Food industry players and farmers will from next week attend the first-ever virtual edition of the Africa Food Show.
The event will bring together industry players, family-owned farms and multi-national power brands as both exhibitors and visitors for a three-day discussion of partnerships and agreements.
And from the comfort of one’s home or wherever one is using one’s phone, laptop or tablet, one will be able to experience the continent’s premier global food trade event aimed at creating an ideal platform for global food and beverage suppliers, who are keen on increasing their footprint in Africa by covering the entire value chain from farm to fridge.
The food show will also create an opportunity for companies to explore new territories and multiply their export potential. It will strive to drive thought leadership through its dedicated virtual conferences, live keynote presentations, moderated panel discussions and exclusive webinars.
Visitors will also have a chance to discuss business opportunities with over 150 exhibitors from 14 countries. Just like the physical event where you get to sample from stall to stall, the virtual event will showcase various technologies on different sectors in agriculture, including poultry farming, aquaculture, livestock farming, floriculture, organic farming and production, greenhouse technology and post-harvest treatment.
It will also focus on the links between harnessing digital strategies and the Covid-19 pandemic, and a recognition of ongoing debates around free trade.
Buoyed by the formation of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCTA), the virtual food show comes at the opportune time when member states are angling to increase their foreign direct investments.
How to take part
To take part in the AFS virtual exhibition, farmers and industry should
Africa Food Show, which is part of the Global Trade Week Virtual exhibitions, comes at a time when majority of businesses across the globe are reeling from the debilitating effects of the Covid-19 pandemic that has prompted many to relook at strategies to reinvent themselves and remain afloat amid massive job cuts.
The virtual exhibition is organised by MIE Group, an organisation that boasts an unprecedented Global B2B Platform, which focuses on Foreign Direct Investment within Africa, the Middle East and Global Markets. The MIE Group has a local subsidiary called Global Exhibitions Inc.