meet NEW CLIENTS AND DISTRIBUTORS

The 16th edition of Africa’s Big 7 takes place in June in South Africa and remains the leading event for the f&b industry attracting senior, motivated buyers from each segment of the food industry from “farm to fork”. Thousands of visitors attended the event in 2016 to source new products and brands from the 300 strong showcase of local and international suppliers.

Africa's Big 7 provides you with the ideal platform to meet and engage with buyers and potential business partners from across this diverse pan African industry. Whether you are launching a new product into the continent or looking to expand existing sales or find suitable partners or distributors.

South Africa is exactly the right location for Africa's Big 7. It has one of the largest and most sophisticated food and drink sectors on the continent and is a crucial trade entry point and gateway to the rest of sub-Saharan Africa. Food and drink make up South Africa's second largest manufacturing sector. And two-thirds of retail sales in South Africa are food and drink.

No better venue and no better show. A trusted event with 16 years heritage known about by the people that matter to your business. If you are looking for new clients, new business or growth, this is the show for you.

THREE KEY REASONS TO EXHIBIT IN 2017

 
 
 

Generate leads

Meet thousands of buyers and decision makers from across the sector, from convenience store owners and restaurateurs to supermarket buyers and food manufacturers
 
 

Position your company

Africa's Big 7 offers exhibitors the chance to capitalise and be a part of the trillion US dollar consumer market in Africa.
 
 

Establish a route to market

The exhibition gives you the opportunity to meet potential buyers and distributors, to form new partnerships or meet with agents who can help you sell across South Africa and the wider African market.
 
 

new 2017 features that attract buyers

visitors can experience new tastes, trends and suppliers with a programme of live events
Africa's Big 7 is not just an exhibition but also offers exciting live events that promise to invigorate and inspire and a series of compelling interactive seminars, discussions, demonstrations, and competitions giving f&b professionals more reasons to visit and stay longer and exhibitors more time to connect and influence.
 
 

PAN-AFRICAN BUYERS’ CLUB

An exclusive, invitation-only club for 300+ leading food and drink professionals responsible for sourcing and procurement from across the F&B sector

THE FOOD FORUM

Industry leaders and innovators will engage in open and candid debate on the industry’s latest trends, challenges, innovations and opportunities

THE FLAVOUR HOUSE

A sensory exploration of Africa’s diverse and abundant palette of ingredients, fragrances and flavours

A CHEF’S LIFE

Top chefs talk about their favourite products and where they see the future of food trends and fashions in the African market
 

A TASTE OF AFRICA

A showcase of the best of Southern Africa’s local produce, cooking techniques and concepts of hospitality

CREATIVE COFFEE CORNER

The African café sector is growing rapidly and demands constant innovation - this interactive feature will highlight the latest international trends and feature real-time competitions

AGROPRENEUR SKILLS TRAINING

A new initiative this year which will support and promote Africa’s up-and-coming farming and agro-processing entrepreneurs
 
 
 

“AB7 offers us a gateway into the continent”

Ana Castellano Gasso

Omya International AG (exhibitor at AB7 2016)
 
 

Who Exhibits

Suppliers to the African F&B industry use Africa’s Big 7 as a launchpad for new products, to sell and promote to key decision makers and buyers and to build long-lasting relationships. The exhibition spans the entire sector and presents an incredible variety of products and services, including:
 

BEVERAGES

  • Wine
  • Beer
  • Spirits
  • Health drinks
  • Energy drinks
  • Soft drinks
  • Fruit juices
  • Tea and coffee
 

FOOD

  • Bakery products
  • Commodity ingredients
  • Canned food
  • Dried food
  • Cereals
  • Grains
  • Flours
  • Fish and seafood
  • Frozen and chilled products
  • Fruit and vegetables
  • Meat and poultry (inc. Halal)
  • Milk and dairy products
  • Oils and fats
  • Sauces and condiments
  • Snacks
  • Desserts
  • Specialty foods
  • Sweets and confectionary
 

TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS

  • IT and software solutions
  • Kitchen equipment
  • Packaging machinery
  • Packaging materials
  • Processing machinery and equipment
  • Refrigeration and air-con for preservation
  • Retail technology
  • Storage and warehousing
  • Transport / logistics /cold-chain
 

exhibitors participate from around the world

 
 

Where and When

 

EXHIBITION VENUE

GALLAGHER CONVENTION CENTRE

19 Richard Drive, Midrand,
Johannesburg, 1685

Gallagher Convention Centre is one of Africa's largest conference and exhibition venues. Located in Midrand, between Pretoria and Johannesburg, Gallagher is conveniently positioned in the business hub of Gauteng and is the ideal location.
 

PARKING

Security monitored parking is available in an open air opposite the venue as well as behind Hall 5.

The cost per day is R20.

DATES

 
Sunday 25 JUNE 2017
Monday 26 JUNE 2017
Tuesday 27 JUNE 2017
 
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 16:00