Best of food and drink trends on show at Africa’s Big 7

Africa’s Big 7, The only food and beverage trade show in Africa to bring together thousands of stakeholders, suppliers and buyers under one roof to boost pan-African trade, will be back in Johannesburg this June.


Africa’s Big 7 is the annual meeting place for food professionals across the continent who visit to source, meet and gain insight into the very latest developments affecting the industry.  This exciting b2b food event connects the startups, food innovators, foodtech businesses, investors and partners who are redefining the food industry from farm-to-fork.

This year, Africa’s Big 7 will be co-located with SAITEX and The Hotel Show under the Africa Trade Week banner, bringing together over 10 000 international industry professionals from 53 countries and over 500 exhibitors from more than 40 countries for three days of business negotiations, networking and knowledge-sharing.

The two-day FOODNEXT.AFRICA conference running alongside Africa’s Big 7 is built around an agenda of critical debate on addressing opportunities and challenges in the sector.

Africa’s Big 7 also features highlights such as Café Culture workshops offering free barista and drinkspro training throughout the full three days of the show, where visitors can hone their skills and knowledge around two of the biggest beverage trends today – coffee and liquor. Click here for the exciting programme line-up.

The South African edition of the Global Pizza Challenge will also be staged at Africa’s Big 7, giving pizza chefs and aspiring pizza makers a chance to show off their skills, win cash prizes, and potentially be selected to compete in the international finals.

‘Africa’s Big 7 has been running since 2001 and is now the market’s longest-running and most trusted show,’ says Lynn Chamier, event director at dmg events.  ‘It’s a must-attend for anyone in the food, drinks, hospitality, restaurant and catering value chain.’