African Farming's Agroinvestment Summit is all set to open on 4 June

Agro 1The event will discuss agriculture and agricultural value-chain across West Africa. (Image source: ILRI/Flickr)African Farming, with endorsement from the Federal Government of Nigeria, is all set to organise the African Farming’s Agroinvestment Summit at the Tower Hotel London from 4 -5 June 2018, focusing on the growth of agriculture and agribusinesses across West Africa

Specifically designed to embrace a wide range of stakeholders like government officials, importers, distributors, agribusiness owners, C-level executives from food companies, trade union members and manufacturers and suppliers of agricultural equipment, machinery and services, the summit will create a cohesive platform for trade and investment opportunities for investors and buyers around the globe.

“We are confident that several new relationships would arise from the networking interactions amongst participants,” said Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development in the letter of endorsement.

Few of the major focal points of the summit are:

· Achievement of integrated finance for African agricultural development via cross border partnerships amongst financial institutions

· Harnessing processing and packaging opportunity via public–private partnerships for agro-development

· How Brexit will affect future trading, relationships and attraction of foreign direct investments

Unity Bank Plc is the 'Delegate Partner' of African Farming's Agroinvestment Summit. Alvan Blanch Development Company Ltd, which specialises in the design, production and supply of quality machines and completely integrated systems for the processing and storage of agricultural produce and waste materials, will be one of the exhibitors during the event.

Some of the eminent speakers to provide high-level presentation on Africa’s agricultural sector include:

· Andrew McCoubrey, head of the Trade and Development Department UK, DFID

· Fadzayi Musanhu, Africa M&A Research Analyst, Transaction Advisory Services

· Leila Ben Hassen, founder and CEO, Blue Jay Communication ltd

· Ebahi Aguele, founder and CEO, Wilbahi Investments Limited

· Josef Schmidhuber, deputy director, Trade and Market Division, FAO

· Kenton Dashiell, deputy director-general, Partnerships and Capacity Building, International Institute of Tropical Agriculture

· Dr Muhammad Kagu, group head, Agric Finance, First Bank of Nigeria

· Emmanuel Doni- Kwame, secretary general, International Chamber of Commerce, Ghana 

· Admir Imami, director of Trade, Finance and Supply Chain Finance, CDC Group

The two-day debate will be developing and connecting Sub-Saharan African agricultural companies who are looking to do business with or investment in the agricultural sector across Africa.

If you want to be a part of the summit as one of the sponsors, delegates, speakers or exhibitors, then please register here www.agroinvestmentsummit.com

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