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Schedule of Events

Wednesday 15 August: Women’s Fresh Perspectives Session and Luncheon*

Time Event
07:00 - 17:00
Registration open
09:00 - 09:45 

Women's Fresh Perspectives Session & Lunch*
09:00 - 11:45  
11:15 - 13:00  

07:00 - 11:00

WFP session and luncheon registration open

09:00 - 11:45
Wheel of Life: Work/Life Balance - Michelle Moss & Annelize v Rensburg (Women only session)
11:15 - 13:00
Keynote Speaker Lunch: Thuli Madonsela (men also welcome) (Registration fee for Luncheon alone R550.00)

 *Separate registration is required.

Wednesday 15 August: Fresh Connections

Time Event
07:00 - 17:00
Registration open
09:00 - 12:00

New Connections Roundtable
09:00 - 11:15  Roundtable / Speed dating session (6 buyers confirmed)
11:15 - 12:30  New Connections reception at PMA stand

09:00 - 12:00
Global GAP National Technical Working Group (limited seating)
09:00 - 11:30  Meeting
11:30 - 12:30 Join New Connections reception at PMA stand
12:00 - 21:00
Trade show floor open
*All network breaks in trade show floor area
14:00 -17:00

Fresh Connections conference programme

  • MC
  • Industry Insights - Jin Ju Wilder (LA & SF Specialty)
  • Influencer Marketing - Lauren Scott (Produce Marketing Association)
  • Retailers Panel: Future of Fresh in Retail - Brian Coppin (FLM), Johan van Deventer (Freshmark), James Lonsdale (SPAR)
17:00 - 21:00 Welcome reception at trade show floor 

 *Separate registration is required.

Thursday 16 August: Fresh Connections

Time Event
06:30 - 08:00 Young Professional Breakfast - Brian Coppin
Event geared towards professionals 35 years old and under
06:30 - 08:00  USA's Food Safety Modernization Act - Ed Treacy (Produce Marketing Association)
07:30 - 16:00

Trade show open
12:15 - 13:45  Lunch at the trade show floor
Other network breaks also in the trade show floor

08:00 - 16:30 

Fresh Connections conference programme

  • South Africa’s economic future: The role of Fresh Produce industry (TBC soon)
  • Growth in New Markets in China *host: Standard Bank (JD Fresh, WinChain/Yiguo, Frutacloud)
  • Innovation in Agro-processing *host: Dutch Embassy (Micha van Lin, Jack Vera)
  • Fresh Produce potential in Africa *host: FNB (Cheyo Mwenechanya, others TBC)
  • Local market & business strategy trends *host: PotatoesSA (Keynote speaker TBC)
  • Future of technology & digital transformation (Brett StClaire, Ed Treacy, Mike Riley)
  • Future of retail in Africa (Whitey Basson)
16:15 - 16:30 Lucky draw & winners announcements
Southern Africa

Competition Increases in South African Retail Environment

The grocery retail environment in South Africa is extremely competitive. Price wars, prime locations, experienced staff and existing store improvements are some tactics. Mixed retailers recently presented additional competition to grocery retailers by increasing their product lines to different types of fresh food. South Africa’s leading grocery retailers are expected to open more convenience stores and digital presence in an effort to benefit from the growing demand for convenience.

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Contacts

Richard Owen

Richard Owen

Vice President, Global Membership & Engagement

+1 (302) 607-2132

Email Richard

Lindie Stroebel

Lindie Stroebel

PMA General Manager, Southern Africa

+27 (79) 4971594

Email Lindie

Sarahi Dominguez

Sarahi Dominguez

Event & Program Manager

+1 (302) 781-5853

Email Sarahi