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EDUCATION & CONTENT

REDEFINING

the food & beverage value chain

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

 

Our series of seminars brings you 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.

Get the latest trends and key issues impacting the sector, as well as discover the latest innovation, creativity and knowledge to drive you and the food and beverage community forward.

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key themes

to be discussed this year include: 

  • How can technology drive recovery – building supply chain resilience
  • Reimagining retail trends – how, what, where and why consumers eat and drink
  • How are brands adapting and aligning with demand?
  • Reinventing the F&B experience – where are menu’s heading in 2022?
  • Township economy – tapping into the disrupted food channel
  • Circular design – steps to solving our food waste challenge
  • Transforming the future of food – achieving sustainable food systems

EVENT

AT A GLANCE

SUN – 19 JUNE 2022

Feature
Audience

EXPO

ALL

INDOOR

OFFICIAL OPENING OF EXPO

FOYER BETWEEN HALLS 2 & 3

AFRICA’S BIG 7
WORKSHOP CONTENT

ALL

WORKSHOP THEATRE EXPO FLOOR

B2B MATCHMAKING (LIVE)

MEETING AREA

NATIONAL BURGERS CHALLENGE

EXPO FLOOR

SA BAKERS COMPETITON

EXPO FLOOR

Networking cocktail function

ALL

EXPO FLOOR

CO-LOCATED EVENTS

MON – 20 JUNE 2022

Feature
Audience

EXPO

ALL

INDOOR

AFRICA’S BIG 7
WORKSHOP CONTENT

ALL

WORKSHOP THEATRE EXPO FLOOR

B2B MATCHMAKING (LIVE)

MEETING AREA

NATIONAL BURGERS CHALLENGE

EXPO FLOOR

SA BAKERS COMPETITON

EXPO FLOOR

Innovatr: Workshop on Real Innovation

MEETING ROOM 1

CO-LOCATED EVENTS

TUES – 21 JUNE 2022

Feature
Audience

EXPO

ALL

INDOOR

AFRICA’S BIG 7
WORKSHOP CONTENT

ALL

WORKSHOP THEATRE EXPO FLOOR

B2B MATCHMAKING (LIVE)

MEETING AREA

NATIONAL BURGERS CHALLENGE

EXPO FLOOR

SA BAKERS COMPETITON

EXPO FLOOR

CO-LOCATED EVENTS

2022 workshop

AGENDA

Day 1: Sunday, 19 June 2022

10:00 – 10:30

Registration and networking

10:30 – 11:00

Official opening of exhibition

11:00 – 12:00

Fireside chat: Better for people, planet, and business – What does a nourishing, sustainable, resilient and efficient food system look like for Africa?

By 2050, an increase of more than 50% of the currently produced food will be required to feed an estimated world population of 10 billion, with 90% of the population growth, taking place in Africa. Any further disruption will deepen food vulnerability and inequality. Therefore, we are seeking strategies to integrate dietary change into food system transformation supporting better nutrition, leverage technologies and find solutions for sustainable, inclusive food systems. They say to ‘survive and thrive’ producers must leverage modern farming techniques, factories must transform the way they plan and supply chains must undergo a complete overhaul, but what does this mean for your business? Join this fireside chat and explore how to navigate the future, how COVID has shifted innovation and nutrition security and what transformative scenarios have been highlighted and show signs of becoming the new normal towards the future of sustainable food systems.

 

  • What actions are in place within the food industry to contribute to the SDGs and reach net-zero?
  • What is the role of consumers in driving transformation?
  • What are the current emissions estimates of the food sector? What technologies are showing to be the most effective in shifting towards carbon neutrality?
  • What collaborations are enabling us to create system change?

12:00 – 13:00

Power panel discussion: Functional ingredients – driving innovation towards more nutritional foods

Manufacturers are increasingly focused on quality ingredients to improve taste and increase quality ensuring their USP’s are enhanced. With consumers constantly shifting tastes and behaviours and demands for products made with transparency and purpose, we can expect to see brands using technology to meet these new requirements. Join an engaging panel discussion and uncover how shifting trends will impact what local ingredients are driving new creations.

  • What is the rationale for choosing an ingredient? What are the biggest drivers when creating a narrative around ingredient decisions?
  • What are the biggest hurdles to ensuring accessibility?
  • What technology platforms and toolboxes are being leveraged to discover and product new functional ingredients?

 

Speakers:

Martin Dovey, Business Development Director, Kerry Ingredients

Adri Venter, Business Development Manager, Danlink Ingredients

13:00 – 14:00

Workshop: Innovation is for everyone: Idea to Launch in 3 months with Innovatr

In today’s hyper-competitive product space being able to show true innovation is often the differentiator between success and failure. Modern techniques exist to allow companies, intrapreneurs and entrepreneurs at all stages of their journey to learn the way to innovate with purpose, identify the market gap and iterate a product to launch within 3 months. Taught by industry professionals at the height of their powers, come and experience a taste of the offerings of Innovatr and bring your product ideas to life!

 

Speaker:
Richard Laurence, Director, Innovatr, South Africa

14:00 – 15:00

Power panel discussion: The global Halal economy – Trade insights, opportunities and the impact of COVID

Day 2: Monday, 20 June 2022

10:30 – 11:00

Registration and networking

11:00 – 12:00

Fireside chat: Evolving consumer trends – How are brands aligning with changing consumer patterns

In the face of the pandemic, consumers have begun demanding greater diversity, transparency, health, safety, convenience, and accessibility in our food supply. This new realism is changing the relationship between retailers, brands and consumers while accelerating innovation and the adoption of technology across every part of the value chain, but what does this mean to be more resilient? People are looking for foods that align with their political, social and ethical values and if not able to find them are taking action to fill the gap and co-creating products that meet their needs. Join this session and uncover how shifting trends will impact new creations and how brands are rethinking their strategies to include new ingredients and flavours.

12:00 – 13:00

Fireside chat: The disrupted meal journey – Tapping into the informal retail channels and what you need to know?

The informal retail trade fireside chat will shine the spotlight on today’s informal retail sector and discuss strategies on how to tap into the thriving informal value chain. We continue to see initiatives aimed at stimulating entrepreneurship and tapping into low-economic consumer markets gain momentum, but how can we better integrate informal vendors into a sustainable food ecosystem and what does the post-COVID pandemic mean for food inaccessibility? This discussion brings together leading experts to access scenarios on how to tap into the informal retail market – route to market, pricing models, messaging and new product categories.

 

Speakers:

Shereen Tromp, Senior Consultant, Euromonitor

13:00 – 14:00

From farm to fork – Building supply chain resilience and sustainability through digital

Food producers at every step of the value chain are experiencing unprecedented challenges keeping shelves stocked. From climate change affecting rainfall patterns to supply chain issues affecting delivery of crucial inputs, food producers are having to be more resilient and resourceful than ever before. Come learn how to deploy digital technologies to alleviate supply chain issues affecting your business.

  • How are food companies combining farm and production data to support end-to-end efficiency?
  • What opportunities are there for digital supply chain solutions to combat our growing food waste issue. How can these platforms enable scaleable food recovery?
  • What is the role of supply chain systems in supporting disruptions – natural disasters or the petroleum crisis we are experiencing
  • What’s next – how will digitalisation in food production and distribution enable climate change, food security for the century?

14:00 – 15:00

The impact of technology and e-commerce within the Halal space – is it Sharian compliant

15:00 – 16:00

Halal consumerism and tourism – a deep dive into the mind of a Halal consumer

Day 3: Tuesday, 21 June 2022

10:30 – 11:00

Registration and networking

11:00 – 12:00

Workshop: What do retailers want?

Retail is renowned for being fast paced and highly competitive. If anything, the pandemic has intensified this with evolving shopping habits and consumer needs, and the growing adoption of digital shopping platforms. Rapid change and volatility will continue to define the retail landscape into 2022 and beyond. So, what are retailers looking for from new suppliers, how is the best way to approach them and is retail even the best option for you and your products? Come hear from a panel of retailers as they unpack how best to approach the retailer of your dreams and find out the insider tips into what they are looking for.

  • What supplier support and development do retailers have available
  • What key considerations should be considered when dealing with retailers, distributors, and wholesalers – minimum orders, turn-around time, payment terms, insurance, exchanges and returns
  • What does it take to win shelf space?
  • Alternative to retail, maybe retail is not everyone? What are other opportunities
  • Overcoming the barriers to working with local suppliers – pricing, transparency, flexibility, quality
  • Investment

12:00 – 13:00

Power panel discussion: From bricks to clicks – How is ecommerce changing the way we eat

The pandemic has expanded how and where we shop with conventional grocery retailing struggling to meet the demand by shifting buying patterns and consumers turning to online, meal-kits and other delivery services. Join this discussion and gain insights into what trends have staying power as retailers invest in omni channel, digital technologies, a new approach to influencer marketing and fulfilment strategies to solve their last mile challenges.

  • What has been the impact of ecommerce and ultra-convenient food on what consumers eat? How is this affecting food brands and start-ups product strategies
  • How much influence do retailers and food service companies have over what consumers eat? How are brands using social media platforms like TikTok to connect with consumers
  • What does the data say about digital purchasing vs in store? What opportunities are there to incentivise specific product type purchases
  • With a rise in at home cooking and working, what actually makes a successful food subscription

14:00 – 15:00

Halal certification – A pre-requisite to global market entry

*This is a provisional programme and subject to change

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