fdt Africa 2014

food & drink technology Africa 2014 expo receives strong industry support

fdt Africa 2014, the inaugural food & drink technology Africa trade fair and conference takes place in Johannesburg, March 18 and 19, 2014, at Gallagher Convention Centre. Organiser, Messe München International and its subsidiary MMI South Africa, report the event has drawn strong support from exhibitors and is almost filled to capacity.

Exhibitors include businesses such as non-destructive testing company Bruker SA; process solutions design and development company GEA; beverage-dispensing company, Metro Dispenser; packaging company, Multivac; German multinational engineering and electronics conglomerate company, Siemens; and brewing technology provider, ZIEMANN International.

A full list of exhibitors can be found at www.fdt-africa.com.

“Alongside its function as a technology showcase, fdt Africa will also be a platform for networking, the exchange of expertise and continuing professional development. It will bring together global manufacturers of food machinery, beverage technology and packaging machinery, with local manufacturers of the same kind,” says Elaine Crewe, CEO of MMI South Africa.

fdt Africa is also proud to announce the establishment of the advisory board for the trade fair. This is made up of Bosch Packaging, GEA, Krones and Multivac.

“These organisations each play an important role in the food, drink and packaging sectors and we are both excited and proud to have them on our advisory board. MMI South Africa feels this will contribute to the success of the event,” states Crewe.

The event is targeted specifically to serve the African market. Crewe explains: “Beverages and foodstuffs are produced and consumed in Africa and that requires technically solid, efficient and reliable machinery and plant – the exhibitors at fdt Africa can provide exactly this.”

fdt Africa marks a further phase in the internationalisation of drinktec Munich – the world’s leading trade fair for the beverage and liquid food industry. Other events have been set up in India and China. The conceptual sponsor of fdt Africa is the Food Processing and Packaging Machinery Association of the VDMA (German Engineering Federation).

Visitor registration for the event has opened and can be completed online at www.fdt-africa.com, pre-registration online will ensure free entrance to the trade fair. Additional information such as travel and accommodation details can also be found online.