Kenya to host first regional sustainable dairy and drink innovations forum

KENYA – The dairy, soft and alcoholic beverages sectors in Sub-Saharan Africa has a new high-level event to look forward to, with the planned Africa Dairy & Drinks Innovations Summit, which is set to take place in Kenya this year.

The regional Summit, which is scheduled to take place on June 17-19, 2020 at Safari Park Hotel in Nairobi, Kenya will bring together the key decision makers in the dairy and drink sector in Africa to discover new ways towards a more sustainable, efficient and innovative industry in the Continent.

High level platform

The Summit is a high level platform for world-class education, capacity building and networking with a focus on the technical/scientific, nutrition/health, new product development and marketing aspects of the dairy, soft drinks and alcoholic beverage sectors.

At the base of all discussions, will be how sustainability, be it in sourcing of raw materials; processing and packaging technology; and utilization of resources can be mainstreamed across the industry in Africa.

Leading decision makers from big multinationals, medium scale processors and start-ups from across the processing, packaging, engineering, sustainability, QA/R&D, marketing/brand management functions of the industry are expected to attend, with registrations already received from delegates in Nigeria, Zambia, Kenya and Uganda. More registrations from across Africa are expected in the coming months.

The Summit will consist of two days of high-impact conference sessions, where the latest sustainability, market trends, investment opportunities, technology and quality management fundamentals will be discussed. On the third day, the delegates will take the opportunity to see first-hand the applications of various technologies and ideas when they shall take a tour of a number of companies near Nairobi.

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A number of leading providers of processing and filling equipment, ingredients, engineering and automation, food safety and supply chain solutions will be showcased – enabling the delegates to have first-hand networking and discovery opportunities for the latest technologies they can utilize in their own operations.

“The dairy and drink industries in Africa are some of the most vibrant, with a surge in investments and new product innovations,” explains Francis Juma, the team leader for FW Africa Conferences & Events, the organisers of the Forum.

“But, they are also the sectors where the opportunity for disruption, new investments and new ways of innovation lie.

“This Summit will bring experts and industry veterans who will dissect some of the new technologies and ideas that will propel the dairy and drink industry to meet the ever changing needs of the consumer in Africa – who are yearning for more trendy but sustainable solutions from the industry,” he adds.

During the high-level event, topics covered include raw materials handling, formulations management, processing and packaging efficiencies, sustainable utilisation of water, energy and waste, new products development and brand management, food safety, quality management, among others will be presented.

How to register

The Africa Dairy & Drink Innovations Summit will cover critical market trends and how the dairy and drink industry in Africa can take advantage of new technologies and ideas to stay ahead of the game. More information about the event and registration details can be found at www.afmass.com/dairydrink.

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