Africa Agri Tech expo postponed until June 2021

The Africa Agri Tech expo and conference has been delayed by five months. The new dates for the agriculture technology showcase have been set from Tuesday, 22 to Thursday, 24 June 2021. This highly-anticipated expo will take place at the Sun Arena in Menlyn Maine, Pretoria. Event organisers have cited the national lockdown and current wave of Covid-19 outbreaks as the cause for the postponement.

This three-day expo will bring together farmers, business owners, entrepreneurs and stakeholders in the agriculture and technology industries. It highlights the latest technological advancements and scientific research in the farming, fishing and horticultural sectors. Africa Agri Tech will serve as a networking space where all attendees can meet and form strategic partnerships with one another.

The event will attract an array of businesses, from bulk bag manufacturers and farm equipment corporations to aerial drone surveillance and irrigation designers. Guest speakers and foreign delegates will also be on-hand to see the latest developments in the African agri sphere. This is a showcase not to be missed by anyone with an interest in agriculture, technology or business investment.

Africa Agri Tech will highlight innovative technologies

The showcase will focus on precision farming, sustainability, technology, science and the global economic impact of African agriculture. Guests will get a sneak peek into the latest agricultural innovations from around the continent. There will be exhibitions from tractor manufacturers, irrigation engineers, crop and livestock farmers, government departments and commercial brands.

At the inaugural 2020 Africa Agri Tech, attendees travelled from around the world to see what Africa has to offer; Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Israel, Netherlands, the United Kingdom and the United States all sent delegations and representatives to attend the expo.  The international audience is truly interested and invested in the developments being made in African farming. 

Guest speakers at the 2021 Africa Agri Tech expo

This year, 59 speakers will host talks, discussions and presentations. Among them will be the following experts: Thoko Didiza, Minister of Agriculture, Rural Development and Land Reform; Tommie van Zyl, CEO of ZZ2; Asif Valley, National Technology Officer at Microsoft; Nate Heinrich, Director of Precision Agriculture at John Deere; Denene Erasmus, Editor of Farmer’s Weekly and Pepper, the Nedbank humanoid robot.

Jeremy Maggs and Bruce Whitfield will host live panel discussions that will be broadcast on the final day of the showcase. These speakers and facilitators represent numerous South African and international agricultural, technology and investment businesses. The following dates are important to know for businesses and individuals who are interested in attending the 20201 Africa Agri Tech:

  • Show floor bookings open – 31 January
  • Sponsorships open – 31 January
  • Delegate registration opens  – 19 April
  • Trade visitor registration opens – 3 May
  • Innovation entries open – 1 June.

Images courtesy of Africa Agri Tech


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Written by Joshua Oates

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