Redefining the Food & Beverage
Value Chain

A place at the table creating affordable and accessible food in Africa

Our series of seminars brought a dynamic mix of learning, development and in-depth industry debate from a range of leading thought leaders across the retail ready food and beverage sector.

Attendees got the latest trends and key issues impacting the sector, discovered the latest innovation, creativity and knowledge to drive the food and beverage community forward.

 

Key Themes Discussed this Year Included

  • Insights into the latest consumer trends – what will food look like and what is on the consumers’ plate?
  • Township economy – Tapping into township retail channels and what you need to know?
  • Consumer dining demands – How are menu’s adapting?
  • Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) – What does sustainable food production look like?
  • What do retailers want?

Africa’s Big 7 2023 Advisory Board

speaker
Carolina (Roelien) Havenga

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

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Richard Lawrence

Founder & Managing DirectorInnovatr

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Cos Mamhunze

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

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Kiba Bam

Managing DirectorKiba Bam Consulting

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Lerato Ramollo

Commercial DirectorYebo Fresh

2023
Speakers

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Anusha Lakha

Corporate Engagement and V-Label Coordinator​ProVeg South Africa

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Carolina (Roelien) Havenga

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

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Cathie Lewis

FounderEarth Energy

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Chef Coovashan Pillay​

Director: Food and BeverageProtea Hotels by ​Marriott​

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Chef Hanneke van Linge

Managing DirectorNosh Food Rescue NPC

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Chef James Khoza

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

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Chef Junior Kotane

Executive Chef1947 on Vilakazi Street Restaurant

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Chef Mogau Seshoeme

Founder​The Lazy Makoti​

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Craige Pershouse

Senior Director - Africa Daymon

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Dawie Maree

Head: Information & MarketingFNB Business Agriculture

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Doug Hunter

FounderDoug Hunter & Associates

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Dr. Motshedisi Mathibe

LecturerGordon Institute of Business Science and University of Pretoria

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Dr. Tracey Toefy

LecturerGordon Institute of Business Science, University of Pretoria

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Gabriel Musentekwa​

Director: Business Development​Zambia Development Agency, Zambia​

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Gabrielle Stevens

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

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Moulana Haamid Mulla

Assistant to the Theological DirectorSouth African National Halaal Authority

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Har Man Ahmad

Trade CommissionerMalaysia External Trade Development Corporation (MATRADE)

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His Excellency Mr. Christopher Cooter​

High Commissioner of Canada to South Africa​

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Moulana Mohamed Saeed Navlakhi

DirectorSouth African National Halaal Authority (SANHA)

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Mpange Chapeshamano

Chief Executive OfficerNeighborly Grocery

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Nicki Russell

Head: Product and QualityPick n Pay

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Nicola Jenkin​

Director​Pinpoint Sustainability ​

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Paula-Ann Novotny

Senior AssociateWebber Wentzel

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Prof Michael Rudolph

DirectorCentre for Ecological Intelligence: Engineering & the Built Environment

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Prof Suzan Oelofse

Principal Researcher: Sustainability, Economics & WasteCSIR

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Richard Lawrence

Founder & Managing DirectorInnovatr

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Sash Nair

FounderLittle Biggies

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Steven Tipman

Executive DirectorTFO Canada

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Zuziwe Maphalala

Managing DirectorZoezie Weigh and Pay Grocery Store