AFRICA FOOD INDUSTRY EXCELLENCE AWARDS

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JOIN US IN CELEBRATING AFRICA'S FOOD INDUSTRY TRANSFORMATION

The 2021 edition of the Africa Food Industry Excellence Awards take place after a year of great challenges in the Africa’s food industry – impacted by the pandemic. Join industry leaders, investors, managers and professionals from the region at this year’s awards ceremony and Gala Dinner as we review the year and celebrate the industry’s innovations, achievements and impact on the community.

DATE: DECEMBER 3, 2021

VENUE: SARIT EXPO CENTRE, NAIROBI, KENYA

CONFIRMED PARTNERS

ABOUT THE AWARDS

The food industry in Africa is on a transformational journey. Despite the uncertainties brought by the Covid-19 pandemic, the industry has shown deep resilience and continued to invest and innovate.

The Africa Food Industry Excellence Awards have become sub-Saharan Africa’s most respected food industry Awards process and ceremony. The Awards celebrate individual and team excellence and achievements by start-ups, big corporates and multinationals operating in Africa – as the region becomes the next growth and investments frontier. 

To add more glitter into the Awards, this year’s Awards ceremony will take place within the region’s largest food industry trade show – AFMASS Food Expo.

 

WHY PARTICIPATE?

ACHIEVE

CELEBRATE

INSPIRE GEN NEXT

WHAT THE AWARDS CELEBRATE

NEW PRODUCTS & PLANTS

The Awards is Africa's largest platform that recognises and celebrates the most outstanding new food products and investments in new plants by startups, big corporates and multinationals operating in Africa

PEOPLE

The food industry in Africa is changing. The Awards celebrate high achieving investors, managers and professionals in the industry in front of and with industry players from across the region

SUSTAINABILITY INITIATIVES

As sustainability becomes mainstream, the Awards create the opportunity to recognise and celebrate some of the most outstanding renewable energy, water, waste and community projects in Africa

HOW TO PARTICIPATE

SPONSOR

Ensure your brand has prominence as you demonstrate your industry leadership at the Awards ceremony and Gala Dinner. Meet and network with industry leaders.

SPEAK

Be part of a Panel to share your knowledge, skills and experience with attendees on a subject matter close to your heart, at the discussions preceding the Gala Dinner

ATTEND

Sign up to attend the region’s most glamorous Awards ceremony and Gala Dinner. Put your best foot forward, dress to kill, as you seek new networks vital for your business and career

2021 CATEGORIES

PEOPLE

The People of the Year celebrate investors, managers and professionals
  • Young Person of the Year (below 35 years)
  • Africa Food Industry Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Africa Food Industry Leadership Award
  • Africa Food Industry StartUp Entrepreneur of the Year Award

NEW PRODUCTS

The New Products of the Year showcase most outstanding packaged food products
  • Categories - Dairy, Beverages, Milled Products, Baked Goods, Sugar & Confectionery, Tea & Coffee, Meat, Poultry & Fish; Fresh, Frozen & Ready Meals
  • New Product with Most Outstanding Use of Ingredients
  • New Product with Most Outstanding Packaging
  • New Product with Most Outstanding Nutrition Application

SUSTAINABILITY INITIATIVES

The Sustainability Initiatives of the Year celebrate projects that reduce impact on climate and make better communities
  • Renewable Energy Initiative of the Year
  • Water Management Initiative of the Year
  • Waste Management Initiative of the Year
  • Community Impact Initiative of the Year

NEW PLANTS

The New Plants of the Year showcase most outstanding greenfield or brownfield plant investments
  • New Plants of the Year - Small & Medium Enterprises
  • New Plants of the Year - Large Enterprises

PAST WINNERS