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10th Annual Africa Sugar 2020

20 – 22 October 2020
Delivered Digitally

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overview

10th Annual Africa Sugar 2020 GOES VIRTUAL

Our sole focus remains to deliver the Africa Sugar experience of enhanced quality and ensure that you are able to network and hear from the region’s leading decision-makers in a safe environment.

After extensive consultation with our partners, we have decided to host the conference online this year.

Read the full advisory from Informa >

Overview

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.

Delivered digitally to help manage travel and physical distancing restrictions, expect the latest industry insights and updates streamed live and on-demand in a brand new format. With access to new premier content, strategic leadership insights and new networking opportunities, the event continues to bring together top players and industry heavyweights across Africa to highlight the latest market insights and centre-stage key case studies.

Co-Host

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

Testimonials

“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

 

agenda

1:00 pm

OPENING PLENARY

WELCOME REMARKS

Mwine Jim Kabeho, Chairman, Uganda Sugar Manufacturers Association, Uganda

1:20 pm

OFFICIAL OPENING REMARKS BY GUEST-OF-HONOUR

Hon. Amelia Kyambadde, Minister of Trade, Industry and Cooperatives, Uganda

1:30 pm

  • The state and value of intra-African trade, and its impact on the sugar sector
  • Region’s export and production growth against a global landscape
  • Emerging trading hubs within Africa and the role of COMESA in integrating the sub-region
  • Recovering from COVID-19 – how are the region’s supply chains and trade flows impacted and recuperating?

2:00 pm

Online Networking & Stretch Break

2:30 pm

THE INTRA-AFRICAN AGENDA

  • Surplus, profitability, priorities and key commercial focus today
  • Moving forward with domestic and overseas strategies – key business priorities today for the region
  • Private and public sector partnerships
  • Perspectives on the ongoing impact of trade on the sugar industry
  • Co-generation and the case for revenue diversification: what kind of groundwork needs to be established?
  • Costs of production and future-proofing against risks

3:15 pm

Supporting the African Sugar Industry in Continental Economic Growth

Mulhim Eltayeb, Chairman and CEO, KEPM Projects; Agribusiness Strategy Advisor, ICCIA

3:45 pm

  • From Africa’s largest sugar producer: regional markets demand outlook – cane yield, currencies, macro and microeconomics factors influencing African sugar markets
  • Making sense of sugar – prospectus and growth as we see it
  • Production projection in 2021 and Illovo Sugar’s case in the continued production of sugar and ethanol for regional demand

4:15 pm

Driving Growth in Africa: Expansion & African Projects Showcase

Chaitralli Bhosale, Head, International Business, Saisidha, India

4:45 pm

  • Going beyond Uganda and EAC market access strategy
  • Production and milling updates
  • Working with local sugar market policies

5:15 pm

End of Day 1

1:00 pm

  • Biocom in numbers: the production of sugarcane, ethanol and electricity for the domestic market, and forecasted growth
  • Development potential, investments in cutting-edge technology, and exports
  • The role of mechanization in productivity and attaining self-sufficiency across facilities

1:30 pm

2:30 pm

Online Networking & Stretch Break

3:00 pm

  • Alteo’s operations in numbers
  • Building resilience through diversification
  • Commercial strategies, case study, and showcases
    • The Tanzanian success story
    • Building an out-grower community in Kenya

3:30 pm

Beyond Milling: Product Diversification and Technology Showcase

Ahmet Yenişehirli, Business Manager, Middle East & Africa, CNH Industrial - New Holland Agriculture, Turkey

4:00 pm

  • The business case for co-generation
  • Critical success factors for co-generation (Sugarcane supply, PPA, license)
  • Physical performance indicators (2011-2019)
  • Future developments

4:30 pm

Sugar Factory 2.0 – A Cane Bio-Refinery, for Sustained & Inclusive Growth

Makarand Joshi, Head, Business Development – Africa & Middle East, Praj Industries Ltd

5:00 pm

  • Tech in sugar production
  • Beyond Africa – Middle East and more, how is trade evolving?
  • Diversification on product portfolio, and other non-sugar businesses

5:30 pm

End of Day 2

1:00 pm

GLOBAL MARKET MOVEMENTS & INVESTMENTS

  • Global sugar marketplace is not informed by level playing field – all major industry sugar players have supported their industries through variety of measures
  • The ruled-based system that WTO supports does not embrace past infractions
  • While China and Thailand has capitulated to reform following formal complaint to WTO, India has yet to buckle as it pursues biofuels policy that is “get out of jail free card”

1:30 pm

  • Sugar Act 2020 and making sense of its impact on the local economy and EAC
  • Upcoming developments and pipelines for the industry
  • Key priorities for sugar players and the way forward

2:00 pm

  • Changes in consumer demands and consumption patterns: a soft drinks manufacturer’s perspective on sugar and substitutes
  • Who benefits the most?
  • How can the benefit be translated to more people in-country?
  • Where should the Private Sector and Government meet?

2:30 pm

Online Networking & Stretch Break

3:00 pm

ADVANCING VALUE CHAINS

  • Sugar market policies
  • Import, price and supply chain
  • Milling activities in spotlights and cane demand
  • Government incentives and support

3:30 pm

  • Creating a sustainable environment
  • Transition for a private company to a private public limited country
  • Developing the agriculture needs with government

4:00 pm

Yield Maximization in Sugar Cane through Biological Inputs

Bernardo G. Arnaud, Chairman - StarkSat | NovaTero BioAg | Meteora Seeds

4:30 pm

  • 2021 production plan and projected yield
  • Laying foundations for uninterrupted production and supply
  • Future-proofing against risks in price changes
  • Project value chain and technology deployment
  • Cogeneration, ethanol and other diversification strategies
  • Strategies for cost-cutting and maximizing revenue

5:15 pm

End of Day 2

pricing

Packages Price
Live Online ExperienceUS $899Early Bird

To help manage travelling and physical distancing restrictions,
sign up now to enjoy 50% off (USD 1799 USD 899) the original price

GROUP SAVINGS:
Register 3 Delegates or more USD 699 per delegate

For Group Registrations of 3 or more delegates:
email info.sg@informa.com or call +65 6508 2477

 

  • Multiple Bookings Discount pricing is applicable to groups of 3 or more delegates from the same organisation registering for the same event, at the same time.
  • Fee stated is the discounted price PER DELEGATE. Only one discount applies; either the early bird rate OR group rate.
  • All fees stated include luncheons, refreshments and complete set of documentation. It does not include the cost of accommodation and travel.
  • All delegates from Singapore-based companies are required to pay an additional 7% GST (SINGAPORE EVENTS ONLY)
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Conference Highlights

Gain access to simultaneous streams of live content across three days of the conference along with quality matchmaking opportunities!

30+ VIRTUAL LIVESTREAM CONTENT
Hear from sugar industry experts live and schedule your sessions with a virtual agenda, completely customisable to opt into any panels offered across our three days event.

 

 

QUALITY NETWORKING
With intent based and AI powered virtual matchmaking, you will meet quality leads over 1:1 meetings to make meaningful connections.

 

 

ON DEMAND CONTENT
We will provide full access for you to view our quality content on demand for up to three months after the event ends so that you don’t miss out on any session.

 

 

VIRTUAL EXHIBITION
A virtual showcase of players in the industry for you to view product demos, network and take your business to the next level. 

 

 

LIVE DISCUSSIONS
View and interact with other participants and speakers during the sessions with live Q&A, chats and polls.

Why Attend A Digital Event

Networking
Connect instantly with full visibility of the participant list via our secure and unique match making platform accessible to all participants, and integrated with the virtual conference

Knowledge and Engagement
Same content, but more interactive. Even more opportunities to reach out to fellow participants and speakers using specific tools in our virtual conference platform

Time-Efficient and Cost-Saving 
Save valuable time and money on travelling and accommodation

Focused and Timely Learning 
Receive the latest and most timely trends and figures from leading industry players at your convenience

Convenience 
With our On Demand Webcasts you can participate from any location, better plan your time and watch what you missed whenever you want

Digital Sponsorship

Position your company in the networking heart of this event and create great connection with your attendees

 

Thought Leadership
Offer keynotes and educational sessions to your audience through live webinars or pre-recorded video broadcast with automated reminders, Q & A sessions and polls to keep your attendees engaged

 

Virtual Booths
Online spaces with your brand identity, showcase product demos, live chat with audiences., add videos, collateral, staff profiles and more

 

 

Accelerated Brand Exposure
Gain prominence with focused digital theatres in the lead up, main conference days, and up to 3months after the event with our on-demand content modules

 

Lead Generation
Measurable exposure and trackable meetings generate great ROI. Booth views, meeting requests, engagement rates – you’ll have all the data you need from our post event metrics

 

Informa Data+
Unique option for increased lead generation through retargeting of our global proprietary database in social media

 

 

Powerful Digital Matchmaking
Build valuable relationships with our intelligent matchmaking tool, live chat and integrated 1:1 video calls

 

 

Get in Touch to Find Out More About Digital Presence

For more information on digital sponsorship opportunities, please contact:

Jonathan Kiang
+65 6508 2471, jonathan.kiang@informa.com

Michael Luo
+65 6508 2874, Michael.luo@informa.com

Partners

Media & Association Partnership Opportunities
Eileen Tan
+65 6508 2462
eileen.tan@informa.com

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speakers

Mwine Jim Kabeho

Chairman, Uganda Sugar Manufacturers Association, Uganda

Hon. Amelia Kyambadde

Minister of Trade, Industry and Cooperatives, Uganda

Joel H. Okwir

Agriculture Economist, COMESA, Zambia

Amina Hersi Moghe

Chief Executive Officer, Horyal Investments Holding and Atiak Sugar Factory, Uganda

Frederick North-Coombes

Chief Executive Officer, Transmara Sugar Company, Kenya

Farhan Nakhooda

Director, Projects, Madhvani Group, Uganda

Mulhim Eltayeb

Chairman and CEO, KEPM Projects; Agribusiness Strategy Advisor, ICCIA

Johann van der Merwe

Group Head, Advocacy, Illovo Sugar, South Africa

Chaitralli Bhosale

Head, International Business, Saisidha, India

Suresh C. Sharma

Regional Director, Africa Operations, Mehta Group, Uganda

Luis Bagorro Júnior

Deputy General Director, BIOCOM, Angola

Vipul Kulkarni

Chief Executive Officer, Ulka, India

Subhash Abeywickrama

Chief Operating Officer and Director, Sunbird Bioenergy, Sierra Leone

Stephane Isautier

Head, East Africa Operations, Alteo Group, Mauritius

Ahmet Yenişehirli

Business Manager, Middle East & Africa, CNH Industrial - New Holland Agriculture, Turkey

Oswald Magwenzi

Managing Director, Ubombo Sugar, Eswatini

Makarand Joshi

Head, Business Development – Africa & Middle East, Praj Industries Ltd

Mohamed Ahmed Ateia El Habib

Deputy Managing Director and Chief Finance Officer, Kenana Sugar Co Ltd, Sudan

Arvind Chudasama

Editor, International Sugar Journal, U.K.

Simon Kaheru

Public Affairs & Communications Director (Century & Rwenzori Bottling Companies in Uganda), Coca-Cola Beverages Africa, Uganda

Solomon Odera

Interim Head, Sugar Directorate, Agriculture & Food Authority, Kenya

Bernardo G. Arnaud

Chairman - StarkSat | NovaTero BioAg | Meteora Seeds

Ervant Sadanand

Chief Executive Officer, Bagayomo Sugar (Bakhresa Group), Tanzania

when & where

20 - 22 Oct 2020

Virtual Conference

contact

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Speaking Opportunities
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+65-6508 2472
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Sponsorship Opportunities
Jonathan Kiang
+65 6508 2471
jonathan.kiang@informa.com

Michael Luo
+65 6508 2874
Michael.luo@informa.com

Media & Association Partnership Opportunities
Eileen Tan
+65 6508 2462
eileen.tan@informa.com

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