IFPA Southern Africa Convention takes the measure of contemporary produce in post-election South Africa

The large occasion within the contemporary producer annual calendar is quick approaching: the annual Southern Africa Convention organized by the Worldwide Contemporary Produce Affiliation (IFPA) the place everybody up and down the contemporary produce worth chain meets up.

Other than networking with friends and potential collaborators, the convention on 6 August 2024 in Cape City additionally provides attendees direct entry to trade leaders and analysts.

Transnet’s CEO, Advocate Michelle Phillips, shall be there in particular person to debate the sea-change within the state-run port authority’s place on privatization: beforehand an anathema to authorities, the managing of Durban Pier 2 was privatized and the contemporary produce trade is eager to listen to when administration of Cape City’s port terminals shall be equally outsourced.

“She may be very amenable to speak to our viewers, and since she’s on the coalface, we look ahead to listening to first-hand from her,” says Jane Strijdom, IFPA Southern Africa’s nation supervisor (proper). “Individuals are talking extremely of what Advocate Phillips has managed to realize since being appointed as CEO, so this shall be a spotlight on our programme.”

“Everybody ought to be taught one thing on the IFPA Southern Africa Convention”
One other spotlight would be the exploration of South Africa’s post-election geopolitical terrain, led by political analyst Dr Frans Cronjé. “We have by no means had a authorities of nationwide unity earlier than,” Strijdom remarks, “and Dr Cronjé will speak to us concerning the challenges and alternatives forward. He appears to have been fairly spot-on along with his predictions within the run-up to the election, so will probably be attention-grabbing to listen to his insights.”

A hearth chat will observe his presentation, throughout which delegates can share their ideas and along with him additional unpack latest shifts to the political panorama undergirding agriculture, the economic system and due to this fact the contemporary produce commerce.

An unparallelled probability to fulfill anybody within the contemporary produce worth chain presents itself on the annual IFPA Southern Africa Convention

“That is what IFPA is about: we provide our members networking and training alternatives. Our members come from a broad vary, proper throughout the availability chain, and with our annual convention programme, we intention to handle topics that shall be significant and useful to all of them. Everybody ought to be taught one thing once they attend the IFPA convention,” she says.

In a streamlined format, the convention opens the night time earlier than with a welcome reception on the commerce ground from 5pm to 7pm, open to members and non-members alike.

Girls’s Contemporary Views Breakfast included in fundamental registration
Wednesday morning begins with the Girls’s Contemporary Views Breakfast with a profession strategist, Licia Dewing. Beforehand at a further value, the Girls’s Contemporary Views Breakfast is that this 12 months included within the fundamental registration value.

One other change isn’t so new: as in 2022, exhibitors shall be arrayed all through the open reception space of the Century Metropolis Convention Centre to extend their contact with members and max out the networking potential for which the convention is thought.

For extra info:
Jennifer Sales space
Worldwide Contemporary Produce Affiliation
Electronic mail: [email protected]

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