Agritech Expo comes to Arusha, Tanzania
Jan 26 – Jan 27 all-day


We are pleased to announce the dates for the inaugural edition of Agritech Expo Tanzania, 26-27 January 2016 in Arusha, Tanzania. 

After three successful editions of Agribusiness Congress East Africa in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, the event transitions to an outdoor Agritech Expo upon request from the market. The event is officially hosted by the Agriculture Council of Tanzania (ACT) and the Tanzania Horticulture Association (TAHA).

Agritech Expo Tanzania has the ability to deliver the latest industry trends and product knowledge and represents the most comprehensive display of innovative agri solutions over two days, in one place.

Connect with your target audience
Showcasing your products and services at Agritech Expo Tanzania gives your the opportunity to build rapport with key stakeholders and secure new agribusiness ventures within the East African community.
For more information on sponsorship and exhibition opportunities, download the official sponsorship brochure or get in touch with one of our sales managers today:

Liam Beckett | T: +27 21 700 3552 or E:
Jean-Pierre De Carvalho | T: +27 21 700 3512 or E:

Visit the website for more information

Agritech Expo Tanzania @ Selian Agricultural Research Institute, Arusha/Dodoma Main Road, Arusha
Jan 26 – Jan 27 all-day

SAGCOT on agri in Tanzania:
“Someday agriculture will truly uplift the country and the region at large”

Agritech Expo Tanzania to gather thousands in Arusha

Tanzania’s Development Vision 2025 and ASDS (Agricultural Sector Development Strategy) established clear priorities for the transformation process towards a modern commercial Tanzania to be private sector-led. This is according to Mr. Geoffrey Kirenga, CEO of the SAGCOT Centre Ltd, (Southern Agricultural Corridor of Tanzania), a public-private partnership that seeks to develop the agricultural sector of Tanzania by fostering responsible agribusiness investments in the country’s southern corridor.

SAGCOT is a supporting association of the upcoming outdoor agricultural show, Agritech Expo Tanzania in Arusha from 26-27 January 2017.

Mr. Geoffrey Kirenga says as per the SAGCOT Initiative’s broad objective 2030, the organisation is working towards achieving food security and nutrition, green and inclusive growth and economic impact through:
–    Transforming 350,000 hectares of land into profitable production
–    Creating 420,000 jobs in the corridor
–    Changing 100,000 smallholder farmers from subsistence farming to commercial farming
–    Uplifting 2,000,000 people permanently from poverty
–    Realising $1,200,000 from agribusiness investments in the corridor
–    Mobilising $3,500,000 in public and private investments

He adds that it is surprising that “the sector is very diverse despite the fact that all players speak the same development language and aligned to the same goal. Challenges and opportunities in agribusiness are similar all across.”

He continues: “surprisingly, despite the challenges in the sector, the levels or patience and commitment stakeholders have is to be praised. Someday agriculture will truly uplift not only a few players but the country and the region at large.”

Thousands expected in Arusha
The inaugural farming B2B platform is expected to gather thousands of visitors in Arusha, from commercial to emerging and small scale; but also key officials from regional governments, agro associations, NGOs, aid, development and research agencies; agro dealers, traders and retailers; suppliers, consultants and technical experts as well as venture capitalists, investors and bankers.

Other host partners for Agritech Expo Tanzania are the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries in Tanzania, the Agriculture Council of Tanzania (ACT), the Tanzanian Horticulture Association (TAHA), and the Selian Agricultural Research Institute (SARI) in Arusha.

Agri suppliers supporting Agritech Expo
The industry has responded with great enthusiasm to the first Agritech Expo in Tanzania. Global farming equipment leader John Deere and its distributor in the country, LonAgro Tanzania Ltd, are gold sponsors for the event.

Other leading agri suppliers that have already confirmed their presence at the event include Rijk Zwaan, Afrivet, Ford, CMC Automobiles, Hughes Motors, Maji, HortiPro, Irrico, Rivulis, AMDT, FNB, Lindsay Africa, Balton, Kibo Seed, Neptun Boot and TFSC.

The Agritech Expo success story
The success story of the outdoor agricultural show, Agritech Expo, which is about to expand to Tanzania, started in the Zambian agri-hub of Chisamba three years ago and has been a tremendous boost for that country’s farming sector. The inauguralAgritech Expo Tanzania has transitioned from the Agribusiness Congress conference that has taken place in Dar es Salaam for the last three years.

Agritech Expo Tanzania is organised by Spintelligent, leading Cape Town-based trade exhibition and conference organiser, and the African office of Clarion Events Ltd, based in the UK.

Event dates and location:
Exhibition: 26-27 January 2017
Commercial Farmers’ Focus Day: 26 January 2017
Venue:  Selian Agricultural Research Institute, Arusha/Dodoma Main Road, Arusha

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Aviation Africa 2017 Attracts Global Leaders & Companies
Feb 22 – Feb 23 all-day

Officially supported by Ministry of Infrastructure, Rwanda Civil Aviation Authority and RwandAir

AVIATION AFRICA 2017 will take place 22 & 23 February 2017 in Kigali, Rwanda.  The event is a two-day conference and exhibition focused on all aspects of the aviation industry including commercial, military, business, infrastructure, regulatory and safety.

The event is supported by the Rwandan Government, including the Ministry of Infrastructure, Rwanda Civil Aviation Authority and RwandAir.  Rwanda is fully committed to supporting Aviation Africa 2017 and ensuring that aviation related events grow in Rwanda. Speaking on behalf of Rwanda Civil Aviation Authority, Colonel Silas Udahemuka, Director General, said “Rwanda, a country of a thousand hills, is really excited to be hosting Aviation Africa in Kigali in 2017.  Aerospace and aviation are extremely important sectors for our country and we are investing heavily in this sector through our airline, airport infrastructure and our people.  We are confident that Aviation Africa will attract large numbers of participants and visitors through our invitation programme and look forward to welcoming the global aviation industry to Rwanda”.

aviation-africa-2015Why Rwanda? – Rwanda has a uniquely open visa policy for all African and international visitors, operating a visa-on-arrival service.  It has a strategic geographical location, a large investment in tourism and hospitality and high levels of security plus an aviation-friendly environment.

According to IATA’s latest forecast Rwanda is one of the 10 African countries who’s aviation market is expected to grow by 7-8 per cent each year on average over the next 20 years, doubling in size each decade.

For 2017, Times Aerospace, organisers of the event have announced that the independent Flight Operations Services Operator NEXUS will be the host sponsor.  NEXUS, which launched in 2010 and is based in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia has opened a regional office in Rwanda and has already identified the opportunities the region can offer.    They will also participate in the exhibition along with companies who have already signed up early including Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation, Skyplan, EgyptAir Training Centre, Ethiopian Airlines MRO, Ethiopian Aviation Academy, Akagera Aviation and Aerotask.  The full list of exhibitors is available on the website.

Meanwhile the conference programme is already attracting big names with Girma Wake, Chairman of Board of Directors RwandAir and former CEO Ethiopian Airlines, Dr Elijah Chingosho, Chairman, AFRAA, Temel Kotil, CEO, Turkish Airlines and Jerome Maillet, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Congo Airways.

Flight safety and pilot evaluation are key topics for African aviation at this time of rapid growth and pilot shortages.  Addressing the issues will be former Tunisian Air force fighter pilot Samir Maktouf, now a professor of aviation studies in Florida and part of the Embry Riddle University aviation research team.  He will be looking at how African airlines and aircraft operators can reduce aviation incidents/accidents through better flight training.

Civil Aviation and airport chiefs from Zimbabwe, Rwanda, and Ghana will be looking at the infrastructure challenges that are holding Africa’s growth back while IATA’s African leadership as well as CANSO and ACI have been invited to give umbrella views on how the continent will press ahead over the next 20 years.

The event in 2017 will host over 50 global exhibitors and up to 500 delegates from across the African continent and the global aerospace industry who are looking to grow their business in Africa.  The event takes place at the Radisson Blu Hotel and Convention Centre in Kigali.

For more information on Aviation Africa 2017 and how to participate please visit the website at

eCommerce Africa Confex @ Cape Town International Convention Centre
Feb 22 – Feb 23 all-day
Aid & Development Africa Summit @ Nairobi, Kenya
Feb 28 – Mar 1 all-day


The 2nd annual Aid & Development Africa Summit will take place in Nairobi, Kenya on 28 February – 1 March 2017 with an aim to explore how technological innovations and best practice can improve aid delivery and development strategy in Sub-Saharan East Africa.

For more information, visit

Register now to join engaging and inspiring discussions with 70+ expert speakers and mingle with over 300 senior representatives from regional governments, UN agencies, NGOs, development banks, civil society organisations and the private sector.

  • Hear latest trends in humanitarian logistics, innovations in health and WASH, good practice for building a resilient infrastructure and improving livelihoods of displaced people, better use of data and ICT technology, and financing priorities in Sub-Saharan East Africa
  • Discover the lessons learned from the recent drought crisis with all actors involved in humanitarian aid and development programmes in the region
  • Build long lasting partnerships and discover new innovations and solutions via structured networking opportunities, knowledge exchange and debates that influence regional development and humanitarian goals

To get a better idea of what to expect, please see the post event report and participants testimonials here

Aid & Development Africa Summit moves to Nairobi

5th edition of the Africa Business Forum to attract international investors to Africa @ Sheraton Hotel
Mar 1 all-day

The 5th edition of the Africa Business Forum in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia will be held in Ethiopia on the 1st of March 2017 in the 5 star Sheraton Hotel, under the Patronage of Sheikh Mohammed Al Amoudi (Forbes ranked billionaire and Ethiopia’s biggest employer). The conference will host distinguished panelists and speakers, including ambassadors, high government officials, business leaders, investors and CEOs who will give insight in the areas of Finance & Capital Investment, ICT, Agriculture & Mining, Power & Energy, Consumer Goods & General Trade, Logistics & Aviation, Infrastructure, Tourism, Hospitality & Real Estate, Manufacturing and all related industries.

Prior to the conference, the Africa Business Forum B2B Investment Meeting will be held on the 25th January 2017 at the Dubai World Trade Center Tower, to welcome potential investors to Africa. Africa Business Forum has become one of the most important bi-annual gatherings in Africa and the Middle East since its establishment in 2014. As Africa’s largest network of CEO’s, it boast of a global community of 10,000 professionals, with 20,000 registered international companies, 60,000 social media followers, and 10 million views. Commenting on the 5th edition of the conference, Rashed Ahmed, founder and Chairman of Africa Business Forum said “We are very excited about the level of enthusiasm we have received from speakers, sponsors and attendees for this unique conference.”

5th Commercial Farm Africa 2017
Mar 14 – Mar 15 all-day


Agriculture transformation through value additions and innovative technologies

How farms adapt to new market conditions and commodity prices?


  • Where are the next hot spots for Africa’s agri investment?
  • Innovative technologies to drive farm productivity & access to markets
  • Sustainable farm investments & operation case studies
  • Focus: Rice, Soya, Fruits, Palm, Bioenergy Crops, Sugar, Wheat, Corn, Tea/Coffee
  • Access to affordable input materials amid market consolidation
  • Improving soil health & nutrients management
  • Financing agri projects & options
  • Closing the gap in energy-infrastructure link

For more details about our event please click on the link:

Global Forum on EPC Project Management and Contract Compliance
Apr 6 – Apr 7 all-day


6th – 7th April, Berlin

Conference overview

EPC Project Management is the “Heart” of internal and external Operational division of Power and O&G industries with its own Scale and Complexity. With the current challenges and the drop in the oil price, Contract Compliance is the most important part of Global Projects on the market

EPC P.E.A.R.L. Management: Procurement, Engineering, Assessment, Risk and Labour together with Contract Compliance are the main highlights for the Global Forum on EPC Management and Contract Compliance this year. Major O&G and Energy companies must keep best practical approaches and planning schedules with the right cost control and budget allocation models of the Global Projects.

This Global forum will serve as a high-level business-networking environment for top decision-makers for Power and O&G industries, where they can exchange know-how techniques, professional opinion and future forecasts regarding the EPC Project Management and Contract Compliance concepts.

Key Topics:

  • Hear about effective Integration of Cost and Schedule Processes
  • Learn how to Manage CAPEX Risk
  • Understand Project Control requirement
  • Examine and analyse Risk Independency fields
  • Discover effective Strategies for Performance Management and Resource Allocation
  • Learn EPC contract provisions relating to HSE
  • Discover new Internet-Technical Development and Application
  • How to reduce complexity of Global Projects
  • Define Labour Resources such as Discipline, Skills, Experience and Know-How Techniques
  • Understand the Integration of Corporate Sustainability and Responsibility
  • Re-model Contractor Quality Management

Who should be attending?

Vice-Presidents, General Managers, Directors, Heads, Managers of:

  • Project Management
  • Construction
  • Procurement
  • Contract Risk Management
  • Project Planning
  • Contracts
  • Compliance
  • Engineering
  • Technical Department
  • Quality Management
  • EPC Realisation
  • Operations Department
  • Global Projects
  • Investment
  • Engineering Department
  • Purchasing and Supply Management
  • R&D Department

Target audience:

  • Power and Utilities
  • Oil & Gas Operators
  • Upstream
  • Midstream
  • Downstream
  • Contractors
  • Pipeline Operators
  • Transmission System Operators (TSOs)
  • Distribution System Operators (DSOs)
  • Regulators
  • Consultancies, Solution Provider companies and Service Suppliers

Why you need to attend?

This Global Forum on EPC Project Management and Cost Control for Power and O&G Industries provides the new opportunity for delegates to gain the following:

  • Business-network with senior industry experts from the leading Power, Oil & Gas operators from Upstream, Midstream and Downstream, Pipeline Operators, TSOs and DSOs
  • Attend the interactive brainstorming sessions to be a part of the open-minded discussions, debates, simulations task and games about the global processes in EPC
  • Hear about Effective Integration of Cost and Schedule Processes
  • Understand Project Control requirement
  • Discover sufficient Strategies for Performance Management and Resource Allocation
  • Re-model Internet-Technical Development and Application
  •  How to Reduce Complexity of Global Projects?

Future Play & Playspaces MENA 2017 @ Dubai
Apr 17 – Apr 18 all-day

Future Play & Playspaces MENA has been specifically created for those developing, designing, building and equipping indoor and outdoor play facilities across the MENA region. It’s an event dedicated to showcasing the growing business opportunities in this rapidly expanding sector. Hear relevant government agencies and leading operators & developers outline their future business plans. A stakeholder led-forum, the programme will cover the relevant projects in the major population hubs of the GCC and Egypt.


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