Best of food and drink trends on show at Africa’s Big 7

Africa’s Big 7 to connect food and beverage sector leaders and innovators

Africa’s Big 7  The only food and beverage trade show in Africa to bring together thousands of stakeholders, suppliers and buyers under one roof to boost pan-African trade, will be back in Johannesburg this June.

Africa’s Big 7 is the annual meeting place for food professionals across the continent who visit to source, meet and gain insight into the very latest developments affecting the industry.  This exciting b2b food event connects the startups, food innovators, foodtech businesses, investors and partners who are redefining the food industry from farm-to-fork.

This year, Africa’s Big 7 will be co-located with SAITEX and The Hotel Show under the Africa Trade Week banner, bringing together over 10,000 international industry professionals from 53 countries and over 500 exhibitors from more than 40 countries for three days of business negotiations, networking and knowledge-sharing.

The two-day FOODNEXT.AFRICA conference running alongside Africa’s Big 7 is built around an agenda of critical debate on addressing opportunities and challenges in the sector.

Africa’s Big 7 also features highlights such as Café Culture workshops offering free barista and drinkspro training throughout the full three days of the show, where visitors can hone their skills and knowledge around two of the biggest beverage trends today – coffee and liquor. Click here for the exciting programme line-up.

The South African edition of the Global Pizza Challenge will also be staged at Africa’s Big 7, giving pizza chefs and aspiring pizza makers a chance to show off their skills, win cash prizes, and potentially be selected to compete in the international finals.

“Africa’s Big 7 has been running since 2001 and is now the market’s longest-running and most trusted show,” says Lynn Chamier, Event Director at dmg events.  “It’s a must-attend for anyone in the food, drinks, hospitality, restaurant and catering value chain.”

For more information, visit www.africabig7.com

About Africa Trade Week

Africa Trade Week is the key new platform for continental trade across the retail, hospitality, food and beverage and wholesale sectors. Hosted by dmg events, Africa Trade Week 2019 will incorporate three leading exhibitions – The Hotel Show Africa, Africa’s Big 7 and SAITEX, as well as their associated conferences and workshops, to create the new home of trade highlighting pan-African business opportunities, products, services, equipment, supplies, innovations, technology and solutions.  Africa Trade Week will be held from 23rd – 25th June 2019, at the Gallagher Convention Centre, Johannesburg.

dmg events

dmg events is a leading organiser of face-to-face events and a publisher of trade magazines.

We aim to keep businesses informed and connect them with relevant communities to create vibrant marketplaces and to accelerate their business across multiple platforms.

dmg events organises more than 80 events across 25 countries, attracting over 425,000 attendees and delegates every year.  The company’s portfolio of products includes many industry leading events such as The Big 5 construction shows, ADIPEC and Gastech energy events.

Founded in 1989, the company is headquartered in Dubai, UAE, and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Daily Mail and General Trust plc (DMGT, www.dmgt.com), one of the largest media companies in the United Kingdom.

Africa’s Big 7

www.africabig7.com

Africa’s Big 7 is the only food and beverage retail trade show in Africa to bring together hundreds of global suppliers with motivated buyers.

The two-day FOODNEXT.AFRICA conference running alongside Africa’s Big 7 is built around an agenda of critical debate on addressing opportunities and challenges in the sector.

Africa’s Big 7 also features the Café Culture workshops offering free barista and drinkspro training, and the South African edition of the Global Pizza Challenge.

Africa’s Big 7 will be held from 23rd – 25th June 2019, at the Gallagher Convention Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa.

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Issued by ITP Communications on behalf of dmg Events. For further information, interviews or images please contact Leigh Angelo or Kabelo Phalane at Tel: (011) 869 9153 or email: leigh@tradeprojects.co.za