African Biotrade Festival, 14-16 September 2023, Sandton, Johannesburg, South Africa

Explore the potential of African biodiversity

Explore the potential of African plant biodiversity at the 1st African Biotrade Festival in collaboration with Organic & Natural Products Expo Africa 2023.

The African Biotrade Festival is an opportunity to witness the growth and market potential of indigenous ingredients and products derived from key biotrade species including Baobab, Marula, Sceletium, Buchu and Honeybush.

The festival will host discussions about biotrade challenges and opportunities, with an emphasis on market access, building business support networks, and linkages within the biotrade ecosystem.

Festival activities will include:

  • Exhibitions
  • Workshops
  • Conference
  • Matchmaking sessions
  • Demonstrations
  • Tasting and testing
  • Networking
  • Investment and trade opportunities
  • ABS regulatory discussions


The event is a multi-stakeholder platform to open action orientated solutions to overcome market barriers through brokering knowledge flows between biotrade actors and is aimed at investors, researchers, buyers and innovators from the food, fragrance, flavours, ingredients and cosmetics sectors. Visitors will meet biotrade producers, suppliers and communities, and see how the biotrade sector is addressing quality, market access, regulatory compliance and global competitiveness.


Who should attend?

Investors, researchers, buyers and innovators from the food, fragrance, flavours, ingredients and cosmetics sectors.

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