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At a Glance

food & drink technology Africa premiered at Gallagher Convention Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa in 2014. Local and international exhibitors presented the latest technologies in the food and beverage processing and packaging industry. The inaugural food & drink technology Africa trade fair and conference is the third offset of Messe München’s drinktec.



Trade fair for the food and beverage industry
Every two years, key players and decision makers gather in Johannesburg to connect and exchange ideas and experiences from the full process chain of the food and beverage industry.


Synergy between research and industry
food & drink technology Africa invites you to join our presentation meetings throughout South Africa – your chance to engage in the latest case studies and developments in the beverage and food industry. Through to September 2016, several tours will take place, at each tour a current topic will be presented by renowned speakers. An exhibitor forum has been designed to give our exhibitors a platform to present latest innovations, ideas and case studies to our visitors. This gives both visitors and exhibitors an ideal opportunity to network, create and maintain business partnerships.


2014: Premier of food & drink technology Africa
The first edition celebrated a successful premiere, hosting 84 local and international exhibitors, where the latest machines and technologies were presented for food and beverage processing and packaging. The trade fair boasted a turnout of around 1 100 participants from 31 countries, including South Africa, Namibia, Botswana and Zimbabwe. Click here for the closing report.


The drinktec worldwide network:
drinktec, the world’s leading trade fair in the beverage and liquid food industry, proudly hosts the following shows in our international subsidiaries:


  • food & drink technology (fdt) Africa
    14–15 September 2016 – Biennial
    Gallagher Convention Centre, Johannesburg
    11–14 October 2016 – Biennial
    Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC), China
  • drink technology India (dti)
    15–17 December 2016 – Biennial
    Bombay Exhibition and Convention Centre, Mumbai
  • drinktec
    11–15 September 2017 – Quadrennial
    Messe München, Germany

Key facts about food & drink technology Africa 2016:

  • 120 exhibitors
  • 2000 participants
  • 3000sqm of exhibition space
  • New exhibitor forum



Welcome to fdt Africa

Join food & drink technology Africa in Johannesburg, South Africa, from September 14 -15, 2016. Find out more about the trade fair here.

Important information

The venue, hotel, travel and accommodation and various other information can be found here.

Accompanying Programme

Find out more of the events joining fdt Africa 2016. Industry leaders presenting on their latest case studies, panel discussions and much more

Promote your presence at fdt Africa

Click through here to find co-operative marketing measures to boost your presence at fdt Africa

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