00 HOURS

PROGRAM TO BE ANNOUNCED 


 

SESSION 1 – 14.30-16.30 HOURS – DAIRY NUTRITION IN AFRICA – OPPORTUNITIES, TRENDS AND CHALLENGES

As we commemorate the World Milk Day, we shall discuss the importance of milk products to meeting the goals of food and nutrition in Africa. The panel discussion will also showcase some of the opportunities to improve the nutritional profile of processed dairy products in the Continent through the application of new technologies.

LIVE SESSION

VIRTUAL SESSION

JUNE 3, 2021

SESSION 2 – 11.00-13.00 HOURS – MARKET & INNOVATION OPPORTUNITIES IN ENERGY DRINKS IN AFRICA

Energy drinks have become some of the most interesting new product development areas for the drinks industry in Africa. This panel discussion will dig deep into the market opportunities in the energy drinks market in Africa, while revealing ways in which companies can stand out in the increasingly crowding market


 

SESSION 3 – 14.00 HOURS

PROGRAM TO BE ANNOUNCED 

VIRTUAL SESSION

JUNE 8, 2021

SESSION 4 – 11.00 – 13.00 HOURS – FOOD SAFETY IN THE DAIRY & DRINKS INDUSTRY IN AFRICA

As we commemorate the World Food Safety Day, we shall highlight the challenges of producing, manufacturing and availing safe dairy and drink products to consumers in Africa. The panel discussion will also showcase new technologies that can be adopted by the dairy and drink industry in Africa to ensure safe food in the value chain. The session will also highlight how the dairy and drink industry can fortify their operations to meet new food safety and compliance requirements during and after the Covid-19 pandemic


SESSION 5 – 14.30-16.30 HOURS – INDUSTRY FOCUS: DAIRY INDUSTRY IN UGANDA & RWANDA

The dairy industry in the Great Lakes region of Africa is one of the emerging key sectors in the food industry in Africa, buoyed by rising demand for dairy products by a young population, changing consumer tastes and preferences in these countries and Eastern Africa. This panel discussion will bring together the dairy manufacturers from Uganda and Rwanda, suppliers of technologies, NGOs involved in the dairy value chain, Government agencies and regulators and others to share the way forward for the sector into the year 2030.

VIRTUAL SESSION

JUNE 10, 2021

SESSION 6 – 11.00-13.00 HOURS – SUSTAINABILITY IN THE DAIRY & DRINKS INDUSTRY IN AFRICA

The dairy and drinks industry in Africa face efficiency and sustainability bottlenecks especially in the utilisation of energy and water and how to handle waste from their processes – and as competition and the push to have a better, cleaner planet take their toll. In this panel discussion, we shall highlight some of the technologies and initiatives that can be adopted by the industry in Africa as they seek to be more efficient and sustainable.


 

SESSION 7 – 14.30-16.30 HOURS – MEET AFRICA’S DAIRY & DRINKS INDUSTRY START-UPS  

Africa’s dairy and drinks industry is evolving, FAST! And with the changes are the new thousands of new entrepreneurs that are entering the sector every year. This panel discussion will feature a number of young entrepreneurs in the dairy and drink industry in Africa who will tell their journey of starting and growing their businesses.

VIRTUAL SESSION

JUNE 15, 2021

SESSION 8 – 11.00-13.00 HOURS – CRAFT BREWING IN AFRICA

The opportunity for young enterprises in Africa to enter the fast growing and fast evolving craft brewing industry in Africa – in tandem with the emergence of the sector across the World – is huge! This panel discussion will discuss the trends in the craft brewing industry in Africa while seeking new perspectives from the rest of the World – as Africa develops its version of the industry.


 

SESSION 9 – 14.30-16.30 HOURS – INNOVATING FOR THE 21ST CENTURY CONSUMER IN THE YOGHURT, PLANT-BASED & DAIRY BLENDS MARKET IN AFRICA

The market and complexity of high value dairy products is evolving in many African countries, and so is the choice for the consumer, including the emergence of plant based and dairy blends in several markets in the continent. In this panel discussion, we shall delve deep into the opportunities, challenges and trends in innovating in the yoghurt, plant based and dairy based blends products categories in Africa.

VIRTUAL SESSION

JUNE 17, 2021

SESSION 10 – 11.00-13.00 HOURS – NEW TRADE DEAL, NEW MARKET OPPORTUNITIES – THE EFFECT OF THE AFRICAN FREE TRADE AREA ON THE DAIRY & DRINK INDUSTRY IN AFRICA

The coming into force of the Africa Continental Free Trade (AfCFTA) in early 2021 is the most critical development in the quest to boost pan-African trade and business linkages across the Continent. This panel discussion will highlight the opportunities and challenges to opening the Continent’s dairy and drink industry to new markets in the Continent and how the industry stakeholders can take advantage of the bigger market created by the trade deal.


 

SESSION 11 – 14.30-16.30 HOURS – INDUSTRY FOCUS – DAIRY INDUSTRY IN NIGERIA

With Africa’s largest population, Nigeria is a dream market for the dairy industry, even as the sector remains largely reliant on milk product imports. This panel discussion will cover the opportunities, challenges and trends in developing a viable dairy industry in Nigeria that produces and processes dairy products from locally sourced milk; plus new technologies that the dairy sector in the country can adopt to transform the sector.

VIRTUAL SESSION

JUNE 22, 2021

SESSION 13 – 11.00-13.00 HOURS – AUTOMATION & INDUSTRY 4.0 AND ITS APPLICATION IN THE DAIRY & DRINK INDUSTRY IN AFRICA

The food industry across the World is changing, and Africa cannot be left behind. With the changes to the industry brought about by the fourth industrial revolution, the need to adopt new technologies that will increase productivity, improve food safety, reduce food and resource waste, and provide full supply chain transparency from farm to fork are becoming common place. This panel discussion will seek the way forward to how Africa can take advantage of new automation tools to stay competitive and produce safe dairy and drink products


 

SESSION 14 – 14.30-16.30 HOURS – BUILDING SUSTAINABLE RAW MATERIAL SOURCING INITIATIVES FOR THE DAIRY & DRINKS INDUSTRY IN AFRICA 

The Cover-19 pandemic has put a glaring focus on the need to fast track the production and sourcing of key agricultural inputs for the dairy and drinks industry in Africa. This panel discussion will bring together several value chain actors and manufacturers from across the Continent and beyond to share progress and opportunities to improve local sourcing initiatives for cereals, milk, fruits and vegetables and other key inputs for the industry in Africa.

VIRTUAL SESSION

JUNE 24, 2021

SESSION 15 – 11.00-13.00 HOURS – TRANSFORMING TRADITIONAL DAIRY, SOFT & ALCOHOLIC DRINKS IN AFRICA TO BECOME MAINSTREAM 

The potential of transforming traditional dairy, soft and alcoholic products in Africa is enormous – especially as the Continent’s population grows and consumers seek new, innovative products that they can identify with. In this panel discussion, we shall discuss the opportunities, challenges and trends in this area, while seeking new ways to improve innovations in new technologies that can take some of these products to the back burner to the mainstream. 


 

SESSION 16 – 14.30-16.30 HOURS – MARKET & INNOVATION OPPORTUNITIES IN THE SPIRITS & WINES INDUSTRY IN AFRICA

The market for undistllled (e.g. wines, cider) and distilled (e.g. vodka, gin, brandy, whisky, rum, tequila) alcoholic drinks is growing aggressively in Africa. This panel discussion will highlight the new opportunities, challenges and trends in the spirits and wines industry in Africa while providing new perspectives to innovating in the sector across the continent to meet fast changing consumer needs.

VIRTUAL SESSION

JUNE 29, 2021

SESSION 17 – 11.00-13.00 HOURS – INVESTMENTS & FINANCING FOR MICRO, SMALL & MEDIUM ENTERPRISES IN AFRICA’S DAIRY & DRINK INDUSTRY IN AFRICA

The increasing opportunities in Africa’s dairy and drink industry requires bold investors and the right investment environment to thrive. In this panel discussion, we shall bring together investors in Africa’s dairy and drink industry, bankers, private equity, venture capital and other funding agencies to chart a common path to increasing investments in the industry.


 

SESSION 18 – 14.00 HOURS

PROGRAM TO BE ANNOUNCED 

VIRTUAL SESSION

JUNE 30, 2021

FULL DAY LIVE CONFERENCE & EXHIBITION 

VENUE & PROGRAM TO BE ANNOUNCED 

The live edition of the Africa Dairy & Drink Innovations Summit & Expo will bring a thunderous close to 30 days of learning, networking and business. The day will be made up of a number of presentations, panel discussions, networking and one-to-one discussions with a number of sponsors, exhibitors, Government agencies and NGOs in the dairy and drink value chain in Africa.

During the day, the attendees will have the opportunity to also engage and network with a number of dairy and drink manufacturers who will be showcasing their innovative products for tasting at the Expo Hall. They will also discover the latest processing, packaging, ingredients, laboratory and supply chain solutions from regional and international suppliers who will display their latest solutions at the Expo Hall.

In the evening, to bring the entire event to a close, delegates, sponsors and exhibitors will sample and savour the best food and drinks that the industry has to offer at a high level cocktail or dinner.

 

NOTE: This schedule is subject to change as we fine tune the program to meet the stakeholders expectations

LIVE & VIRTUAL SESSIONS

Dairy & Drink Manufacturer in the region? - Exhibit your products at the FREE Dairy & Drink Showcase on June 30, 2021

The live session at the Africa Dairy & Drink is a wonderful opportunity to showcase dairy, soft and alcoholic products to the event’s attendees from across the region. 

Set up a display fridge or get a table-top display from where you can have attendees at the function sample and taste your latest dairy and drink products; engage them to receive critical feedback while networking with industry, Government and NGO sector stakeholders.

Participation at the Dairy & Drink Showcase is FREE for dairy and drink manufacturers from the region. Please note that only a few slots are available and early booking is advised. Contact us on info@fwafrica.net to book your slot today!

INTERESTED IN SPEAKING?

Speaking or participating at a Panel Discussion at the Africa Dairy & Drink Innovations Summit & Expo is the ultimate opportunity to shape the future of the fast growing dairy and drink industry in Africa. Sign up today for a chance to be chosen to be one of the Speakers or Panelists at this year’s Summit

CONTACT THE ORGANISERS

We shall be pleased to engage with you on some of ways you, your company and your brand can stand out from the crowd at this regional Summit & Expo.
FW AFRICA TEL: +254 725 34 39 32 EMAL: INFO (AT) FWAFRICA.NET

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