7th Annual African Sustainability Summit
18 - 20 November 2019
Continental Shift >> Agriculture
Co-locating with the African Agri Investment Indaba, Cape Town International Convention Centre
The 7th African Sustainability Summit (ASS), is taking place from the 18th – 20th November in Cape Town. This year the Summit focusses on innovative African agriculture projects, trusted partnerships and impactful ESG-investment with the theme: AFRICA: Continental Shift >> Agriculture. The ASS is delighted to announce co-location with the African Agri Investment Indaba (AAII), at the Cape Town International Convention Centre. Joining forces with the ASS is the African Agri Council and other influential partner organisations.
Read more about the content, partnership opportunities and more: Prelim Programme ASS 2019
2019 Theme and Purpose:
Agriculture is one of the rare industries that can play a pivotal role in furthering several United Nations SD Goals. Empowerment of youth, women, and girls, zero hunger and food security and how we co-exist with the physical land we live on while developing an inclusive economy all benefit from a healthy and innovative agricultural sector. Sustainable food production and local sourcing are the key focus areas this year and innovative solutions combining urban farming and technology demonstrate that agriculture is ready for Industry 4.0.
This year’s African Sustainability Summit will showcase ground-breaking Agricultural Project Collaboration including:
- African Agricultural Transformation Roadmap Vision 2030, a collaborative project with the African Agri Council and the African Development Bank
- Urban Farming Projects: Redefining the fresh produce value chain from farm to fork, through use of innovative Agri-technology and digital transformation (IoT, AI, and Machine Learning) eliminating land and water constraints, logistics and packaging.
- New commercial scale Agri-projects, enabling sustainable transformation and creating shared value in the African agricultural sector.
- Bilateral Agri-trade agreements (Inter and Intra-Africa Trade)
- Balancing import and export volues, logistics and efficiencies.
The Indaba co-location will provide ASS attendees and sponsors to grow international networks and build a bridge towards intra-Africa trade and collaboration and play fundamental roles in reshaping Africa’s agricultural potential.
CALLING ALL INNOVATORS!
Are you ready to scale up? Green Pitch 2019 is open for entries and nominations. This year we call on all services or products that can step-change and re-define the agricultural industry. Do you have what it takes to pitch your business to Africa’s key Agricultural decision makers?
Requirements: Nominated businesses have to:
- Offer a product or service that will redefine Agriculture;
- Demonstrate a proven business case;
- Be ready to scale-up;
- Be able to demonstrate their systems thinking and Net + Impact on people, planet and profit.
How do you enter?
Tell your story and showcase your innovative business by submitting one of the following: A one-pager document, 3 minute video or info-graphic. PLEASE NOTE: Format for documents and graphics must be PDF and any videos must entered by sending an on-line link for download. Any embedded videos will be disqualified – please don’t obliterate our inbox!
Send your document or video link to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Closing date: 31 October 2019
More about our partners
The African Agri Council (AAC) is a pan-African institution that promotes the development of sustainable African agriculture.
We are a network of executives, decision makers and key stakeholders connected to Africa’s agricultural industry. We share a vision to empower agri-entrepreneurs to achieve sustainable success. We believe there is unlimited potential to shape and change the agri-sector by supporting dynamic agri-entrepreneurs who want to make a difference.
We identify projects and people that could benefit from our support and our network. We facilitate funding, conduct due diligence, develop skills, provide access to markets and help ensure governance on behalf of and together with our partners.
Our networking platforms bring together thousands of members, partners, government representatives, investors, consultants, technology providers, retailers, farmers to connect, share knowledge and together help grow Africa’s agricultural sector.
The 4th Annual African Agri Investment Indaba (AAII) is the global meeting place for agri-food investment in Africa. Bringing together over 700 key stakeholders – from governments, banks, financiers, investors, project owners, project developers, commercial farmers and the agro and food processing industry – to discuss trends that will likely influence food and agribusiness economics over the next decade in Africa.
Organised by the African Agri Council in partnership with African governments and government agencies, the Indaba delivers a unique mix of decision makers from across the agri value chain making it the most effective place to conduct business in the sector.