WHEN December 5th - 7th,
WHERE The Grand Royal Swiss Hotel, Kisumu


Save the date, join us as we chart groundbreaking paths to grow our industry. Top innovators get to take home plum prizes.

Empowering the Future

Welcome to the 2nd Sugar Industry Innovation Symposium! Our theme this year is 'Towards Self-Sufficiency' in the sugar industry. Join esteemed participants worldwide as we explore and accelerate the path towards self-reliance.

Our goal is to empower the industry with knowledge and collaboration for sustainable practices in production, resource management, and supply chains. Together, we can impact the industry's ecological footprint and meet the world's sweetener needs more efficiently. This journey demands bold innovation, and we call upon industry leaders, researchers, and forward-thinkers to unite in this noble endeavor.

Let's challenge conventional paradigms, spearhead groundbreaking research, and create a roadmap that shapes a self-sufficient and resilient sugar industry. The symposium fosters partnerships across boundaries, exchanging insights and advancing our shared vision. Join us for thought-provoking discussions, valuable knowledge from experts, and contribute to building a sustainable future for the sugar industry. Your expertise is vital as we pave the way for generations to come.


These are our key thematic areas

Enhancing The Value of Small-Scale Sugarcane Farmers

Unlocking Soil Potential for Improved Sugarcane Productivity

Modern Milling Technologies to Minimize Wastage

Adoption of Mechanization to Improve Efficiency in The Sugar Industry

Leveraging Digital Innovations for Sustainability of The Sugar Value Chain

Sugar Value Chain Financing

Climate Change Resilience and Mitigation

Event Overview

The 2nd Sugar Industry Innovation Symposium by AFA — Sugar Directorate is a pivotal gathering that aspires to revolutionize the sugar industry by steering it towards self-sufficiency and sustainability. Held from December 05 — 07, 2023, at The Grand Royal Swiss Hotel in Kisumu, Kenya, this symposium is a catalyst for positive change within the global sugar sector.

Renowned experts, distinguished researchers, and forward-thinking visionaries headline the symposium's featured sessions. Attendees will have the privilege to learn from inspiring thought leaders and gain valuable insights into cutting-edge solutions that drive self-sufficiency within the sugar industry.

In addition to thought-provoking sessions, the symposium provides numerous networking opportunities for participants to connect, engage in meaningful discussions, and build lasting partnerships. The exclusive cocktail dinner on the evening of December 7th offers a delightful setting for attendees to celebrate progress and forge new connections.

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Register now to join the transformative journey.

Engage in thought-provoking sessions, connect with industry leaders, showcase your innovative solutions, and make valuable connections in this dynamic event.

Interested in Booking an Exhibition Pavilion?

Early Bird Exhibitor Registration costs Kes. 3,000 before October, 12th 2023, Kes. 5,000 for registrations after October 12th but before November 15th and Kes. 10,000 for all registrations after November 15th.
Payments can be made via cheque, bank transfer to the National Bank of Kenya, Hill Branch, Account Name, AFA-Sugar Directorate, Account Number 01001031599900, or using MPesa Paybill 625625 to account 01001031599900