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Zambia's Vice President Scott and Agriculture Minister Simuusa at Agritech Expo in Chisamba in April

"We are humbled and delighted to have such high-level government attendance"

March 14, 2014 --
DMN Newswire--2014-3-14--Zambia's Vice President Dr Guy Scott and the new Zambian Minister for Agriculture and Livestock, the Honourable Minister Wylbur Simuusa, will both attend the upcoming Agritech Expo where thousands of agri-professionals are expected to gather from 4-5 April at GART in Chisamba. The Vice President will deliver a keynote address during the Agribusiness Congress on 4 April and be the guest of honour at the opening ceremony to the expo.  The new Minister will also be an honoured guest at the event.

"The attendance of the new Minister and the Vice President at Agritech Expo both humbles and delights us", says Amore Swart, the conference programme director. She continues: "we take pride in organising a relevant and practical programme addressing current challenges experienced by Zambia's agricultural sector as well as looking at its development. We are pleased that the government supporting our efforts with such high-level attendance by both the Minister of Agriculture and Livestock and the Vice President."

Strong local support
Agritech Expo boasts other strong, local industry and institutional support with key event partners: the Zambian National Farmers Union (ZNFU); Musika, a Zambian non-profit that stimulates private investment in the smallholder market; the agri-research event venue GART and USAID, which will offer a comprehensive, free technical workshop programme.

The global agri giant AGCO has already confirmed its exclusive diamond sponsorship for Agritech Expo while Stanbic Bank is a platinum sponsor.  Other sponsors include:  AFGRI, Action Auto, SARO, John Deere, BASF, Seed-Co, EFE, Du Pont-Pioneer, Valtra, K2, Kempston, Monsanto, Greenbelt, HarvestPlus, Lindsay, Zamseed, NWK and Rovic Leers.

The expo is free to attend for all agricultural professionals who pre-register, or arrive with an event ticket.
Event dates and location:
Expo:  4-5 April 2014
Conference:  4 April 2014
Location:  GART Research Centre, Chisamba, Zambia

Agritech Expo is organised by leading Cape Town-based trade exhibition and conference organiser, Spintelligent Pty.

Communications manager:  Annemarie Roodbol
Telephone:  +27 21 700 3558
mobile:  +27 82 562 7844
Email:  [email protected]

Notes for Editor
Spintelligent (Pty) Ltd is an African media business, specialising in Exhibitions, Conferences and Publishing. Head-quartered in Cape Town with a team of 90 experienced professionals, Spintelligent is a dynamic and recognised organiser across multiple industry sectors and geographies. A specialist organiser with the ability to deliver key growth projects in the early emerging markets of the African continent. Spintelligent is the African partner office of Clarion Events Ltd, the UK based organiser operating in 36 countries worldwide with 9 subsidiary offices delivering over 500 exhibitions and conferences annually.

Spintelligent delivers projects in African growth industry sectors; Power & Utilities; Energy; Mining; Education & Careers; Agriculture; Infrastructure; Military & Defence.

Spintelligent delivers projects in the emerging African markets; South Africa; Nigeria; Ghana; Kenya; Tanzania; DRC; Angola; Mozambique; Zambia.

Spintelligent is recognised for its print and electronic publications, with market-leading brands including Metering International, ESI Africa and Mining Review Africa.

Its regular global events and exhibitions, as well as its critical business intelligence and integrated marketing services make it a leader in its field. The company's highly skilled resources in management, marketing, research and production allow for unique products bridging the developed and developing markets.

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