Agricultural shows and events are a time to celebrate the harvest and the achievements in different sectors which make up agriculture. They are a time when people involved in the agricultural value chain meet up again,  network and review the latest technologies and trends. A number of these events occur in South Africa, and we have listed many of these.

The chapter is in no way the full picture, and the reader is referred to the agricultural weeklies, Landbouweekblad and Farmer’s Weekly, or their websites to find a calendar of the latest shows. Visit www.landbou.com and www.farmersweekly.co.za.

Find details of many shows, mostly in the Western Cape, at www.agriexpo.co.za. Some of these, in turn, have their own websites e.g. www.swartlandskou.co.za.

Some agricultural role players like the Agricultural Business Chamber (Agbiz) keep their members informed of agricultural events through their newsletters or on their websites.

Our stall at NAMPO a few minutes after sunrise. The first waves of visitors happen already at this time. If you, the exhibitor, are outside buying coffee or taking in the view you will miss them.

Some role players

  • Africa Agri Tech South Africa https://africa-agri.co.za
  • African Agri Council Tel: 021 700 4300 www.agricouncil.org Responsible for events like African Agri Investment Indaba and e-Agri East Africa Summit (Kenya).
  • Agri-Expo Tel: 021 975 4440/1/2/3 www.agriexpo.co.za Agri-Expo is an agricultural organisation which runs numerous shows and events e.g. the South African Cheese Festival, From The Earth, various equestrian and breeder events and championships.
  • Agri Letaba Tel: 015 307 2725 www.agriletaba.co.za This is a farmer’s association, affiliated to Agri SA. It runs the Letaba Expo (find details on the website)
  • Agribusiness Development Corporation Tel: 028 272 9071 www.agri4africa.com 
  • Agricultural Tours Worldwide Tel: 082 447 7718 www.agritoursandtravel.com Included in their agricultural tours are visits to international and national shows e.g. Nampo and Allfresh.
  • Association of African Exhibition Organisers www.aaxo.co.za
  • CADEK Media Tel: 021 854 4700 www.cadek.co.za See Agriworks under next heading
  • Compex Exhibitions Tel: 011 234 0604 www.compex.co.za
  • DMG Exhibition Management Services (EMS) Africa Tel: +27 11 783 7250 www.dmgevents.com Organisers of Africa’s Big 7 and FoodNext Africa
  • Du Plessis, Marianna africa [at] caxton.co.za Conference organiser and tour guide to international shows like Fruit Logistica Berlin, Germany; ExpoAgro Argentina; SIMA international agribusiness agricultural trade show, Paris; and Nampo Agribusiness Tour, Bothaville.
  • Exhibitions and Event Association of Southern Africa (EXSA) Tel: 011 805 7272 www.exsa.co.za
  • Grain SA (GSA) Tel: 08600 47246 www.grainsa.co.za Responsible for Nampo Harvest Day and Nampo Cape (see  under next heading).
  • Reed Exhibitions Tel: 011 549 8300 www.reedexpoafrica.co.za
  • Royal Agricultural Society of Natal Tel: 033 345 6274 www.royalshow.co.za They host the Royal Show – “South Africa’s oldest and largest mixed agricultural event” – and the Sunday Tribune Garden Show, the country’s “largest horticultural event”.
  • SPIntelligent Tel: 021 700 3500 www.spintelligent.com

Shows and conferences

Some international shows

Note that international conferences are periodically held in South Africa.

Websites and publications

View the websites listed earlier on this page.

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