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Future Foods opens as B2B networking event for African F&B professionals

22/03/2022 – Event / Future Foods / Networking / Africa / Virtual / Exhibition / Conference

Future Foods opens as B2B networking event for African F&B professionals

The Future Foods virtual exhibition opened to the trade on 9th March 2022, with The Future Food Conference – the first in a series – set to take place on 23 March 2022, bringing together thousands of professionals engaged in the F&B sector across the African continent.

The event is a free-to-attend virtual exhibition for professionals within and suppliers to the food & beverage industries across Africa. In addition to the chance to meet companies and industry professionals in the virtual environment, attendees benefit from this live stream conference featuring speakers talking about the challenges faced by food and beverage professionals and entrepreneurs in Africa today.

Connect with leading F&B industry businesses and innovators

The Future Foods event includes exhibits from leading industry businesses and innovators, giving attendees a chance to connect with them via chat, video call and offline messaging. Completely free to attend, Future Foods is an event for importers, F&B managers, retail category buyers, owner-operators, agents, and distributors from across Africa’s diverse and booming market.

Running in tandem with the exhibition, the conference includes several key speakers, and gives attendees the ability to add conference sessions to private calendars, receive email reminders, watch live or on demand to suit any schedule and so much more.

Future challenges, opportunities and technologies

As import costs for food in Africa are expected to hit $110 billion by 2025, self-sustainability is an essential strategy for Africa’s economic and humanitarian prosperity moving forward. Technology-led food development is crucial in this goal, and through Future Foods attendees will be able to hear from industry experts about a range of topics including Novel Foods challenges and other opportunities for the industries and African entrepreneurs moving forward.

This includes input from entrepreneurs who are looking to transform the food industry, like Siviwe Ngcingwana, Founder of Signet Seal Group, who said: “If the global community is serious about food security and eradicating hunger the world over, then this is where we ought to be having this exact conversation – around Africans, with Africans. There is no future foods conversation without Africa; not only as participants but with Africans leading this conversation and as its champion.”

As Stephen Oehley, Xtendevent CEO and co-organiser of Future Foods, noted: “The United Nations has initiated the UN Food Systems Dialogue that addresses food sustainability and many other related themes. This has resulted in developing international conversations. We will strive to support this monumental initiative, in a humble way, where we plan to continue to introduce exhibitors and their solutions and facilitate ongoing conference programs that present new speakers and topics that reflect African communities and interests.”

The Conference commences on Wednesday 23rd March at 09:00 Central Africa Time (07:00 GMT). You can find more information, book your free event ticket, find details of speakers, and more at:

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