WHY YOU SHOULD VISIT

 

over 300 EXHIBITORS FROM more than 25 COUNTRIES

Africa’s Big 7 is the continent’s premier annual meeting place for the food and drink industry, where buyers and distributors from across this diverse and booming market come to source new ingredients, finished products, processing, packaging and logistics solutions.

It is the food and drink sector’s longest established and most trusted show since 2001, having connected thousands of pan-African visitors with local and international suppliers.

visitors come from the following industry categories:

 
 
  • Distributors / agents
  • Hotels / lodges
  • Caterers
  • Food service
 
  • Food manufacturers
  • Importers / exporters
  • Independent retailers
  • Restaurants & cafes
 
  • Supermarkets
  • Wholesalers
  • Bars / pubs / clubs
  • Bakeries / butchers / grocers
 
 

features include

 

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
 
 
 

“95% of the visitors that come to our stand are the right buyers we want to do business with.”

Michael Tloubatla

Mabekane Foods (exhibitor at AB7 2016)
 
 

buyers and decision makers from leading brands attend africa's big 7

 

IMPORTERS, AGENTS, DISTRIBUTORS

Lusitania | M&L | Natela | Patleys | Rialto | Rieses Food Imports | Tacoma Foods

FOOD & DRINK PRODUCT MANUFACTURERS

Clover SA | First SA Foods | Food Corp | Kellogg’s SA | Nestle | Parmalat SA | Pioneer Foods | Premier Foods | Rainbow | South African Breweries | Tiger Brands

FOOD RETAILERS

SUPERMARKETS, CONVENIENCE STORES, FORECOURT STORES, SPAZA SHOPS

AVI Ltd | Cambridge Food | Checkers | Express | Family | Hungry Lion | Hyper | Jumbo Cash & Carry | Kwikspar | Liquor | Liquor Shop | Makro | Megasave | Mini Market | Minimark | OK Foods | OK Grocer | Pick 'n Pay Supermarket | Rhino Cash & Carry | Shoprite | Spar | Superspar | The Fruitspot | Woolworths Food
 

RESTAURANTS AND COFFEE SHOPS

Baltimore | Bimbo’s | Black Steer | Brazilian Café | Debonairs Pizza | Fishaways | House of Coffees | John Dory’s Fish and Grill | KEG| KFC | Maxi’s | McDonald’s | McGinty’s | Mugg & Bean | Pannarotis Pizza | Saddles | Scooters Pizza | Spur Steak Ranch | St Elmo’s | Steers | Tashas | The Fish & Chip Co | TruFruit | Wimpy

FOODSERVICE AND CATERING SERVICES

Bosana | Fedics | Feedem Pitseng | KKS | Royal Mnandi | Royal Sechaba

HOTELS, BUSH LODGES, GUESTHOUSES

City Lodge Group | Days Inn | Hilton | Legacy Hotels and Resorts | Mercure Accord | Protea Group | Sheraton Group| Sun International Group | Three Cities | Tsogo Sun
 
 

discover thousands of new products

Suppliers to the African F&B industry use Africa’s Big Seven 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 food & beverage sector with 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
 
 
 
 

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