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Premier Sihle Zikalela,

Premier of KwaZulu-Natal

Lucy Muchoki,

Chief Executive Officer, Pan African Agribusiness and Agro Industry Consortium (PANAAC)

Dr John Purchasei

Chief Executive Officer, Agricultural Business Chamber (Agbiz)

Ben Leyka

Chief Executive Officer, African Agri Council NPC (AAC) 

Hakeem JImo

Founder and CEO, Veggie Victory

Federica Sambiase,

Partner and Chief Executive Officer, Working Capital Associates

Mayor Cllr Mxolisi Kaunda,

City of Durban

Dr Thulasizwe Mkhabela

Group Executive, Impact & P/ships (Agricultural Economics), Agricultural Research Council (ARC)

Michelle Adelman

Chief Executive Officer, Accite Holdings and Infinite Foods

Daniel Asare-Kyei

Chief Executive Officer, Esoko

Dave Chalila

Head of Africa Region, SACE Spa

Gilles Mettetal

Chairman of the Investment Committee, Diligent Capital Partners

MEC Bongi Sithole-Moloi

Member of the Exective Council, KwaZulu-Natal Department of Agriculture and Rural Development

David Burton 

Sector Director Agriculture l Africa, UK Department for International Trade

Saul Molobi

Chief Executive Officer, Brandhill Africa

Quentin Rukingama

Managing Partner, JBQ Africa

Devakumar VG Edwin

Group Executive Director, Dangote Industries

Jan van den Berg

Chief Financial Officer, Africa Merchant Capital

Call for speakers

Share your knowledge and expertise on stage

The key to creating the future of agrifood is education, especially fo emerging markets. Speakers will be sharing knowledge and expertise to facilitate all regions to become self sufficient but at the same time to also improve cross country and continental trade and collaboration. Discussion and presentation will be centred around key themes such as value chain integration, cost competitiveness, regional trade flows and policies, market led value chain development strategies, farmer productivity, cross country and continental collaboration as well as current case studies.

We are looking for expert speakers from:

  • Governmental agricultural departments

  • Development finance institutions

  • Banks, funds and financiers

  • Trade associations and investment agencies

  • Agribusinesses, distributors and agents 

  • Agro-processors and retailers

  • Co-ops, farmers union and

  • Food manufacturers / processors

  • Large scale and commercial farmers

  • Agriculture technology providers

  • Shipping and logistics companies

  • Economists and analyst

  • Importers and exporters

  • Inspection services and certification

  • Insurance and risk companies

  • Lawyers and consultants

  • Research and academic institutions

  •  Chambers of commerce

To nominate a speaker, nominate yourself or submit a case study, get in touch


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