The 8th AGTS will feature a 2-day grain trade conference and associated side events. It will also feature exhibitions, field tours, media events and side-events convened by partners as described in the table below:
Grain Trade Conference
A 2-day conference for sharing success stories, challenges, lessons learnt and formulating strategies for improving grain trade in Africa.
This will include a high-level Media Dialogue consisting of panel of experts featuring business figures from the private sector, government ministers and development partners.
The conference will also feature plenary and breakout sessions to discuss broad and specific thematic areas of grain trade and the grain sector in Africa. This will also include side-events hosted by Partners on the side-lines of the Summit. The programme for the Summit, available separately, provides more details on the sessions and speakers.
The highlight of the Grain Trade Conference at the 8th AGTS is the launch of an Eastern Africa Investment Blueprint for Structured Grain Trade and a Grain Sector Competitiveness Index.
Investment match-making Forum
A sponsored session providing an opportunity for delegates to learn about investment opportunities in agribusiness in Kenya and available incentives. It is also an opportunity for existing businesses in the grain sector to solicit investments to expand their operations, and for investors to explore potential partners to expand their investment portfolios in the grain sector.
B2B Networking Meetings
Sponsored sessions during breaks to give regional grain sector stakeholders to create and strengthen trade relationships.
The summit provides an opportunity for participating organisations to display their products, catalogues, brochures and other communication materials and engage delegates from across Africa and beyond. Extended breaks in between Summit sessions provide ample time for exhibitors to interact with delegates.
Gala Dinner and Awards Ceremony
EAGC in partnership with the host country will host a high level gala dinner as an opportunity for industry actors to interact with senior policymakers in a less formal setting. The dinner will also be an opportunity to recognise efforts towards stimulating the development of the grain sector in Africa through awards.