Green Horizons

Cultivating success, harvesting futures

2024 Agricultural Congress

9-10 October, V&A Waterfront, Cape

AgriSA will host the Green Horizons 2024 Agricultural Congress at the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town on 9 and 10 October 2024.

The theme of ‘green horizons’ embodies the essence of the congress, highlighting its dedication to sustainable agriculture, forward-looking strategies to tackle future challenges, and our unwavering commitment to nurturing growth, innovation, and collaboration within the industry.”

With a new, innovative format, the discussion sessions on 10 October will feature five thought-provoking topics each hosted at five carefully selected venues across three nearby locations all within a short walking distance from each other in the V&A Waterfront.

Throughout the day, three sessions on each topic will be presented, inviting speakers and delegates to delve deep into the challenges and opportunities shaping the South African agricultural landscape. Discussions will revolve around future strategies aimed at ensuring the sustainability and prosperity of the sector.

In addition to the discussion sessions, the congress programme promises ample networking opportunities. Attendees will have the chance to connect after each session in the various venues.

A highlight of the congress will be the gala dinner on 10 October, where we will commemorate AgriSA’s 120-year journey and pay tribute to other companies that have surpassed the century mark. This celebration is a testament to the unwavering dedication, resilience, and innovation that define the agricultural sector.

Situated in Cape Town’s historic precinct, the V&A Waterfront is a renowned destination set against the picturesque Table Mountain. It attracts visitors from far and wide, offering a blend of heritage and contemporary experiences. With its diverse array of activities and scenic views, the waterfront provides a relaxed yet vibrant atmosphere for all to enjoy.

The congress will be hosted at five venues across three nearby locations: the iconic Zeitz MOCAA, Workshop17, and the captivating Two Oceans Aquarium.

Wednesday, 9 October

16:00–18:00 AgriSA annual general meeting
18:30–21:00 Welcoming cocktail for AgriSA-affiliated members

Thursday, 10 October 2024

9:00–16:00 Discussions and networking sessions
18:30–23:00 Feast of abundance gala dinner

TIME

VENUE 1

VENUE 2

VENUE 3

VENUE 4

VENUE 5

 

Securing food value chains

Exploring ESG practices for a sustainable future

Technology and precision agriculture

Restoring nature with regenerative practices

Resilience in a changing climate

9:00–10:30

 Session 1

 Session 1

 Session 1

 Session 1

 Session 1

10:30–11:30

Networking

Networking

Networking

Networking

Networking

11:30–13:00

 Session 2

 Session 2

 Session 2

 Session 2

 Session 2

13:00–14:00

Networking

Networking

Networking

Networking

Networking

14:00–15:30

 Session 3

 Session 3

 Session 3

 Session 3

 Session 3

15:30–16:30

Networking

Networking

Networking

Networking

Networking

The Green Horizons 2024 Agricultural Congress presents a unique opportunity to industry role players to demonstrate their commitment to the advancement of South Africa’s agricultural sector. As a partner, you become an integral part of a dynamic platform where industry leaders converge to exchange ideas, innovations, and solutions. By aligning your brand with this event, you not only gain exposure to a targeted audience but also showcase your dedication to driving positive change and fostering growth within the agricultural community.

AGM packages

The congress will kick off with AgriSA’s annual general meeting (AGM) in the Zeitz MOCAA on 9 October 2024. This event will give its sponsor(s) the opportunity to increase their brand awareness among our members and show their commitment to the agricultural sector.

Members’ welcoming cocktail function

The welcoming cocktail function to be held in Zeitz MOCAA on 9 October 2024 provides its sponsor with the opportunity to host one of the key social events of the meeting. All AgriSA’s affiliated members will be invited to this function following the AgriSA annual general meeting. This event provides maximum opportunity to network with AgriSA members as well as engage in conversation in a relaxed, social environment.

Cocktail function drinks/wines

Position your brand as the esteemed wine sponsor of our welcoming cocktail function. With your support, our guests will savour the rich flavours of your fine wines. Your brand will enjoy prominent exposure throughout the event, highlighting your commitment to AgriSA and the agricultural sector.

Discussion sessions

The congress centres around five discussion topics in five different venues in the V&A Waterfront. This unique feature of the congress gives you as sponsor the opportunity to focus on a topic of discussion that aligns with your strategic objectives. As a sponsor of a discussion session, you will have the option to be involved in shaping the format, programme, and choice of speakers for that session. You will host three sessions on this topic during the course of the day.

Networking sessions

Following each of the three sessions on a topic, ample time is allowed in the programme for networking as each of the venues has a networking space linked to it. As sponsor of a networking session, you will have the option to use this space for marketing and networking purposes according to your strategic objectives.

AgriSA speakers’ sponsor

AgriSA will nominate one speaker for each of the five sessions to ensure that farmers’ perspectives on the various topics are included in the discussions. This is an opportunity for you as sponsor to strengthen your partnership with AgriSA and show your commitment to the primary agricultural sector.

Congress app

The congress app can be downloaded by all delegates from registration and will contain important information including the congress programme, venue maps, speaker biographies, and interactive functionality. Don’t miss the opportunity to elevate your brand and strengthen your commitment to the agricultural community by sponsoring the congress app.

Registration desk

Boost your brand’s visibility by sponsoring the central registration desk at the congress. As a sponsor, your brand will be prominently featured at the forefront of the event, greeting attendees as they check in. Take advantage of this opportunity to engage directly with participants, leaving a lasting impression from the moment they arrive.

Lanyards and name tags

Each participant will receive a lanyard to hold their congress name badge. Delegates will need to wear their name badge for the duration of the congress, which will enable access to all the sessions. Position your brand front and centre with every delegate by sponsoring the exclusive lanyards for the congress name tags.

Media room

This space will be used by all media at the congress and provides a highly targeted engagement and branding opportunity. With all media representatives converging in this prime location, your sponsorship guarantees targeted exposure and branding opportunities.

Student usher service

As the congress venues are in different locations in the V&A Waterfront, student ushers will direct and escort delegates to the different venues. This provides a unique opportunity for students to engage with industry role players. This option gives you as a sponsor the opportunity to have your brand displayed on the clothing of more than 30 students who will be traversing the V&A Waterfront throughout the day.

Congress delegate bag

Every registered delegate will receive an official congress delegate bag upon registration. A quality bag will be chosen in order to prolong usage by delegates. Furthermore, delegates will be given the opportunity to donate their bags, and these may be given to a youth programme of your choice, thereby making a lasting contribution to a community in need.

Refillable water bottles

One branded bottle will be allocated per delegate in the congress bag. There will be water stations in each of the congress venues for delegates to refill their bottles throughout the congress. Take advantage of a unique branding opportunity by sponsoring these exclusive branded water bottles.

Water stations

Sponsors have the opportunity to provide one branded water station per venue. Delegates will receive a sponsored water bottle in the congress bags to refill during the congress. Your brand will be prominently featured at the forefront of hydration, ensuring visibility and appreciation among attendees throughout the event.

Charging station per venue

There will be a device charging station equipped with a variety of power adapters where participants may connect to power and charge devices. Enhance your brand’s visibility and utility by sponsoring the exclusive device charging station at the congress venue.

Main event gala dinner

The gala dinner – Feast of Abundance – is die key social engagement of the congress, guaranteeing the opportunity to host delegates for a memorable evening of networking at the unique location of the Old Biscuit Mill in Woodstock to conclude the congress on 10 October. This option allows you to host the highlight of the social calendar. It promises to be an evening of excellent entertainment and a celebration of South African produce.

Gala dinner welcome drinks

Set the tone for an unforgettable evening by sponsoring the welcome drinks at the gala dinner. Your brand’s support will be the first taste of hospitality our guests experience, creating a warm and inviting atmosphere from the moment they arrive.

Gala dinner cuisine

Enhance the dining experience at the gala dinner by sponsoring produce for the evening’s menu. Your brand’s support will ensure the finest ingredients grace each dish, delighting our guests with exceptional flavours and freshness. Join us in creating a memorable culinary journey that celebrates South African agriculture, while showcasing your brand’s commitment to excellence.

Gala dinner drinks/wines

Position your brand as the wine sponsor of our gala dinner. With your support, our guests will savour the rich flavours of your fine wines. Your brand will enjoy prominent exposure throughout the event, highlighting your commitment to AgriSA and the agricultural sector.

Ten-seater table

Elevate your brand’s presence at our congress by sponsoring a ten-seater table at the gala dinner. Host esteemed guests at your sponsored table, showcasing your brand’s commitment to meaningful connections in the agricultural industry.

Celebrating centennials

Celebrate more than 100 years of excellence and innovation in the agricultural sector by joining us in celebrating your company at the gala dinner. As a sponsor, your brand will be associated with honouring you and other esteemed organisations for your enduring contribution to our sector.

To explore how our partnership can elevate your brand and achieve mutual success, please reach out to our dedicated sponsorship team.