About the conference

Dear Industry colleague,

Having demonstrated its pedigree year on year, the Africa Sugar conference needs no introduction. Now into its 8th edition, the event has moved from strength to strength, and enjoys unparalleled support from the key stakeholders in the sugar chain.

The International Sugar Organization (ISO) is pleased to support this conference again, and contribute to proceedings on the day. As Conference Chairman, it is my pleasure to welcome you to this esteemed gathering.

As always, the A listers from industry have been lined up, with new subject matter, interactive debates and not to mention the networking opportunities. The organizers, IBC Asia, are this year working on a new venue for the gala dinner which promises to be a highlight in 2018.

So mark the dates and plan your travel for what is clearly an unmissable event in the Sugar Industry calendar.

I look forward to meeting you in the day.

Jose Orive
Executive Director
International Sugar Organization (ISO)

About the conference

The global sugar industry juggernaut chugs along, successfully navigating itself through the myriad of market variables. Africa is no different. The EU quota, the so called “war on sugar,” ongoing regional trade twists, production, pricing, investment, all forces are at play, and being managed.

The region’s top Sugar conference is back to enable industry in more ways that one. After successive years of demonstrating value, the 2018 programme will once again have a fresh look that addresses all topical matters. Alongside many networking opportunities, this is an unmissable event for anyone in the sugar industry.

Discussion topics include

  • Sugar and health – how consumption trends are changing
  • Pathways to sustainability
  • Global market movements and implications for Africa
  • Spotlight on production efficiencies, trade agreements and regional trade
  • Country profiles and trade / investment opportunities
  • Diversification trends and what applies to the African region
  • Sugar production technology developments and outlook


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