P51515 8th Annual Africa Sugar 2018
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8th Annual Africa Sugar 2018

10 – 12 April 2018, Nairobi, Kenya

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overview

The 8th Africa Sugar Outlook, the industry’s preeminent conference, is your go to event for updates on trade policy, new investment projects, regional markets and production efficiencies. With a demonstrated track record of success, and an unrivalled line up of industry leaders, innumerable networking opportunities and a gala dinner to boot, this is the one event to be at.

Conference Highlights

  • Africa’s largest sugar event with regional and global representation
  • 200+ participants representing Millers, Refiners, Traders, Government, and Industry bodies
  • New breakout sessions and market insights from top decision makers
  • Networking round tables, interactive delegate contact system and Gala dinner
  • Fireside chats / interview sessions with C level decision makers
  • Africa Leaders Dialogue

agenda

8:55 am

Pre Conference Workshop

9:00 am

  • Challenges and opportunities to increase the efficiency of sugarcane production
  • Modern approaches to increase the efficiency in sugarcane processing
  • Efficiency in sugar industry through diversification and by-products utilization

 

10:30 am

Morning Tea

11:00 am

This session is designed for delegates to learn about sustainability and the increasingly higher expectation of markets.

  • The session looks into the strategic and operation aspects from the buyers of sugar or ethanol; also  covers the requirements of banks and insurance companies
  • The workshop will give the audience the buyer’s perspective of sustainability and related expectations, while focuses on the experiences of compliance with robust standards that can help secure markets, cheaper loans and insurance rates.
  • The session will give advice to producers on how to start the sustainability journey, followed by a discussion

11:45 am

  • Understanding the smallholders’ importance that is the key to the production of cane and future expansion of the African sugarcane industry
  • Challenges of smallholder production
  • Key learning areas include
    • The importance of knowledge and organizational development;
    • The impact of climate change and need for new technologies to be used; and
    • The introduction of easy data collection systems

The session will end with the presentation of the newly established African Bonsucro Outgrowers Centre of Excellence, which will focus on improving sustainability performance amongst smallholders.

12:30 pm

Lunch and close of Workshop

8:00 am

Day 1 Main Conference Registration and Morning Coffee

9:10 am

Chairman’s Opening Remarks

Jose Orive, Executive Director, International Sugar Organization (ISO)

GLOBAL AND REGIONAL MARKETS

9:15 am

Global Sugar markets in focus

Jose Orive, Executive Director, International Sugar Organization (ISO)

9:45 am

Towards a Thriving African Sugar Community

Gavin Dalgleish, Group Managing Director ILLOVO sugar, South Africa

10:15 am

  • Measures for embracing COMESA
  • Current challenges and AFA intervention
  • Upcoming initiatives

10:45 am

Morning Networking Break

11:15 am

Africa Sugar Producers’ Roundtable: Enabling Investment and Trade in the region

Gavin Dalgleish, Group Managing Director ILLOVO sugar, South Africa

Dave Meadows, Director, Strategic Development & Business Excellence Agri Processing, Tongaat Hulett, South Africa

Kabiru Rabiu, Group Executive Director BUA Group, Nigeria

Hitham Elebaid, Business Planning Head, White Nile Sugar Company, Sudan

Elmothana Elagraa, Senior Researcher; Marketing Research and International Relations, Kenana Sugar Company Ltd, Sudan

12:00 pm

  • Current implementation status
  • Industry capacity assessment
  • Short term import plans
  • Realistic assessment of self-sufficiency target by 2023

12:30 pm

Evaluating expansion into regional markets as a growth strategy

1:00 pm

Networking Lunch

2:00 pm

  • Labour related issues explained
  • Technology update
  • Understanding cost vs ROI
  • Training requirements

Please contact jonathan.kiang@ibcasia.com.sg to express interest in speaking

NEW PROJECTS AND TECHNOLOGY

2:30 pm

  • Investment and Trading opportunity in Ethiopia
  • Production capacity of the ethanol plant
  • Export Market

2:50 pm

  • Sudan Sugar industry overview
  • Kenana an Agro-industrial conglomerate (Sustainable and Responsible)
  • History of innovation and Achievements
  • Investment opportunities and future prospects

3:20 pm

  • Explore steam turbines types in addition to back pressure which can be applied to cane sugar industry
  • Discuss what are their advantages and what pitfalls to avoid.

3:40 pm

Afternoon Networking Break

4:00 pm

  • Plantation
  • Capacity of sugar mill and refinery
  • Bioproduct and expansion

5:00 pm

  • Unlocking the refined sugar market
  • Refinery Project update
  • Production technology
  • Ensuring high-quality product

5:30 pm

End of Day One

6:30 pm

Gala Dinner

9:00 am

Day 2 Main Conference

9:05 am

Chairman’s Opening Remarks

Jose Orive, Executive Director, International Sugar Organization (ISO)

DIVERSIFICATION

9:10 am

  • African sugar industry potential and plans
  • Diversified industries in Africa: some existing models
  • Integration of diversified industry and African resources and markets
  • Kakira Expansion Projects
  • Power Co-generation

9:30 am

  • Growth in beet sugar production in a global context.
  • European price trends pre / post deregulation of EU production quotas.
  • Europe and global trade: The Implications for Africa.

10:00 am

Trading Operations and Distribution Strategy in East and Southern Africa

Nick Kwolek, East and Southern African merchandising and distribution manager, Tereos Commodities, Kenya

10:20 am

  • Role of IT in the Agro Industry
  • How Sugar Industries can leverage Information Technology and implement Global Best Practices
  • How Regulatory bodies can leverage Information Technology for effective governance
  • Amity Softwares Introduction, solutions and its foot prints in the Sugar world

10:40 am

Morning Networking Break

DEVELOPING SCENARIOS

11:15 am

  • Focus on Health: OBESITY AND DIABETES
  • produce a safe commodity if used in balance
  • raised concerns over job losses.
  • Global price

11:45 am

  • Pilot testing center: Comparing current and old cane payment scheme
  • Quality-testing machines- cost or investment?
  • Millers perspective on technical methods of production and payment

12:15 pm

Lunch

SUSTAINABILITY

1:30 pm

  • Shortage of land – a critical challenge to small holder
  • Lack of improved varieties and pests and diseases
  • Knowledge sharing and management
  • Drought, low soil fertility and other yield reducing factors,
  • High cost and poor distribution
  • Fluctuating prices – major marketing problem

2:00 pm

  • Strategies on sustainable-where they should improve
  • Europe sugar trade flow to Africa
  • Brown /White sugar price, S&D

2:30 pm

  • Overview the market flow at volumes and value) in the last 10year
  • African sugar Market outlook –prospects beyond Europe as a destination for sugar
  • Africa production deficit vs growth in consumption and trading opportunities that lie within the Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA)
  • Preservation of value in the African market vis-à-vis volatile world market prices

3:00 pm

Afternoon Networking Break

3:30 pm

CEO Panel: Africa Sugar Market Snapshot – confronting key challenges and the road ahead

Federick Kebeney, CEO, Muhoroni Sugar Co Ltd, Kenya

Jim Kabeho, Executive Director, Madhvani Group, Chairman, Uganda Sugar Man.Ass.& Chairman, E.A. Business Council., Uganda

Devesh Dukhira, Chief Executive Officer & Secretary, Mauritius Sugar Syndicate

4:15 pm

Close of Conference

pricing

Packages Price
2 Day Conference + Pre Conference WorkshopUS $2199Early Bird
2 Day ConferenceUS $1799Early Bird
Extras Price
GALA Dinner US $100

Register 3 Delegates & get 1 FREE PASS
Enter Promo code: “GROUP4-AS3D” on Group Savings for 3 Day package (on normal rate of selected package.)

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For Group Registrations of more than 4 team members, please email info@ibcasia.com.sg or call +65 6508 2477

  • Multiple Bookings Discount pricing is applicable to groups of 3 or more delegates from the same organisation registering for the same event, at the same time.
  • Fee stated is the discounted price PER DELEGATE. Only one discount applies; either the early bird rate OR group rate.
  • All fees stated include luncheons, refreshments and complete set of documentation. It does not include the cost of accommodation and travel.
  • All delegates from Singapore-based companies are required to pay an additional 7% GST (SINGAPORE EVENTS ONLY)

Message from ISO

Dear Industry colleague,

Having demonstrated its pedigree year on year, the Africa Sugar conference needs no introduction. Now into its 8th edition, the event has moved from strength to strength, and enjoys unparalleled support from the key stakeholders in the sugar chain.

The International Sugar Organization (ISO) is pleased to support this conference again, and contribute to proceedings on the day. As Conference Chairman, it is my pleasure to welcome you to this esteemed gathering.

As always, the A listers from industry have been lined up, with new subject matter, interactive debates and not to mention the networking opportunities. The organizers, IBC Asia, are this year working on a new venue for the gala dinner which promises to be a highlight in 2018.

So mark the dates and plan your travel for what is clearly an unmissable event in the Sugar Industry calendar.

I look forward to meeting you in the day.
Regards

Jose Orive
Executive Director
International Sugar Organization (ISO)

Gala Dinner

1 April 2018, Wednesday, 6.30 PM, The Carnivore Restaurant, Nairobi

The Carnivore provides a perfect local experience in both food and entertainment. Access is exclusively for conference attendees – this is your chance to refresh and recharge at the end of the first day of the conference.

Places are limited and open only to conference registrants. Finalise your plans and book now!

 

Sponsorship

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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speakers

Mulhim Eltayeb

Chairman and CEO, KEPM Projects, and Former GM of Kenana Engineering and Technical Services

Boudewijn Goossens

Regional Director, Africa & Middle East, BON SUCRO, South Africa

Ian Sherry

Founder and Executive Chairman of RMI

Jose Orive

Executive Director, International Sugar Organization (ISO)

Gavin Dalgleish

Group Managing Director ILLOVO sugar, South Africa

Solomon Odera

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

Dave Meadows

Director, Strategic Development & Business Excellence Agri Processing, Tongaat Hulett, South Africa

Kabiru Rabiu

Group Executive Director BUA Group, Nigeria

Hitham Elebaid

Business Planning Head, White Nile Sugar Company, Sudan

Elmothana Elagraa

Senior Researcher; Marketing Research and International Relations, Kenana Sugar Company Ltd, Sudan

Nassid Raffoul

Head of Sugar, Golden Sugar Company Limited, Nigeria

Bezabih Beyene

Deputy CEO, Ethiopian Sugar Corporation, Ethiopia

Ray Bowell

Sales Director, Peter Brotherhood Ltd

Senior Representative

Netafim

Dr Leonard Ndlovu

Water Resources Manager, Royals Swaziland Sugar Corporation

Ricardo Costa

Manager, Cana Consultaria, Brazil

Jim Kabeho

Executive Director, Madhvani Group, Chairman, Uganda Sugar Man.Ass.& Chairman, E.A. Business Council., Uganda

Toby Cohen

Vice president, Market Analysis, ASR Group, United Kingdom

Nick Kwolek

East and Southern African merchandising and distribution manager, Tereos Commodities, Kenya

Vishal Chopra

Head Sales & Operations – Africa, Amity Software Inc.

Suresh Naidoo

Vice Chairman, South African Sugar Association (SASA)

Joash Wamangoli

Chairman, Nzoia Sugar Company, Kenya

Dr George Mlingwa

Chairman, Tanzania Sugarcane Growers Association, Tanzania

Anthony Mikael

Commodities Trader, Louis Dreyfus Company, France

Phil Mnisi

Chief Executive, Swaziland Sugar Association

Federick Kebeney

CEO, Muhoroni Sugar Co Ltd, Kenya

Devesh Dukhira

Chief Executive Officer & Secretary, Mauritius Sugar Syndicate

when & where

10 - 12 Apr 2018

Crowne Plaza Nairobi
Kenya Road, Upperhill
P.O. Box 25574 00100 Nairobi
Kenya
Telephone: +254 20 27460000
Fax: +254 20 2746100
www.cpnairobi.com

Contact: Dennis Mwangi
Direct Line: +254 20 2746014
Email: reservations@cpnairobi.com

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