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Africa’s Big 7 is the continent’s premier annual meeting place for the food and drink industry, where buyers and distributors from across this diverse and booming market come to source new ingredients, finished products, processing, packaging and logistics solutions.

It is the food and drink sector’s longest established and most trusted show since 2001, having connected thousands of pan-African visitors with local and international suppliers.

VISITORS COME FROM THE FOLLOWING INDUSTRY CATEGORIES:

Distributors / agents
Hotels / lodges
Caterers
Food service

Food manufacturers
Importers / exporters
Independent retailers
Restaurants & cafes

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

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

 IMPORTERS, AGENTS, DISTRIBUTORS

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 | Liquor Shop | Makro | Megasave | Mini Market | Minimark | OK Foods | OK Grocer | Pick ‘n Pay Supermarket | Rhino Cash & Carry | Shoprite | Spar | Superspar | The Fruitspot | Woolworths Food

HOTELS, BUSH LODGES, GUESTHOUSES

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

FOOD & DRINK PRODUCT MANUFACTURERS

Clover SA | First SA Foods | Food Corp | Kellogg’s SA | Nestle | Parmalat SA | Pioneer Foods | Premier Foods | Rainbow | South African Breweries | Tiger Brands

RESTAURANTS AND COFFEE SHOPS

Baltimore | Bimbo’s | Black Steer | Brazilian Café | Debonairs Pizza | Fishaways | House of Coffees | John Dory’s Fish and Grill | KEG| KFC | Maxi’s | McDonald’s | McGinty’s | Mugg & Bean | Pannarotis Pizza | Saddles | Scooters Pizza | Spur Steak Ranch | St Elmo’s | Steers | Tashas | The Fish & Chip Co | TruFruit | Wimpy

FOODSERVICE AND CATERING SERVICES

Bosana | Fedics | Feedem Pitseng | KKS | Royal Mnandi | Royal Sechaba

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

2017 show highlights

2018 FEATURES

Africa’s Big 7 has live features designed to inspire new thinking and innovation in the sector
INTER HOTEL CULINARY CUP

INTER HOTEL CULINARY CUP

For the first time in South Africa the Inter Hotel Culinary Cup will take place during Africa Hospitality Week 2018.

For three days selected teams from the nation‘s leading hotels will compete at this showcase event in front of thousands of visitors. 

SWEET STREET

SWEET STREET

Bakery, confectionery and Snacks – plus the latest processes and packaging solutions.

LIQUID AFRICA

LIQUID AFRICA

Wines, spirits, cocktails, beers and non-alcoholic beverages. From the latest local creations to the newest international trends.

2018 FREE TRAINING TO DEVELOP SKILLS

CAFÉ CULTURE

CAFÉ CULTURE

Café Culture offers FREE-TO-ATTEND barista and drinkspro 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. 

 

FARMER SKILLS TRAINING

FARMER SKILLS TRAINING

 A series of FREE-TO-ATTEND skills training sessions designed for smallholder / urban farmers from Johannesburg and Gauteng Province. Experienced trainers conduct interactive sessions across a range of different competencies and techniques to help  improve the productivity, efficiency and profitability.

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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 24 JUNE 2018
Monday 25 JUNE 2018
Tuesday 26 JUNE 2018

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

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