The annual Africa Agri Tech show will take place from Tuesday, 22 to Thursday, 24 June 2021 at the Sun Arena, Menlyn Maine in Pretoria. This agricultural technology showcase was originally planned for the end of February, but with the country in the midst of another national lockdown, the event organisers have decided to delay it by four months.

The three-day event is a gathering of agriculture stakeholders and serves as a platform to showcase the latest technological and scientific advancements in the sector. It is also a vital networking space for businesses and leaders to form meaningful partnerships that will benefit the South African agricultural industry.

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Africa Agri Tech covers global issues and innovations

The inaugural Africa Agri Tech expo took place in 2020 and was attended by international delegates and representatives of multinational companies. Previous attendees have travelled from around the world, such as Brazil, Canada, United States, France, Germany, United Kingdom, Israel and the Netherlands.

The content of the event will focus on sustainability, precision farming, science, technology and the global economic impact of African agriculture. Attendees will get a glimpse at the latest farming innovations from around the continent, as well as the chance to meet key players in the industry. There will be exhibitions from crop and livestock farmers, irrigation engineers, agriculture specialists, government departments, state-owned enterprises and commercial brands.

Guest speakers at the 2021 Africa Agri Tech

This year, 59 guest speakers from numerous sectors are set to host talks, discussions, panels and presentations. The most noteworthy speakers include the following: 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 even Pepper, the Nedbank humanoid robot.

Jeremy Maggs and Bruce Whitfield will be panel facilitators for the discussions that will be broadcast live on the third day of the event. These are just a few of the industry experts and game changers that will be attending the 2021 Africa Agri Tech expo. They represent numerous South African and international agricultural and technology brands.

The following are important dates to know for businesses and individuals who are interested in this year’s gathering:

  • 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.

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