Here's what we have in store for you at this year's Fi Africa!

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Innovative ingredients & Healthy ingredients





11:00 - 11:30

 Ingredients Tech

 Beshoy Safawat

Quality and food safety Director at Smiley's food industry & Smiley's Bakery

11:30 - 12:00

Innova’s Top 10 Trends for the F&B industry

Anatolis Vozinis

Business Development manager - Innova Market Insights

12:00 - 12:45

Food Safety & Ingredients

Prof. Dr. h.c. Huub Lelieveld

 Founder of the European Hygienic Engineering and Design Group (EHEDG)

12:45 - 13:15

Lean Manufacturing in food industry

Ahmed Hussein

African Accreditation Operation Manager at HSA group

13:15 - 13:45

Understanding Functional ingredients and the functional foods consumer in Africa

Emily Ann Smith

Content and Editorial Executive at FMCG Gurus

13:45 - 14:15

Recent and Future Trends in Food Safety Management

Mohamed Mohamady

Managing director at TAKAMOL consulting

14:15 - 14:45

Food Safety cultures within Factories

 Aya Amer, Ahmed Sakr & Mohamed Wahby

Regional Quality Lead for MEA, Manager Quality and food safety - Middle East Africa & QFS leader at Mars

14:45 - 15:15

Food Safety Culture Transformation in Egypt

Soud Zaki, John C.Hughes, Dr. Mohamed Abdelfadeel & Mahmoud Basyouny 

Quality Product Development VP at Beyti, the Senior Manager, Client Support EMEA at AIB international, Director of The General Department of Factories Control at the National Food Safety Authority (NFSA) & Executive director of the Chamber of Food Industries CFI

15:15 - 15:45

High Quality Cassava Flour and other cassava products from Ghana; a new paradigm in the Global consumer market.

Prof. Charles Tortoe

Chairman of the Cassava Value Chains Strategic Committee (VCSC)

15:45 - 16:15

How the trajectory in Plant Based WILL follow a different path than Western markets

Sanjay Sethi, Stephen Macken
 & Leanna Noel Mix

Executive director of PBFIA , Business Development Director, Meat EUM & Director of Marketing, Middle East at Kerry

16:15 - 16:45


16:45 - 17:15

An insight into the vegan food industry

Mrs Passant Fouad & Amr Bishara

External communications director & Marketing director - Juhayna

17:15 - 18:30

MEA market overview and how to position Egypt to source plant protein in the world market

Sanjay Sethi & Khaled Abdelhamid

Executive director of PBFIA & Customer Innovation Manager for Egypt & Levant at Cargill

African markets overview & Africa's current role worldwide


10:30 - 11:00


The role of the Egyptian Organization for Standardization and Quality in the field of food manufacturing and  "Codex"


Hanan Fouad Hamed


 Head of food standardisation department, EOS

11:00 - 11:30

Food Safety & Quality infrastructure & standards development in Africa

 Dr. Ashraf Elzoheiry

ZDC Consulting Managing Director 

11:30 - 12:00

Leveraging the Africa Continental Free Trade Area to achieve Food Security in Africa

 Rose Ronoh 

Economist and Founder of TradeSmart Consult Ltd

12:00 - 12:30

Role of Innovation for Providing Health through Food for Africa

Radwa Bahgat

Marketing Director for Essential Dairy & Plant Based at Danone Egypt

12:30 - 13:00

Transformational leadership in Food business Organizations 

 Amira Mousa

Sustainability Consultant at B Corp Certificate

13:00 - 13:30

A glimpse on food in the african market

Prof Adewale Olusegun Obadina

Professor of food safety and biotechnology, department of food science and technology, at the federal university of agriculture Nigeria

13:30 - 14:00

TCCIA Roles in Facilitating Trade and Investments with Tanzania

Edmund Mkwawa

Acting president of Tanzania Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture(TCCIA)

14:00 - 14:30

 Supply Chain most recent  Challenges

Adham Salem

Group Supply Chain & Procurement Director at Wadi Group

14:30 - 15:00

Growth & opportunities in Food Investments in Africa

Mostafa Nabil

Managing Partner at SME Consulting

15:00 - 15:30

Opportunities and challenges of forming and sustaining food science and technology associations in Africa

Dr .George Ooko Abong

President Food Science & Technology Platform of Kenya

15:30 - 16:00

Development of the Food and Beverage Industry in Africa

Dr Bola Osinowo 

Vice President- NIFST

16:00 - 16:30

The Egyptian ingredients manufacturing market and the uprising investment opportunities

Ashraf EL Gazayerli

Chairman Chamber of Food Industries - Executive Board Member Unilever Mashreq

16:30 - 17:00

MSMEDA's role in growing starutups in the food manufacturing industry

Ahmed El kenany

Senior Manager - Industrial Projects Department and Technological Support - Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises Development Agency ( MSMEDA)

17:00 - 17:30

Macroeconomy's effect on the food sector 

Mohamed Youssef

Chairman & CEO Dcode Economic & Financial Consulting

17:30 - 18:00

Financial opportunities and funding investments 

Hoda Sabry

Financing & Banking Expert - EBRD GEFF

18:00 - 18:30

Evolution of food sector trade , and avenue to growth 

Heba El Nasharty

Chief strategy and knowledge Officer at Misr Investment & Export Development Co. S.A.E

Women Networking Breakfast 10:00 - 14:00

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Addressing the food security issue


14:15 - 14:45


The role of technology in reducing food waste and the economic benefit of it


Menna Shahin


Founder of Tekeya App

14:45 - 15:15

How can supply chain solutions help in food security

Dr. Mohamed ElBanna

Supply chain & Logistics Partner – SME Consulting 

15:15 - 15:45

Fighting Food Waste -What's in it for me?

Randa Habib

Principal Consultant- RAPID Consultancy

15:45 - 16:15

How are food manufacturers connected to the nutrition programs

Mohamed Elkaramany

Director Egyptian Food Bank Growth Lab

16:15 - 16:45

How food safety & quality standards contribute to food security and sustainability in Africa

Christine L Blackledge

Consultant and Founder of AgraAfrica

16:45 - 17:15

Food safety role when adressing food security

Atef Idriss