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SPEAKERS FOR 2021

CONFIRMED SPEAKERS

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Mayor Cllr Mxolisi Kaunda,

City of Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

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Richard Fusi

Chief Investment Officer,

African Development Bank Group  (AfDB), Ghana

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David Burton 

Sector Director Agriculture l Africa, UK Department for International Trade, United Kingdom

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Michelle Adelman 

Chief Executive Officer, Accite Holdings and Infinite Foods

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Daniel Asare-Kyei,

Chief Executive Officer, Esoko, Ghana

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Quentin Rukingama 

Managing Partner, JBQ Africa, Kenya

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Gilles Mettetal 

Former Director for Agribusinesss, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), France / Ukraine

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MEC Ravi Pillay
MEC for Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs, KwaZulu-Natal G/ment, South Africa

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Stallone Siakam

Co-Founder, Achetes Online, South Africa 

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Remko Oosterveld

GGN Label Aquaculture Key Account Manager, GLOBALG.A.P., Germany 

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Angelo Pascal Tubibu

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, CONGOFRESH GROUP LTD, Democratic Republic of the Congo

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Vuyo Jayiya

Deputy Head Agribusiness, eThekwini Municipality. South Africa

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Mounir El Bouamri

Chief Executive Officer, AICONSULTING, Morocco

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Darryn Allan

Delegation of the European Union to South Africa. European Union

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Wambui Mbarire

Chief Executive Officer, Retail Trade Association of Kenya. Kenya

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Jaco Oosthuizen
CEO, RSA Group. South Africa

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Emmannuel Chilamphyna

Head of Business
Development, Further Markets

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Ancha Omar

 Head of Business Development, BNI- Banco Nacional de Investimento

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Mandla Lucky

 Manzini, Manager, Bobanango Ilima Farming Cooperative

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MEC Bongi Sithole-Moloi

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

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Lucy Muchoki

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

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Dr John Purchase,

Chief Executive Officer, Agricultural Business Chamber (Agbiz), South Africa

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Saul Molobi 

Chief Executive Officer, Brandhill Africa, South Africa

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Hakeem JImo

Founder and CEO, Veggie Victory, Nigeria

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Devakumar VG Edwin 

Group Executive Director, Dangote Industries, Nigeria

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Jan van den Berg 

Chief Financial Officer, Africa Merchant Capital, South Africa

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Markus von Busse

Director Global Product Safety and Sustainability, Worlée NaturProdukte GmbH, Germany

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Paul A. Venter

Chief Executive Officer and Managing Partner, ONTDEK, United States

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Cornelia Berns

Director International Cooperation, Global Food Policy
Federal Ministry for Food and Agriculture, Germany

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Babafemi O. Oyewole

Managing Director/CEO at African Agribusiness Alliance. Benin

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Neville Matjie

Chief Executive Officer, Trade and Investment KwaZulu-Natal. South Africa

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Bill Crabtree

Founder, Crabtree Agriculture Consulting. South Africa

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Anja Strothkämper.

Vice President SAP Commodity Management and SAP Agribusiness, SAP. Germany

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Debbbie Payne

Director Market Support, African Agri Council NPC. South Africa

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Justin Bend
CEO, Programmes, Siyazisza Trust. South Africa

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Hazel Gooding

Deputy
Representative, UN Women,
South Africa

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Mlibo Bantwini

 Executive: Dube AgriZone , Dube Trade Port. South Africa

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Solly Molepo

 Deputy Director: Agro-Processing Industrial Development Division,
Department of Trade and
Industry (DTI)

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Premier Sihle Zikalela,

Premier of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

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Dr Thulasizwe Mkhabela 

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

Peter Njonjo

Peter Njonjo 

Co founder and CEO

Twiga Foods Limited, Kenya

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Caroline Mubima 

Content Director, African Agri Council NPC (AAC), South Africa 

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Dave Chalila 

Head of Africa Region, SACE Spa, South Africa / Nairobi

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Federica Sambiase

Partner and Chief Executive Officer, Working Capital Associates, United Kingdom

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Leona Archary
CEO, Agricultural Development Agency, South Africa

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Arnd Pietrzak

Chief Executive Officer, Solar Cooling Technologies GmbH, Germany

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Jérôme Barbaron

Head of Crop Protection in Africa and Middle East, Syngenta, Switzerland

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Nnaemeka C. Ikegwuonu

Chief Executive Officer
Cold Hubs, Nigeria

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Dr. Justy Range

(PhD Informatics - University of Pretoria), Business Development - Freshmark Systems. South Afirca 

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Russell Curtis

HOD Invest Durban. South Africa

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Roberto Cecutti

First Counselor & Head of Trade & Economics, Delegation of the European Union to South Africa. France

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Wynand Espach

Chief Operating
Officer, AGRICOLLEGES
International. South Africa

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Debbbie Payne

Director Market Support, African Agri Council NPC. South Africa

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Wambui Mbarire

 Chief Executive Officer, Retail Trade Association of Kenya. Kenya

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Siyabonga Mazibuko

 COO, ADA

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 Jenni Kiiholma,

 Agricultural counsellor,
Finnish Embassy

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
    associations

  • 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
    agencies

  • 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