Come learn to farm clever
Nampo 2019 is set to be the biggest – ever!
No matter the current political or economic climate, drought or other adversarial considerations – the annual Grain SA Nampo Agricultural Trade Show seems to grow each and every year. Indeed, despite some nationwide challenges last year, the 2018 event was the biggest yet…
Exactly 82 817 visitors made their way to Nampo Park just outside Bothaville in the Free State, to engage with 746 exhibitors (who, you may be interested to know, occupied 400 000 m2). Both numbers, by the way, are up on the previous year; by 4 169 and 34, respectively.
The 2019 show, which takes place this year between 14 and 17 May, will centre on the theme: Platform for your Agri Future. It is set to grow on the success of the 2018 show even further. According to Du Toit Wessels, assistant manager: marketing and Nampo at Grain SA, 788 exhibitors are confirmed for the show this year.
He adds that visitors can look forward to the launch of four new vehicles at the show, though he does not specify which these may be. You’ll have to attend to find out!
“The South African agricultural industry continues to operate in tough conditions, but with the late rain recently and weather permitting, we expect a good harvest. The people who visit Nampo this year will be there to see how they can ‘farm clever’ and more profitably,” Wessels comments.
Tickets for the show cost between R110 and R120 at the gate, or between R90 and R100 if pre-bought through TicketPro. Gates open at 07:00 and close at 17:00 each day.
“You will miss out if you don’t visit Nampo 2019 – it is the biggest outdoor show in Africa and one of the five biggest in the world, and it is on your doorstep,” Wessels concludes.
Nampo Cape gears up for another bumper show
Last year Nampo expanded its reach for the first time, going from Bothaville to Bredasdorp in the Western Cape. Wessels comments that the inaugural show was “more than a success story”, attracting 18 000 visitors.
Grain SA is therefore excited that the 2019 show, taking place at Bredasdorp Park, between September 4 and 6, will attract even more exhibitors and visitors. Tickets will cost between R20 and R70 and can be brought through Computicket.
Keep an eye on FOCUS, including our web and social media platforms, for more details closer to the time.