Africa Big Seven conference

The Africa Big Seven (AB7) conference at the Gallagher Convention Centre from 21 to 23 June will see major foreign agricultural producers exhibiting this year.

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One of Europe’s largest brewers, Obolon, from the Ukraine, will display its range of beers, soft drinks, mineral water and low-alcohol drinks.

AB7 comprises seven sector-specific shows covering categories from fresh produce to manufacturing technologies, processing and packaging equipment and retail ready products.

Polfruits Sp, a fruit and vegetable supplier from Poland, is looking to expand its existing markets in Africa and will be at AB7 for the first time, displaying apples, pears, strawberries, raspberries and blueberries.

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“We have a presence in North Africa and are now investigating the possibility of conducting business trade in other regions of the continent,” said Polfruits Sp managing director, Pawel Stankiewicz.

First-time exhibitor Terra Food is a major agricultural group in the Ukraine, and the fourth largest dairy producer in Europe. It produces 43 000t of cheese, 113 000t of butter products and 120t of fresh milk products annually under a variety of brands.

About 12 fishing industry companies from Estonia will showcase a wide range of fish products.