AFTI East Africa Summit | Nairobi, Kenya | 21 – 22 May 2019
Connecting agriculture technology influencers and innovators with the East African Market

AFTI East Africa Summit (previously the Smart Agri Congress) takes place on 21 – 22 May in Nairobi, Kenya and will this year be co-located with GTR East Africa 2019 (Global Trade Review), attracting over 450 high level delegates.

A wide variety of expert speakers explore the emerging technologies poised to revolutionize day-to-day functions of food production and how to capitalize on the evolving East African agri-food sector.

“The 2018 conference exceeded our expectations, we managed to get some contacts that we will be continuing our conversation with for our business operations. We also got some insights into opportunities for our future business.”
Geoffrey Banda, Alliance One Tobacco Kenya Limited

Featured sessions

  • Golden opportunities: Analysing East Africa’s agri and food industry trends and future prospects
  • Orientating the risk outlook for East African AgriTrade and identifying new trade opportunities
  • Connecting farmers to markets in Africa
  • Empowering farmers through data and digitization – Real time management, supply chain and mobile payment and financing
  • Strengthening urban and periurban agriculture value chains for enhanced nutrition and incomes
  • Telecoms innovation – revolutionizing the next generation of affordable solutions that are transforming East Africa’s infrastructure and reach
  • The success of the innovative ‘Commercial Villages Model’ in driving food systems and investments
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Featured Speakers

  • Adedana Ashebir, Regional Manager, Africa, Village Capital
  • Allan Ondiek, Leaf Growing Manager, British American Tobacco (BAT) Kenya
  • André Laperrière, Executive Director, GODAN (Global Open Data for Agriculture & Nutrition)
  • Ben Roberts, Group Chief Technology & Innovation Officer, Liquid Telecom Kenya
  • Bruce Hamilton, Africa Director, Verdant Frontiers
  • Daniel Mailutha, MD, Kenya Farmers Federation (KENAFF)
  • David Davies, CEO & Founder, AgUnity
  • Dr Robert Besseling, Founder &CEO, EXX Africa
  • Emmanuel Bakirdjian, Kenya Country Director, Precision Agriculture for Development (PAD)
  • Erick Ogumo, Chairman, SoCAA – Society of Crop Agribusiness Advisors of Kenya
  • Jeroen van der Hulst, Owner & MD, FlowerWatch
  • Kikonde Mwatela, COO, Twiga Foods
  • Linda Kwamboka, Co-founder and Director, MFarm
  • Mary Mbugua, Value Chain Development Specialist, East Africa Trade and Investment Hub, USAID
  • Mumbi Kimathi, Market Analyst, Farm Concern International
  • Prof Nancy Karanja, Professor, Soil Ecology & Director of Microbial Resources Centre, University of Nairobi (UoN)
  • Theunis Coetzee, Agro Manager, Nile Breweries (AB InBev)
  • Walter Mongare Snr, Deputy Director, Youth Programs and Liaison, The Presidency, Government of Kenya
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Register before 29 April 2019 and receive a 10% discount off the delegate rate. Register now!

For more information click here to visit the AFT East Africa website