AFMASS Food Expo Uganda
NEW DATES: MARCH 17-19, 2022
NOTE: DUE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC, THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED ONCE AGAIN TO MARCH 2022, AT WHICH TIME WE HOPE THE PANDEMIC WILL HAVE DIED DOWN AND ECONOMIES IN EASTERN AFRICA BOUNCED BACK, WHILE INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL WILL HAVE BEEN OPENED UP BY THE AUTHORITIES
LOCATION: UMA MULTI-PURPOSE HALL, KAMPALA, UGANDA
TIMINGS: 09.00-18.00 HOURS DAILY
Sponsors & Partners
This year’s edition of the AFMASS Food Expo Uganda is sponsored and supported by the following organisations:
Great Lakes region's food expo
AFMASS Food Expo Uganda edition is the first regular food, beverage and milling industry trade conference and exhibition to be held in Uganda.
The event covers the entire sector of the industry – from manufacturing (milling, dairy, beverages, meat, poultry and fish, bakery, horticulture, coffee, confectionery, snacks etc); retailing, distribution, and the hotel, restaurant and catering sectors.
Uganda is the gateway to the area referred to as the Great Lakes region, one of Africa’s areas with vast opportunities in food manufacturing, retailing and foodservice due to abundant rainfall, high agricultural productivity and young, rising populations.
The event brings together visitors from across the following countries: Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, South Sudan, Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, Tanzania plus other African countries and beyond.
What's on Show at AFMASS Food Expo Uganda?
AFMASS Food Expo Uganda brings together the country's 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 green into the future of the food industry in Uganda and the Great Lakes region.
The Expo consists of live cooking, demonstrations 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 and industry stakeholders 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 Uganda 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 AFMASS FoodTech Expo Uganda 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 Uganda Milling & Bakery Show showcases Uganda and the Great Lakes 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 Uganda, Great Lakes region, Africa and the World to a local, regional and international audience
The Uganda Dairy & Beverage Show showcases Uganda 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 Uganda Coffee & Tea Show showcases Uganda and the Great Lakes region’s packaged and processed coffee, tea, cocoa and other related hot beverages from Uganda, Great Lakes region, Africa and the World to a local, regional and international audience.
The Uganda Health & Wellness Expo showcases the latest nutrition, health and wellness trends that meet current consumer needs in Uganda and the Great Lakes 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 Uganda Sweets, Snacks & Chocolate Show showcases the most delicious and unique sweets, confectionery, snacks and chocolate products from Uganda, Great Lakes region, Africa and the World to a local, regional and international audience.
The Uganda Fresh Produce & Grocery Show showcases the most delicious and outstanding fruits and vegetables, spices, herbs; meat, poultry and fish; savoury and condiments products from Uganda, Great Lakes region, Africa and the World to a local, regional and international audience.
The Uganda Hotels, Restaurants & Catering Expo showcases the latest solutions and technologies to the HORECA industry from Uganda, Great Lakes region, Africa and the World to a local, regional and international audience.
Great Lakes region's food expo
The Conference Agenda
AFMASS Food Expo Uganda edition covers the most critical technologies and trends that resonate with the food, beverage and milling industry in Uganda, Eastern Africa and the Great Lakes 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.
What the Industry stakeholders in Uganda say
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Past Speakers at AFMASS Food Expos
The conference sessions at AFMASS Food Expos bring together thought leaders, industry veterans, consultants, academicians and start-ups to define the future of food in Africa. Below are some of the past speakers at AFMASS Food Expos in Africa:
Past Sponsors & Exhibitors at AFMASS Food Expos
AFMASS Food Expos bring together food, beverage and milling companies; suppliers to the industry; Government agencies and other stakeholders from Africa and across the World to showcase their latest products and services. Below are some of the past sponsors and exhibitors at AFMASS Food Expos in Africa:
The 2020 edition of AFMASS Food Expo Uganda will be held at the UMA Showground in Kampala, Uganda. Located on Jinja Road, the location provides easy access to shopping malls, private offices, Government facilities and fun activities in Kampala, away from the main busy central parts of the city.