P51530 9th Annual Africa Sugar
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9th Annual Africa Sugar

9 – 11 April 2019, Mövenpick Hotel & Residences Nairobi, Kenya

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IBC’s 9th Africa Sugar is back, bigger and better. Having demonstrated quality in content and business partnerships, this is by far the leading event for the region.

With a high level organizing committee providing input to reshape the agenda, 2019 will see new and innovative subject matter impacting the industry today. Focusing on finding new markets for sugar, creating new revenue streams, trade, innovation and digitalisation in production, and best practices in various sustainability impact areas, the conference will bring a tailored approach to what’s best for the African region.

New in 2019

  • Trade, import regimes and negotiations
  • Implementation of trade agreements
  • Strategies to manage the short term low prices and bearish outlook
  • Export market dynamics
  • Sugar price outlook
  • Creating new markets for sugar and by products
  • Digitalisation technologies being adopted in the sugar processing industry
  • Cane pricing and best practice in various models
  • Regional market updates on trade and production efficiencies
  • Water management
  • Attracting investors
  • Financing, funding and policy for smallholder outgrower schemes
  • Improving efficiencies and sustainability in outgrowers production
  • Spotlight on sustainable ethanol production using sugarcane

Download the brochure to obtain the full agenda and find out who are speaking!

Site Tour

9 April 2019, Tuesday
Hosted by Agriculture and Food Authority (AFA) of Kenya; tour to local Tea, Coffee and Horticulture farms to showcase sustainability and technology initiatives.

Gala Dinner

10 April 2019, Wednesday, from 6.30pm
Africa sugar industry’s most anticipated Gala dinner is confirmed! It will take place on 10 April 2019 Wednesday from 6.30 pm. Innumerable networking opportunities are available and this is the one event not to be missed. Registrations are open for conference participants only, so book your ticket NOW.


Partnership and Profile Building Opportunities are Now Available!
Contact us today to find out how you can position your company as a market leader at this event, and to explore the range of branding and marketing opportunities available.

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Gessner Industries: Sugar Cane Equipment >>


Peter De Klerk

Senior Economist, International Sugar Organization

Anthony Muriithi

Interim Director General, AFA, Kenya

John Mukuka

Head of the Alliance for Commodity Trade in Eastern and Southern Africa, COMESA

Andre Lubbe

Group Commercial Director, ILLOVO SUGAR AFRICA (PTY) LTD

Chimimba David Phiri

FAO Subregional Coordinator for Eastern Africa, Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO), Ethiopia

Nuredin Mohammed

Senior Director, South Regional Office, Ethiopian Agricultural Transformation Agency (ATA), Ethiopia

Solomon Odera

Interim Head – Sugar Directorate, Agriculture and Food Authority (AFA) Kenya

Ana Carolina Ferraz

Global Sugar Senior Analyst, Alvean, Switzerland

Paul Hamilton

Senior Associate, Commodities Trading, ASR Group, United Kingdom

Doug Aarvold

Associate Director, Czarnikow Group, UK

Nick Jackson

Managing Director, The Royal Swaziland Sugar

Lusubilo Chakaniza

Chief Executive Officer, ETHANOL COMPANY LIMITED, Malawi

Christopher Guta

CEO, PressCane Limited, Malawi

Makarand Joshi

Head, Business Development – Africa & Middle East, Praj Industries Ltd

Phil Mnisi

Chief Executive Officer, Eswatini Sugar Association, Swaziland

Michael Hinge

Senior Research Economist, LMC International, United Kingdom

Hassan Erwa

Sales and Marketing Corporate Director, Kenana Sugar Company Ltd, Sudan

Lior Peleg

Head of Strategic Solutions & Product Marketing, Netafim

Vanessa Adams

Vice President, Country Support, Delivery, Partnership for Inclusive Agricultural Transformation in Africa COP, Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA), Kenya

Morgan Muleya

Irrigation Manager, DAA, Tongaat Hulett, Mozambique

Ahmet Yenişehirli

Business Manager, New Holland Agriculture East Africa

Ole Paulussen

Sales Director System Sales, Bag Solutions, Packaging Paper, BillerudKorsnäs, Germany

Krishnan Subramanian

Area Sales Manager, Bosch Packaging Technology

Vivek Kodilkar

Regional Manager, VAPCO ENGINEERS PVT. LTD, India

Samson Wolkeba Hunde

Corporate Planning Head, Ethiopian Sugar Corporation, Ethiopia

Mwine Jim Kaberho

Director, Madhvani Group, Chairman, Uganda Sugar Manufactures Association (USMA)

Gerard Chasteau de Balyon

Chief Executive Officer, Kwale International Sugar Company, Kenya

Victor Mugo

Country Coordinator, Climate Smart Agriculture Youth Network (CSAYN), International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT)

Joab Osumba


Christine Lamanna

Associate Scientist, World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF)

Hannah Kamau

Consultant, World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF)

George Kuria

CEO, ACRE Africa

Veerle Haagh

Regional Representative, Financial Access

when & where

09 - 11 Apr 2019

Mövenpick Hotel & Residences Nairobi
Mkungu Close, Westlands
49719  Nairobi, Kenya
Tel: +254 709 548000
Email: hotel.nairobi@movenpick.com
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Speaking Opportunities
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Sponsorship Opportunities
Jonathan Kiang
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Media & Association Partnership Opportunities
Tham Ruohyi
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