Flower & Perishable Logistics Africa: Conferences open in Nairobi

Following two editions of Flower Logistics Africa (FLA), the event once again returns to Nairobi, Kenya for its third edition on November 20, 2018 at the Radisson Blu Hotel. Bringing additional value to the participants and to Africa’s perishable exporters, the second edition of Perishable Logistics Africa (PLA) will also take place at the same venue on November 21.

Flower Logistics Africa, with ‘Cold Chain Protocols and Common Standard: Keys to Africa’s Flower Industry’ as the core theme, will delve deep into developments in time & temperature-controlled logistics and packaging solutions. FLA 2018 will revisit some of the deliberations made last year on the need for standardisation that will enhance exports and gain traction for Kenya’s flower industry in the global market. Some of the speakers include Clement Tulezi, CEO of Kenya Flower Council; Peter Musola, Cargo Commercial Manager at Kenya Airways and John Mathenge, Executive Director of Federation of East African Freight Forwarders Associations (FEAFFA).

The second edition of Perishable Logistics Africa (PLA) themed “Collaboration: The Road Ahead to Improve Logistics for Africa’s Perishable Produce” will amplify the call to create industry collaborations to improve Africa’s perishable exports through better logistics network and cold chain infrastructure. Some of the speakers include Jane Ngige, National Coordinator of the Kenya Horticultural Council; William Ojonyo the Chairman of Kenya International Freight & Warehousing Association (KIFWA) and Hosea Machuki, CEO of Fresh Produce Exporters Association of Kenya (FPEAK).

The agenda for FLA’s panel discussion will include setting cold chain protocols, innovation in packaging solutions, and improving flower transportation in Africa. On the other hand, PLA will discuss on impact of supply chain changes on perishables carried through air, how global trade agreements can change the appearance of Africa’s perishable export, and how mergers and collaborations impact logistics business.

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