Event management company DMGT said that Africa’s Big 7, a food and beverage exhibition, will be held between 24-26 June at the Gallagher Convention Centre in South Africa
The Food Leaders Forum conference, which attracts food companies from around the world, will feature discussions ranging from ways to tackle climate change, water shortage and also highlight emerging trends in the food and beverage industry.
The event, which is expected to be visited by more than 12,000 people, will look at ways to prevent listeriosis deaths which occurred in South Africa this year and feature a session on understanding new health regulations for the food industry.
“The Food Leaders Forum offers presentations and panel discussions on the key strategic opportunities and challenges shaping the F&B industry at this time of accelerated expansion and change in Africa,” said Christine Davidson, vice-president, dmg events MEA.
“We chose AB7 as the ideal venue to meet new clients from across Southern Africa,” export manager, Eco Trade, Marek Galwas said.
The farmers day training portion of the event will address and farm management systems, the effect of climate predictions for the next 90 years on selected crops in South Africa, scaling up climate smart agriculture, financial solutions for smallholder farmers and route to market.
DMGT said it is seeing strong interest for sessions on the use of blockchain to solve food fraud, the impact of climate change on food security, drought in Cape Town and a masterclass in understanding the R364 food safety regulation.
Other sessions include discussions on smart supermarkets, food alternatives and the top emerging trends in food and drink.