ECONOFOODS – Gold Naming Partner

In the vibrant tapestry of the hospitality industry, Econo Foods is a trusted partner, dedicated to enhancing your culinary experience. Since our inception in 1996, we’ve tirelessly evolved to cater to your diverse needs, ensuring a seamless supply chain of quality ingredients. From bustling hotels to quaint cafes, our commitment to excellence remains unwavering. As you craft unforgettable experiences for your patrons, rest assured that EconoFoods is by your side, offering an extensive range of products sourced with care. Let us continue to elevate the standards of hospitality together.

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Africa’s Big 7 – Silver Partner

Africa’s Big 7 is the continent’s largest annual meeting place for the food and drink industry, where buyers, retails and distributors from across this diverse and booming market come to source new ingredients, finished products and find the latest processing, packaging and logistics solutions.

Africa’s Big 7 connects thousands of local, regional and international partners throughout the value chain and delivers tangible opportunities to its exhibitors.

The Hotel Show Africa – Silver Partner

The Hotel Show Africa forms part of a dedicated portfolio of events proudly serving the hospitality industry across Asia, Middle East and Africa. Attracting 1000’s of GMs, owners, operators, procurement managers, designers, developers and the all-important frontline hospitality personnel, The Hotel Show offers an unmissable opportunity for suppliers to showcase latest products, ideas and trends shaping our industry’s future.

Soweto Spice Original Hot Sauce – Silver Sponsor

Soweto Spice Co. originated in a small simple catering kitchen in Orlando West, Soweto in the Republic of South Africa.

After years of perfecting the unique lingering flavourful heat with our friends & family, we are proud to present our premium sauces to you, your friends & family…at your table.

​Soweto Spice Co. is a majority black women-owned business.

Soweto Spice Co. is an innovator & manufacturer of authentic Soweto-inspired hot sauces, uniquely flavoured mayonnaises, delicious dips, delectable dressings, soulful spices & curious condiments.

“Nambitha Kasi Flava!”

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Rich’s® – Silver Sponsor

Rich’s, also known as Rich Products Corporation, is a family-owned food company dedicated to inspiring possibilities. From cakes and icings to pizza, desserts and specialty toppings, our products are used in restaurants, hotels and bakeries around the world. Beyond great food, our customers also gain insights to help them stay competitive, no matter their size.

Our portfolio includes creative solutions geared at helping food industry professionals compete in foodservice, retail, in-store bakery, c-stores, deli, and prepared foods, among others.

MJ Event Gear – Silver Sponsor

MJ Event Gear is a team of multi award winning experts galvanized to deliver an event experience that exceeds your expectations. Specialised in all aspects of technical event management, production and design, MJ Event Gear is fully qualified to guide you through the process of creating a stellar event. Trusted by a broad-base of clients ranging from government and blue chip corporations to individuals in the private sector, MJ Event Gear has proven to be a powerful integrated service solution across the African continent for anyone seeking a quality event. With more than two decades of experience in the entertainment industry MJ Event Gear has a solid reputation for efficiency, attention to detail and the ability to offer clients the most advanced industry technology.


Grupo Nutresa – Festival

Incorporated in 1920, itGrupo Nutresa currently has nearly 46.000 employees and operates through eight business units: Cold Cuts, Biscuits, Chocolates, Tresmontes Lucchetti –TMLUC-, Coffee, Retail Food, Ice Cream and Pasta.

Grupo Nutresa has a differentiated business model based on its people, who are talented, innovative, committed and responsible, and contribute to sustainable development. Its brands -renowned, recognized and cherished market leaders- are part of the daily life of consumers and are based in nutritious, reliable products, and on its distribution network, with an offering differentiated by channels and segments that make the portfolio of products widely available throughout the strategic region.

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Sir Juice

Sir Fruit is an award-winning manufacturer of premium fruit juice and related products for the South African market. With factories in Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town we are stocked in all the top restaurants, hotels, coffee shops and grocery stores in South Africa.

Tork – Think Ahead

Tork inspires and supports you to think ahead so you are always ready for business. From rethinking the ultimate guest experience and cleaning efficiencies to reimagining new ways to become more sustainable. We improve your business by empowering you with the right knowledge, hygiene products and services to prepare you for what your business does best.

Whenever you need to wipe, dry, clean or polish, we take care of it. Our range of dispensers, refills and services is designed to meet the specific needs of washrooms, industrial environments, kitchens and dining areas. So you can get on with what really matters in your business.

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We are Colcafe. We’re part of the Grupo Nutresa Coffee Business and share the higher purpose: “To build a better world where development is for everyone.”

We produce and commercialize roast, ground, extract, powdered and granulated soluble coffee, blends, infusions, and other beverages and innovations. We offer market solutions and products focused on generating value, differentiation and practicality for our clients and consumers.

Our brands, positioned in the markets of more than 40 countries, are proof of our commitment to the quality of our products.


Stricke-ly Gluten Free

“Stricke-ly Gluten Free” is a family run business that have been innovators in the food industry since 1972. We manufacture gluten free, vegan, carb conscious and sucrose free products. Our speciality is pizza bases and wraps. We are a leading supplier in the hospitality industry and have the broadest range of sizes and flavours. Our products are all handmade so therefore we are able to customize on request. We pride ourselves in our quality, using only the freshest ingredients, as well as customer service and relations.

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Spectank® is an economical, timesaving and environmentally friendly cleaning and carbon removal solution for use in commercial kitchens, restaurants, hotels, catering companies and bakeries.

Spectank® is an international brand with more than two decades of experience and influence in the restaurant cleaning and hospitality industry.

Spectank® products offer easy-to-use, safe and affordable support to commercial kitchens to sustain efficient and clean operations.

The Spectank® professional team is comprised of thought leaders and business executives who understand the operational needs of the hospitality industry and have been delivering proven results for more than 25 years.

McCain Foodservice Solutions

McCain has been at the heart of the South African foodservice industry for more than two decades. We’re backed by a global brand that delivers innovation ahead of its time and have a deep understanding of the food that South Africans enjoy. 

We’re on top of the latest trends and have products that deliver – not only on taste, nutrition  and consistency, but cost and convenience too. What’s more, delighting customers is at the heart of all we do.

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