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Africa’s Big 7 is the continent’s most important annual meeting place for the food and drink industry, where buyers and distributors from across this diverse and booming market come to source products from farm to fork including ingredients, specialty and finished products together with processing, packaging and logistics solutions.

Africa’s Big 7 has been running since 2001 and is the markets longest established and most trusted show.  We connect thousands of pan-African visitors with local and international suppliers.

VISITORS TO THE EVENT TRADITIONALLY COME FROM:

Distributors / agents
Hotels / lodges
Caterers
Food service

Food manufacturers
Importers / exporters
Independent retailers
Restaurants & cafes

Supermarkets
Wholesalers
Bars / pubs / clubs
Bakeries / butchers / grocers

MAJOR BRAND BUYERS AND DECISION MAKERS FROM LEADING BRANDS ATTEND AFRICA’S BIG 7

 IMPORTERS, AGENTS, DISTRIBUTORS

Lusitania | M&L | Natela | Patleys | Rialto | Rieses Food Imports | Tacoma Foods

FOOD RETAILERS
SUPERMARKETS, CONVENIENCE STORES, FORECOURT STORES, SPAZA SHOPS

AVI Ltd | Cambridge Food | Checkers | Express | Family | Hungry Lion | Hyper | Jumbo Cash & Carry | Kwikspar | Liquor | Liquor Shop | Makro | Megasave | Mini Market | Minimark | OK Foods | OK Grocer | Pick ‘n Pay Supermarket | Rhino Cash & Carry | Shoprite | Spar | Superspar | The Fruitspot | Woolworths Food

HOTELS, BUSH LODGES, GUESTHOUSES

City Lodge Group | Days Inn | Hilton | Legacy Hotels and Resorts | Mercure Accord | Protea Group | Sheraton Group| Sun International Group | Three Cities | Tsogo Sun

FOOD & DRINK PRODUCT MANUFACTURERS

Clover SA | First SA Foods | Food Corp | Kellogg’s SA | Nestle | Parmalat SA | Pioneer Foods | Premier Foods | Rainbow | South African Breweries | Tiger Brands

RESTAURANTS AND COFFEE SHOPS

Baltimore | Bimbo’s | Black Steer | Brazilian Café | Debonairs Pizza | Fishaways | House of Coffees | John Dory’s Fish and Grill | KEG| KFC | Maxi’s | McDonald’s | McGinty’s | Mugg & Bean | Pannarotis Pizza | Saddles | Scooters Pizza | Spur Steak Ranch | St Elmo’s | Steers | Tashas | The Fish & Chip Co | TruFruit | Wimpy

FOODSERVICE AND CATERING SERVICES

Bosana | Fedics | Feedem Pitseng | KKS | Royal Mnandi | Royal Sechaba

YOU CAN DISCOVER THOUSANDS OF NEW PRODUCTS

BEVERAGES

Wine
Beer
Spirits
Health drinks
Energy drinks
Soft drinks
Fruit juices
Tea and coffee

Food

Bakery products
Commodity ingredients
Canned food
Dried food
Cereals
Grains
Flours
Fish and seafood
Frozen and chilled products

Fruit and vegetables
Meat and poultry (inc. Halal)
Milk and dairy products
Oils and fats
Sauces and condiments
Snacks
Desserts
Specialty foods
Sweets and confectionary

TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS

IT and software solutions
Kitchen equipment
Packaging machinery
Packaging materials
Processing machinery and equipment
Refrigeration and air-con for preservation
Retail technology
Storage and warehousing
Transport / logistics /cold-chain

2017 show highlights

2018 FEATURES

Africa’s Big 7 has live features designed to inspire new thinking and innovation in the sector
INTER HOTEL CULINARY CUP

INTER HOTEL CULINARY CUP

The Inter Hotel Culinary Cup is an exciting new global event taking place in Africa for the very first time.

Working with our global chef partners to present  this new and very challenging competition, this event will really test our teams which come from leading hotels across Africa. Visitors will be able to watch the whole event across the full three days of the show and see the cup presentation on day three.

This is your chance to see leading chefs and staff as they create exciting new dishes using local produce and a variety of techniques.

SWEET STREET

SWEET STREET

With a special focus on bakery, confectionery and snacks and with some interesting demonstrations and tasting – you really will not want to miss this exciting new area of AB7.  Look out for the latest trends and suppliers to help you attract and retain customers.

LIQUID AFRICA

LIQUID AFRICA

A dedicated zone for wines, spirits, cocktails, beers and non-alcoholic beverages. From the latest local creations to the newest international trends with plenty of tasting opportunities.  For any bar managers wanting to keep up to date with trends and suppliers – this is for you.

2018 FREE TRAINING TO DEVELOP SKILLS

FREE BARISTA AND MIXOLOGY TRAINING

FREE BARISTA AND MIXOLOGY TRAINING

Barista and Mixology Training offers FREE-TO-ATTEND barista and mixology training throughout the full three days of the show. Visitors can develop their skills and knowledge in two of the hottest beverage trends; coffee and liquor. 

FARMER SKILLS TRAINING

FARMER SKILLS TRAINING

 A series of FREE-TO-ATTEND skills training sessions designed for smallholder / urban farmers from Johannesburg and Gauteng Province. Experienced trainers conduct interactive sessions across a range of different competencies and techniques to help  improve the productivity, efficiency and profitability.

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WHERE AND WHEN

Exhibition Venue

GALLAGHER CONVENTION CENTRE

19 Richard Drive, Midrand,
Johannesburg, 1685

Gallagher Convention Centre is one of Africa’s largest conference and exhibition venues. Located in Midrand, between Pretoria and Johannesburg, Gallagher is conveniently positioned in the business hub of Gauteng and is the ideal location.

PARKING

Security monitored parking is available in an open air opposite the venue as well as behind Hall 5.
The cost per day is R20.

DATES

Sunday 24 JUNE 2018
Monday 25 JUNE 2018
Tuesday 26 JUNE 2018

10:00 – 17:00
10:00 – 17:00
10:00 – 16:00

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