New Dates To Be Announced soon!

Egypt International Exhibition Centre, Cairo, Egypt

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.

Exhibition News

New Dates Announced Soon for AFM 2021!

In light of the current travel restrictions, and after careful consideration and close consultation with our stakeholders, exhibitors and partners in the industry, we are rescheduling our event planned for 11-13 October 2020 at Cairo International Convention Centre to  2021 at Egypt International Exhibition Centre, to ensure a larger range of international participants. We are still looking into alternative dates for the show to make sure we find the best possibility to host the event in Cairo. We will, of course, continue to keep you informed as revised details are announced. 

We trust that you understand we are doing everything we possibly can to keep the interests of all our customers and partners at the heart of our decisions.

We look forward to welcoming you back next year.

Industry Reports

Food & Beverage Industry News

Chocolate renaissance embraces keto-friendly and functional ingredients

Confectionery is undergoing a “chocolate renaissance,” according to chocolatier Theobroma Chocolat. The company details an uptick in product launches containing nutritionally functional, indulgent ingredients, tailored to fit specific dietary needs, such as keto.

World packaging market to top US$1 trillion in 2024

Packaging demand across the world reached US$917.1bn in 2019 and is expected to grow in the coming four years, according to the latest data from industry analyst Smithers.

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.

Natural Ice Cream using Citrus Fiber

Citri-Fi® citrus fiber provides water holding and emulsification properties that benefit natural ice cream. This ice cream ingredient replaces chemical emulsifiers and stabilizers which shortens and cleans up food labeling. As a result, frozen desserts using citrus fiber maintain a smooth texture and full body. 

Natural food colors Market Prophesied to Grow at a Faster Pace by 2027

From the past few decades, the demand for natural colors in domestics and the industrial applications is rising enormously. The major players in the market are more focusing on the extractions of the new colors from the natural raw material sources to ensure the safety and health benefits. 

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

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

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

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

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)

Basics in Food Hygiene and Safety

13 November 2014

In order to identify hazards and control them before they threaten the safety of food and the health of customers, food businesses implement food safety management systems based on the principles of HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points). However, there are three basic principles that prevent the introduction of food safety hazards in food.

Source: PECB