ABOUT AFMASS FOOD EXPO WEBINARS

Defining the Trends of Tomorrow in the Food, Beverage & Milling Industry in Africa

The food, beverage and milling industry in Africa is changing – and so are the opportunities, challenges and market trends.

The AFMASS Food Expo Virtual Seminar series brings together the key stakeholders from the food industry supply chain in Africa – including farmers, distributors, manufacturers, retailers and hospitality operators; suppliers of technologies and innovations; Government agencies; academic and research institutes to define the future of food industry in the Continent.

These Virtual Seminars, a first in the Continent, are key to unlocking the opportunities in Africa, while utilising the powerful advantages of the Internet – hence enabling the attendance of thousands of people from within and beyond Africa – breaking barriers of distance and time, which are a key hindrance to knowledge transfer in Africa.

The AFMASS Food Expo Virtual Seminars are a series of African-focused online discussions between stakeholders from the private, public, academic and NGO/development organisation sectors that highlight some of the opportunities, challenges and trends in the Continent’s food manufacturing, retail and hospitality industries.

By utilising online platforms to reach its audience within Africa and beyond, the platforms shape the future of the food industry and its associated value chains – giving opportunities for key stakeholders to contribute in defining this future in a more informed manner.

The Virtual Seminars are addressed by leading private sector managers and investors; Government officials, academicians, consultants and other key knowledge persons from within Africa and internationally.

They are a continuation of our African-industry focused AFMASS Food Expo and other conferences and exhibitions that have been taking place across Africa since 2015. 

All the AFMASS Food Expo Webinars in the Series

Past Speakers at AFMASS Food Expo Webinars

The following stakeholders from the food industry, academia and NGOs have been panelists at past AFMASS Food Expo Webinars:

NDIDI NWUNELI

Managing Partner, Sahel Consulting; Co-founder, AACE Foods & Founder, LEAP Africa, Nigeria

DAVID OWINO

Founding Partner, Ascent Capital & Board Member, Private Equity and Venture Capital Association

ANTONY MASINDE

Country Director – Bountifield International, Kenya Office

DOUGLAS MARRIOTT

Account Manager FC&E – Sub-Saharan Africa, CHR Hansen

JONATHAN KINISU

Managing Director, Tetra Pak East Africa

MARGARET KIBOGY

Managing Director, Kenya Dairy Board

JUMANNE MTAMBALIKE

Founder & CEO – Sahara Ventures, Tanzania

AMIR PARPIA

Finance Director, Alpha Fine Foods, Kenya

UDUAK IGBEKA

Africa Manager, Scaling Up Nutrition Business Network, Nigeria

JULIA OTAYA

Scientific & Regulatory Affairs Manager – Coca-Cola

PETER WATHIGO

Market Development Manager – DSM

DR. JOHN KINYURU

Lecturer, Food Science Dept., Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture & Technology

GERRGE ATIENO

Quality & Hygiene Manager – MAF Carrefour Hypermarkets, Kenya

COLM D'OLIER

General Manager – Promaco East Africa

WANJIRU KANURI

Executive Director – Root Cause, Kenya

Joan Lomabard

JOAN LOMBARD

Quality Assurance & Food Safety Manager – Farmers Choice, Kenya

ROBERT KILONZO

Deputy Director, Food Safety – Ministry of Health, Kenya

MERCY CHATYOKA

QSHE Manager – National Foods Zimbabwe

BEATRICE OPIYO

Program Manager – Food Safety Certification, Kenya Bureau of Standards

GEORGE AKIDA

Exports Manager – Africado Ltd, Tanzania

ESTHER MUTHEE

Food Safety Consultant – Hospitality Industry, Rwanda

ANNE-MARIE DE BEER

Nutrition, Health & Wellness Manager – Nestle South Africa