African International Oils & Fats Summit (AFROIL 2009)

Venue: Protea Hotel President Conference Hall

Location: Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

Event Date/Time: Oct 21, 2009 End Date/Time: Oct 22, 2009
Registration Date: Oct 10, 2009
Early Registration Date: Jul 15, 2009
Abstract Submission Date: Jul 15, 2009
Paper Submission Date: Aug 15, 2009
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Global demand for oils and fats has witnessed prolific growth, fueled by a growing world population coupled with improving purchasing power.

What is the potential in Africa?

The per capita consumption of oils and fats is high in some countries. In Africa, it is still low. Can consumption increase further? Will there be enough oils to meet future demand?

The world supply profile of oils has also changed. Palm oil has taken the lead over soybean oil. The import and export trade is also dominated by palm oil. Will the supply of palm oil continue to see growth?

New understanding on the nutritional properties of oils has also influenced consumer preference.New dimensions have emerged in consumer choice. There is more sophistication.

Branding is becoming more important in the business. There is growing preference for oils which are less damaging to the environment. Do we really understand the consumers of oils and fats?

Cost remains a major determinant of choice. This is where palm oil has a significant advantage over the 17 oils. How do we capitalise on this?

Quality is another important driver of demand. What are the major quality parameters? How will these factors affect the future business in oils and fats products? What is the scenario on the supply of oils?

How will price of oils impact on the business of consumer products such as margarine, shortening and specialty fats?

The conference will deliberate on the latest development in the oils and fats business. Papers on market development of the many oils and fats products for the food and non-food sectors will be presented. Sustainability issues on oils and fats will be discussed.

Prominent speakers and well known personalities in the oils and fats business will be featured. Names including Mr Dorab Mistry of Godrej International, Dr James Fry of LMC International will be among those invited to share their thoughts. Local industry experts from Africa will also present papers on the situation in the African region.

All these and more will be addressed at Afroil 2009.

Who Should Attend

Plantation CEOs, COOs, Directors & General Managers, Oils And Fats Manufacturers, R&D Managers, Bankers, Investors, Shippers, Logistic Providers, University Professors & Lecturers, Researchers, Technologists, Economists & Consultants, Entrepreneurs, Government Policy Makers, Associations, Trade Organizations And Consumers.

Conference Participation Fee:
(include admission to all conference sessions, conference materials, program book, refreshments & lunches for the duration of the conference)

• US$650 per person
• US$550 person (if registered & paid before 15/07/2009)


Additional Information

AFROIL 2009 will also include a mini exhibition for sponsors & exhibitors to showcase their technologies, equipment, products & services related to the oils & fats industry. A two days international exhibition of industry suppliers is a rich and integral part of AFROIL 2009. Some 20 booths are allocated in the exhibit area, providing a valuable platform for the exhibitors to market their products and services. Booth rates US$3,000 per 9 sqms shell scheme booth US$300 per sqm (raw space minimum of 18 sqms) Exhibitor Profiles: - Technology Providers - Plant & Equipment Suppliers - Products and Services related to the Oil and fats industry - Logistics Providers - Associations