Welcome to Future Foods  


Future Foods is a virtual meeting place for importers, F&B managers, retail category buyers, owner-operators, agents, and distributors from across Africa’s diverse and booming market to come to conferences, network, meet exhibitors, source products, new ingredients, retail shelf-ready products, and the latest processing, packaging, and logistics solutions. Future Foods connects attendees and exhibitors across the supply chain via chat, video call, and offline messaging.

Africa Market Statistics

Africa's annual food import bill is estimated to rise to $110 billion by 2025. Africa's Food and Beverages market grew from $75.63 billion in 2010 to $142.61 billion in 2019. COVID-19 recovery and market growth are expected to reach $143.99 billion in 2020 and $277.16 billion in 2030. The  IMF reports that sub-Saharan Africa has some of the continent's fastest-growing economies.

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Visitor Profile

Food Industry attendees include:

Industry CEOs, Directors, General managers, Retail category buyers, and supermarket Owner-Operators, Import/Export managers, Agents, Distributors, F&B managers, F&B procurement managers, Packaging managers, Restaurant managers, Food science technologists, Logistics managers, Chefs, Bakers, Catering managers, Government officials, and Foreign mission representatives.

Visitor Features 

  • Visit Future Foods from any Internet-connected device
  • Attend conference sessions  
  • Add Conference sessions to a private Calendar and receive email reminders
  • Watch live and past recorded sessions  
  • Present questions to conference speakers and receive real-time answers
  • Source companies by product interest
  • Request product-specific quotations
  • Video call exhibitors from the exhibitor’s virtual booth
  • Schedule video call meetings with busy or offline exhibitors
  • Electronic briefcase to collect documents from exhibitor booths
  • Add and share news and exhibitor press releases from the Media Centre to their ‘electronic briefcase’
  • Manage integrated product matchmaking to find exhibitor suppliers
  • Live chat with online exhibitors
  • Leave messages for offline exhibitors
  • Invite private network connections
  • Network selectively with exhibitors and attendees 

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Join Africa's Vibrant Food & Beverage Industries Community

Join to network, engage new customers and to share the journey towards the Future of the F&B Industries in Africa. 

Conference Objectives

Themes will be unpacked in a continuous and ongoing process and call to actors as the food & beverage industries supply chain community and civil society across African Countries to:

  • Assist exporters to better understand cross border trade
  • Elevate public discourse about the importance of food systems
  • Highlight existing solutions and celebrate leaders in food systems transformation
  • Take new actions in the face of the pandemic
  • Focus on Intra-African Trade for Economic Stimulation
  • Promote B2B Networking across the Community

The Organizers of Future Foods appreciate that unpacking solutions for the Food & Beverage Industries cannot be addressed in 2 or 3 days.

As a result Future Foods will present an ongoing shared journey and feature industry-led professionals and stakeholders from the numerous segments that make up the F&B Industries.   


Themes and Topics

Making Food Systems More Efficient, Inclusive & Resilient 

  • Improving Income Earning Opportunities in Rural Areas to Address the Root Causes of Migration 
  • Preventing Transboundary & Emerging Agricultural and Food System Threats 
  • Addressing the Need for Coherent and Effective National & International Governance for Food & Nutrition Security 

Unpacking How Food Fraud Affects Food Producers, Manufacturers and Packaging Companies 

  • Insights into Intentional Economically Motivated Adulteration (EMA) & Highlighting Category Foods at Risk 
  •  Assessing Effective Mitigation Plans & Looking at How Supplier and Distribution Relationship may Safe Guard Your Supply Chain 
  • The Role of Compliance Bodies and How they can Support the Industry Against Food Fraud

Retailers, Restaurants and Bars at the E-Commerce Forefront Discussing PESTLE & Cross Border considerations, Digital Trends & Risks  

  • A look at How Retail is dealing with Anti-Trust Issues & How to leverage on the POPIA  
  • Online Shopping, Bitcoin and a look at How Payment Technologies Are Disrupting Traditional Retailing: Peer-to-Peer (P2P) lending using blockchain & Innovative POS solutions - a look at leading Tech Partners to the Food & Beverage Industry 
  • Unpacking Mainstream Integrated Workplace Management Systems (IWMS)

Investment, Trade and Exports, a Look at Current Opportunities 

  • How Companies can Improve their Cross Border Trading Reputation 
  • Supply Chain Interrupted, an Insurance Perspective & Which Packages Cover your Business Across Borders 
  • A look at Funding Opportunities and how the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) can Stimulate Growth into New Markets
  • Look at Localization vs Globalization, a Discussion about the Rise of Local Brands and how Consumers are Buying Local 

 Please Stay Tuned for Ongoing Programs and Speaker Updates

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