Test the Waters: Plant-based Food in South Africa

Webinar: Test the Waters: Plant-based Food in South Africa

A growing consumer demand for plant-based food (proteins) are playing an increasingly vital role in modern diets around the world – South Africa being one of the hot spots for early adaption.
The global market for plant-based food as meat alternatives is predicted to double in the next five years. The plant-based food market in South Africa will be worth $74.2 billion in 2027, growing at 11.9% from 2020, according to an industry forecast by Meticulous Research institution. Learn more on these aspects during the presentation of the locally conducted market analysis.
This trend has created an exciting opportunity for Swiss manufacturers and distributors to take advantage of the gaps in the South African market.

This all virtual event and another pitching opportunity will be delivered by you to the South African participants and buyers of the virtual event. The event will take place on our virtual platform, during which further feedbacks can be gathered from the South African participants on the offerings of the Swiss companies with the aim to be bringing together South African retail buyers, Swiss Suppliers and a host of industry stakeholders.

Tentative Agenda for the Physical Event in South Africa

  • Opening and welcome by the Embassy of Switzerland and the Swiss Business Hub Southern Africa
  • Round table / Panel discussion with plant-based food industry experts and buyers
  • Cutting edge Swiss technology driving the market in plat based food
  • Virtual booth for each Swiss Supplier featuring their products’ video and other promotional material
  • Networking facilitated by the virtual platform – “buyers meet sellers”

For Swiss suppliers in the plant-based food industry there is a free of charge opportunity to host a virtual e-booth at the event and gain more visibility for their products and services. Please contact daniel.schneider@eda.admin.ch if you wish to take advantage of this offer.



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Target audience Swiss Companies in the plant based food industry - suppiers of products or the biomass. Tofu / Tempeh / Seitan, Vegetarian (Vegan) Convenience oder Meat Analog Products
Organizer S-GE and Swiss Business Hub Southern Africa
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Online (CET/MEZ)

Cost of participating free of charge
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