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Word from the main sponsor (Standard Bank)
Nico Groenewald, Head of Agribusiness at Standard Bank 

Global agribusiness outlook
Prof Marcos Fava Neves, Professor of Business School of economics, business administration and accounting of University of San Paolo (Brazil), a founder of a company “Markestrat” 
(This international speaker is sponsored by Afgri) 

Socio-economic expectations
Mpumelelo Mkhabela,  Political analyst and a fellow at the Centre for the Study of Governance Innovation (GovInn) at the University of Pretoria 

Economic outlook
Goolam Ballim, Chief economist at Standard Bank 

Technology and Global Food Security
Dr Neal Gutterson, Chief Technical Officer, R&D and product development, Corteva Agriscience™ Agriculture Division of DowDuPont ™
(This international speaker is sponsored by Corteva Agriscience)


Land reform – PLAAS perspective
Prof. Ben Cousins, DST/NRF Chair in poverty, land and agrarian studies and senior professor at the Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences, University of the Western Cape

Land reform status update
Theo Boshoff, Agbiz Head: Legal Intelligence

Water security and water governance in South Africa 
Trevor Balzer, DDG: Strategic and Emergency projects, Department of Water and Sanitation

Trade competitiveness  
-Developing strategies for export promotion using a decision support model
Prof. Wilma Viviers, Director of TRADE at North-West University and WTO chair
Mr Martin Cameron, Managing Director of TRADE Research Advisory (Pty) Ltd

-Navigating South Africa's trade policy direction and investment opportunities
Mr Sifiso Ntombela, Trade economist and Agbiz Head: International Trade and Investment Intelligence
EU Delegtion to SA

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