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Chisamba, Zambia, 2014/03/14 - Zambia’s Vice President Dr Guy Scott and the new Zambian Minister for Agriculture and Livestock, the Honourable Minister Wylbur Simuusa, will both attend the upcoming Agritech Expo taking place from 4-5 April at GART in Chisamba, Zambia.
The event is expected to gather thousands of agri-professionals from the region. The Vice President will deliver a keynote address during the Agribusiness Congress on 4 April and be the guest of honour at the opening ceremony to the expo. The new Minister will also be an honoured guest at the event.
“The attendance of the new Minister and the Vice President at Agritech Expo both humbles and delights us”, says Amore Swart, the conference programme director. She continues: “we take pride in organising a relevant and practical programme addressing current challenges experienced by Zambia’s agricultural sector as well as looking at its development. We are pleased that the government supporting our efforts with such high-level attendance by both the Minister of Agriculture and Livestock and the Vice President.”
Strong local support
Agritech Expo boasts other strong, local industry and institutional support with key event partners: the Zambian National Farmers Union (ZNFU); Musika, a Zambian non-profit that stimulates private investment in the smallholder market; the agri-research event venue GART and USAID, which will offer a comprehensive, free technical workshop programme.
The global agri giant AGCO has already confirmed its exclusive diamond sponsorship for Agritech Expo while Stanbic Bank is a platinum sponsor. Other sponsors include: AFGRI, Action Auto, SARO, John Deere, BASF, Seed-Co, EFE, Du Pont-Pioneer, Valtra, K2, Kempston, Monsanto, Greenbelt, HarvestPlus, Lindsay, Zamseed, NWK and Rovic Leers.
The expo is free to attend for all agricultural professionals who pre-register, or arrive with an event ticket.
Event dates and location:
Expo: 4-5 April 2014
Conference: 4 April 2014
Location: GART Research Centre, Chisamba, Zambia
Agritech Expo (agritech-expo.com) is organised by leading Cape Town-based trade exhibition and conference organiser, Spintelligent Pty.