KENYA – The highly anticipated third edition of the Africa Food Safety Summit, recognized as Africa’s premier conference and exhibition on Food Safety, Quality, and Food Systems, is set to commence from June 15th to 17th at the esteemed Sarit Expo Centre in Kenya.

This influential event aims to shed light on the opportunities, challenges, and market trends within Africa’s food safety, quality, and food systems landscape. Attendees from more than 60 countries across Africa and the world are expected to participate, both virtually and in person.

The summit will provide a platform for attendees to discover the latest ideas, appropriate solutions, and cutting-edge technologies that will enhance Africa’s capacity to provide safe food to its growing population. Moreover, the event will enable the region to foster better trade within itself and with regional and international markets.

Virtual workshop and comprehensive conference

The summit’s agenda includes a one-day virtual workshop on June 8, 2023, featuring technical presentations from sponsors and exhibitors who have registered for the event. Following this, the main conference and exhibition will span three days, running concurrently with the AFMASS Food Expo hence providing an extensive platform for businesses to connect, share knowledge, and explore new market opportunities.

The AFMASS Food Expo, now in its 10th edition, has emerged as the foremost platform to explore the latest investment opportunities, market trends, and new technologies in Eastern Africa’s food industry.

Incorporating Africa LabTech Expo

This year’s summit introduces the Africa LabTech Expo, a concurrent exhibition showcasing leading manufacturers and distributors of laboratory equipment, testing services, hygiene and sanitation products, and other related technologies. This addition provides a unique opportunity for Africa’s food and agricultural sector players, government agencies, NGO organizations, retailers, academic institutions, and research bodies to witness the latest innovations in lab technology.

Distinguished Sponsors and Partners

The Africa Food Safety Summit continues to attract top-tier Sponsors, including the African Development Bank (AfDB), a multilateral development finance institution headquartered in Côte d’Ivoire, and Irish multinational company Kerry, who have joined as Chief Sponsors for the second consecutive time. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has also come on board as a session Sponsor.

Notably, government agencies such as the Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS), National Biosafety Authority (NBA), Ministry of Agriculture Livestock Fisheries and Cooperatives, and Ministry of Health have partnered with the summit. Academic institutions like the University of Nairobi (UoN), Jomo Kenyatta University (JKUAT), Egerton University, Dedan Kimathi University (DKUT), and others will also actively participate.

Insightful speaker lineup

The summit features an impressive lineup of speakers comprising industry veterans, researchers, and academicians from Africa and beyond. These experts will delve into various critical topics, including the Impact of Regulatory Frameworks on Food Safety, pan-African and International Trade; Emerging Food Safety Concerns, Food Fortification; Innovation and Technology, Leadership and Communication Surrounding Food Safety; and the Laboratory of The Future.

Distinguished speakers include Campbell Mitchell, Food Safety & Quality Assurance Consultant; Dr. Roy Mugiira, CEO of the National Biosafety Authority; Professor Catherine Kunyanga, Associate Professor and Associate Dean at the University of Nairobi; Dr. Victor Yamo, Humane and Sustainable Agriculture Campaign Manager at World Animal Protection; Professor Ruth Oniang’o, Editor-in-Chief and Founder of the African Journal of Food, Agriculture, Nutrition and Development (AJFAND); Andrew Edewa, Director of Standards and SPS Measures at TradeMark Africa; Dr. Mukani Moyo, Postdoctoral Researcher at the International Potato Center (CIP); and Prof. Hamadi Boga, Microbiologist & Former Permanent Secretary at the Department of Agriculture, among others.

The highly anticipated third edition of the Africa Food Safety Summit, recognized as Africa’s premier conference and exhibition on Food Safety, Quality, and Food Systems, is set to commence from June 15th to 17th at the esteemed Sarit Expo Centre in Kenya.


Opportunities for Suppliers

The summit offers an ideal platform for local, regional, and international suppliers to showcase their products and services. From state-of-the-art processing and testing equipment to chemicals, reagents, supply chain solutions, consultancy services, and training resources, the event encompasses the A-Z of food safety and nutrition in one location. Renowned industry powerhouses such as Neogen, Sorella, F&S, ESTEC, Nesvax, Sanku, and World Animal Protection will be among the prominent exhibitors.

Organized by FW Africa, the publishers of leading magazines and organizers of successful events within Africa’s food industry, the Africa Food Safety Summit is dedicated to advancing food safety and quality across the continent.

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