21 - 24 July 2020

ICC, Durban, South Africa

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Market Access Africa (MAA) is the global meeting place for food and agriculture buyers and sellers – promoting African food and agriculture commodities, scaling up processing, development of robust supply chains as well as tailor-made financial schemes - while providing opportunities to access new and existing markets to impact companies bottom line.


Organised by the African Agri Council (AAC) in partnership with African governments and leading agribusinesses, MAA will provide a global platform for stakeholders to identify the latest technologies that will raise the continent’s food and agricultural productivity, link to trading services and discuss policy reforms in order to curb Africa’s annual import bill.


Dedicated matchmaking service

Take advantage of our matchmaking service pre-schedule all your meetings

Networking cocktail 


Network with your industry peers and finalise deals

Enjoy networking sessions 

on the expo floor

Meet with c-level executives and conduct month’s worth of business in just 2 days



  • Market Access Africa (MAA) connects agri producers with:

    • consultants and partners to scale up their business

    • exporters and buyers to expand their markets

    • agri producers with trade financiers, banks and impact investors to increase their turnover and get the right financial partners

    • the development of robust supply chains through market-oriented food and agriculture strategies as well as access to new technology and trading innovation

  • Scaling up processing: Move African producers to the top of the global food value chains through agro industrialisation and adding value to all they produce – we need to process what we produce

  • Financing frameworks that work for African food producers: Access to affordable investment finance is foremost among the challenges faced by African food producers. We will explore recent innovations in financing approaches and their impact

  • Connect agri producers with exporters and buyers to expand into new markets to impact company bottom line

  • Connect food producers and processors with trade financiers, banks and impact investors to increase their turnover and get the right financial partners

  • Connect exporters and buyers to reliable commodity supplies


Market Access Africa is the industry’s MUST-ATTEND event, providing the ideal setting to develop relationships, explore ideas and expand into new markets. There are limited and exclusive sponsorship and exhibition opportunities available for organisations wishing to gain high visibility and reach to Africa's agri movers and shakers.


  • Agri distributors and agents

  • Agro-processors and retailers (multinationals and SMEs)

  • Banks and financiers

  • Consultants and advisors

  • Commodity dealers, traders and Insurers

  • Co-ops, farmers union and associations

  • Development agencies

  • Governments officials / Policy makers

  • Inspection services and certification agencies

  • Large-scale and commercial farmers

  • Operational partners

  • Packaging and marketing

  • Primary agriculture industry experts and suppliers (input, mechanisation, machinery and tech)

  • Small-scale and emerging farmers

  • Storage 

  • Track and trace tech companies
  • Trade associations and consultants

  • Traders and bankers

  • Transport, shipping and logistics companies


The African Agri Council (NPC) is a network of global executives, decision makers and key stakeholders in the Agricultural and food industry. We connect executives with their peers, policy makers, investors & financiers and leading global service providers across Africa and around the world.

The Council is an exclusive platform for networking, matchmaking and deal making in Africa. We focus on the business dynamics of food and agriculture; the pioneers, partnerships, investments, joint ventures and regulatory dynamics that determine the future direction of the industry and shape tomorrow’s sustainable food production and consumption landscape.