• Fresh Future
    Logistics can make it happen


     November 24, 2022



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General Manager, Marketing and Business Development

Kenya Airports Authority

Jacob Bwana
Executive Director

Ethiopian Horticulture Producer Exporters Association

Tewodros Zewdie

Avocado Society of Kenya

Muthomi Ernest
Managing Director

Perishable Center Frankfurt

Rainer Wittenfeld
Station Director BRU


Wouter Sysmans
VP Air & Ground Services

Liege Airport

Eric Gysen

Maisha Agro Farm Limited

Mahdi Mohamed Issak
Technical, Standards and Compliance Officer

Fresh Produce Exporters Association of Kenya (FPEAK)

Paul Peter Muthanga
Chief Executive Officer

Fresh Produce Consortium of Kenya

Okisegere Ojepat
Cargo Business Development Manager

Brussels Airport

Samuel Quintelier
Farmer, Agricultural Engineer


Dennis Getuba
Regional Director Africa


Ken Mbogo

Avocado Exporters Association of Kenya

Philliph Mutooni
Managing Director

Total Herbs

Millicent Rutere
General Manager


Dr. Isaac Macharia

Nile chilli Supplies

Robert Webuye
CEO and Chief Consultant

IAgriBiz Africa

Rodgers Kirwa

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9:30 - 9:45 hrs


9:45 - 11:00 hrs

Presentation followed by panel discussion
Jacob Bwana, General Manager, Marketing and Business Development, Kenya Airports Authority
Panel - 1
Subject: Cool ports and cold storages – building perishable hubs of the future
How could airports close to production centres become centres of excellence in building cold chain infrastructure to support the export and import time critical perishable products?

11:00 - 11:30 hrs

Coffee Break

11:30 - 12:45 hrs

Panel - 2
Subject: Future is end-to-end cold chain logistics, underpinned by data and digitalisation
How do companies right across the cool supply chain now work to elevate operations beyond their four walls with network visibility, real-time data and remote control, plus a growing array of intelligent technologies to better predict and respond to change, improve cargo care, and maximise utilisation of infrastructure and transport assets?

12:45 - 14:00 hrs

Lunch Break

14:00 - 14:30 hrs

Brian Vander Mey, Director of Business Development and Partnerships, Aergility
Subject: Exploring the advantages of large cargo drones
What are the capabilities of large scale VTOL cargo drones? Explore how such an aircraft could transform day-to-day logistics operations for perishable goods.

14:30 - 15:45 hrs

Panel - 3

Subject: Investing to build infrastructure for perishable logistics of future - sustainable and profitable
The need for significant investment in cold chain infrastructure and transport assets. These include automation, clean energy, refrigeration and climate control technology. How do we develop reliable reefer logistics and multimodal logistics network?

15:45 - 16:15 hrs

Coffee Break

16:15 - 17:30 hrs

Panel - 4
Subject: How can logistics help shippers discover new markets?
Is Africa the food basket of the world? How can logistics help reduce wastage of fresh produce? Can logistics industry help African fresh produce community to identify and discover new markets for their produce?

*Programme agenda is subject to change




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