Agribusiness Indaba - Recognising the Agricultural Sector as One of South Africa Greatest Assets

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ABN Productions is a newly-established entity of the ABN 360 Group. The team focuses on organising world-class and editorially-relevant events across the African continent, hosting high-profile conferences, corporate, breakfasts, product launches and awards ceremonies.

CNBC Africa together with ABN Productions, is hosting the inaugural Agribusiness Indaba under the theme ‘Recognising the Agricultural Sector as One of South Africa Greatest Assets’, on 24 May 2012 in Johannesburg.

Inspired by the popular Agribusiness feature show on CNBC, the Indaba will be the first in a series of annual meetings and premier business development forums that will convene thought leaders from across the Agriculture scope to tackle pressing issues within one of the mainstream sectors of the economy.

The Agribusiness Indaba will facilitate one-on-one meetings with investors and direct dialogue between the public and the private sector bringing attention to some of the pressing issues the agricultural sector in faced within South Africa.

The programme will cover:

  • Investing in South Africa’s farmers;
  • Land reform, Agri-Commodities and trade outlooks;
  • Unlocking the private sector : investing in the agricultural financing;
  • Climate Change: from floods to droughts.

Alita Van der Walt, editor of Farmer’s Weekly, will be chairing the Climate Change session says that, “The farming industry contributes nearly three percent  of South Africa gross domestic product it therefore becomes essential that this sector continuously engages in conversations about the challenges and solutions it faces”.

Other industry leaders who will join in discussions are:

  • Rian Coetzee, Head of AgroIndustries, IDC;
  • Lawrence McCrystal, Director, Agrifica;
  • Hein Kruger, CEO, Kruger International;
  • John Purchase, CEO, Agricultural Business Chamber;
  • Martin Bwalya, Head of CAADP, NEPAD Agency;
  • Dr.  Moroko Makhura, Head of Economic Research and Business Intelligence;
  • Peter O’Halloran, BDO;
  • Prof Richard Mkandowire, Vice President, African Fertilizer and Agribusiness Partnership;
  • Tshililo Rambulana, CEO, National Africultural Marketing Council.

Time: 8h00

Cost: R1 500. Discounts will be given to group bookings of more than 4.

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Event Start Date: 
Thursday, 24 May, 2012
Event Venue: 
Melrose Arch, Johannebsurg.

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