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Informa
08:00 - 09:00 60 mins
Registration & welcome coffee
09:00 - 09:10 10 mins
Opening Remarks from the Chair
09:10 - 09:40 30 mins
Info
World sugar balance: Signs of optimism?
  • John Stansfield - Trader/Analyst , Group Sopex

Sugar supply and demand side, fundamentals and prices
Trends in global consumption
More sugar into Africa -EU, Middle east, India, Pakistan and Brazilian imports
India and Brazil hold the key to the long-term sugar position

09:40 - 10:10 30 mins
Global ethanol markets and the African potential
  • Christoph Berg - Managing Director , F.O. LICHT
10:10 - 10:40 30 mins
Info
Diversification in the African Sugar Industry: Ethanol and Cogeneration to Play a Bigger Role

Extracting full value from sugarcane
Production optimisation and capturing value-added from all production streams

10:40 - 10:55 15 mins
Questions
10:55 - 11:25 30 mins
Morning coffee
11:25 - 11:55 30 mins
Info
Strategy for Africa

The way forward for African sugar producers to enjoy sustained growth
Regional trade in Africa for sugar – drivers and dynamics
SADC sugar exports and changes in primary destinations
East and West Africa sugar needs
North Africa sugar production and exports

 

11:55 - 12:25 30 mins
The bankability of the sugar and ethanol industry
  • Heloise Smith - Head: Consumer Sector East Africa, Stanbic Bank / Standard Bank
12:25 - 12:40 15 mins
Questions
12:40 - 14:10 90 mins
Lunch
14:10 - 15:10 60 mins
Info
Enhancing ethanol flows in Africa through trade and logistics
  • Javier Avello - Trading Manager, Tradhol Internacional, S.A.

Status of trade flows and trade preferences for African producers
Arbitrations or synergies related to trade and logistics which could help to enlarge or consolidate ethanol markets within the region

15:10 - 15:40 30 mins
Expanding the global use of ethanol
  • Jad Wakileh - MEA Regional Ethanol Consultant, US Grains Council - USGC
15:40 - 16:10 30 mins
Avoid the commodity trap - How to find the right market and create value
  • Michael Spandern, Industry Advisor
16:10 - 16:25 15 mins
Questions
16:25 - 16:55 30 mins
Refreshments
16:55 - 17:25 30 mins
Finding a way forward: Finalising the State-Owned Sugar Mills Privatisation Process
17:25 - 17:55 30 mins
Kenya: Working Towards Reducing the Sugar Deficit and Steps to Self-Sufficiency
  • Solomon Odera - Interim Head of Sugar Directorate, Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Authority (AFFA), Kenya
17:55 - 18:10 15 mins
Questions
18:10 - 18:20 10 mins
Closing Remarks from the Chair
18:20 - 19:50 90 mins
Info
Networking Drinks Reception