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27 November 2014

The East Africa Forum with special focus on Value Added Food Production in EAC and Exports to Sweden

Fred Inklaar via Flickr CC BY-NC 2.0

Fred Inklaar via Flickr CC BY-NC 2.0

This year the special business focus area will be Value Added Food Production in EAC and Exports to Sweden. Swedish companies with experiences from added value production will inform you about their recent projects. The main objective is to highlight the expanding future sourcing possibilities in the East Africa Community.

Up to 25 export companies from EAC will join the Forum to show and inform you about their various horticultural products; coffee, tea, fresh fruits and vegetables, honey, flour, cut flowers, spices, etc. Some branch representatives will also attend the Forum. The EAC participating companies will have their products and company information displayed in the conference area during both days.

Note that event has partcipation fee!


From 27 November 2014 at 07:00 to 28 November 2014 at 15:30


Sida, Valhallavägen 199


Conference program:

Thursday 2014-11-27

  • Staff and exhibitors starts to decorate and prepare registration
  • Registration opens
  • Welcome address by EAC development, EAC Dean Ambassador
  • Presentations of the delegations from Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Uganda. Led by each EAC Ambassador
  • Refreshment break
  • EAC agriculture sector
  • Swedish food market. Importers and retailers
  • Lunch in the exhibition place
  • Visit mini exhibition with EAC exporters, Swedish importers and support organizations, Swedish food importers and chains: milk processing and packaging, coffee going ecological and import from Burundi, fruit and nuts make snacks, packaging solutions, flour and other food stuff, spices.
  • Refreshment break
  • Swedish products for food production, Drying, freezing, storing, Packaging systems, Cooking, preservation – to be investigated
  • Panel discussion
  • Refreshments and mingle around exhibition
  • Seminar day ends. Free activities until next morning



  • Welcome coffee and tea
  • EU and Swedish regulations for import, Open Trade Gate
  • Comments on Swedish consumer market
  • Starting up the exhibition, coffee and tea.
  • Financial support, for export, investments, joint ventures
  • Individual meetings at the exhibition stands
  • Lunch
  • Visits to food outlets in the city visit to. Individual meetings as requested

For Participants

Participation fee: For SWEACC members: 750 SEK incl. VAT. For non SWEACC members: 1000 SEK  incl. VAT

Payment: The participation fee to be paid not later than 2014-11-15 to bank account 667-5060

All participants from the EAC are required to make contact with their Embassy in Scandinavia for more information. Each participant will have to take care of their own travel arrangements and accommodations in Stockholm. Please allow enough time for visa procedure.