• Fast logistics for
    fleeting beauties

    deliver freshness
    on time, every time


    November 23, 2022



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Kenya Flower Council

Clement Tulezi

Silpack Industries Limited

Parit Shah

Astral Aviation

Sanjeev S. Gadhia
Vice President Sales Cargo

Frankfurt Airport

Roland Weil
Managing Director/CEO

Kenya Airports Authority

Alex Gitari
Owner and Founder


Jeroen van der Hulst
Head of Quality and Compliance

Sian Flowers

Elizabeth Kimani

Swissport Kenya

Racheal Ndegwa
Manager Sea Freight Perishables - East Africa


Christo van der Meer

Saruni Blossoms

Peter Kariuki
Vertical Solutions Manager - Reefers, Eastern Africa


Karen Rono
Post harvest Consultant- Cut flower

Amiran Kenya Ltd

Faith Ambajo
Cargo Business Development Manager

Brussels Airport

Samuel Quintelier


Benny Smets
Regional Director Africa


Ken Mbogo
Deputy General Manager - East Africa cluster


Daniel Sepetu
Senior Business & Development Manager Cargo

Brussels Airport

Johan Leunen
Regional Reefer Manager


John Mac Donald
Station Manager Cargo BRU

Aviapartner Cargo NV

Mathieu Sérafimoff
Program Coordinator


Chagema Kedera
Head Cargo Commercial

Kenya Airways

Peter Musola
Technical Manager

Dutch Flower Group Africa-DFG AFRICA

Mercy Langat

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9:00 - 9:30 hrs

Inauguration, Welcome, Opening Remarks
Welcome: Editor, Logistics Update Africa (LUA)
Opening Remark: Brussels Airport Company representative
Opening Remark: Kenya Airports Authority representative

9:30 - 10:30 hrs


The new normal for flower shippers of Africa after the pandemic
Is there a new normal at all? How serious is the shortage of air freight capacity still during peak seasons? What are the lessons learned from the pandemic? How does the volatility in freight rate impact the profitability of shippers?
Faith Ambajo, Post-Harvest Consultant - Cut flower, Amiran Kenya
Sanjeev Gandhia, Founder & CEO, Astral Aviation
Roland Weil, Vice President Sales Cargo, Frankfurt Airport
Alex Gitari, Managing Director/CEO, Kenya Airports Authority
Ken Mbogo, Regional Director Africa, Saudi Airlines Cargo Company
Reji John, Editor, Logistics Update Africa (MODERATOR)

10:30 - 11:00 hrs

Presentation by Lina Jamwa, Membership, Advocacy and Communications Manager, Kenya Flower Council
Subject: Overview of the Kenya floriculture industry and The Kenya Flower Council; bottlenecks affecting the competitiveness of the industry; Sea freight as a solution to logistics issues in the industry; KFC’s role in promotion of sea freight and the future of sea freight

11:00 - 11:30 hrs

Coffee Break

11:30 - 13:00 hrs

An interactive session with presentations and panel discussions - all about flowers and fresh


How Brussels Airport can help you grow by Johan Leunen, Senior Route Development Manager, Brussels Airport


Digital phytosanitary possibilities; is e-phyto a game changer? by Josiah M Syanda, Deputy Director, Phytosanitary Services, KEPHIS


A paperless fresh process: how the Perishable Management Application changed the way we work. Presentation by Sam Quintelier, Cargo Business Development Manager, Brussels Airport


Can airport community collaboration eliminate weak links, resort in a more efficient fresh corridor with digitization as the ultra-enabler?
Benny Smets, CEO, Ninatrans
Chagema Kedera, Programme Coordinator, COLEACP
Racheal Ndegwa, CEO, Swissport Kenya
Matthieu Serafimoff, Station Manager Cargo BRU, Aviapartner Cargo NV
Johan Leunen, Senior Route Development Manager, Brussels Airport (MODERATOR)

13:00 - 14:00 hrs

Lunch Break

14:00 - 14:30 hrs

Jeroen van der Hulst, Owner and Founder, FlowerWatch
Subject: Air cargo as a premium mode of flower logistic: value and footprint reduction to be unlocked

14:30 - 15:45 hrs

Panel - 3
Subject: Delivering freshness on time, every time – the digital dynamics of flower logistics
Peter Kariuki, Operations, Saruni Blossoms
Eric Gysen, VP Air & Ground Services, Liege Airport
Peter Musola, Head Cargo Commercial, Kenya Airways
Karen Rono, Vertical Solutions Manager - Reefers, Eastern Africa, Mearsk
Dave Zoetemelk, Director of Sales, InspiraFarms Cooling
Lakhmi Ajay, Associate Editor, Logistics Update Africa (MODERATOR)

15:45 - 16:15 hrs

Parit Shah, Owner, Silpack Industries Limited
Subject: The 3Rs – reduce (weight), reuse and recycle – of packaging to build sustainability in flower logistics

16:15 - 16:30 hrs

Coffee Break

16:30 - 16:45 hrs

Presentation Subject: Insights on the development of sea freight of flowers from Kenya

16:45 - 18:00 hrs

Panel - 4
Subject: Is ocean freight a reliable alternative mode to air for African flower exporters? What is good? What is bad?
Jeroen van der Hulst, Owner and Founder, FlowerWatch
Christo van der Meer, Manager Sea Freight Perishables - East Africa, Kuehne+Nagel
Elizabeth Kimani, Head of Quality and Compliance, Sian Flowers
John Mac Donald, Regional Reefer Manager, CMA CGM
Mercy Langat, Technical Manager, Dutch Flower Group Africa
Daniel Sepetu, Deputy General Manager - East Africa Cluster, CMA CGM (MODERATOR)

18:30 - 20:30 hrs

Cocktail Reception

*Programme agenda is subject to change




Logistics Update Africa (LUA) is a bi-monthly magazine that brings the most credible news, views and stories of and from Africa about the continent’s evolving transport and logistics industries.

LUA is one of the three publications from STAT Media Group, the earliest business to business trade publication in transport and logistics in the world. LUA gives an insight of the untapped potential of Africa’s economy and its unexplored and emerging markets that are eventually opening to the world.

LUA has a circulation of 13,000 copies and readership of close to 41,000 industry professionals from air cargo, sea freight, rail & road transport industries within Africa and Europe. LUA is available online at www.logupdateafrica.com and it is updated regularly with the latest transport and logistics news from around the world.



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