2018 Agbiz Congress

Congress theme:  Uncertainty Creates Opportunity

It is our pleasure to inform you that the 2018 Agbiz Congress will be held on 7-8 June 2018 at the Boardwalk International Convention Centre in Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape.   This prestigious congress is one of the major events on the food, fibre and beverage sectors’ agenda of South Africa and a premier agribusiness networking opportunity where business leaders and policy makers meet to shape the future of the broader South African agro-food industry.

CEOs, senior management and board members, as well as key delegates from government, producer organisations, processors, academia and various other major role players in the southern African agriculture and agro-food industry are expected to attend the congress.

The Congress comprises an open conference style session that will run from the morning of 7 June until 8 June at 11:00.  After the congress, Agbiz members will participate in a closed Annual General Meeting. 

Various top international and local experts will address key issues such as the global agro-food environment we operate in, the global and local political economy, and environmental challenges the sectors face. Furthermore, the key issues of land and water reform confronting South Africa and its agriculture system, and the impact technology will have on the competitiveness of South Africa’s industries, will be addressed. 

Agbiz members and non-members are most welcome and you will find the programme and networking opportunities, including the welcome function on the evening of 6 June and the gala dinner on the evening of 7 June, most stimulating and enjoyable. 

You will receive an invitation e-mail and congress updates, provided your credentials are in the contact list of Agbiz members and other role players. If not, please contact Natalie van Harte at the following email: admin@agbiz.co.za.

See what was covered at the 2016 Agbiz Congress

Registration is now open

Now is the time to reserve your seat at the 2018 Agbiz Congress. Early bird registration rates end on Saturday, 10 March 2018.

Congress registration fees (VAT incl.)

DescriptionClosing dateAgbiz membersNon-members
Early Bird 10 March 2018 R2 500 R3 000
Standard 04 May 2018 R2 900 R3 500
Late 10 May 2018 R5 000 R6 000

Please note that only 400 seats are available.  Agbiz will allocate these on a first-booked-first-paid basis. Registration will be closing on 10 May 2018 or as soon as the maximum registrations have been finalised, whichever occurs first.

The registration fee includes
- Entry to both days of the congress (7 - 8 June 2018)
- Entry to welcome function (6 June 2018)
- Entry to gala dinner (7 June 2018)
- Excellent speakers
- Delegate package (congress bag, stationery, promotional items)
- Tea / coffee breaks on both days of the congress
- Lunch on both days of the congress

Delegates are responsible for their own accommodation arrangements, including payments. Special rates have been negotiated at the Boardwalk Hotel.  Please click here for more information and a list of hotels available.

Please note there are additional fees for spouses who will only attend the social evening events.

Spouse pricing
Welcome function
R550 Early bird registration
R650 Standard and late registration
Gala dinner
R550 Early bird registration
R650 Standard and late registration

Please direct all registration enquiries to:
Natasha Swanepoel
Telephone: +27 (0) 12 807 6686
E-mail: natasha@agbiz.co.za

Press attendance at the Agbiz Congress

Agbiz invites a small number of journalists to cover the congress. We give priority to journalists:
- who work for mainstream media outlets capable of reaching large or influential audiences,
- who have a track record of insightful coverage in areas related to the agricultural and agribusiness sector.

We are unable to consider press passes for freelancers without an assignment letter from the media for which they wish to report.

Publishers, advertising and sales representatives from media outlets must register as delegates to attend the congress.
On site registration not available.

Agbiz media relations contact person:
Jennifer Roets
+27 12 807 6686

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