DuPont Nutrition & Biosciences (DuPont) and Versuchs-und Lehranstalt für Brauerei in Berlin (VLB) today officially opened the inaugural Africa Brewing Conference dedicated to sharing brewing knowledge, strengthening relationships and discussing best practices for the brewing and malting industry in Africa. The event, which is supported through a partnership with “Ethiopia Invest”, will run through May 23, 2019, in Addis Ababa.
VLB Berlin and DuPont announced their collaboration at the BrauBeviale 2018 trade show in Nuremberg, Germany, last fall. With a focus on the technical and scientific aspects of beermaking, the Africa Brewing Conference will bring together managers, brewers and leading technical staff who work on production, filling/packaging and quality assurance for breweries and maltings.
This week’s conference will cover topics along the supply chain of beer production, such as brewing with barley and nonbarley malt, sustainable process optimization from the brew house up to filling, and aspects of product quality. The schedule also will include a strategic outlook on the developments of the beer markets in East Africa. The organizers are proud to welcome to Addis Ababa more than 170 delegates from 20 countries.
“DuPont has long been a leading supplier in brewing enzymes solutions across Africa, helping brewers optimize their processes in an efficient and sustainable way,” said Allyson Fish, Global Business Director, Food Enzymes at DuPont. “The inaugural Africa Brewing Conference is an opportunity for brewers to come together to strengthen relationships and learn from one another to further develop the beer market in the region.”
“We and DuPont are thrilled to provide an open platform for world-class education and networking for the brewing industry in Africa,” said Josef Fontaine, Ph.D., Managing Director of VLB Berlin. “We have an incredible group joining us this week, and I think this is the beginning of a really special recurring opportunity for crucial information-sharing.”