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2023 PROGRAMME

Monday 20 November 2023
 

BANKING AND MICROFINANCE IN AGRIBUSINESS FORUM

OPENING REMARKS
The Macroeconomic Trends Shaping The Future of Finance in the Food, Beverage and Agriculture industry


PANEL DISCUSSIONS

  • Adjusting to emerging export opportunities and technological advancements in agriculture - A modern banking approach
     

  • Investing in African Agriculture through Innovative financial products - The Green Revolution and Green Finance
     

  • Best practices that passed the stress test of a global pandemic, rising Inflation and the impact of climate change (Cooperative Finance Panel)
     

  • Are non-banking financial Institutions a better alternative to traditional banks in funding trade finance - does this have a greater impact on achieving food security?
     

  • Adjusting to emerging export opportunities and technological advancements in agriculture - A modern banking approach

NETWORKING, MATCHMAKING AND LUNCH

FIRESIDE CHATS

  • Financial inclusion through digital inclusion
     

  • Financing SMEs - Are lenders taking advantage of emerging technologies?
     

  • Creating value and impact for agribusinesses and financial institutions - Payments and transaction innovation
     

  • Gender lens investment in practice - Innovative financial solutions for women agripreneurs
     

  • ESG in agriculture - Constraints or opportunities?

CLOSING REMARKS

Tuesday 21 November 2023

ACHIEVING FOOD SECURITY: THE BATTLE OF NARATIVE

WELCOME TO THE AFRICAN AGRI INVESTMENT INDABA 2023


PANEL DISCUSSIONS:

  • Agrifood tech investment - How African agrifood tech companies raised $640 million in 2022.  (Agribusiness CEO keynote panel)
     

  • Re-imagining food and agriculture in Africa - Aligning potential and opportunities with policies to achieve food security (Ministerial keynote panel)
     

  • How we made it In food and agriculture - Becoming a leading food supplier (Agribusiness CEO fireside chat)
     

  • Balancing development finance, donor funding and private sector investment to change the African business narrative and achieve food security (Multilateral institutions and development partners panel)
     

  • How food and agriculture policies are shaping the future of agrifood investment(Agribusinesses and policymakers panel)

NETWORKING, EXHIBITION, MATCHMAKING AND LUNCH

DFI FORUM: JOINING FORCES FOR FOOD SECURITY

CHAIRMAN REMARKS

 

PANEL DISCUSSIONS

  • Unlocking private equity funds in African food and agriculture - collaborating for the common Good (DFI & Private Equity Fund panel)
     

  • How agribusinesses can attract capital from development financial institutions - Alignment, sustainability and scalability. (DFI & Agribusiness panel)
     

  • How can DFIs assist agribusinesses and private equity funds mitigate key risks of investing in major food and agriculture projects in African emerging markets - Closing the financial and investment gap. (DFI navigating risks panel)

CLOSING REMARKS

NETWORKING, EXHIBITION, MATCHMAKING & COCKTAILS

Wednesday 22 November 2023

INCREASING THE PROMINENCE OF VENTURE CAPITAL AND PRIVATE DEBT INVESTMENT IN AFRICAN FOOD & AGRIICULTURE

FINANCE & INVESTMENT FIRESIDE CHATS

  • Investing in Southern Africa's food industry
     

  • Is it now the time for growth equity in East and West Africa food and agriculture?
     

  • Creating value and impact for investors in the digitalization of informal, micro and small businesses - Opportunities in in-store retail tech, agrifood fintech and midstream tech to address Africa’s agrifood supply chain challenges in East and North Africa
     

INVESTMENT & POLICY MAKER PANELS

  • What venture capital wants from African policymakers - Opportunities that can potentially accelerate the flow of international venture capital into African food and agriculture
     

  • Financing agribusinesses' equity and debt in Egypt, Kenya and Nigeria’s midstream tech companies - alignment, sustainability and scalability

NETWORKING, EXHIBITION, MATCHMAKING AND LUNCH

CURRENT FORCES DRIVING INVESTOR INTERESTS IN AFRICAN FOOD AND AGRICULTURE

CHAIRMAN REMARKS

 

PANEL DISCUSSIONS

 

  • Enabling Financial Inclusion for Farmers and Micro-businesses. (Agrifood Fiintech Fireside Chat)
     

  • Value-added through operating best practices & sustainable improvements in cashew, cassava, soybean, cacao, maize and livestock to achieve food security, improve Income, and increased employment. 
     

  • Building platforms to serve the African food economy - Combining physical logistics with supply-chain digitization, route optimization, as well as business and financing tools for offline informal retailers. (Digitizing Informal Retailers Panel)

SECTOR SPOTLIGHTS: BEYOND RISK AND DISRUPTIONS

CLOSING ADDRESS: ACHIEVING FOOD SECURITY

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