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21/09/2020 – News / Event / Virtual / Digital / Hospitality / Innovations / Africa

e-Food & Hospitality Next Africa Summit is connecting thousands of the continent’s professionals this month


As the industry struggles to showcase its latest innovations, insights, services and opportunities due to the current global restrictions on live events and travel, dmg events has responded with the launch of Africa’s first digital summit for the industry.

Running throughout this month until 30th September, the ‘e-Food & Hospitality Next Africa Summit’ delivers the best-curated content, learning and information for Africa’s food, beverage and hospitality industries.


“The extraordinary events of 2020 and the still uncertain path of the pandemic have made it almost impossible to predict what the future holds for food and beverage on the African continent. What we do know is that a refresh is brewing enabled by technology, localisation and the fresh ideas of African entrepreneurs in survival mode. There’s no better time for the coming together of industry, government and thought leaders to chart this refresh. Make sure to have a seat at the table,” said Lara Maré, Managing Director and Co-Founder at Rush Natural Nutrition, and a speaker at the ongoing Summit. 


Leading Africa’s food and hospitality sectors to new heights


The theme for the 2020 digital event is ‘Leading Food and Hospitality in Africa to New Heights’ and will feature over 60 speakers, 10 start-ups and various product demos. 


This unique digital initiative includes a variety of live-stream webinars where senior stakeholders from global brands, investors, start-ups, government and academics collaborate, transform, share visions and do business. The sessions are grouped into categories including case studies, training, product demos, sustainability, food innovation, agriculture, retail, investment and access to market allowing attendees will be able to create a schedule tailored to their requirements and interests


“We have engaged with our key stakeholders and the larger African food and hospitality communities, all of whom wish to ‘stay connected’,” noted Fran Smook, Content Director at dmg events. “Staying connected helps assess the changes in our world and people – operationally and financially. It is crucial to rebuilding confidence around the global food, beverage and hospitality community in order to adapt to a new mindset, build resilience and define the path to recovery through the lens of a ‘new normal’ world.


The time is NOW to continue the conversation


“The time is now, to continue the conversation by making those critical connections to build understanding, relationships, unity and feasible ways to support one another for a brighter tomorrow,” added Ms. Smook.


The e-Food & Hospitality Next Africa Summit is free to attend and is sponsored by Kerry Ingredients, Kerry Health and Nutrition Institute, and Solidaridad Network – and supported by the South Africa National Halaal Association (SANHA), Simodisa Start-up, South African Association of the Flavour & Fragrance Industry (SAAFFI), Euromonitor International and ProVeg South Africa.



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