Indutec 2017

AFRICA'S LEADING INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY AND SUPPLY EXPO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Agenda


Africa's Big Seven presents a new feature this year - the Food Forum conference. Aimed at the buyers and decision makers from the food & beverage industry, the conference will cover the hottest topics, trends, challenges and opportunities.

The three-day programme will offer lively discussions and debates across a range of subjects and provide insight into the industry developments delivered by the most recognised industry gurus.

Taking place during the AB7 exhibition on 19, 20 and 21 June at the Gallagher Convention Center, the Food Forum will feature the following agenda:
 

Day 1, Sunday 19 June 2016

 
 
10:00
 
Registration and exhibition view
 
 
 
10:30
 
Keynote address
Reginald Pholo, Director: Investment and Trade Promotion, City of Johannesburg
 
 
 
11:15
 
Food legislation
Dr. Papiso Tshabalala, Food Safety Specialist, Consumer Goods Council of South Africa
 
 
 
12:00
 
Overview of the halaal industry
  • What does halaal mean?
  • Why is it important?
Moulana Navlakhi, Director, South African National Halaal Authority
 
 
 
12:45
 
Lunch and exhibition view
 
 
 
13:15
 
Halaal and genetics
Moulana Abdul Wookay, CEO, National Independent Halaal Trust
 
 
 
14:00
 
The future of the halaal industry
Ebrahim Patel, President, Minara Chamber of Commerce
 
 
 
14:45
 
Panel discussion
 
 
 
15:15
 
Exhibition view
 
 
 

Day 2, Monday 20 June 2016

 
 
10:00
 
Exhibition view
 
 
 
10:30
 
Overview of the hospitality industry
Pietro Calicchio, Leader, Hospitality and Gambling Industry, PwC
 
 
 
11:15
 
The opportunities and challenges facing food and beverage students
Lesley Schie, Lecturer, Department of Hospitality Management, School of Tourism and Hospitality, University of Johannesburg
 
 
 
12:00
 
Food passion
  • How to start a successful restaurant
  • How to improve profitability in an existing restaurant
Wendy Alberts, CEO, Restaurant Association of South Africa
 
 
 
12:45
 
Lunch and exhibition view
 
 
 
13:15
 
The effect of drought: 2015/16 was one of the most severe on record:
  • What was the effect on agriculture?
Dr Mandala Buthelezi, Deputy President, National African Farmers Union
 
 
 
14:00
 
What drought precautions can be used in the future?
Phillip Usiba, Deputy President, Foundation of African Business and Consumer Services
 
 
 
14:45
 
Economic challenges for primary producers supplying the food chain
Wessel Lemmer, Senior Economist: AgriBusiness, ABSA
 
 
 
15:30
 
Panel discussion
 
 
 
15:45
 
Exhibition view
 
 
 

Day 3, Tuesday 21 June 2016

 
 
10:00
 
Exhibition view
 
 
 
10:30
 
Exploring the food labelling minefield in South Africa
  • Outline of the current legislation
  • Outline on future legislation
  • Guidance on obtaining SABS approval for foodstuffs
Karen Kitchen, Trade Mark Director, KISCH IP, Patent, Trade Mark & Copyright Attorneys
 
 
 
10:45
 
Consumer insights on the labelling of food products
Prof Daleen van der Merwe, Associate Professor and Research Coordinator: Consumer Sciences, North-West University
 
 
 
11:30
 
Quality checks on tasting beverage products
Aruna Singh, Global Sensory Manager for Africa, FlavorActiV
 
 
 
12:45
 
Lunch and exhibition view
 
 
 
13:15
 
Food to support tourism growth with halaal tourism being a key pillar
Akash Singh, Chief Executive Officer, Sigma International
 
 
 
14:00
 
Halaal as an implementation strategy to achieve economic growth:
  • The South African case study
Nazeem Sterras, Chief Executive Officer, Western Cape Fine Food Initiative
 
 
 
14:45
 
Panel discussion
 
 
 
15:15
 
Exhibition view
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
AkashSingh
Akash Singh
Chief Executive Officer
Sigma International

 
ArunaSingh
Aruna Singh
Global Sensory Manager for Africa
FlavorActiV

 
DaleenVMerwe
Prof Daleen van der Merwe
Associate Professor & Research Coordinator
Consumer Sciences, North-West University

 
EbrahimPatel
Ebrahim Patel
President
Minara Chamber of Commerce


 
KarenKitchen
Karen Kitchen
Trade Mark Director, KISCH IP
Patent, Trade Mark & Copyright Attorneys


 
PietroC
Pietro Calicchio
Leader, PwC
Hospitality & Gambling Industry


 
VenetaE
Veneta Eftychis
Senior Manager, PwC
Hospitality & Gambling Industry


 
WesselL
Wessel Lemmer
Senior Economist, ABSA
AgriBusiness


 
WesselL
Lesley Schie
Lecturer, Department of Hospitality Management
School of Tourism & Hospitality, University of Johannesburg


 
 
 
 
 

Standard delegate fee: R2,500 per person per day or R7,000 for a 3 day booking per person