Seen at AAT 2023
Seen at AAT 2023
Africa Agri Tech 2023 Conference & Expo officially got underway on Tuesday 14 March with the Executive Breakfast hosted by John Deere Financial. This function officially opened the three-day event’s proceedings bringing together leaders from across the agriculture industry including leading industry suppliers, association executives, foreign trade offices, agriculture focused media and public sector representatives.
Africa Agri Tech is the platform where we explore the latest science, technology and trends in agriculture. Global best practices and international market access also come under the spotlight. Africa Agri Tech Conference and Exhibition is underpinned by a series of standout informative, educational and networking opportunities. It serves as the meeting point for the agriculture industry leaders, companies, innovators, scientists, researchers, policymakers and farmers.
Leveraging on our experience as business-to-business event specialists, combined with our partner’s deep knowledge of the agriculture landscape, we will continue to advance excellence and innovation in Southern Africa’s agricultural environment whilst celebrating the people, products and processes shaping the future of the industry. Take advantage of this innovation driven event to discover the latest scientific breakthroughs and technology innovations that will drive actionable results.
Event in numbers
Three feature-packed conference days
Speakers & Panelists
Africa Agri Tech 2023 welcomed international attendees from: Argentina, Botswana, Brazil. Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, France, Germany, Ireland, Israel, Japan, Malaysia, Namibia, Netherlands, Nigeria, Sudan, Switzerland, Togo, Turkey, Uganda, USA and Zimbabwe.
Market access, trade relations and regulatory discussions took place in the foreign trade lounge where opportunities in imports and exports were explored.
Our 2023 sponsors and partners
2023 Media partners
A special word of thanks to all of our industry partners
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AAT 2023 Events
SA Agriculture Hall of Fame
The Southern African Agriculture Hall of Fame is convened to recognise exemplary agricultural leadership in production, agribusiness and agriculture research and to acknowledge those who have made significant contributions towards building a better future for the agriculture sector in Southern Africa.
The Agriculture Hall of Fame recognises and pays tribute to the pioneers who represent over 100 years of combined efforts to build a resilient and thriving commercial agriculture sector in South Africa.
The SA Agriculture Hall of Fame was launched at Africa Agri Tech in March 2023 to an audience of 300 plus conference delegates, media and industry luminaries. In introducing the 2023 inductee Dr John Purchase said: "It is both a great honour and a privilege".
Shell Tech Try-Out Zone
Proudly presented by Shell Lubricants the Tech Try Out Zone presented AgriTech developers and innovators daily opportunities to share their latest inventions and solutions with visitors.
AAT Expo & Showfloor
Africa Agri Tech brings leaders in innovation, technology and agriculture together along with major industry stakeholders committed to the positive reinvention of agriculture.
Africa Agri Tech is the gateway to the Southern African agricultural science and technology ecosystem where agriculture meets innovation. We are connecting industry leaders shaping a purpose-driven, sustainable and innovative future for agriculture.
The Expo succeeds on its ability to introduce a diversity of products, services and solutions to agribusinesses and farmers at a marketplace where ideas and relationships further the sustainability of agriculture.
AAT is more than an event … networking at the event provides access to a wide-ranging cross section of active buyers and sellers.
Advancing tech enabled agriculture
Africa Agri Tech is the ideal launchpad for start-ups and innovators to exhibit at and showcase their products, services and solutions. The Shell Tech Try-Out Zone comprised a mini theatre where companies could present and demonstrate their innovations.
App Alley hosted exhibits dedicated to turning new technology opportunities into practical business advantages.
2023 AAT Conference
Day 1: Focus on AgriTech
“The South African agricultural industry was the only industry to keep going throughout the Covid-19 pandemic as it ensured the nation’s food security and we are very proud of what we were able to achieve,” said Norman Celliers, CEO of AFGRI.
Day 2: Focus on BioTech
Day 2 shifted delegates attention to the promise that Bioscience holds for the future of agriculture. Presenters addressed key scientific research focus areas that hold the promise of mitigating climate change risks and increasing yield and efficiency.
Day 3: Focus on Agribusiness
Focus on the final day shifted to the business of agriculture and regulatory reforms that could enable greater growth and profitability in the sector. International speakers also provided insights on trends and learnings that could be helpful to the Southern African sector.