Boosting Innovations & Sustainability in Africa's dairy industry

The dairy industry in Africa is on a transformational, critical time of development.

The sector has some of the most promising growth opportunities in the Continent, as a younger, more economically empowered and urbanised population continues to push the boundary on the possibilities of dairy in the region.

The sector offers one of the best opportunities for economic, nutritional and social transformation in the Continent, which has relied substantially on imported dairy products, save for a few countries.

The pace of transformation of Africa’s dairy industry is set to increase substantially over the next 25 years, as the Continent’s population is expected to double to 2.5 billion by 2050, or 25% of the total population of the World, from the current 16%. Rising incomes, rapid urbanisation and consumers that are increasingly taking up new food and beverage choices means that the opportunity in the dairy industry in Africa is set to rise rapidly. 

Innovation & Sustainability are key issues

Embracing and enhancing innovation and sustainability are two of key thematic issues in the dairy and beverage sectors in Africa. 

On innovations, the dairy sector is seeking ways to fast-track new products innovations that are affordable, nutritious and convenient, to meet the needs of the population. Changing consumer preferences also mean that dairy producers have to innovate for consumers who are exposed to new food concepts across Africa.

On the sustainability front, the sector faces two main challenges – to boost local sourcing of milk and other commodities within Africa and to increase local manufacturing of dairy products to reduce reliance on imported products.

The sector also faces the urgent need to adopt sustainability initiatives that reduce impacts on the environment and the communities in which dairy companies operate in Africa.

Investments by local and global giants rise

To tap into changing consumer needs and exploding demand in Africa, a number of local and regional players and multinationals in the dairy sector such as Danone, FrieslandCampina and even Coca-Cola are investing substantial amounts to boost local production and processing of milk products in the Continent. 

Join us at the Dairy Manufacturing Africa Summit & Expo, as we delve deep into the opportunities and market trends that your business should tap into to grow its business in Africa’s dairy industry.


  • Consumer and market trends in the dairy industry in Africa and across the World
  • Investments opportunities and trends in the dairy industry in Africa
  • Sustainable local milk production, sourcing, handling and quality management
  • Efficient and sustainable processing, packaging and automation technologies
  • New products innovation and management
  • Sustainable utilisation of water, energy, waste and packaging
  • Cost reduction, ingredients applications and formulations management
  • Brand development and management and go-to-market strategies


  • Managing Directors, General Managers & other C-Suite Managers
  • Production/Plant/Dairy Directors Managers and Supervisors
  • QA/R&D/Food Safety Directors, Managers & Supervisors
  • Engineering Directors, Managers & Supervisors
  • Dairy Manufacturing Directors, Managers & Supervisors
  • Sustainability Directors, Managers & Supervisors
  • Packaging Directors, Managers & Supervisors
  • Procurement Directors, Managers & Supervisors
  • Investment & Portfolio Managers, Bankers and more
  • Government Ministers, and NGO managers
  • Supply Chain Directors, Managers
  • Owners and Managers of companies that supply various technologies to the dairy industry in Africa – including equipment, packaging, ingredients, supply chain solutions, etc.