The 10th Africa Sugar Conference returns to shape the conversations surrounding the sugar industry in the Africa continent. The conference earns its reputation from a demonstrated track record for quality content and is the African sugar industry leaders’ go-to event with meaningful business connections made year-on-year.
Set in a new location in Kampala, Uganda, where sugar production is set to rise significantly and the market is keen to see diversification, expect the latest industry insights and updates. The 2020 programme is strengthened: premier content, new networking opportunities, and will continue to bring together top players and industry heavyweights across Africa to highlight the latest market insights and centre-stage key case studies.
What’s new in 2020?
- Deep dive into global market movements and its implications for Africa
- Special coverage of intra-African trade and its impact on the sugar industry
- Changing consumer perspectives
- Best practices for efficiency and production
- Continued focus on sugar diversification, with a deeper look at the roadmap for ethanol and co-generation
- Spotlight on Africa’s sugar value chains; country-specific insights and developments
- Action-geared, thought-leadership sessions for moving the industry forward
- Sustainable commercial best practices
“Very enriching and always informative. It keeps one abreast of the developments in the sugar industry in Africa.”
– Abdul Rasheed Olayiwola, General Manager – Finance, BUA Group
“The conference is packed with a lot of valuable information on the whole sugar industry value chain, very relevant for all sugar millers and downstream industry operators.”
– Lusubilo Chakaniza, CEO, Ethanol Company
“Very educative conference that Africa can learn from to revitalize the sugar industry.”
– Mary Teresa Gondi, Interim Senior Market Research Officer, AFA – Sugar Directorate
“This is the best Sugar Updating Conference in the region.”
– Mwine Jim Kabeho, E.D & Chairman, Madhvani Group & Uganda Sugar Manufacturers Association
“This is one place where you will find all the Sugar Industry players and see a hybrid of solutions.”
– Grace Bunanukye Bwengye, Planner Agriculture, National Planning Authority Uganda
Official Opening Remarks by Guest-of-Honour
Wednesday, 1 April 2020
Hon. Amelia Kyambadde
Minister of Trade, Industry and Cooperatives, Uganda
The 10th Africa Sugar Conference 2020 is honoured to have the Minister of Trade, Industry and Cooperatives, Hon. Amelia Kyambadde, to preside over the region’s most highly-anticipated sugar industry conference and deliver the Official Opening Remarks.
A strong advocate and proponent of encouraging globally competitive local businesses as well as enhancing local production and pan-African trade, mark your calendars as the industry convenes this 31 March to 2 April 2020.
Co-hosted by the Uganda Sugar Manufacturers Association (USMA), the conference brings together top players and industry heavyweights across Africa.
Letter from USMA
Dear Industry Colleagues,
Uganda Sugar Manufacturers Association (USMA) Partners as Co-Host for 10th Africa Sugar
In a region that’s grappling with sustainable sugar production, Uganda’s sugar industry is thriving and projected to see an increase of over 10% in sugar output in this year alone. With investments pouring in from the private sector, and the state providing an enabling environment for industrial growth, new sugar projects are being developed with a keen support from the government to see diversification in sugar production. Uganda exhibits great potential for a much more robust and competitive sugar sector.
Industry growth is not without its opportunities and challenges in sugar production. As a region, our economies and value chains are interconnected through trade and industrialization – and the wider African community of respective government authorities, traders, millers and refiners, financing community and technology providers must come together to shape these conversations surrounding the future of Africa’s sugar industry.
The Uganda Sugar Manufacturers Association (USMA) is delighted to partner with Informa Connect as Co-Host for the 10th iteration of the region’s preeminent sugar conference. Set in a new location in 2020 in Kampala, Uganda, it is my pleasure to welcome you as we gather for this highly-anticipated annual meeting.
Expect a line-up of updates from key sugar markets, top millers and international investors, as well as esteemed thought leaders at the conference, along with new content and networking opportunities.
I highly encourage you to mark the dates and take time to be there as we convene.
We look forward to meeting you in Kampala, Uganda.
Mwine Jim Kabeho
Uganda Sugar Manufacturers Association (USMA)
Highlights at #AFRICASUGAR2020
31 March 2020, Tuesday (9.00am – 12.30pm)
Focusing on sugar diversification, deep dive into practical market insights and applications for your business as you evaluate, develop and plan your own diversification strategy and roadmap!
Pre-Conference Site Tour
31 March 2020, Tuesday (1.00pm – 6.00pm)
Hosted by the Uganda Sugar Manufacturers’ Association (USMA) and The Mehta Group, tour to the Sugar Corporation of Uganda Limited (SCOUL) mill in Lugazi and expect to see showcases of sugarcane production technologies and diversification initiatives.
1 April 2020, Wednesday (6.30pm)
Africa’s sugar industry’s most anticipated Gala dinner is confirmed! Innumerable networking opportunities are available, and this is the one event not to be missed. Registrations are open for conference participants only, so mark your calendars and book your ticket now.
Partnership and Profile Building Opportunities are Now Available!
Contact us today to find out how you can position your company as a market leader at this event, and to explore the range of branding and marketing opportunities available.
Hon. Amelia Kyambadde
Minister of Trade, Industry and Cooperatives, Uganda*
Mwine Jim Kabeho
Chairman, Uganda Sugar Manufacturers Association, Uganda
Joel H. Okwir
Agriculture Economist, COMESA, Zambia
Johann van der Merwe
Group Head, Advocacy, Illovo Sugar, South Africa
Acting Director, Directorate of Industrial Development and Trade (IDT), South African Development Community (SADC), South Africa
Suresh C. Sharma
Regional Director, Africa Operations, Mehta Group, Uganda
Head, International Business, Saisidha, India
Amina Hersi Moghe
Chief Executive Officer, Horyal Investments Holding and Atiak Sugar Factory, Uganda
Chief Executive Officer, Transmara Sugar Company, Kenya
Managing Director, Ubombo Sugar, Eswatini
Director, Projects, Madhvani Group, Uganda
Senior Representative, Kagera Sugar, Tanzania
Luis Bagorro Júnior
Deputy General Director, BIOCOM, Angola
Senior Representative from New Holland Agriculture
Chief Operating Officer and Director, Sunbird Bioenergy, Sierra Leone
Head, Business Development – Africa & Middle East, Praj Industries Ltd
Head, East Africa Operations, Alteo Group, Mauritius
Public Affairs & Communications Director (Century & Rwenzori Bottling Companies in Uganda), Coca-Cola Beverages Africa, Uganda
Chief Executive Officer, Ethiopian Sugar Corporation, Ethiopia*
Interim Head, Sugar Directorate, Agriculture & Food Authority, Kenya
Senior Representative from Netafim
Bernardo G. Arnaud
Chairman - StarkSat | NovaTero BioAg | Meteora Seeds
Senior Representative from Dangote, Nigeria
Mohamed Ahmed Ateia El Habib
Deputy Managing Director and Chief Finance Officer, Kenana Sugar Co Ltd, Sudan
AGM, Farm Development, Bagayomo Sugar (Bakhresa Group), Tanzania
Managing Director, Royal Swaziland Sugar Corporation, Eswatini
Chief Executive Officer, Bagayomo Sugar (Bakhresa Group), Tanzania
Chairman and CEO, KEPM Projects; Agribusiness Strategy Advisor, ICCIA
when & where
31 Mar - 02 Apr 2020
Speke Resort and Conference Centre
Wavamunno Road, P.O. Box 446, Kampala
+ 256 (0) 417 716000 / +256 (0) 414 227111
Fax: +256 -312-227110 / +256- 417-716350
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