Agri-Tech East: Pollinator: Exporting Agri-Tech to Sub-Saharan Africa

Date(s) - 12/07/2017
8:30 am - 11:30 am



Have you thought of exporting your agri-tech innovation or knowledge outside the UK? Are you already an experienced exporter looking for new market opportunities?

Sub-Saharan Africa is poised for huge growth in agriculture and agribusiness – by 2030 it is projected to be a US$1 trillion industry (compared with US$313 billion in 2010). With particular demand for UK innovations in crops, mechanisation, agroprocessing and storage, this could be the opportunity to work alongside the major companies currently operating in the market, such as Massey Ferguson, John Deere and Syngenta.

We’ll be hearing some case studies from agri-tech companies who are exporting their agri-know-how or building businesses in this exciting market, as well as hearing from the UK’s Department for International Trade about the support available from the British Government.

Find out how to gain an initial foothold, grow overseas business activities even faster or just explore if it is an opportunity for you.

Click here to read comments from some of the speakers.



08.30     Arrival and coffee

08.45    Welcome and introduction – Belinda Clarke, Director, Agri-Tech East

08.50    Jelena Duza, Trade and Investment Advisor for Southern Africa, Agri-Tech & Healthcare

09.20    Elizabeth Wareham, COO/Head, Agri-Tech Organisation (Department for International Trade)

09.40    Leszek Wysocki, International Trade Advisor, Department for International Trade

10.00    Tea break

10.20   Case Study: Maria Yassin Jah, CEO, Aspuna

10.40   Case Study: Hamish Drewry, Co-Founder, Agriinsights

11.00-11.30  Networking


This event is FREE for members of Agri-Tech East, and £35 for non-members.

To find out more about becoming a member of Agri-Tech East, please click here.


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Agri-Tech East are also holding an event in June – Mon 19 June – GROW 2017: Agri-Tech Business Plan Competition – this is an event held externally to the Allia Future Business Centre but one where we are exhibiting and supporting.