Africa Agri Tech is positioned as the annual meeting point where the Southern African agricultural community can gather to explore the technological and scientific advances that will assist agribusinesses to maximise their outputs and increase their profitability in the future.

Southern Africa's Agri-Tech
Trends & Technology Event

Days until AAT 2022


29 August - 2 September 2022
Pretoria, South Africa


"What a pleasant and informative surprise the initial AAT Expo/Conference turned out to be! Incredible to see the development in agricultural technology, the level of discourse in the topical debates, and the general positive sentiment, despite the headwinds that we face. What a resilient and determined bunch of people in this sector!"

Dr John Purchase, CEO, Agricultural Business Chamber

Seen Networking...

International Representation

The inaugural 2020 AAT event welcomed foreign delegates and representatives from

Argentina, Botswana, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Israel, Kazakhstan, Lesotho, Madagascar, Netherlands, Senegal,
South Africa, Togo, Zambia and USA

Foreign trade representatives attended from

Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Israel, Kazakhstan,
Netherlands, South Africa, and USA

“Thank you very much for the invitation. It was a great event and we hope to participate next year as well.”

Viviana Serfontein - Embassy of the Argentine Republic in South Africa

"Well organized event,
with excellent speakers."

Mohammed Essay - U.S. Commercial Service

" Thanks for a great conference and for the opportunity to present.  Well done to the team."

Peter Leppan – Director EMA: ProAgrica, United Kingdom

AAT 2020 Arena Expo and Exhibitors

AAT 2020: Conference Downloads


The Landbouweekblad Conference on Day One explored technology that makes agriculture more efficient, sustainable
and profitable.
Master of Ceremonies :
Landbouweekblad Editor,
Chris Burgess

Select from Day one highlights below :

Roelf Meyer Cobus van Coller
Roelf Meyer Cobus van Coller
Francois van der Merwe Tavonga Siyavora
can afgri
Francois van der Merwe Tavonga Siyavora
farmers weekly

Hosted by tech fundi and editor-in-chief of Stuff magazine, Toby Shapshak, Day Two focussed extensively on developments in science and technology of benefit to the agricultural industry. A discussion panel under the auspices of Farmers’ Weekly addressed the cost implications.

Rudi Raath Priaash Ramadeen & Estelle Lubbe Co-Founders, The Awareness Company
Priaash Ramadeen & Estelle Lubbe Co-Founders, The Awareness Company
Rudi Raath Priaash & Estelle
Peter Leppan Director EMEA, Proagrica
John Deere Proagrica
Nate Heinrich Peter Leppan
afgri growbank

The AFGRI & Grobank Conference on Day Three saw three spirited panel discussions with panelists focusing on the economy and broader socioeconomic issues impacting the agri sector.

Bruce Whitfield Panel Facilitator Jeremy Maggs Panel Facilitator
Jeremy Maggs Panel Facilitator
Bruce Whitfield Jeremy Maggs
Theo Vorster, Galileo Capital Panel Facilitator blank space
Theo Vorster

Highlighting Government Initiatives in Agriculture




innovation hubDr

Thulasizwe Mkhabela

Moses Azong



Going Forward

The inaugural Africa Agri Tech Conference and Exhibition held in February 2020 at the Sun Arena, Menlyn Maine firmly established the event as Southern Africa's foremost meeting point for Southern Africa's entire agricultural ecosystem. Explore the latest trends, innovations and discoveries in agricultural science and technology and discover their future impact on agriculture.


Due to continued uncertainty regarding restrictions on events we have made the difficult decision to postpone Africa Agri Tech 2022 from the scheduled March date to 29 August -2 September 2022 to ensure that we are able to host an event that provides Southern Africa's agricultural leaders, technology innovators, farmers, researchers and policy makers with the opportunity to once again meet in-person to exchange ideas share the latest innovations and encourage greater uptake in the use of science and technology to improve agricultural practice.


Participation opportunities include:

  • Exhibiting / showcasing products and services
  • Taking up sponsorship positions from the sponsorship menu
  • Venture Capital Pitches
  • Speaker Opportunities
  • Hosting clients to the event as delegates, and/or hospitality opportunities

Join us to connect with agritech developers, food innovators, investors, market leaders and industry experts.



Die eerste Africa Agri Tech-Konferensie en Ekspo wat in Februarie 2020 by die Sun Arena, Menlyn Main aangebied is, het die geleentheid gevestig as suidelike Afrika se voorste byeenkoms vir die sektor se totale ekosisteem om die jongste neigings, innovering en uitvindings in landbouwetenskap en -tegnologie te verken, en om meer uit te vind oor die toekomstige impak hiervan op landbou.


Weens die voortdurende onsekerheid oor beperkings op geleenthede, het ons die moeilike besluit geneem om Africa Agri Tech 2022 van die geskeduleerde datum in Maart, tot 29 Augustus – 2 September 2022 uit te stel. Dit is om te verseker dat ons ‘n geleentheid kan aanbied waar suidelike Afrika se landbouleiers, tegnologiefoendies, produsente, navorsers en besluitnemers die geleentheid sal hê om weereens in persoon te vergader om idees uit te ruil, die jongste innovasies te bespreek en om die implementering van wetenskap en tegnologie in landbou te bevorder.


Geleenthede vir deelname sluit in:

  • Uitstallings van produkte en dienste
  • Verskeie borgskapgeleenthede
  • Waagkapitaalvoorleggings
  • Sprekergeleenthede
  • Onthaal van kliënte by die geleentheid as afgevaardigdes of gaste


Kom vat hande met ontwikkelaars van agritegnologie, voedselinnoveerders, beleggers, markleiers en bedryfskenners.

Important Dates

Event Date 29 August - 2 September 2022
Bookings show floor Opens 01-Feb-22
Sponsorship Opens 01-Feb-22
Nomination of Speakers Opens 01-Mar-22
Delegate Registration Opens 01-Jul-22
Trade visitor registration Opens 01-Jul-22
Innovation Entries Opens 01-Jun-22


Sun Arena
Time Square
Menlyn Maine
South Africa


Three-day conference programme
  • Split over three parallel tracks catering to the diverse South African agricultural sector
  • Dedicated focus on science & technology
  • Dedicated focus on sustainability & precision farming
  • Dedicated focus on economic implications, both globally and locally
  • Dedicated Africa focus
Daily fringe programme
  • Show Me How featuring Start-Ups and App Alley
  • Innovations from around Africa
  • Global Innovations
  • Women in Agriculture
  • Career Opportunities
  • Indoor Exhibits
  • Outdoor Exhibits
Exhibition: Product Group Focus
  • Farm Technology
    • Digital Agronomy & Production
    • Planning & Farm Management
  • Livestock Technology
  • Industry Specialists
  • Biotechnology & Genetics
  • Indoor Ag Tech
    • Component Technology
    • Next-Gen Growers
  • Market Access & Financing
Fringe Exhibits
  • The Story of Food
  • The Newsstand featuring media partners, agricultural publishers & publications
  • Gallery of Industry Achievement Awards & Achievers

Key Focus Sectors

  • Advisory Services, Market Access & Market Information
  • Agri Products or Livestock Marketplaces
  • Agribusinesses
  • AI, Blockchain, Internet of Things & Smart Devices
  • App & Services for Livestock
  • Cold Chain, Logistics & Supply Chain
  • Crowdfunding & Crowdfarming
  • Drones, Geolocation, GPS, Mapping & Satellites
  • Farm Management
  • Fertilisers, Irrigation & Agri Inputs
  • Financial Services, Banks, Investors & Insurance for farmers, assets & livestock
  • Forecasting & Monitoring
  • Novel Farming, Hydroponics & Urban Farming
  • Tractors, Equipment & Labour
  • Waste Management


AAT 2020 acknowledges the support, trust and participation of our valued Sponsors | Associations | Media Partners | Speakers | Exhibitors | Delegates | Trade Visitors | Suppliers | The Venue | Team. AAT 2020 firmly laid the foundation for future discourse on the impact of trends, science and technology impacting on agriculture and food production.

Media Partners

Brought to you by

afrgri growbank

Media centre

John Deere

Speaker support

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Luncheon support

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