The Sugar Industry Innovation Symposium is a highly anticipated annual event that serves as a premier platform for all key players within the Kenyan sugar industry to come together, exchange knowledge, and explore opportunities for growth and advancement. AFA-Sugar Directorate plans to host the 2nd annual symposium themed “towards self-sufficiency and sustainability. The event aims to convene key stakeholders, experts, policymakers, researchers, innovators, and industry players from the global sugar sector to address the pressing challenges and opportunities facing the industry in Kenya and beyond. The symposium's overarching objective is to foster innovation, collaboration, and knowledge-sharing to pave the way towards achieving self-sufficiency and sustainability in the sugar sector. With Kenya being a major player in the African sugar market, the symposium seeks to highlight the importance of adopting innovative practices and technologies to bolster the industry's growth and resilience. It will explore various aspects, including agronomy, processing techniques, environmental conservation, and market dynamics, with a focus on sustainable practices that mitigate the impact of climate change and promote eco-friendly operations.
Distinguished speakers and thought leaders will share their insights, research findings, and success stories during plenary sessions, keynote presentations, and panel discussions. These discussions will shed light on cutting-edge advancements in sugar cane cultivation, such as precision farming, bioengineering, and sustainable irrigation methods. Moreover, they will address the role of digitalization and data analytics in optimizing crop yields and resource management, thus contributing to the long-term viability of the sugar industry. The symposium will also encourage dialogue on diversifying sugar by-products, such as ethanol production, biodegradable packaging, and pharmaceutical applications, to create new revenue streams and reduce waste. Furthermore, it will emphasize the importance of corporate social responsibility and community engagement in building a sustainable sugar industry that uplifts local communities and supports the broader economy.
By fostering cross-sectoral collaborations and international partnerships, the symposium will facilitate the exchange of best practices and expertise, promoting knowledge transfer and technical assistance to enhance the sugar industry's overall competitiveness and viability. Participants will have the opportunity to network and explore potential joint ventures, investment opportunities, and technology transfers to catalyze sustainable growth. Through the active participation of diverse stakeholders, the symposium will inspire meaningful action, catalyze innovation, and set the stage for a greener, more resilient sugar sector in Kenya and across the globe.
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