170+

Exhibitors

4300+

Attendees

25

Countries

Why
Africa's Big 7?

Take advantage of Africa’s US$ 313 billion food and beverage market! Get ready for THE retail-ready food and beverage event in Africa offering valuable leads, meaningful connections, and premium content.

Don't miss out on the pivotal connections awaiting your business at our event. Join industry leaders in the heart of Africa's $313 billion food and beverage market. Connect directly with buyers and retailers, establishing vital partnerships and agreements. This is your exclusive gateway to premium insights and unparalleled opportunities in the retail-ready sector. Grow your business by being part of the event that shapes success in the dynamic African market.

Africa’s Big 7:
where food & beverage retail business
takes center stage

Celebrating its 21st edition, Africa's Big 7 continues to be THE retail-ready food and beverage trade event in Africa. Our event brings together a global lineup of exhibitors, food and beverage communities, and industry leaders. It's a prime hub for sourcing, trendspotting, and connecting with top trade buyers and influencers. Our 2024 edition will set a new benchmark, showcasing the potential to transform the food and beverage landscape in this dynamic region and beyond.

WHERE

SANDTON CONVENTION CENTRE JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA

WHEN

Monday to Wednesday
11 - 13 June 2024

What makes Africa’s Big 7
the perfect platform for your business?

Directly engage

with over 3,000 active buyers, in the food and beverage retail industry.

Cultivate essential connections

and partnerships with potential buyers and distributors, globally.

Stay ahead of industry trends

and innovations through immersive matchmaking, networking, and knowledge-sharing opportunities.

Establish your brand

as a front-runner in the dynamic and expanding African food and beverage sector.

The sectors you play
in drive business.

Suppliers to the African food and beverage industry use Africa’s Big 7 to launch new products, promote and make sales to key decision makers and buyers, and to build long-lasting relationships and structure import and export deals. The exhibition spans the entire sector and presents an incredible variety of products and services, including:

Retail-ready Food

Fats & Oils / Dairy products / Meat & Poultry / Pulses / Grains & Cereals / Food processing / Power brands / Ready Meals / Food to go / Frozen & chilled products / Fish & Seafood / Fruit & vegetables / Grocery products / Sweets & confectionary

Beverages

Dairy / Juice / Energy drinks / Cordials and concentrates / Water / Soft drinks / Coffee / Wine / Spirits / Beer / Tea / Health drinks

Technology Solutions

PoS / CRM / IT/software solutions / Logistics / Kitchen equipment / Cold chain / Packaging materials / Stock tracking / Packing and shelving solutions / Retail technology / Storage and warehousing / Packaging machinery / Refrigeration

Catering and Bulk

Fats and Oils / Bulk ingredients / Spices / Commodity Ingredients

Baking

Dairy / Flour / Bulk / Desserts / Grains

New Trends

Non-GMO / Plant based protein / Vegan / Health, Wellness and Free-form / Keto friendly

Discover the market potential for the events running alongside Africa’s Big 7

  • South Africa’s hospitality market is worth $1.30 Billion.
  • EXPECTED GROWTH​: $1,61B​n in 2028 with a CAGR 4,43%
  • SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA: 47,750​ Rooms in 307 hotels
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Africa’s Big 7 2023 Advisory Board

speaker
Lerato Ramollo

Commercial DirectorYebo Fresh

speaker
Kiba Bam

Managing DirectorKiba Bam Consulting

speaker
Cos Mamhunze

Senior Country Representative | South Africa & MozambiqueUSAID Africa Trade and Investment Program Southern Africa Buy-in

speaker
Richard Lawrence

Founder & Managing DirectorInnovatr

speaker
Carolina (Roelien) Havenga

Director: Strategic Advisory (Africa and Latin America)Daymon International

2023
Speakers

speaker
Zuziwe Maphalala

Managing DirectorZoezie Weigh and Pay Grocery Store

speaker
Steven Tipman

Executive DirectorTFO Canada

speaker
Sash Nair

FounderLittle Biggies

speaker
Richard Lawrence

Founder & Managing DirectorInnovatr

speaker
Prof Suzan Oelofse

Principal Researcher: Sustainability, Economics & WasteCSIR

speaker
Prof Michael Rudolph

DirectorCentre for Ecological Intelligence: Engineering & the Built Environment

speaker
Paula-Ann Novotny

Senior AssociateWebber Wentzel

speaker
Nicola Jenkin​

Director​Pinpoint Sustainability ​

speaker
Nicki Russell

Head: Product and QualityPick n Pay

speaker
Mpange Chapeshamano

Chief Executive OfficerNeighborly Grocery

speaker
Moulana Mohamed Saeed Navlakhi

DirectorSouth African National Halaal Authority (SANHA)

speaker
His Excellency Mr. Christopher Cooter​

High Commissioner of Canada to South Africa​

speaker
Har Man Ahmad

Trade CommissionerMalaysia External Trade Development Corporation (MATRADE)

speaker
Moulana Haamid Mulla

Assistant to the Theological DirectorSouth African National Halaal Authority

speaker
Gabrielle Stevens

Dietitian; Head: Regulatory and Nutrition divisionFACTS (Food & Allergy Consulting & Testing Services)

speaker
Gabriel Musentekwa​

Director: Business Development​Zambia Development Agency, Zambia​

speaker
Dr. Tracey Toefy

LecturerGordon Institute of Business Science, University of Pretoria

speaker
Dr. Motshedisi Mathibe

LecturerGordon Institute of Business Science and University of Pretoria

speaker
Doug Hunter

FounderDoug Hunter & Associates

speaker
Dawie Maree

Head: Information & MarketingFNB Business Agriculture

speaker
Craige Pershouse

Senior Director - Africa Daymon

speaker
Chef Mogau Seshoeme

Founder​The Lazy Makoti​

speaker
Chef Junior Kotane

Executive Chef1947 on Vilakazi Street Restaurant

speaker
Chef James Khoza

Executive Chef, Southern SunPresident, South Africa Chef Association (SA Chefs)

speaker
Chef Hanneke van Linge

Managing DirectorNosh Food Rescue NPC

speaker
Chef Coovashan Pillay​

Director: Food and BeverageProtea Hotels by ​Marriott​

speaker
Cathie Lewis

FounderEarth Energy

speaker
Carolina (Roelien) Havenga

Director: Strategic Advisory (Africa and Latin America)Daymon International

speaker
Anusha Lakha

Corporate Engagement and V-Label Coordinator​ProVeg South Africa

Participating at the show has added value through brand visibility and raised awareness amongst potential new customers. It was a good opportunity to showcase what we do, network with potential customers, generate sales leads, do market research, and gain valuable industry insights.

Wayne Keating
Sales & Marketing Manager, Red Star Wholesale Catering Services – Exhibitor