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We are pleased to announce that our flagship event, FoodNext.Africa 2020 series will be brought to you over two days which has evolved into #FoodNow and #FoodNext, which will discuss key opportunities and challenges debunking normal food production and provide you with strategic insights into how brands are combining design and driving better sustainability throughout the value chain.

This year’s theme for both days is focused around ‘Adapting to a new mindset – Redefining collaboration for better food and nutrition.’  Based on market sentiment and input, we will align our focus towards debating the #FoodNow issues within the current food system whilst also tackling the challenges of tomorrow in #FoodNext where we will debate the most disruptive technologies transforming the market. 

By attending you will:

  • Gain the latest insights to building a food system – ‘from cultivation to industry’
  • Explore new frontiers and partnerships
  • Navigate the latest regulatory processes
  • Define strategies for investing in food-tech and food waste initiatives
  • Insights how to build a viable plastic ecosystem and packaging solution
  • Be part of our start-up ‘taste experience’
  • Take a look at how retailers are responding to consumers
Big Africa 7-150


Head of Innovation
Head of R&D
Food Technologist
Food Scientist
Head of Agribusiness Investment

Head of Sustainability
Chief Operating Officer
Factory Manager
Food Retailers
Processing Directors
Head of Procurement 

Packaging Specialists
Business Development Executives

AI & Robotics Specialists
Head of Marketing

Catering Managers
Technical Key Account Managers
Head of Enterprise Development


The #FoodNow and #FoodNext are must attend events for senior representatives from food brands, entrepreneurs , seed investors, academia and leading start-ups from across Southern African who will join forces to transform philosophies, share ideas and collaborate on new projects.

Experts in their field and leading industry players are invited to submit a whitepaper or case study for consideration to be presented during the conference. This is your chance to spark strategic partnerships. Please note that only relevant topics will be considered.

*All submissions are subject to approval from the advisory board

The call for speakers will open in January 2020.

For more information in the meantime, kindly contact Programme Director, Fran Smook on


Whether you are looking to raise your profile or create and develop new partnerships that will take your business to the next level. #FoodNow and #FoodNext offers you a range of opportunities to make new contacts and cement business relationships.

For more information, kindly contact Programme Director, Fran Smook on

Strategic partners

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Exhibition Venue


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.


Security monitored parking is available in an open air field opposite the venue as well as behind Hall 5.
The cost per day is R20.


Sunday 21 June 2020
Monday 22 June 2020
Tuesday 23 June 2020

10:00 – 17:00
10:00 – 17:00
10:00 – 16:00