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Africa’s Big 7 is the continent’s most important annual meeting place for the food and drink industry, where buyers and distributors from across this diverse and booming market come to source products from farm to fork including ingredients, specialty and finished products together with processing, packaging and logistics solutions.

Africa’s Big 7 has been running since 2001 and is the markets longest established and most trusted show.  We connect thousands of pan-African visitors with local and international suppliers.

VISITORS TO THE EVENT TRADITIONALLY COME FROM:

Distributors / agents
Hotels / lodges
Caterers
Food service

Food manufacturers
Importers / exporters
Independent retailers
Restaurants & cafes

Supermarkets
Wholesalers
Bars / pubs / clubs
Bakeries / butchers / grocers

MAJOR BRAND BUYERS AND DECISION MAKERS FROM LEADING BRANDS ATTEND AFRICA’S BIG 7

IMPORTERS, AGENTS, DISTRIBUTORS

Cab Foods | Diplomat Distributors | Famous Brands | Fortuna Foods | Keep It Frozen Africa | Lusitania | M&L | Natela | Patleys | Rialto | Rieses Food Imports | Tacoma Foods

FOOD RETAILERS
SUPERMARKETS, CONVENIENCE STORES, FORECOURT STORES, SPAZA SHOPS

AVI Ltd | Cambridge Food | Checkers | Express | Family | Hungry Lion | Hyper | Jumbo Cash & Carry | Kwikspar | Liquor | LiquorShop | Makro| Megasave | Mini Market | Minimark | OK Foods | OK Grocer | Pick n Pay Supermarket | Rhino Cash & Carry | Shoprite | Spar | Superspar | The Fruitspot | Woolworths Food | Roots| D B Cash & Carry

HOTELS, BUSH LODGES, GUESTHOUSES

Hyatt Regency | City Lodge Group | Days Inn | Hilton | Legacy Hotels and Resorts | Mercure Accord | Protea Group | Sheraton Group | Sun International Group | Three Cities | Tsogo Sun | Radisson Hotel Group

FOOD & DRINK PRODUCT MANUFACTURERS

Clover SA | Rhodes Food Group | First SA Foods | FoodCorp | Kellogg’s SA | Bidfood Southern Africa| Nestle | Parmalat SA | Pioneer Foods | Premier Foods | Rainbow | South African Breweries | Tiger Brands| RCL Foods | Tongaat Hulett | KWV | Creative Flavors International | Bowler Beverage Company Ltd | Nampak Rigids

FULL SERVICE, QUICK SERVICE RESTAURANTS & COFFEE SHOPS

Uber Eats | UCOOK | Famous Brands| Yum | In2Food| Pauli’s Food Co | Rocomamas | Spar Group | Ocean Basket | Liquid Chefs | Tiger Brands | Baltimore | Bimbo’s | Black Steer | Debonairs Pizza | Fishaways | House of Coffees |  KEG | KFC | Maxi’s | McDonald’s | Mugg & Bean | Pannarotis Pizza | Saddles | Scooters Pizza | Spur Steak Ranch | St Elmo’s | Steers| Tashas | The Fish & Chip Co | TruFruit | Wimpy | Nando’s | Vida E Café | Beerhouse

FOODSERVICE AND CATERING SERVICES

Bidvest Catering Services |Bosana | Feedem Pitseng | Royal Mnandi | Royal Sechaba

YOU CAN DISCOVER THOUSANDS OF NEW PRODUCTS

BEVERAGES

Wine
Beer
Spirits
Health drinks
Energy drinks
Soft drinks
Fruit juices
Tea and coffee

Food

Bakery products
Commodity ingredients
Canned food
Dried food
Cereals
Grains
Flours
Fish and seafood
Frozen and chilled products

Fruit and vegetables
Meat and poultry (inc. Halal)
Milk and dairy products
Oils and fats
Sauces and condiments
Snacks
Desserts
Specialty foods
Sweets and confectionary

TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS

IT and software solutions
Kitchen equipment
Packaging machinery
Packaging materials
Processing machinery and equipment
Refrigeration and air-con for preservation
Retail technology
Storage and warehousing
Transport / logistics /cold-chain

2018 FEATURES

Africa’s Big 7 has live features designed to inspire new thinking and innovation in the sector
FREE BARISTA AND MIXOLOGY TRAINING

FREE BARISTA AND MIXOLOGY TRAINING

Barista and Mixology Training offers FREE-TO-ATTEND barista and mixology training throughout the full three days of the show. Visitors can develop their skills and knowledge in two of the hottest beverage trends; coffee and liquor. 

GLOBAL PIZZA CHALLENGE

GLOBAL PIZZA CHALLENGE

For the first time ever, the Global Pizza Challenge moved to Africa’s Big 7,  the continent’s premier food & beverage show, where passionate independent pizza chefs demonstrated their gastronomic masterpieces first-hand.

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WHERE AND WHEN

Exhibition Venue

GALLAGHER CONVENTION CENTRE

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.

PARKING

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

DATES

Sunday 23 JUNE 2019
Monday 24 JUNE 2019
Tuesday 25 JUNE 2019

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

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