Food and Beverage Trade Shows

A Hot Tip about Food , Beverages and Tobacco in South Africa

Posted on: 27 Dec 2012

USDA/FAS Pretoria is pleased to inform U.S. exporters of potential export opportunities and related upcoming trade events in South Africa;

THIS REPORT CONTAINS ASSESSMENTS OF COMMODITY AND TRADE ISSUES MADE BY USDA STAFF AND NOT NECESSARILY STATEMENTS OF OFFICIAL U.S. GOVERNMENT POLICY Voluntary Public - Date: 12/13/2012 GAIN Report Number: South Africa - Republic of Post: Pretoria Food and Beverage Trade Shows Report Categories: Promotion Opportunities Approved By: Nicolas Rubio Prepared By: Margaret Ntloedibe Report Highlights: To continue the efforts to increase U.S. agricultural exports to the region, USDA/FAS Pretoria is pleased to inform U.S. exporters of potential export opportunities and related upcoming trade events in South Africa; including the International Food & Drink Event (IFEA) 2013, which will take place in South Africa for the first time ever. SECTION 1: DISCLAIMER DISCLAIMER: “The promotional activities listed are provided for informational purposes only. No endorsement should be implied unless specifically stated. Terms and conditions of participation are the responsibility of the activity organizer. Please contact the organizer directly for further information as dates are subject to change”. Promotional activities listed are provided for consideration, with the purpose to inform U.S. exporters in the food and beverage sectors of potential export opportunities and related upcoming trade events in South Africa. For more information on doing business in South Africa, and to see which high value products present important opportunities for U.S. exporters, visit USDA/FAS website at www.fas.usda.gov for more reports including the South African Exporter Guide prepared by this office. SECTION 2: FAS WASHINGTON ENDORSED TRADE SHOWS Dates Event Location Organizers Contacts SOUTH AFRICA September Africa’s International Food Sandton Worldwide 18-20, & Drink Event (IFEA) 2013 International 2013 Convention Christopher McCuin IFEA will to bring together Center, Business Development both South Africans and Sandton, Director International buyer groups to Johannesburg Fresh RM and Montgomery South Africa for the first time, Africa and provide a collective Tel : + 020 7886 3016 platform to experience the Fax : +020 7886 3091 very best food and drink Email : available from across the Chris.McCuin@freshrm.co.uk globe. The event intends to showcase world’s leading and Africa food and drink brands, as well as numerous local Ross Cullingworth producers to meet retail and Montgomery Africa Pty Ltd foodservice buyers, Tel: +27 11 835 1565 importers, distributors and Email: wholesalers from across the rossc@montgomeryafrica.com continent. SECTION 3: TRADE SHOWS IN SOUTH AFRICA RECOMMENDED BY POST Dates Event Location Organizers Contacts March 17 – Hostex Cape Town Sandton Lindy Taylor 20, 2013 2013 Convention Exhibition Manager: Specialized Center, Exhibitions HOSTEX is South Africa’s Johannesburg Tel: +27 11 835 1565 largest International Mobile: +27 82 558 5429 Hospitality and Catering Email: lindyt@specialised.com Trade Exhibition. The www.hostex.co.za expo alternates between Johannesburg and Cape Town and attracts decision makers from across the spectrum of the catering and hospitality. South Africa’s tourism and hospitality industries growth continues to offers good potential for increasing import of U.S. high value products. April 26 – South Africa (SA) Sandringham Mariana Rabie 28, 2013 Cheese Festival Stellenbosch, Agri-Expo Cape Town Tel: +27 21 975 4440 The Cheese Festival Mobile: +27 82 871 1114 brings together cheese Email: mariana@agriexpo.co.za makers and visitors to www.cheesefestival.co.za experience a wide variety the South African dairy industry has on offer. A three-day April 2012 event attracted 32,000 visitors. May 23 – Good Food and Wine Cape Town Christine Cashmore 26, 2013 International Director Good Food & Wine show Convention Gourmet Food Festival is South Africa’s finest Center Tel:+27 21 702 2280 Ext. 202 food, beverages and Fax : +27 21 702 0719 lifestyle exhibition which Mobile : +27 82 903 2159 treat gourmet and the Email : christine@gourmetsa.com sensational line-up of www.goodfoodandwineshow.co.za international top chefs and the South African top chefs. The show alternates between Cape Town, Durban, and Johannesburg. June 30 – Africa’s Big Seven 2013 Gallagher Lineke van der Brugghen July 2, (AB7) Estate, Exhibition Manager 2013 Johannesburg, Exhibition Management services – Africa’s Big Seven co- South Africa EMS located with SAITEX Tel: +27 11 783 7250 (Southern African Fax: +27 11 783 7269 International Trade Email: Exhibition) is the admin@exhibitionsafrica.com continent’s largest food www.exhibitionsafrica.com and beverage industry event. AB7 targets the retail and the agri-food industries, whereas SAITEX focus on agricultural machinery and equipments. According to the show organizers the 2012 show attracted almost 9,000 visitors from more 53 countries. 52% of visitors were owners, MDs or Directors of companies who could authorize a purchase. Visitors consisted of manufacturers (31%), distributors/agent (22%), Importers (19%), hospitality/food service reps (15%), wholesalers (13%), retail chains & retail independent (7% each), and convenience stores (3%). August 8 - Good Food and Wine Durban Christine Cashmore, Director 11, 2013 Show International Gourmet Food Festival Convention Tel : +27 21 702 2280 Ext. 202 Good Food & Wine show Center Fax : +27 21 702 0719 is South Africa’s finest Mobile : +27 82 903 2159 food, beverages and Email : christine@gourmetsa.com lifestyle exhibition which www.goodfoodandwineshow.co.za treat gourmet and the sensational line-up of international top chefs and the South African top chefs. The show alternates between Cape Town, Durban, and Johannesburg. September Good Food and Wine The Coca Cola Christine Cashmore, Director 21 – 24, Show Dome Gourmet Food Festival 2013 Northriding, Tel : +27 21 702 2280 ext. 202 Good Food & Wine show Johannesburg Fax : 27 21 702 0719 is South Africa’s finest Mobile +27 82 903 2159 food, beverages and Email : christine@gourmetsa.com lifestyle exhibition which www.goodfoodandwineshow.co.za treat gourmet and the sensational line-up of international top chefs and the South African top chefs. The show alternates between Cape Town, Durban, and Johannesburg. September All Fresh Conference Venue TBD Carien Taute 2013 and Expo 2013 Buzz Communications TBD Camp Discovery The All Fresh is the Mobile : +27 83 630 3607 number one national Fax : +27 86 626 7028 summit event of suppliers Email : carient@buzztzn.co.za and producers of fresh www.allfresh.co.za produce in Sub Saharan Africa. SECTION 3: POST CONTACT INFORMATION Should you have any questions or comments regarding this report or need further assistance, please contact AgPretoria at the following: Foreign Agricultural Service U.S. Embassy Pretoria, South Africa Washington, D.C., 20521 – 9300 Tel: +27 0 12 431 4057 Fax: +27 0 12 342 2264 Email: agpretoria@fas.usda.gov For more information on exporting U.S. agricultural products to other countries, please visit the Foreign Agricultural Service’s website at: http://www.fas.usda.gov
Posted: 27 December 2012

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