Cape Town start-up, Aerobotics, provides farmers around the world with world-leading pest and disease management systems for tree crop protection using drone and satellite data. The company was co-founded by James Paterson (CEO) and Benji Meltzer (CTO) in 2014.

Farming is a risky business with pests and disease often reducing a Farmer’s yields. Aerobotics’ software, Aeroview, empowers Tree Crop Farmers to identify early stage problems in their orchards. Used in conjunction with the Aerobotics’ Aeroview Scout App on their smartphone, Farmers are able to locate problem areas on a tree-by-tree basis.

Achieving success for over 5 million trees to-date, Aerobotics is setting the standard for tree crop analytics globally and innovating the agricultural processes as we know them.

AGT Foods Africa

AGT Foods is a value-added pulse, staple food and ingredient processor for export and domestic markets. Through its offices and processing facilities located in some of the best agricultural growing regions in Canada, the U.S., Turkey, China, Australia and South Africa and merchandising and sales offices in the U.K., the Netherlands and Spain, AGT Foods produces a full range of pulses and specialty crops including lentils, peas, chickpeas, beans and canary seed as well as food ingredients such as pulse flours, proteins, starches and fibres. Its subsidiary in Turkey, the Arbel Group, produces staple foods such as Arbella Pasta, rice and milled wheat products, including bulgur and semolina. AGT Foods is listed and trades in the Toronto Stock Exchange. In South Africa AGT Foods represents the Retail, Hospitality, Spices, Ingredients, Popcorn, Bakery and Protein Divisions as well as Pouyoukas Foods, which falls under the Retail Division and is sold through all major supermarkets in South Africa.
Crossover Quality Meats

Crossover (Quality) Meats Pty Ltd

50 Oxford Road
Parktown Johannesburg 2193

Mission:  To provide global markets great tasting and affordable genuine ground meat alternatives, while positively impacting climate change

Vision:  Feed the world.  Save the planet.

Be Inclusive
Stand with Integrity
Be Exceptional
Take Action
Be Purposeful

Management Team:
CEO – Michelle Adelman
COO – Neil Taylor
CMO – Ryan Solovei
Executive Chef – Marina Mitchell
CSO – Johann Mocke


We are an aluminium semi-fabricator business located in South Africa supplying customers across Africa and the world with an extensive range of quality products. Supported by sales offices in South Africa, the USA and Europe and a network of international agents, we sell to leading manufacturers and distributors across many industries around the world.

Hulamin is committed to the growth of the regional Southern African aluminium industry through our rolled and extruded products business units. We aim to make a meaninful contribution to sustainable development in Southern Africa.

We are committed to responsible business leadership and good governance, and to making a positive impact on the economy, environment and communities in which we operate.


Firmenich was founded in 1895 and is the world’s largest privately held manufacturer of fragrances, ingredients and flavours. Headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, Firmenich employs 7000+ people and operates in more than 100+ markets with 30 manufacturing entities. Firmenich revenue in 2017 exceeded 3.6bn CHF and operates 4 R&D Centres with more than 240 PHD Scientists. Firmenich creates for the world’s most desirable brands and its client list includes the world’s largest food, beverage, beauty and homecare companies as well as the leading global perfume brands.

Research and development has played a key role in Firmenich steady success. An early R&D director, Leopold Ruzicka, was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1939 and the company continues to spend approximately 10 percent of its revenues on R&D operations. In Rand terms this exceeds R5bn per year. Firmenich has more than 2900 patents in force.

Firmenich delights billions of consumers around the world every day

Gourmet Grubb

Dairy Alternatives Made with EntoMilk™

EntoMilk™ is a dairy alternative made from insects. It is rich, creamy, full of nutrients, and the perfect ingredient for a gourmet ice cream. On top of that, it is a sustainable food source and environmentally friendly to farm and produce.

Inifinite Foods Pty Ltd

50 Oxford Road
Parktown Johannesburg 2193

Mission:  To become Sub-Saharan Africa’s leading distributor and licensed manufacturer of the best plant-based protein food products, creating employment, transforming agriculture and feeding our communities.

Vision:  Feed the world.  Save the planet.

Be Inclusive
Stand with Integrity
Be Exceptional
Take Action
Be Purposeful

Management Team:
CEO – Michelle Adelman
COO – Neil Taylor
CMO – Ryan Solovei
CSO – Johann Mocke

Kasi Eats

Kasi Eats provides affordable upstream and downstream logistics solutions for SME’s in urban landscapes. Our Integrated last mile platform is bringing efficiency and visibility through flexible transport logistics and real-time analytics. We work with restaurants, butchers, wholesalers and small holding farms to build the farm to fork model one bite at a time.

We are combining years of industry experience with entrepreneurial drive to disrupt the food and beverage supply chain in emerging markets.

Medupe Agri & Agro Processing

An awarded Agricultural Research Council (ARC) beef farm, Medupe Agro Projects also specialises in Carob processing. Carob flour is a natural sweetener and is similar in appearance and texture as cocoa. Carob is rich in a number of nutrients and antioxidants, and help lower cholesterol levels. It is used in chocolate confectionery, baked goods, ice cream and beverages.


MyBraai started from an idea of creating an online butchery, offering braai fans the worlds best meat delivered to their doorsteps.

As a country with a very strong braai tradition, we aim to serve the best quality meats to all our customers.
We offer you the ability to choose your own custom braai packs, with the selection of all our A-grade meat cuts.


Officially launched to the public in October 2017, OneCart’s platform acts as a ‘virtual mall’, allowing consumers to shop from multiple regional and national retailers, add the products to one basket, and have their order delivered in as little as 2 hours. Current retail partners include Woolworths Food, Pick n Pay Food, Dis-Chem and Clicks.


PayFast enables South African businesses of all sizes to accept payments online. We enable easy, secure and instant transfer of money from online buyers to sellers.

  • PayFast offers Individual, Business or Cause accounts for any type of South African business or NPO no matter the size
  • Merchants can accept funds from local and international customers from anywhere in the world in ZAR
  • A variety of payment methods to suit all your customers: Instant EFT, credit cards, Masterpass, mobicred, debit cards and Bitcoin
  • Free set up and no monthly fees
  • Over 70 shopping cart integrations (no development skills needed)
  • PCI DSS Level 1 Service Provider – the highest security level possible


When it comes to ‘keeping things clean’, you’ll never find a company more passionate than Pescatech!

Over the years, we at Pescatech have done more than just strive to become the leading importer and distributer of premium grade cleaning solutions and products. Today we have not only helped several; of SA’s biggest-name companies clean up their act by completely transforming their cleaning processes and equipment, but we are also proud to offer a range of the most technologically advanced products and brands in South Africa’s food processing industry.

Most importantly of all, we at Pescatech believe that it’s our sound business values and commitment to developing long-term relationships with our clients that puts us ahead of the rest. And that, coupled with our dedication to always provide professional service and cost effective solutions – while still upholding only the highest standards when it comes to hygiene and cleanliness – has us looking forward to a brighter (and cleaner) future!


We’re changing the face of logistics with a dedicated team, state-of-the-art technology, and an innovative approach to delivery. We don’t own our fleet, we don’t own warehouses, we don’t own huge overheads. We empower our drivers and allow them to earn optimally when it’s convenient for them.

ProVeg International

ProVeg International is a leading international food awareness organisation working across four continents, with ongoing plans for future expansion. ProVeg inspires and motivates people to live a more plant-based lifestyle by raising awareness of the five PROs – or reasons – for doing so: Pro-Taste, Pro-Health, Pro-Environment, Pro-Animals and Pro-Justice. ProVeg collaborates with governments, public institutions, and the food industry to improve the taste, ease, accessibility, and cost of plant-based food. We also connect existing organisations to enable the exchange of expertise and solution-oriented, high-impact practices.

Around the world more and more people are moving towards healthier, more sustainable and ethical food choices. This global phenomenon can pose a challenge for many traditional businesses, but at the same time it provides significant opportunities for those who are willing to adapt and move with the times. ProVeg International is her to make it easier to join this movement, positively impact the world around us, and make the most of the opportunities that are available.


Exhibiting at Food Next.Africa 2019 provides the opportunity to put your brand in front of  senior food industry stakeholders. Contact us for further details:

Dale Magaya
Sales Manager
Tel: +27 (0)11 783 7250
Email: dalemagaya@dmgevents.com

2018 Bronze sponsors

  • AGT Foods Africa Logo Hi Res
  • Firmenich
  • Hulamin
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  • Dohler
  • Diva
  • Rayan
  • Airchefs
  • Dusots
  • Tongaat hulett
  • Danlink
  • Sodexo

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