|06:00 - 12:00
|07:00 - 11:00
CGT Women's Fresh Perspectives Breakfast
|09:00 - 12:00
||New Connections Roundtable|
|10:00 - 20:00
|10:00 - 12:00||Arrival tea, coffee and snacks in trade show area|
|12:00 - 12:30||Conference opening and welcome|
|12:30 - 14:00||
Session 1 | Industry Insights
This session is designed as an awareness session, providing insights into the challenges that are impacting the global produce supply chain in addition to the Southern Africa region as a whole. Find out how Southern Africa fares in comparison to the rest of the world and what the industry can expect to see in the next 5-10 years.
|14:00 - 15:00||Networking break in trade show area|
|15:00 - 16:30||
Session 2 | On the Quest for a Sustainable Tomorrow
As population growth continues to increase, the need to preserve the earth’s natural resources becomes more and more important. That coupled with consumer’s desire to engage with companies that invest in sustainable business practices, the demands are greater than ever. So, what are companies doing to become more “earth friendly” and what are the realized benefits behind these practices? This session will unveil several unique initiatives that are currently in practice along with the economic impacts associated with becoming more sustainable. Leave informed, inspired and ready to make an impact on your business, the industry and the world.
|16:30 - 17:30||
Session 3 | Fireside Chat with Joel Stransky
Three seconds - that's all it took from the time the ball left Joel Stransky's boot until it whistled between the rugby posts. In those three seconds, Stransky went from Springbok player to Springbok legend and earned the adulation of a nation. Join us for this up close and personal chat with Joel as he talks about that winning second, and how determination played a role in the decisions leading up towards this pivotal moment and the business decisions he has embarked upon since that day… And hear what he predicts is next for world cup rugby.
|17:30 - 21:00||Welcome reception in trade show area|
|06:00 - 10:00
|06:00 - 09:00||Industry Tour|
|07:00 - 09:00
CGT Young Professionals Breakfast
|09:00 - 16:00||Trade Show|
|09:00 - 10:00
||Arrival tea, coffee and snacks in trade show area|
|10:00 - 10:30
Session 4 | Disruption, Now What?
More than just a buzzword, disruption comes in many packages. Technological advances in the areas of SMART Shopping, Blockchain and Genome Sequencing have surfaced in many industries, and as a result, has disrupted the way we do business… without an end in sight. We understand what they are, but what’s next? How will these disruptions impact the way we interact and engage in the near future? This unique session will answer those questions while allowing participants the opportunity to learn from your peers, as they uncover specific ways to tackle these disruptions head on.
|12:00 - 13:30||Lunch - Networking break|
|13:30 - 15:00||
Session 5 | Africa: The Land of Milk and Honey, and... Entrepreneurs
Africa.. a continent full of resources and opportunities. With the economic landscape in Southern Africa showing great promise, new industries are emerging, existing ones grow stronger and entrepreneurship flourishing. What does this mean to the produce industry? How can the supply chain take advantage of the benefits associated with such growth? This session will provide a glimpse into this economic wheelhouse, the increase a stability of businesses and the abundance of opportunities on the horizon for the fresh fruit and vegetable industry.
|15:00 - 15:30||Tea break in trade show area|
|15:30 - 17:00||
Session 6 | Existing, New and Potential Markets
It is no secret that the key to a sustainable business is continual development. And with population growth looking to increase tremendously over the next 5-10 years, businesses are forced to rethink their strategies for strengthening existing relationships, penetrating new markets and more importantly, understanding potential markets and what they have to offer. If you desire to grow your business and meet untapped consumer demand, this session is for you. Hear from experts in this field who will share the unknown and help you future proof your organizations from the uncertainty yet to come.
|17:00 - 17:30||
Session 7 | Vision for the Future of Fresh in Southern Africa
|17:30 - 17:45||Closing Remarks and Lucky Draw|