2020 Juice Conference

SAFJA Juice Conference POSTPONED
Diarise NEW date
10-11 May 2022, Spier Hotel, Stellenbosch.

As you will recall, we held a very successful Fruit Juice Conference in 2018 and there was overwhelming support for a repeat in 2020.We are therefore happy to announce that in 2020, the IFU will hold its regional Juice Conference in Stellenbosch in partnership with SAFJA.

The IFU Juice Conference is the event for the juice community in South Africa, truly organised by the industry – for the industry. The presentations will cover topics such as the Dynamics of the global and African juice markets; Supply chain dynamics; Quality and technology; Health and nutrition; as well as Sustainability. We expect 200 to 300 participants, including from senior, commercial and technical management; suppliers and service providers; and marketeers from overseas and South Africa.


Spier Wine Farm and Conference Hotel is one of South Africa’s oldest farms with a recorded history dating back to 1692.

  • Tuesday: Light Lunch, afternoon presentations and evening networking sessions.
  • Wednesday: All day presentations and evening networking sessions


Sponsorship opportunities are available. Enquire at info@safja.co.za. Registration, Programme and other details are also available on our website


“SAVE THE DATES”. You are invited and most welcome to attend.

Day 1 – Tuesday 19th May 13:00-17:00

Session Topic Speaker
Global Juice Market, including trends in NFC Welcome IFU & SAFJA Dirk Lansbergen (IFU)
Nigel Jacobs (SAFJA)
  Juice in Europe Kees Cools (Doehler)
  Juice in the USA and ASIA Jack Macintyre (Global Data)
  The complexities of exporting into Africa Corni Myburgh (Pioneer Foods)
Juice Break    
African Juice: market and supply chain Flavour matters Michael Gristwood (SAAFFI)
  Deciduous in Africa Jacques Jordaan (Canning Fruit Producers Association)
  Citrus in Africa Justin Chadwick (Citrus Growers Association)
  Making juice in Senegal Randa Filfili (Zena Exotic Fruits)

Day 2 – Wednesday 20th May 08:30-17:30

Session Topic Speaker
Supply Chain TBA TBA
  Tropicals in Africa Harry van Neer & David O’Hallaran (Africa Juice)
  Global transportation issues including Africa Stacks
  Global apple Juice market (inc AJ used for Cider)  Neil Murray (IHS Markit)
Juice Break    
Quality & Technology Thermal & non-thermal juice stabilisation technologies
Massimiliano Pelacci (University of Parma)
  Supply chain QA including the detection of lemon & Lime Susanne Koswig (SGF)
  Rapid microbiological methods Se’bastien Manuel(Biomerieux)
  Future of authenticity testing Mikko Hofsommer (GFL)
  Citrus processing Bucher
  Enzymatic methods of analysis in fruit juice BioSystems
Health & Nutrition Juice PR – Fruit Juice Matters Wouter Lox (AIJN)
  Plant based nutrition Heleen van Wyk (Doehler)
  TBA Tetra Pak
The power of industry collaboration to help reach Sustainable Development Goals Matlou Setati (CGCSA)
Juice Break    
Sustainabiliy Use of by-products (Holistic) Michael Mas (JBT)
  SIG on sustainabiliy Norman Gierow (SIG)
  Recycling and circular economy David Berryman (David Berryman Ltd)
There will be a Q&A, after each session, through the Juice Event App, where all questions will be answered


We thank our sponsors for supporting the Juice Conference

Spier, Stellenbosch, May 19th 2020

Kindly download and complete the below registration form and email to arlene@safvca.co.za