Dear Colleagues

It gives us great pleasure to invite you to the Fruit Juice Conference & Road Show to be held at SPIER Hotel in Stellenbosch on Wednesday 9 May 2018. Join us for interesting presentations, enlightening discussions, sharing of knowledge and networking with industry participants.

This all-day conference is being organised in conjunction with the IFU & SGF. The IFU ( is the dedicated international fruit & vegetable juice association representing the interests of the world-wide juice community including the fields of legislation; science & technology; methods of analysis; and promoting the benefits of fruit juice. The SGF ( is an independent industrial association focussing on all matters concerning quality, safety, authenticity and sustainability, especially in terms of self-control platforms. This conference is therefore part of their outreach programmes.

We have already confirmed overseas & local speakers from both the IFU & SGF as well as other key role-players. More detail of the programme, topics and speakers will follow shortly. We are excitedly preparing for the conference to ensure that you have a valuable and enjoyable experience.

Registration and accommodaIon guidelines are included.
We look forward to seeing you in Stellenbosch.

Rudi Richards
General Manager

Provisional Program

Spier, Stellenbosch, Wednesday, May 9th, 2018

Registration (08h30-09h00)

Fruit Juices in Africa


Mr. Johan de Kock. Chairman, SAFJA

SGF International in Africa

Ms. Aintzane Esturo. Head of Communications SGF

Introduction to the new IFU

Ms. Maria Schlaffer. Marketing Director of IFU

Juice break

Methods, Codes and Guidelines

New/improved detection IFU methods

Mr. John Collins. Executive Director of IFU

Audits to check the safety, quality and authenticity of fruit juices

Dr Robert Young. SGF auditor

Checking the juice value chain

Dr. Susanne Koswig. Technical Manager in SGF

Advanced analytical methods to
ensure fruit juice integrity

Dr. Eric Jamin. Authenticity Business Unit Manager



Sustainability and Challenges Part I

Reputation and Sustainability in the Drinks Industry

Mr. David Berryman. Director Berryman

Elevate Performance Strategy

Mr. Richard Collins. John Bean Technologies

Upgrading your processes for juices
and by-products

Mr. Michael Huppert. Area Sales Manager Bucher Unipektin AG

Emerging trends and opportunities in fruit-based beverages: A global snapshot

Ms. Giulia Pelliccioni. Tetra Pak

Juice break

Sustainability and Challenges Part II

Let’s get analytical – Enhance your Quality Control
with instrumentation

Ms. Akhona Qambela. Anton Paar

Agriculture certifications in the fruit
juice value chain

Ms. Elmé Coetzer. Global GAP

Rainforest Alliance Fruit (Juice) opportunities

Mr. Michael Orang’I Onchabo. Rainforest Alliance

Wrap-up and Closing

Mr. John Collins. Executive Director IFU.

Networking drinks and snacks

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Spier, Stellenbosch, Wednesday, May 9th, 2018

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