INVITATION TO AGRIBUSINESS & FOOD SECURITY SUMMIT 2019

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On behalf of BusinessDay Media Limited, we wish to invite to attend the 2019 edition of the BusinessDay Agribusiness and Food Security Summit. The Summit will hold on Thursday, July 18, 2019 at the Landmark Centre, Plot 2 & 3, Water Corporation Drive, Victoria Island Annex, Lagos. 

BACKGROUND

Every year, BusinessDay Media Limited, the publishing company of Nigeria’s foremost business title, hosts the Agribusiness and Food security summit, taking the lead to set an agenda for agricultural prosperity in Nigeria.

The annual summits have so far been unarguably among the biggest and most diverse agriculture sector-focused events in Nigeria, bringing together, virtually every notable stakeholder in the agriculture value chain.

It has consistently drawn progressive farmers, resellers, distributors, importers, government officials, academics, seed companies, agricultural machinery vendors, fertiliser producers, agrichemical makers, packaging companies, and many more.

Last year’s Summit, which held under the theme Evolving Actionable Models to make Agribusiness more viable had an impressive turnout matched by impactful discussions.

Speakers included Chief Audu Ogbeh, the Honourable Minister, Federal Ministry of Agriculture & Rural Development, and Mr. Godwin Obaseki, Governor of Edo State.

Building on the success of previous events, the 2019 edition of the BusinessDay Agribusiness and Food Security Summit will seek to consolidate on the deliberations of the previous summits.

This year’s summit will have the theme Fixing the Broken Linkages between Farm and Market. It will adopt a resolutely solutions-based approach. Speakers and panellists will proffer solutions to pressing issues, instead of rehashing problems that are already familiar and well documented.

Local and foreign experts and organizations with solid, cognate experience and outstanding success rates in the focus areas will be assembled by BusinessDay to identify practical solutions to some of the problems in the agribusiness value chain.

In 2019, advocacy for policy change and support for private sector action will be of utmost priority across all sessions.

CONFERENCE STRUCTURE AND PANELS

Discussions at the Summit will be focused on four engaging panels.

We believe that given a combination of the disciplined policy thrust and private sector commitment, these identified areas can play a big part in the improvement of the agricultural value chain, while delivering enhanced investor returns. 

The panel discussion session will center on the following:

Panel 1: Risk Management Approaches and Solutions for the Agricultural Finance and Trading

Panel 2: Optimizing value by eliminating post-harvest losses

Panel 3: State of Agriculture in the States

Panel 4: Improving the attractiveness of local backward integration for multinationals in Nigeria

Fireside Chat will look at the Role of Quality agric Inputs: This will be a brief conversation on the place and importance of seeds and fertilizers in quality assurance, boosting market demand and pre-harvest off-take commitments.

By the end of the discussion, the importance of inputs in helping farmers lock in buyer commitments, thereby managing post-harvest risks better, will be clearly understood.

BusinessDay is offering various attractive sponsorship options for the Agribusiness and Food Security Summit. Please reach out to the underlisted contacts for additional information on the packages available.

WHY PARTICIPATE?

There are tangible benefits to be derived from participating in the Agribusiness and Food Security Summit.

1.        Amplify your voice:  As one of the leading evangelists of the transformation that is happening in the Nigeria’s agriculture sector, the Summit will be a great platform to carry your messaging further and wider among key target audiences

2.       Know the latest developments: BusinessDay events have a reputation for revealing the pulse of key stakeholders. The Summit will give insights into what’s happening, who is doing what, where and how so that you are better informed in your decision-making.

3.       Build new relationships: BusinessDay conferences attract the crème de la crème of Nigeria’s organized private sector. When your organization participates in the Summit, the wonderful work your organization is doing can leverage on BusinessDay’s platform to attract enhanced visibility in front of peers and partners. This could lead to profitable new business relationships.

4.      Influence for Good: As a panellist, you will be enabling important conversations that have a real potential to impact the government’s economic policy formulation for the agriculture sector over the next four years.

FURTHER INQUIRIES

If you would like further information, please contact the under-listed:

Obi Onyeaso Head, Conferences 0803 437 1224 obiora.onyeaso@businessday.ng
Funmilola Aborishade Senior Team Lead, Sales 0903 513 2823 funmilola.aborishade@businessdayonline.com

 Thank you.