Exhibitor Statements 2019
See what our exhibitors of food & drink technology Africa had to say about our 2019 show, premiering for the first time in co-location with analytica Lab Africa and IFAT Africa
Wendy Capelin, Head of Sales - Beverage, GEA South Africa: “Co-hosting the show was the right decision. The show is getting broader and wider and we had besides visitors from the food & beverage sector some interesting visits from the IFAT cluster on our booth as well. Also, from the analytica sector we got some contacts, especially from suppliers who wants to work with GEA. We think the learning effect from 2019 will help to establish an even better show in 2021.”
Emmanuel Rurema, Managing Director, Pentair Kenya Limited: “The whole exhibition shows, that the innovative concept of having three shows under one roof was widely embraced by the exhibitors and fully accepted by the visitors. It is encouraging to notice the presence of all major companies and a high turnout of visitors, especially on the first two days. We were happy to meet clients from the SADEC countries as well as from Eastern and Western Africa and Mauritius. It was interesting to see, that visitors from the beverage industry were looking for solutions on the other two industries as well and vice versa. This is a huge improvement for “fdt Africa”; which has earned the status of being the main show for the F&B industry on the African continent. What makes it even more beneficial was the fact of having a supporting program around it; which was discussing some pertinent challenges the F&B industry is facing on the African continent.”
Paul Rüegg, Regional Sales Director, ASCO CARBON DIOXIDE LTD: “For us fdt 2019 has definitely gained in importance. The consolidation of the three events was the right step. The quality and the quantity of our visitors was very good. We received customers from all the SADEC countries at our booth and we were very happy to have all the relevant gas companies onsite. We will definitely be part of food & drink technology Africa 2021.
Manfred Czepl, Chief Operating Officer (COO) Sales, ProLeit AG: “fdt 2019 was definitely a step in the right direction. There were significant more visitors at the show and it is to be expected that all exhibitors participate from this outcome. For the beverage industry food & drink technology Africa is the place to be."
Joerg Thomas, Managing Director, KHS Manufacturing (South Africa) (Pty) Ltd.: “food & drink technology Africa is not a small show anymore. The Co-Location is kind of a locomotive for the show and attracts even more potential visitors. Especially for African customers the Co-Location is a good alternative for saving travel budget and getting in contact with many companies from different sectors. It is the right way to grow even more in 2021 and KHS will be part of it.”
Benedikt Golasch, Managing Director, PappelCan GbR: “It was our first participation at food & drink technology Africa and our expectations were more than exceeded. We had fruitful discussions at our booth. There were the big players such as Coca-Cola and big breweries as well as a lot of smaller micro-breweries from South Africa and the surrounding countries. With our 100% home-compostable beverage can for carbonated drinks, we are focussing on the developing countries like South Africa or India and I’m overwhelmed by the consent we received here. We had a large number of productive talks and I’m looking forward to starting business in South Africa. food & drink technology Africa will be definitely in our schedules for 2021.”