TITLE: Agri-Tech Masterclass - Unlocking the Wealth of African Agribusiness
DATE: 20 November 2023, 3:15pm-5pm
VENUE: African Agri Investment Indaba, Cape Town International Convention Centre 2, Cape Town
The objective of the session is to provide African project developers, financiers and Governments with an overview of the world-class technology and expertise available from South Africa to empower the farmers and agribusiness entrepreneurs of Africa to fast-trac commercial development, increase local food production and support sustainable rural development.
The one-stop/turn-key development partnership offering of the ADC Africa Group will also be unpacked.
15:15 - 15:25 Moderator opening - welcomes participants, introduces panelists and reviews session agenda.
15:25 -15:55 Overview of the World-class Technology Offering of South Africa
Master of Agribusiness Technology – Setting the Scene
Hennie van der Merwe, CEO, Agribusiness Development Corporation
Agro-processing Technologies driving entrepreneurship & development –
Showcasin appropriate opportunities in food, feed & fibre value-addition
Peter Vermaak, Director, Elead Processing Solutions
15:55 – 16:50 Masters of AgTech – Some Case Studies
Innovative covers, liners & storage solutions for agricultural and agro-industrial applications throughout Africa Caryn Formby, Founding Partner & Director, Power Plastics
End of line fruit packaging machinery designed, developed and manufactured in Africa for the world! Charl Nieder-Heitmann, Founder & CEO, Gossamer Packaging Machinery
Superfoods from African communities to global markets – The Masterful Empowerment Model Unpacked Guillaume Delaunay, Vice-President and Commercial Director, Biosylx
From Bana Grass to Energy, Feed & Food – An integrated approach to unlock the Green Energy Opportunity Russell Upneck, Chairman & CEO, Bio Energy Resources:
Ultra-Oxygen Micro- & Ultrafine Bubble Technology Cultivating Transformation and Driving the Agro-Industrial Revolution Heindre Rademan, Founder & CEO, Soldevco
15:50 – 17:00 Q&A and Closing Remarks