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What is FXXD XX? (pronounced: /fu?d eks eks/)

FOOD XX (pronounced: /fu?d eks eks/) is a platform and movement that delivers empowering content for womxn by womxn in the food and drinks industry in South Africa. FOOD XX is the brain child of the all-womxn food design agency, Studio H.

Consisting of half the world, womxn have the collective power to affect stock markets, policies, corporate and creative industries, their own lives, and the lives of the network of womxn around them. FOOD XX reflects the current zeitgeist and is at its core, an annual conference and awards ceremony that lives online throughout the year as digital content. The key focus of FOOD XX is to supply a safe space where womxn can help other womxn to achieve their dreams, provide support and have much-needed conversations.

The FOOD XX Symposium and Awards programme includes:

Local and international womxn speakers and panel discussions. Breakfast, lunch brought to you by Woolworths and networking snacks and drinks prepared by local and international conference speakers.


8:30 – Registration, childhood-inspired breakfast by The General Store and all-day tea station by Lady Bonin's Tea.

9:30 – Welcome by MC Zanele Kumalo

9:35 – Opening mindfulness exercise with Carly Abramovitz

9:50 – Reading by Julie Nxadi 

10:00 – Maxine Thompson, founder of PolkaPants 

10:30 – Ice-cream break by Yococo 

11:00 - 11:30 – Panel conversationFood media today

11:30 - 12:00 Lily Jones, founder of Lily Vanilli about how to give back while running a successful food business

12:30 - 14:00 – Plant-based lunch by: Juliet Randles, Kamini Pather, Jessica Shepherd, Jess Spiro and Mokgadi Itsweng

14:00 - Chloe Rutzerveld on the future of food and womens' role in what we will be eating in 2050 

14:30 - Panel conversation: Women's role in the kitchen 

15:00 Ezelna Jones, Group Marketing Executive at Burger King SA about championing local flavours and equal opportunities at one of the world's most famous eateries.


16:00 - Rotating workshops: Where are SA's indigenous flavours on our plates? 

16:20 Cakes and drinks curated by Lily Jones (Lily Vanilli Bakery, YBF's and Bake for Syria), Hope on Hopkins and Krone

17:00 FOOD XX Awards 

17:05 Welcome by Zola Nene

18:30 Formalities end

Tickets include:

- Breakfast

- Plant-based lunch brought to you by Woolworths

- All-day tea and drinks

- Goodbye drinks and snacks

- Goodie bag


When and where?

Jetty 2, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town
2 Jetty Street
V & A Waterfront
Cape Town
South Africa

Tue 12 Feb 2019 at 8:30 AM (SAST)
Tue 12 Feb 2019 at 6:30 PM (SAST)

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