July 2021

ICC, Durban, South Africa

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CONNECTING THE
AGRI-FOOD BUSINESS VALUE CHAIN

Market Access Africa (MAA) is the global meeting place
for buyers and sellers across the entire
agri-food business value chain

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MAA will impact companies' bottom line by improving access to regional and international markets, technologies, inputs, handling and storage, as well as tailored trade finance solutions.

 

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.

NETWORKING OPPORTUNITIES ABOUND

Dedicated matchmaking service

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

Networking cocktail 

reception

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

 

WHY ARE WE UNIQUE AND DIFFERENT?

  • 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 suppliers therefore creating an actual market place

  • Maximize profit across the agri-food value chain by connecting demand to suppliers

  • Value Chain Connect – plug and integrate African agribusinesses to regional and international value chain

 

A KEY CHALLENGE IN AFRICAN FOOD AND AGRICULTURE
 

The question of market access is of crucial importance for Africa. African countries have continued to put emphasis on this question since the establishment of the World Trade Organization (WTO), given how crucial market access is for their development agenda – more so agriculture development.

The Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA) and the Malabo Declaration have both emphasized boosting intra-Africa trade in agricultural commodities and services, and as such presenting a real opportunity for Africa to emerge as a big winner in the current global environment.

SPONSORSHIP AND EXHIBITION OPPORTUNITIES

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.

THE AUDIENCE

  • Agri distributors and agents

  • Aggregators

  • Agro-processors and retailers (multinationals and SMEs)

  • Banks and financiers

  • Chambers of Commerce, trade exchanges, trade associations

  • Consultants and advisors

  • Commodity dealers, traders and Insurers

  • Co-ops, farmers union and associations

  • Development agencies

  • Governments officials / policy makers

  • Importers and exporters

  • 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)Research and academic institutions

  • Small-scale and emerging farmers

  • Track and trace tech companies

  • Traders
  • Transport, storage, shipping and logistics companies

ABOUT THE HOSTS

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.

www.agricouncil.org

GET IN TOUCH

Speaker and programme enquiries:

ben.leyka@agricouncil.org

Delegate and sponsorship enquiries:

cindy.eustonbrown@agricouncil.org

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