REVITALISE THE AFRICAN SUGAR INDUSTRY

Addressing the challenges in the African sugar industry with access to the most relevant insights and analysis across the entire supply chain.

Revitalise the African Sugar Industry

Join top African and global experts in person in Accra, Ghana or online 8th-9th July 2020

The first-ever African Sugar Summit 2020—Revitalise the African Sugar Industry—presented by Sugaronline will be streamed live from The Kempinski Gold Coast Accra, Ghana on 8th July 2020 followed by workshops from top industry experts on 9th July 2020.

Exclusive content for the taking

Access the latest and most relevant insights and analysis from top speakers around Africa and the globe. You’ll discover their views, debates, agendas, innovations and analysis from the comfort of your own desk, office or conference room.

  • S&D market overviews from all major producing regions
  • Innovations in technology from production to bioeconomy
  • The use of data—big and small—to improve trade
  • Sugar production by Africans for Africans
  • The impact of the AfCFTA on sugar

Influential speakers

We thought a lot about who we wanted to help shape the first African Sugar Summit. That’s why we invited not only the old favourites but also newer faces in the industry who, together, will help you understand the new stories, agendas and innovations happening all around us.

José Orive | International Sugar Organisation

José Orive is currently the Executive Director of the International Sugar Organization, a post he assumed in January 2014. Previously he was the Executive Director of the Central American Sugar Association (AICA) for 19 years where he was responsible for negotiations for the private sugar industry, with emphasis on coordination of joint actions on priority issues, a clearinghouse for information relevant to the sector, publications, and participation in international forae.

Since 2010 he also was a partner in ARTLEX law firm in charge of large corporate clients, distribution contracts and environmental issues and arbitration. He has also held senior posts in other law firms in Guatemala.

Soon after graduating from Georgetown University Law Centre in Washington in 1985, José took up the post of Minister Counselor for Economic & Commercial Affairs, Embassy of Guatemala, Washington, D.C

Nick Jackson | Royal Swaziland Sugar Corp.

Nick Jackson has been the Managing Director at the Royal Swaziland Sugar Corporation since early 2009. He has had a long career in sugar, starting as a shift manager at the Tate & Lyle, Thames Refinery in London back in the late eighties. He has moved around the world with Tate & Lyle, first going to Scotland with Tate & Lyle Process Technology, Australia with Bundaberg Sugar and finally on to the United Sugar Company in Saudi Arabia as General Manager, Manufacturing. In 2004 he joined Booker Tate and spent a short time as a consultant before being posted to the Guyana Sugar Corporation in the Caribbean, where he was the CEO from 2005-2009. He has an honours degree in Biochemistry from the University of Lancaster as well as a wife, Vanessa, and son and daughter aged 14 and 11 respectively.

Nick Kwolek | Kwolco

Nick Kwolek is the founder of Kwolco, an agri trade consultancy and research business founded in Nairobi, Kenya in 2018 when  he decided to leave the sugar trade after 13 years to set up his own business catering to the medium and large-scale commodities trade houses, international agencies, banks and Agricultural producers in East and Southern Africa.

Nick is very passionate about the African continent and sees the massive current and future potential that it has. He has had the huge fortune to travel to almost all of the countries in East and Southern Africa and has a good understanding of how the sugar trade works on that side of the continent. Nick, when not in the office, can usually be found roaming the plains of Africa with his family, in his trusty Landrover Defender.

Dr. Rozen Kone | BNI Gestion

Dr Rozen Kone holds a Doctorate in Business Administration from the Business Science Institute in Luxembourg and the IAE Lyon Business School in France as well as an MBA in Banking-Finance from CESAG Business School in Dakar-Senegal (among the Top MBA in Banking-Finance in Africa) and has the title of Engineer-Master MIAGE (IT Methods Applied to Management and Management) from the Nangui-Abrogoua University of Abidjan-Ivory Coast.

His professional experience extends across several fields of finance including investment banking, asset management, agricultural grants, commercial banking, project development. Currently he is involved in strategic projects around several African countries including commodities exchanges, mining exchanges, and mass SMEs financing.

Anneri Kannemeyer | Cargill Risk Management

Anneri Kannemeyer is a director at Cargill Risk Management, where she focuses on providing over-the-counter (OTC) risk management products for agriculture and energy commodities. Prior to Cargill, she was a trader in the banking industry.

Anneri holds a bachelor’s degree in International Trade Relations and Marketing from University of NorthWest. She is also a Level 1 chartered financial accountant. She is based in South Africa.

Since 1994, Cargill Risk Management has created dynamic hedging strategies for commercial and industrial corporations around the world. Today, the business offers customized solutions in more than 100 commodities and 25 currencies across 60 countries.

Eça Correia | Quasar Asset Management

Eça has more than fitteen years of experience in providing M&A services to large and medium-sized multinational and local companies (private equity and special situations), including deals structuring, debt structuring, due diligence projects, origination, restructuring, reorganization, valuation, and tax planning on corporate taxes, including a deal involving one of the world’s largest food companies and one of the world’s largest oil & gas companies – US$80 million transaction.

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Meghan Sapp | Sugaronline

Meghan Sapp is Managing Director and Editor of Sugaronline where she leads the team to bring the global sugar industry the most important news, prices and unique insight in order to help make the best decisions in a tight sugar market. She has been in charge of Sugaronline’s content for 15 years and has served as Managing Director since June 2018.

She is passionate about sustainable agricultural value chains, particularly sugar and other feedstocks for bioenergy and bioproducts. She has integrated renewable energy into agricultural production and processing as Managing Director of PlanetEnergy and led the way for sustainable bioenergy production in Africa as the Secretary General of Partners for Euro-African Green Energy (PANGEA).

Our sponsors

Africa is a major opportunity but also a challenge, so we’ve ensured that some of the top companies, suppliers and producers working in and with the African sugar market support the event so you know whom you can trust. Are you one of those major companies?

Then get in touch with us about the exciting sponsorship opportunities available, but in the meantime, download the packages here :

Previous Event Highlights!

Agenda - Morning

Opening 9am

A WARM WELCOME

Meghan Sapp, Manager Director and Editor, Sugaronline

Opening 9am

MARKET OVERVIEW 9:05am

ISO QUARTERLY DATA RELEASE

José Orive, Executive Director, International Sugar Organisation

MARKET OVERVIEW 9:05am

MARKET OVERVIEW 9:20

GLOBAL MARKET

Kona Haque, Director of Research, ED&F Man

MARKET OVERVIEW 9:20

ANALYSIS 9:44

FX AND SUGAR

Eddie Tofpik, Head of Technical Analysis, ADMISI

ANALYSIS 9:44

PANEL DISCUSSION 9:45

RUMBLE IN GENEVA: WTO PANEL DISCUSSION AMONG INDIA, BRAZIL, AUSTRALIA AND GUATEMALA

With Brazil, Australia, Thailand, Guatemala and others filing a formal complaint against India over its sugar subsidies at the World Trade Organisation, leaders from these key countries will take to the stage to discuss the issues, the progress behind the scenes in Geneva and where this dispute may lead.

PANEL DISCUSSION 9:45

BREAK 10:30

COFFE BREAK

A chance to strech your legs and network with your peers. 

BREAK 10:30

Agenda - Mid Morning

MARKET OVERVIEW 11:00

CHINA

Frank Lee, CEO, Link Commodities

MARKET OVERVIEW 11:00

MARKET OVERVIEW 9:05am

ISO QUARTERLY DATA RELEASE

José Orive, Executive Director, International Sugar Organisation

MARKET OVERVIEW 9:05am

MARKET OVERVIEW 9:20

GLOBAL MARKET

Kona Haque, Director of Research, ED&F Man

MARKET OVERVIEW 9:20

ANALYSIS 9:44

FX AND SUGAR

Eddie Tofpik, Head of Technical Analysis, ADMISI

ANALYSIS 9:44

PANEL DISCUSSION 9:45

RUMBLE IN GENEVA: WTO PANEL DISCUSSION AMONG INDIA, BRAZIL, AUSTRALIA AND GUATEMALA

With Brazil, Australia, Thailand, Guatemala and others filing a formal complaint against India over its sugar subsidies at the World Trade Organisation, leaders from these key countries will take to the stage to discuss the issues, the progress behind the scenes in Geneva and where this dispute may lead.

PANEL DISCUSSION 9:45

BREAK 10:30

COFFE BREAK

A chance to strech your legs and network with your peers. 

BREAK 10:30

Summit on Demand

Access to the Summit On Demand for the Global Sugar Summit 2019 is now included for all Sugar Pro, Exec, Trader and Trader+ members as part of their membership packages.

Not a Sugar Pro, Exec, Trader and Trader+ member? See our Membership Plans

Well done on organising and hosting/chairing a very good and novel event.  It worked!!  There was some very interesting content and some of it certainly stirred up opinions amongst panel members, particularly the last session on sugar and health!

Jonathan Innes, Booker Tate

It’s always a pleasure to support competent women with such good ideas as you have. You can count on me for spreading the word!

Geraldine Kutas, UNICA

You did a very fine job, and talking to various people afterwards the overall feedback is that it was a cut well above the usual conference. Congratulations!

Jim Cessford

Thanks once again for putting on a super summit in London and for the invite, it was exactly what the market and what London needed and I felt it went extremely well.

Andrew Kerr, OCR Commodities

I thought it was an innovative day of great presentations and thought-provoking debates.! The idea to live-stream the whole day was a great idea.

Howard Jenkins, ADMISI

The Summit went really well – certainly from my viewpoint via Twitter! 

Julie Lommi, ASMC

Well done on organising and hosting/chairing a very good and novel event.  It worked!!  There was some very interesting content and some of it certainly stirred up opinions amongst panel members, particularly the last session on sugar and health!

Jonathan Innes, Booker Tate

Compared to other conferences, in my experience, this was very well organised. The site, hostesses, services, presentations were all of high quality. Congratulations!

Gabor Klauser, Austrion

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