Connecting members with members throughout Southern Africa and export markets across the globe

IFPA Southern Africa Convention 2024

The Worldwide Recent Produce Affiliation’s Southern Africa Convention will happen from 5 to six August 2024 on the Century Metropolis Convention Centre in Cape City.

Wilene Burger of WBFresh, Jane Strijdom of IFPA and Marcello Bubalo of RSA eventually yr’s convention.

This yr’s Southern Africa Convention is designed for delegates to not solely hear from visitor audio system and trade leaders in regards to the top-of-mind points impacting your backside line and future development, but additionally to spark dialogue amongst contributors, share insights with each other and with IFPA in order that we will serve and assist the trade.

The programme will function subjects which might be of the best significance to companies throughout the contemporary produce provide chain:

State of the Business. Hear from IFPA’s Chief Membership Officer, Miriam Wolk, on the state of the trade and what it means to the contemporary produce trade in Southern Africa.

  • Geopolitical Points. It’s no secret that the world is unstable proper now. This session will provide a complete overview of the geopolitical panorama following elections in South Africa and key commerce companion nations world wide, and the implications for the contemporary produce trade.
  • Port Privatisation. Dive into the ramifications of port privatisation and its results on export processes, efficiencies, and the trade’s competitiveness on the worldwide stage.
  • Market Dynamics. A distinguished panel of main retailers and importers from key Southern Africa export markets will share insights on shopper traits and provide chains, the influence on producers, and what you have to know to efficiently get your merchandise to market.

Our strong programme will happen over two days. The convention will kick off with a gap reception on the night of 5 August and embody our fashionable Ladies’s Recent Views Breakfast on the morning of 6 August.

Wolk says, “IFPA seeks to serve its members and supply worth 12 months a yr,” mentioned “Our annual Southern Africa Convention is a novel alternative for us, as a world, member-driven affiliation, to share world insights with the contemporary produce trade in Southern Africa, and to pay attention and be taught from them as to tips on how to finest serve their pursuits in each the home and export markets.

“We embrace the chance to welcome trade members from throughout the availability chain and have interaction them like by no means earlier than in a dialogue that may assist form our priorities for the yr forward,” mentioned Jane Strijdom, IFPA Nation Supervisor, Southern Africa. “Our programme is uniquely designed to just do that—there’s something for everybody right here, with a specific concentrate on producers who’re desperate to find out about and have interaction in dialogue about retail export markets, transportation and logistics, and the way elections right here in South Africa and our key export markets will influence our trade and member companies.”

For extra data:
Jane Strijdom
IFPA Southern Africa
[email protected]

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