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AGFO Expo: 14 - 16 September: Casterbridge Lifestyle Centre WITRIVIER
The AGFO Expo, now in its second year, focuses on the joint interests and natural symbiosis between the agriculture and forestry industries.

This year’s AGFO Expo takes place from Thursday, 14 September, to Saturday, 16 September 2017, at the Casterbridge Lifestyle Centre in White River.  Its main objective is to provide a platform for exhibitors to facilitate trade and promote their products and services to a diverse, but targeted audience.

The Casterbridge Lifestyle Centre with its many facilities, central location and ease of access has proven to be the ideal venue for the expo. 

Once again, we promise to bring you a non-stop programme of events which include:

2017 SPONSORS
The AGFO committee strongly believes in enabling, promoting and supporting local business.  Exhibitors and patrons can look forward to excellent cuisine, prepared by local restaurants, and entertainment from local bands and artists.  

EXHIBITOR PROFILE

The expo attracts a diverse range of sectors from agricultural and forestry suppliers, including:
Forestry machinery | tractor and implement manufacturers | heavy duty trucks | tool and accessory suppliers | chemicals and fertilisers | financial institutions | water reservoirs | water purification | pumps | nurseries | oils and lubricants | engine, gearbox, geared motors | sawmill manufacturers | mobile and stationary chippers | sawmilling machinery suppliers | materials handling suppliers | fire-fighting equipment suppliers and services | academic institutions | saw blade and tooling manufacturers | structural timber and pole suppliers | various car manufacturers/dealerships | road construction and earthmoving equipment | surveillance, communication and camera equipment | estate agents and insurance | workwear suppliers | solar power and electricity generation | industry associations.

Confirmed exhibitors for this year include MTO Forestry (Gold Sponsor), Ezigro Seedlings (Silver Sponsor), United Forest Products (Silver Sponsor), Pewag (Networking Event Sponsor), Rudamans, CMC Woodworking, Jansmior, BCCSA, Systeco Automation, Ecoguard, Palm Motors, Flexilube, Current Automation, Sunshine Seedlings, Woodmizer, Saw Specialists, Silvichem, Everstar, Bell Equipment, Rainbow reservoirs, LVM Insurance Brokers, Imperial Hino, Malelane Garage Equipment, Palfinger, Turner Morris, Enviro Chainsaws/Stihl, Farmtrac, NTT Toyota, Mountainview nurseries, Lefpa, NHBRC, Lowveld Agrochem, 2 Cure, Mix Telematix, Aqualytic, Fogmaker, Bidvest and Aquatan Lining systems.

Potential exhibitors are invited to visit the AGFO Expo website at www.Agfo.co.za/exhibitors, for all exhibitors’ info, the terrain layout, rules and other information.

Exhibitors are encouraged to partner with the organising committee to advertise and promote their products and services leading up to AGFO 2017, especially on AGFO’s Facebook page.

VISITOR PROFILE

Over the past year, a comprehensive database was established to ensure that the marketing and advertising strategy is directed at the appropriate target market.  Last year the AGFO Expo enjoyed strong support across the community and favourable attendance. 

SPONSORSHIPS

Thank you to our sponsors for making AGFO 2017 happen:
MTO Forestry GOLD Sponsor
Ezigro Seedlings Silver Sponsor
United Forest Products Silver Sponsor
Pewag Networking Event Sponsor
ABSA AGFO-rum Sponsor

Further sponsorship opportunities are still available and interested parties can contact Joey Lascelles 082 854 6155 for more information.
The safety of our visitors, exhibitors and that of the AGFO Expo is of the utmost importance and J&M Security Services will provide security and surveillance services for the duration of the expo. 

We thank you in advance for your support and encourage you to support the AGFO Expo.  Any enquiries can be directed to:

Joey Lascelles - admin@agfo.co.za - 082 854 6155
Tracey Russell - sales@agfo.co.za - 082 800 0618
Patricia Mavuso - admin@agfo.co.za - 071 134 4197
Vaughan Lascelles - vaughan@mto.co.za - 083 310 7272

Event

Date

Venue

Detail

Networking Event

Thu 14 Sep

18:00

The Barnyard at Casterbridge Lifestyle Centre

This event is open to exhibitors only

AGFO-rum

Fri 15 Sep

10:00 to 15:00

The Barnyard at Casterbridge Lifestyle Centre

A collection of industry-related talks by those who are considered the best in their field. 

The detail programme can be obtained by visiting the website, www.agfo.co.za/events.html

 

Entry fee is R60 per person, which includes lunch and entry into the AGFO Expo.

 

Tickets can be booked at http://qkt.io/agforum or by emailing admin@agfo.co.za.

 

AGFO offers a great opportunity for business and the farming community to network. 

 

Don’t miss out on this very informative session.

AGFO Expo

Thu – Sat

14 to 16 Sep

Casterbridge Lifestyle Centre White River

The gates open at 09:00 every day.

Entrance Fees:

Thu & Fri: adults R30, kids R20

Sat: adults R50, kids free if             accompanied by paying             adult. Free entry for pensioners and kids under the age of six, on all days.

Full programme, which includes equipment demonstrations, fire-fighting demonstrations and a competition, LEFPA bomber fly-by, industry-related competitions, beer tent, children’s play area, boeresport and local bands.

Competition: The AGFO Expo Strongest of them ALL

Sat 16 Sep Starting at 09:30

Main Arena

Be crowned as the AGFO Expo 2017 Strongest of them All

Categories for male and female Jnr and Snr

Events: Events: Tyre Flip, Dead Lift, Farmers' Walk and Atlas Stone. Entrants to compete in all four events.  Competition is being held in conjunction with Fit to Go Training Centre

Entrance to the competition is free, but limited to 10 people per category.

Entry forms can be obtained at www.agfo.co.za/events

Industry-related competitions

Thu – Sat

14 to 16 Sep

Exhibitors and main arena

Bell Logger driving competition – open to certified bell drivers only.

Chainsaw competitions – speed X production and speed X Pro – open to certified chainsaw operators only.

Handsaw cutting – open to the public: male, female and mixed teams.

Tug of war – open to the public.

Axe chopping – open to the public: male and female categories.

 

Fire-fighting Competition

Fri 15 Sep

Main Arena

Forestry companies’ fire-fighting teams.

Demonstrates skills required for fire-fighting.

Adults Kids Pensioners
Thu & Fri R30 R20 FREE
Sat R50 FREE FREE
ENTRANCE FEES
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