02 - 04 August 2021

Egypt International Exhibition Center

Exhibition News

New Dates Announced for AFM 2021!

We’ve been working hard behind the scenes to find the most suitable date and venue for the postponed edition of Africa Food Manufacturing 2020, featuring Fi Africa and ProPak MENA.

After careful consideration, we are pleased to inform you that the show will now take place from 2-4 August 2021, at Egypt International Exhibition Center (EIEC), Cairo, Egypt. 

We believe that the new dates will hopefully ensure COVID vaccination programs are well advanced, creating more certainty around international travel and ensuring the event is as successful as possible, delivering you the same opportunities and the experience you’ve come to expect from Africa Food Manufacturing together with Fi Africa and ProPak MENA.  

We look forward to meeting you in-person in Cairo.

Introducing FPConnect Virtual Event, 8-10 March 2021


We are excited to announce the launch of FPConnect, Our brand new platform that enables virtual connections for the Food & Pharma community in the Middle East and Africa!

One platform to enhance the rich mix between the food and pharma industries.

Powered by Africa Food Manufacturing Exhibition & Pharmaconex, FPConnect is designed to connect the Food & Pharma community in the Middle East and Africa with global industry professionals and suppliers to expand into new markets, facilitate business linkages and fill the existing knowledge gaps through online networking, data-driven matchmaking, and empowering market insights.

Industry Reports

Food & Beverage Industry News

Egypt open for business, ready for growth!

Egypt’s central location, large consumer base, and an impressive reform program are attracting growing interest from the global food and beverage sector.

Source:  Fi Africa

Top 10 FMCG trends for 2021!

FMCG Gurus introduces it's top ten trends for 2021, examining the key trends that will shape consumer attitude and behaviors over the next twelve months, and what opportunities and challenges brands face when targeting these trends. 

COVID-19: How does it affect the food industry?

13 March 2020

The novel corona-virus pandemic is already affecting global food supply chains, availability of ingredients, and revenues across many parts of the industry. What are some of the major impacts, and what can food companies do to mitigate its effects? 

Source:  Fi Global Insights

WPO president talks packaging and pandemic

9 April 2020

As the global coronavirus pandemic continues to run rampant, across the world packaged goods are in high demand. PKN asked World Packaging Organisation president Pierre Pienaar to share his views on the role of packaging in a pandemic.

Source:  Packaging News

KHS Group has introduced a new paper technology

KHS Group has introduced a new paper technology that provides an alternative to shrink film or wrap-around cartons for cans. The company’s Innopack Kisters tray packers can wrap cans of food and beverages in paper.

Why resilience is a must have for the frozen potato industry during COVID-19

The high cost of keeping products in cold storage and not selling to customers is impacting producers and wholesalers alike. The decline in demand for frozen potatoes is sticky to the restrictions in place for the time being and those in the industry, can see this trial to time to pioneer operations into a more sustainable frontier.

Authentic flavors boost plant-based advancements

20 May 2020

As plant-based product launches continue to diversify, there is a rising expectation from consumers that yogurt and dessert alternatives should taste as good as dairy.

Source: Food Ingredients First 

Interesting keyfacts about Food Safety!

30 April 2020

Access to enough amounts of safe and nutritious food is key to sustaining life and promoting good health.

Source: WHO

Keeping food safe throughout the whole supply chain process

Food supply chains now cross multiple national borders. Good collaboration between governments, producers, and consumers helps ensure food safety.

Source:  WHO

How Food Gets Contaminated?

It takes several steps to get food from the farm or fishery to the dining table. We call these steps the food production chain. Contamination can occur at any point along the chain—during production, processing, distribution, or preparation. Understanding where and how it can happen makes prevention easier. 

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Coronavirus - Food Manufacturers Increase Prodcution By Up To 50%

Panic buying sparked by the coronavirus has prompted food manufacturers to boost production by up to 50%. 

What’s the Difference Between Food Safety and Hygiene?

22 March 2019

You may have noticed people using the terms ‘food hygiene’ and ‘food safety’ interchangeably and wondered whether there’s a difference between the two. While they do overlap, they’re not directly interchangeable from a compliance perspective. Therefore, it’s important to recognize the difference between food hygiene and food safety. 

Source: High Speed Training (HUB)