AFMASS FOOD EXPO ETHIOPIA

AFMASS Food Expo Ethiopia

DATE: MARCH 24-26, 2022

LOCATION: ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA

TIMINGS: 09.00 – 18.00 HOURS

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Sponsors & Partners

The upcoming edition of the AFMASS Food Expo Ethiopia is sponsored and supported by the following organisations:

Ethiopia and north-eastern Africa's food expo

Set for its debut in 2021, AFMASS Food Expo Ethiopia is the first substantive regular food, beverage and milling industry trade conference and exhibition to be held in the North-eastern Africa region of Africa.

The event will showcase Ethiopia and the region’s abundant dairy, beverages, meat, milled products, pulses, fruits and vegetables, coffee and other agricultural and processed food products for local, regional and international markets.

AFMASS Food Expo Ethiopia edition will bring visitors from Ethiopia, Sudan, South Sudan, Eritrea, Djibouti and Somalia; regional countries from Africa and the World

What will be on Show at AFMASS Food Expo Ethiopia?

AFMASS Food Expo Ethiopia is the platform for small, medium and large food, beverage and milling companies to showcase their latest products and innovations; as well as some of the leading suppliers of ingredients, milling, processing, packaging, lab and logistics solutions. The mix of manufacturers, suppliers, food service and hospitality players make the events the best to glean into the future of the food industry in Ethiopia and the North Eastern African region.

The Expo consists of live cooking, demonstration and tasting sessions that enable consumers to understand the various ways food can be consumed and utilised in various settings, while at the conference sessions, leading experts inform consumers about the latest technologies, nutrition and health, market and food consumption trends that they can adopt at home and their businesses.

The Food Ingredients Show Ethiopia showcases the latest technologies in food ingredients and chemicals.

These include Flavours & Colours; Preservatives; Enzymes; Vitamins, minerals and trace elements; Processing aids; Fat & Salt replacers; Humectants and Emulsifiers; Bulking and Anti-caking agents; Acidulants & pH control agents; Sweeteners; Leavening and dough raising agents; Essential gases for use in the industry; Fruit, vegetables and fruit preparations; Proteins, Fibre and specialty carbohydrates; Water treatment chemicals; Fluids and lubrication chemicals etc

The Ethiopia Dairy & Beverage Show showcases Ethiopia and the region’s most outstanding dairy, soft beverage and alcoholic beverage products.

These include fresh and long life milk products, yoghurt and fermented milk, ice cream, butter, cheese, ghee, dairy alternatives; soft drinks (still and carbonated soft drinks, packaged water, energy drinks and beverage blends) and alcoholic beverages (beer, wine, spirits and traditional drinks) from Uganda, Great Lakes region, Africa and the World to a local, regional and international audience.

The AFMASS FoodTech Expo Ethiopia edition showcases the latest milling, processing, packaging, laboratory and logistics technologies.

These include Storage, milling and grain handling systems;  Processing and handling equipment for food products; Energy generation and management solutions; Refrigeration, cooling, chilling and freezing equipment; Packaging technologies and supplies; Logistics and supply chain solutions; Laboratory equipment, supplies and chemicals; Food safety certification and training services; Pests control solutions; Personnel protection equipment and solutions; Plant Automation solutions; Environmental management solutions; Software and hardware systems

The Ethiopia Milling & Bakery Show showcases Ethiopia and the region’s grains (rice, wheat, maize, sorghum, barley etc); legumes and oilseeds (beans, peas, lentils, lupins, soybeans, peanuts, sunflower, etc).

The Show also displays various products made from the above including packaged and processed grains (e.g. wheat flour, maize flour, rice flour etc.), legumes and oilseeds flours; baked goods (including bread, cakes, biscuits, cookies etc) from Ethiopia, Africa and the World to a local, regional and international audience

The Ethiopia Coffee & Tea Show showcases packaged and processed coffee, tea, cocoa and other related hot beverages from Ethiopia’s, Africa and the World to a local, regional and international audience.

The Ethiopia Health & Wellness Expo showcases the latest nutrition, health and wellness trends that meet current consumer needs in Ethiopia and the region.

These include Specialty food products – organic, Fair trade, and other certified products; Baby food, baby care and pregnancy care products and solutions; Weight management products and solutions; Supplements, essential vitamins and minerals, essential oils and fine ingredients; Exercise and gym equipment and services; Sleep and relaxation supplies, equipment and solutions; Mental/psychological health, addiction and rehabilitation, etc.

The Ethiopia Fresh Produce & Grocery Show showcases the most delicious and outstanding fruits and vegetables, spices, herbs; meat, poultry and fish; savoury and condiments products from Ethiopia, Africa and the World to a local, regional and international audience.

The Ethiopia Sweets, Snacks & Chocolate Show showcases the most delicious and unique sweets, confectionery, snacks and chocolate products from Ethiopia, Africa and the World to a local, regional and international audience.

The Ethiopia Hotels, Restaurants & Catering Expo showcases the latest solutions and technologies to the HORECA industry from Ethiopia, Africa and the World to a local, regional and international audience.

Opening up North Eastern Africa's Potential

AFMASS Food Expo Ethiopia comprises 3 days of capacity building conference sessions and an Expo Hall where the A-Z of food, beverage and milled products; processing, packaging, ingredients, food safety and other products and services shall be on display to a local, regional and international audience.

Ethiopia is the most vibrant economy in Eastern and North-eastern Africa. After many years of being out of the radar of many investors, the economy of the country has posted double digit growth for more than 10 years, bringing with it massive investments in infrastructure, manufacturing, agriculture and tourism.

In the last 10 years, the country has attracted the attention of some of the world’s largest food industry players, including beer giants Heineken, Diageo and Castel and other players including Pepsi, Coca-Cola and Fonterra, that continue to invest in the country to meet rising demand for processed foods. Private equity investors have also invested aggressively in the country’s food industry.

Ethiopia’s strong agriculture sector is the base from which most of the food, beverage and milling industry thrives, with vast opportunities to increase further agricultural production and local processing and packaging of food.

The country is one of Africa’s leading producer of wheat, maize, oilseeds, pulses, sugar cane, coffee, barley, sorghum, livestock and many more agricultural produce.

But Ethiopia is not alone in this region. Sudan, South Sudan, Somalia, Somaliland, Djibouti and even Eritrea have turned the corner from their recent past of instability and international neglect to become some of the upcoming new investment destinations. 

The Conference Agenda

AFMASS Food Expo Ethiopia edition covers the most critical technologies and trends that resonate with the food, beverage and milling industry in Ethiopia and the north-eastern region of Africa.

The event provides the platform where the private sector, Government, academic institutions, NGOs and development partners shall thrash out ways to boost the region's capacity to add value to its vast agricultural produce and other food products to meet the growing demand for processed and packaged goods by a young and growing urban and rural population.

The conference sessions are structured to provide high-impact educational information on the latest technologies and practices that can be adopted by manufacturers, retailers, distributors and the public to improve efficiency and productivity, reduce risks and post-harvest losses while improving nutrition, personal health and wellness and boosting sustainability.

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Past Sponsors & Exhibitors at AFMASS Food Expos

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