Just over two weeks to go to the 2017 AGFO Expo
The event kicks off on Thursday morning, 14 September, with the official opening by Michael Peter, the Executive Director of Forestry South Africa.  There is a super network experience for the exhibitors on Thursday evening, which will provide ample opportunity for exhibitors and other stakeholders to meet and network.  Local and international delegates from the DANA Africa Forest Industry Investment Conference will also be in attendance at this networking event.

The AGFO-rum takes place on Friday, 15 September, from 10am, with an exciting line-up of agriculture and forestry experts. The event will be held at the Barnyard at the Casterbridge and is a not-to-be-missed session which will be beneficial to every forester, farmer and business owner.  The AGFO-rum will cover topical issues, such as exchange rate risk, logistics options for fresh produce and opportunities for trade into Africa.  A small fee of R60 gives you access to the AGFO-rum and the AGFO Expo and includes a light lunch.
“AGFO’s extensive marketing campaign over the past year has reached into Africa, with registrations having been received from delegates from afar afield as Zambia and Uganda,” says Lascelles.

“The AGFO Expo, apart from creating employment and promoting local service providers, contributes significantly to the local economy, with an estimated R2-million in the first year alone,” she adds.

For a nominal entrance fee, participants gain access to all entertainment and to a range of fun industry-related competitions, which are open to companies and members of the public.

Companies are encouraged to enter their fire-fighting teams for the Fire-fighting Competition, which takes place on the Friday, and to compete for the floating trophy sponsored by Rudamans. 

The Chain Saw competitions, novice and pro, promises to thrill and wow spectators and takes place over the three-day expo, with the professionals competing in the finals on Saturday. 

The Strongest of Them ALL competition, which will become a permanent feature of this annual expo, will see junior and seniors compete in four staggeringly impressive events: the ‘Dead Lift’, ‘Atlas Stone’, the ‘Farmers’ Walk’ and the ‘Tyre Flip’.
More information on the 2017 AGFO Expo can be obtained from the website www.agfo.co.za or by contacting the event organiser on 082 854 6155. Tickets for the expo and the AGFO-rum  can be bought online at http:///www.quicket.co.za or on the day at the entrance gates. 

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About AGFO Expo
Showcasing Innovation
The three-day event attracts a combination of the latest in farming and forestry technology, product variety and farming and forestry innovation.  The AGFO Expo not only provides a first rate exhibition, but gives an opportunity to participants to facilitate open discussions with experts and industry leaders; all while providing top class networking opportunities.
 
A Unique and Picture-perfect Venue
The Casterbridge Lifestyle Centre is a unique lifestyle destination with beautiful, tranquil gardens, generous space and excellent infrastructure.  It is situated in White River which is a small holiday and farming town just 20 km north of Mbombela, the capital city of South Africa’s Mpumalanga province. This beautifully appointed centre lends itself perfectly to hosting an Expo of this nature and size, located as it is in the heart of some of South Africa’s biggest agriculture and forestry enterprises.  The centre is in close proximity to major tourist attractions, excellent accommodation and entertainment establishments.
Exceptional Facilities for Your Client Interaction
In addition to the 100+ exhibition opportunities, you will be able to make good use of the exceptional facilities at the Casterbridge Lifestyle Centre to present audio-visual or multi-media productions, presentations, lectures or expert panel discussions in one of the many amenities. These include a multi-function theatre venue, a 90-seat cinema and top-notch conference facilities at the Casterbridge Hollow Hotel; all of which are located in convenient proximity to the exhibition area. Some of the Lowveld’s most notable restaurants add to the excellent options for interaction with clients and audiences.
The Mpumalanga Lowveld at the Epicentre of Agriculture and Timber Production
The Mpumalanga Lowveld is at the epicentre of citrus and tropical fruit production, with an abundance of mangoes, avocados, litchis, bananas, pawpaws, granadillas and guavas, sugar cane, nuts and a variety of vegetables also produced in the region. The province tops the list as the largest timber grower in South Africa, with over 519 000 ha planted to softwood (59%) and hardwood (41%) with a large number of timber mills in the area.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
About AGFO Expo
Showcasing Innovation
The three-day event attracts a combination of the latest in farming and forestry technology, product variety and farming and forestry innovation.  The AGFO Expo not only provides a first rate exhibition, but gives an opportunity to participants to facilitate open discussions with experts and industry leaders; all while providing top class networking opportunities.
 
A Unique and Picture-perfect Venue
The Casterbridge Lifestyle Centre is a unique lifestyle destination with beautiful, tranquil gardens, generous space and excellent infrastructure.  It is situated in White River which is a small holiday and farming town just 20 km north of Mbombela, the capital city of South Africa’s Mpumalanga province. This beautifully appointed centre lends itself perfectly to hosting an Expo of this nature and size, located as it is in the heart of some of South Africa’s biggest agriculture and forestry enterprises.  The centre is in close proximity to major tourist attractions, excellent accommodation and entertainment establishments.
Exceptional Facilities for Your Client Interaction
In addition to the 100+ exhibition opportunities, you will be able to make good use of the exceptional facilities at the Casterbridge Lifestyle Centre to present audio-visual or multi-media productions, presentations, lectures or expert panel discussions in one of the many amenities. These include a multi-function theatre venue, a 90-seat cinema and top-notch conference facilities at the Casterbridge Hollow Hotel; all of which are located in convenient proximity to the exhibition area. Some of the Lowveld’s most notable restaurants add to the excellent options for interaction with clients and audiences.
The Mpumalanga Lowveld at the Epicentre of Agriculture and Timber Production
The Mpumalanga Lowveld is at the epicentre of citrus and tropical fruit production, with an abundance of mangoes, avocados, litchis, bananas, pawpaws, granadillas and guavas, sugar cane, nuts and a variety of vegetables also produced in the region. The province tops the list as the largest timber grower in South Africa, with over 519 000 ha planted to softwood (59%) and hardwood (41%) with a large number of timber mills in the area.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
About AGFO Expo
Showcasing Innovation
The three-day event attracts a combination of the latest in farming and forestry technology, product variety and farming and forestry innovation.  The AGFO Expo not only provides a first rate exhibition, but gives an opportunity to participants to facilitate open discussions with experts and industry leaders; all while providing top class networking opportunities.
 
A Unique and Picture-perfect Venue
The Casterbridge Lifestyle Centre is a unique lifestyle destination with beautiful, tranquil gardens, generous space and excellent infrastructure.  It is situated in White River which is a small holiday and farming town just 20 km north of Mbombela, the capital city of South Africa’s Mpumalanga province. This beautifully appointed centre lends itself perfectly to hosting an Expo of this nature and size, located as it is in the heart of some of South Africa’s biggest agriculture and forestry enterprises.  The centre is in close proximity to major tourist attractions, excellent accommodation and entertainment establishments.
Exceptional Facilities for Your Client Interaction
In addition to the 100+ exhibition opportunities, you will be able to make good use of the exceptional facilities at the Casterbridge Lifestyle Centre to present audio-visual or multi-media productions, presentations, lectures or expert panel discussions in one of the many amenities. These include a multi-function theatre venue, a 90-seat cinema and top-notch conference facilities at the Casterbridge Hollow Hotel; all of which are located in convenient proximity to the exhibition area. Some of the Lowveld’s most notable restaurants add to the excellent options for interaction with clients and audiences.
The Mpumalanga Lowveld at the Epicentre of Agriculture and Timber Production
The Mpumalanga Lowveld is at the epicentre of citrus and tropical fruit production, with an abundance of mangoes, avocados, litchis, bananas, pawpaws, granadillas and guavas, sugar cane, nuts and a variety of vegetables also produced in the region. The province tops the list as the largest timber grower in South Africa, with over 519 000 ha planted to softwood (59%) and hardwood (41%) with a large number of timber mills in the area.
 
 
 
 
 
The second annual AGFO Expo takes place at the Casterbridge Lifestyle Centre in White River, from 14 to 16 September 2017.

Visitors will certainly not be disappointed with the exciting line-up of exhibitors, competitions, industry discourse, music, fun and entertainment.

Building on the huge success of the first AGFO Expo last year, this year’s event focuses on the joint interests and natural symbiosis between the all-important agriculture and forestry industries.

“Its main objective is to enable exhibitors to market their products and services to a diverse, but targeted, audience while creating a fabulous fun weekend for the entire family,” says AGFO Chairperson Joey Lascelles.

Exhibitors have been allocated a dedicated arena for some eye-opening equipment demonstrations and stand sizes cater for every imaginable business - big and small. Loggers, chippers, tractors, implements, vehicles, trucks, forklifts, fuel and lubricants, saw milling equipment, nurseries, tools and equipment and more will be on display.
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