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Organizer
Organizer
Organizer: Africast Conferences & Exhibitions and Image Promotions, ,
Contact Person: Johanna De Beer
Event Summary
Event Summary

Meet The Farmers Virtual Summit 2020


Who should Attend:-

  • Suppliers
  • Buyers
  • Farmers


To Join:- Register FOR FREE


  • Match Making opportunities
  • One to One, One to Many
  • Sign up now to make your appointments


Exhibition and Sponsorship Opportunities


Contact us on +260974114191 or +260973578051 or email info@meetthefarmerszm.org


Exhibitors

Top suppliers from Zambia & the region will showcase their products and services during one-on-one and one-to-many online exhibitions, demos and presentations, namely:

•Agro chemical suppliers

•Farmers input

•Irrigation & Water Management

•Equipment & Technology suppliers

•Livestock & Fisheries feed and chemicals

•Seed Companies

•Alternative Energy Solutions

•Storage Solutions

•GRZ, Financiers, Insurers etc

Farmers/Visitors

A nationwide database of farmers both small and large will engage with suppliers and other stakeholders in order to improve their outputs.

•Crop farmers

•Livestock

•Fisheries

•Cooperatives

•Youth & Women in farming

Technology & The Farmer

Theme:

Innovation.

Agriculture.

Future.

If ever there was a time and need for farmers to embrace technology in order to help them make better decisions, connect and access markets and their suppliers is now.

The virtual summit is an innovative platform aimed at keeping the wheels of the industry moving by connecting GRZ, farmers, suppliers and all stakeholders in the advent of COVID-19.

Conference Agenda

We aim to bring together the most important stakeholders in agriculture in order to stimulate healthy discussions and potential solutions amid the current crisis. The most agile webinar software will be use to handle more than 1000 anticipated suppliers and farmers online. Topics range from:

•Power: grid & off grid farming energy solutions

•Innovative financing opportunities

•Farm Risk Management & Insurance

•Promotion of women & youth in agriculture

•Alternative crops & farming methods (Cashew nut, Cassava etc)

•Livestock & Fisheries: Export market and disease control

•Contract Farming

Event Profile
Event Profile

Meet The Farmers Virtual Summit 


Is an online Conference & Matchmaking Forum focused on linking the farmers to their suppliers, markets, industry professionals and regulators. As well as expanding access to trends and issues in agriculture and technology. The Summit aims to bring together some of the most important industry players and advance forward in order to accelerate the spread of knowledge, create new connections, and generate ideas, leads and sales to develop and expand the industry. The innovative nature of the event, necessitated by the adversity being faced worldwide and another reminder of the role of technology can play in agriculture, we will be covering a wide range of industry relevant topics with an impressive line-up of local and international speakers.

In contrast to other conferences and meetings, we are squarely focused on reducing barriers to access with simple, low-cost registration and the ability to engage from anywhere in Zambia and the world at large. Our innovative platform for the Forum will create an interactive environment where attendees can match-make with their targets, pose questions, vote, exhibitors can showcase their products through innovative online mediums. In addition we are introducing targeted one to one to many presentations and engagements through modern day technology.

Exhibitors/Suppliers
Exhibitors/Suppliers

Who Are Our Exhibitors?

Top suppliers from Zambia & the region will showcase their products and services during one-on-one and one-to-many online exhibitions, demos and presentations, namely:


•Agro chemical suppliers

•Farmers input

•Irrigation & Water Management

•Equipment & Technology suppliers

•Livestock & Fisheries feed and chemicals

•Seed Companies

•Alternative Energy Solutions

•Storage Solutions

•Financial Institutions

Exhibition Format

This will be done using globally renowned and award winning technology partners namely, EventBank© and Out Smart Marketing.


How it Works: Once registered for the event, a supplier/exhibitor will see a list (showing profiles) of registered farmers/visitors and vice versa. The matchmaking software will suggest suppliers or farmers you can meet on a webinar platform based on who matches your preference. The exhibitor/visitor can accept or decline a meeting request but only the exhibitor determines if meetings are one on one or one to many. The latter works better for presentations. Visitors can download exhibitors brochures, business cards etc.

Buyers
Buyers

Top Buyers from Zambia and within the region will be able to meet farmers to discuss production, challenges, contracts to enhance production of key products.


  • Millers
  • Brewers
  • Retail Outlets
  • Agro Processors 
  • Distributors
  • Commodity Buyers
  • Grain Traders
Agenda
Agenda

Conference Agenda

We aim to bring together the most important stakeholders in agriculture in order to stimulate healthy discussions and potential solutions amid the current crisis. The most agile webinar software will be use to handle more than 1000 anticipated suppliers and farmers online. Topics range from:

Power: grid & off grid farming energy solutions

Innovative financing opportunities

Farm Risk Management & Insurance

Promotion of women & youth in agriculture

Alternative crops & farming methods (Cashew nut, Cassava etc)

Livestock & Fisheries: Export market and disease control

Contract Farming

To mention a few.

  • Day 1

    August 25, 2020

  • Day 2

    August 26, 2020

  • Day 3

    August 27, 2020

  • 9 AM - 9:45 AM

    General Session 1:

    General Session 1:

    Getting Ready for Summit: Orientation to platform

    9:45 AM - 10 AM

    General Session 2:

    General Session 2:

    Summit Overview

    10 AM - 11 AM

    Plenary 1:

    Plenary 1:

    Opening Ceremony and Keynote Plenary

    11 AM - 11:15 AM

    Showcase 1:

    Showcase 1:

    Tier 1 Partners

    11:15 AM - 11:45 AM

    Plenary 2:

    Plenary 2:

    Enhancing the Value Chain for the Agriculture Sector in Zambia

    11:45 AM - 12:45 PM

    Parallel Groups 1:

    Parallel Groups 1:

    Work Shop and Training Sessions Workshop 1: Improving Access to Markets for Farmers: Practical Initiatives that work Workshop 2: Financing Agro Business Ventures: Challenges and Opportunities

    12:45 PM - 1:15 PM

    Feel-O-Meter 1

    Feel-O-Meter 1

    1:15 PM - 2 PM

    Interlude: Lunch Time Rhythms

    Interlude: Lunch Time Rhythms

    Virtual Entertainment

    2 PM - 2:15 PM

    Showcase 2:

    Showcase 2:

    Tier 2 Partners

    2:15 PM - 2:45 PM

    Plenary 3:

    Plenary 3:

    Exploring Growth Sectors for Farmers and Suppliers

    2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

    Parallel Groups 2:

    Parallel Groups 2:

    Parallel Groups 2

    3:45 PM - 4:15 PM

    Feel-O-Meter 2

    Feel-O-Meter 2

    4:15 PM - 4:30 PM

    Showcase 3:

    Showcase 3:

    Tier 3 Partners

    4:30 PM - 4:55 PM

    Plenary 3:

    Plenary 3:

    Closing Plenary: Networking4Success

    4:55 PM - 5 PM

    General Session 3:

    General Session 3:

    Appreciations, Announcements, Virtual Hugs

    5 PM - 5:05 PM

    Closing Session 4:

    Closing Session 4:

    Closing Montage
  • 9 AM - 4 PM

    Exhibitions and Business Match Making Day

    Exhibitions and Business Match Making Day

    - Exhibitors shall show case their products and services using online profiles - Business Meeting sessions. Both one to one and one to many basis
  • 9 AM - 4 PM

    Exhibition and Business Match Making Day

    Exhibition and Business Match Making Day

    - Exhibitors shall show case their products and services using online profiles - Business Meeting sessions. Both one to one and one to many basis
Tickets
Tickets

Visiting Farmer

Standard entry Ticket

Free

Visitor

Standard Entry Ticket

Free

Speaker

Free

Demo Exhibitor

This is the standard Demo Exhibitor Ticket for all platform demonstrations of the platform

Free

Exhibitors

Exhibition Ticket includes one company profile on match making platform

$525

Prime Exhibitor

Includes 3 profiles on matchmaking platform (Company, Sales and Marketing)

$800

Prime Exhibitor

Exhibition Ticket that includes 5 profiles on match making platform (Sales, Marketing, etc...)

$1,000

Entry Level

Package Includes:

1. Advertisement on event website and event App
2. Branding (On advertisement material/posts and on screen)
3. Mentions (On all marketing promotions and during conference)
4. Virtual Event bag

$1,000

Tailored

Package Includes:

1. Advertisement on event website and event App
2. Branding (On advertisement material/posts and on screen)
3. Mentions (On all marketing promotions and during conference)
4. Short Video (During breaks)
5. Presentation
6. Virtual Event bag

$3,000

Standard

Package Includes:

1. Advertisement on event website and event App
2. Branding (On advertisement material/posts and on screen)
3. Mentions (On all marketing promotions and during conference)
4. Time slot (5 mins speech during conference)
5. Short Video clip (During breaks)
6. Presentation
7. Virtual Event bag

$5,000

Premier Package

1. Advertisement on event website and event App
2. Branding (On advertisement material/posts and on screen)
3. Mentions (On all marketing promotions and during conference)
4. Time slot (8 mins speech during conference)
5. Short Video clip (During breaks)
6. Presentation
7. Q & A Sessions
8. Virtual Event bag

$10,000

Exclusive

1. Title sponsorship
2. Advertisement on event website and event App
3. Branding (On advertisement material/posts and on screen)
4. Mentions (On all marketing promotions and during conference)
5. Time slot (10 mins speech during conference)
6. Short Video clip (During breaks)
7. Presentation
8. Q & A Sessions
9. Exhibition
10. Virtual Event bag

$15,000
Sponsors and Partners
Sponsors and Partners

Sponsorship & Brand Visibility

Sponsored areas during the 3-day event will guarantee the sponsor full visibility for their brand. The sponsor positions their products and services in front of the agricultural industry and media before, during and after the event. Opportunities can be found on:


Event Website • Event Brochure • Event App • Registration Page• Branded downloaded documents • Matchmaking Page• Conference Screen • Official Event Program • Social Media and other marketing materials to mention a few

FAQ'S
FAQ'S
  • Will I meet my decision makers?

Yes. The Meet the Farmers Summit will offer you an opportunity seamless linkage through our database and have access to key leaders, financiers and other stakeholders in the Agriculture value chain. This summit has been endorsed by the Ministries of Agriculture, Livestock and Fishers and ZNFU.


  • Does MTF understand my needs?

This question is important for the Sales Team to understand the Business of the Client (KYC). Understand their Vision, Mission and Objectives of the Orgnaisation. For instance, when dealing with SEEDCO, ask these question (Who is SeedCo, what do they do, how do they fit into the MTH summit, here talk about relevance of the Summit to the organisations objective).


  • Which other Opportunities are created by MTH?

MTH offers unique platforms of buyers and sellers through a one stop shop. Remember this is an on-line summit, meaning it gives the client convenience of transacting business. Also talk about other global players on board like international speakers, international/local media and stakeholders.


  • Can you help me justify the Cost?

The cost is competitive and offers value for money because of the wide networks that you are able to reach. Also remember, the fact that its an on-line summit, you will be able to transact bankable agribusiness deals at your convenience.


  • Can you tell me how MTH works?

MTH is an entirely online Summit designed to link the farmers to their suppliers and markets as well as expand access to trends and issues in agriculture and technology. So here tell the client the process of application and registration and every other detail that will be relevant to this question. The client should feel satisfied that you have given him what he wants to be part of this great initiative.