Stakeholders Set to Discuss Investment, Partnerships and Innovation at 2019 Africa Fertilizer Agribusiness Conference

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Agribusiness leaders and fertilizer suppliers are all set to gather in Cape Town, South Africa to trade agricultural inputs and discuss investment, partnership, and innovation across the African supply chain.

The meeting is the focal point of the Africa Fertilizer Agribusiness Conference, the premier fertilizer marketplace, which returns to Cape Town International Convention Centre on 1st October, 2019.

The three-day conference is now established in the fertilizer trading calendar and is highly respected by those working in the region for the quality of the agenda and premium networking. The conference is a collaboration between business intelligence group, CRU and the African Fertilizer and Agribusiness Partnership (AFAP).

The CRU Africa Fertilizer Agribusiness conferences regularly attract more than 300 attendees, including senior executives from the international fertilizer supply chain and key stakeholders in African agribusiness.

Omri Van Zyl, Executive Director of Agri SA, is the voice of 28,000 commercial farmers across South Africa and will give the keynote presentation. He is joined on the agenda by other well-known thought-leaders and strategists in the African agriculture sector such as Dr. John Purchase, CEO, Agricultural Business Chamber (Agbiz) and Frans du Plessis, Managing Director of GWK AGRI.

Ma’aden is the conference’s lead sponsor and the global fertilizer supply chain is once again sending senior representatives to conduct meetings with traders and distributors. Companies such as Arab Potash, Dangote Industries, Evergrow, OCP Africa, Omnia, PhosAgro, Sabic, Sirius Minerals, Toyota Tshusho and many more, have already confirmed their participation.

Presentations at the conference will include the latest updates on strategies to boost fertilizer trade, understanding the agribusiness landscape, key drivers of fertilizer demand, agri-input and finance strategies for smallholder farmers, case studies from major agribusiness stakeholders on how to boost trade, and supply chain developments.

Policymakers from across Africa, representatives of SME hub agro-dealers from across the continent, and SME farmers from the Western Cape will be sponsored to attend, courtesy of our partners AFAP, and the support of the Western Cape Department of Agriculture.

Attendees value the conference for excellent networking opportunities with hard-to-reach senior decision-makers. Networking opportunities are plentiful – during frequent networking functions in the lively exhibition, or in the many available private meeting rooms.

“We are delighted to be working so closely with key industry partners, and it will help ensure the discussions meet the needs of the whole sector, whether they are smallholder farmers, large commercial agribusinesses, fertilizer producers, or policymakers from across Africa,” commented Tom Willatt, Portfolio Director at CRU Events.

“I am sure the 2019 conference will build on all of the excellent connections and discussions started at our previous events,” he said.

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