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Premier Sihle Zikalela,

Premier of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

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Richard Fusi

Chief Investment Officer,

African Development Bank Group  (AfDB), Ghana

David Burton

David Burton 

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


Michelle Adelman 

Chief Executive Officer, Accite Holdings and Infinite Foods


Daniel Asare-Kyei,

Chief Executive Officer, Esoko, Ghana


Quentin Rukingama 

Managing Partner, JBQ Africa, Kenya


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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Arnd Pietrzak

Chief Executive Officer, Solar Cooling Technologies GmbH, Germany


Jérôme Barbaron

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


Nnaemeka C. Ikegwuonu

Chief Executive Officer
Cold Hubs, Nigeria


Mayor Cllr Mxolisi Kaunda,

City of Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa


Lucy Muchoki

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


Dr John Purchase,

Chief Executive Officer, Agricultural Business Chamber (Agbiz),

South Africa


Saul Molobi 

Chief Executive Officer, Brandhill Africa, South Africa


Hakeem JImo

Founder and CEO, Veggie Victory, Nigeria


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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Stallone Siakam

Co-Founder, Achetes Online, South Africa 


Remko Oosterveld

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

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Angelo Pascal Tubibu

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer


MEC Bongi Sithole-Moloi

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


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


Ben Leyka 

Chief Executive Officer, African Agri Council NPC (AAC), South Africa / Democratic Republic of the Congo 


Dave Chalila 

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


Federica Sambiase

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


Sebastian Lesch
Head of Division, International Agri Policy, Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, Germany

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H.E. Amb. Dr Riina Kionka

European Union Ambassador to South Africa, Delegation of the European Union to South Africa. European Union

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Paul A. Venter

Chief Executive Officer and Managing Partner, ONTDEK, United States


Cornelia Berns

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

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