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African Sugar industry urged to take advantage of Indian Expo being organized by The Sugar Technologists Association of India (STAI)

African sugar industry has been encouraged to take advantage of the India Sugar Expo – 2010, being organized by STAI at TSAVO Ball Room, Kenyatta International Convention Centre, Nairobi, Kenya from 2 – 4 July `10.  The event is being held in collaboration with the Government of India.

"This will be a mega-event where over 70 Indian sugar machinery manufacturers ranking from turn-key sugar plant manufacturers to small and medium machinery, chemical and agri-machinery manufacturers will be showcasing their products under one roof.   

"The focus of the expo is on showcasing the products, processes, services and technologies related to the sugar industry offered by the Indian sugar machinery manufacturers. The expo will provide an opportunity for African players in the sugar industry witness & learn about the latest technological developments in the field of sugar, power and alcohol.  The exhibitors will also make presentations on their products and technological services during the expo," said Dr G.S.C. Rao, President STAI.

The Indian sugar industry is the second largest after Brazil sugar industry in the world.  
Today, the Indian sugar technologists, consultants, professionals and sugar machinery manufacturers have large presence in most of the Afro-Asian countries.  The event will create a platform for the sugar industry professionals from India & African continent to enhance their business relationship & future trade.  

The African sugar industry will benefit tremendously from the strong technological aspects of the Indian sugar industry in terms of process improvement, automation, steam economy, cogeneration of power from bagasse & manufacture of ethanol – a bio solar home grown fuel.  The sugar expo is being organized with the support of :

  • Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution, Govt. of India
  • Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Dept. of Commerce, Govt. of India. 
  • The Kenya National Chamber of Commerce & Industry
  • Joint Kenya Arab Chamber of Commerce & Industry
  • Kenya Sugar Board
  • Kenya Association of Manufacturers
  • Kenyatta International Conference Centre (KICC)

STAI is an all India apex body of professionals comprising of agriculture professionals, technologists, engineers & other management professionals connected with the sugar and allied industries.  It is probably the biggest fraternity of sugar professionals in the world with over 3500 professionals as its members.  Since its inception in 1925, it has played a key role in development & growth of the Sugar Industry in India focusing mainly on innovations and operational efficiencies in sugar & allied industries.  

For more details related to India Sugar Expo – 2010, please contact : 

Tel No.: +254 723341143,  Mail:       Website :  

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