The Southern African Macadamia Growers Association (SAMAC) has joined forces with the third annual Agriculture and Forestry Expo (AGFO Expo), which will take place at the Casterbridge Lifestyle Centre in White River, Mpumalanga, from 8 to 10 November 2018.

“Over the past two years the AGFO Expo has become renowned as a successful trade platform for the agriculture and forestry industries,” says Joey Lascelles, AGFO Expo Chairperson.

“This year we are proud to join forces with SAMAC, which will host its annual Macadamia Industry Day at the expo on Friday 9 November,” she adds. World renowned plant pathologist from Australia, Dr André Drenth, will be the keynote speaker at the event.

The VIP networking event – for SAMAC Industry Day attendees and AGFO Expo exhibitors and sponsors only – will take place on Friday evening.

Another highlight of AGFO 2018 is the Fire-Tech day, on Thursday 8 November, which will include demonstrations of and discussions around various fire equipment and products and their uses.

This year’s expo will also include equipment demonstrations and a chainsaw competition, and members of the public can enjoy various competitions, including tug of war, axe chopping, pit saw and boeresport. Bring the family and relax in our ‘Chill Zone’ beer tent and enjoy a traditional South African braai and entertainment from local bands on Saturday.

“The main objective of the expo is to provide a reliable and proven trade platform for the agriculture and forestry sectors to reach their target audiences, but the event will be fun for the whole family,” says Lascelles.

There are a variety of open air and indoor stands available to suit each exhibitor’s needs and they are encouraged to secure their space early to unlock maximum exposure leading up to the expo.

A comprehensive range of sponsorship opportunities, geared to driving sales and showcasing products and brands before and during the event, are also available.

Sponsors already onboard for AGFO 2018 include Agricolleges International (prestige sponsor); Ezigro Seedlings (diamond sponsor); Novon Retail Company (gold sponsor) and Adama, Silvix Forestry, United Forest Products and Agrimotion (silver sponsors).

For more information about AGFO 2018 and bookings for the SAMAC Industry Day and Fire-Tech Day, visit or Facebook: @AgfoExpo; email or contact 082 854 6155.

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