06 Apr 2023
A showcase of the newest trends and technology innovations is NAMPO’s promise to visitors at the 55th presentation of the Harvest Day from 16-19 May 2023.
Since its inception, the NAMPO Harvest Day has been the leader in showcasing agricultural innovation and providing that one stop platform to agricultural enthusiasts in South Africa. After an extremely successful and long-awaited return to the agricultural calendar last year, the 2023 NAMPO Harvest Day promises to exceed all expectations once again!
The theme “Agriculture Innovated” confirm the positive role attributed to the Harvest Day and its contribution to the future of agriculture. It will showcase agriculture's latest technology, machinery, innovations, and productivity solutions.
In its efforts to ensure that NAMPO is the agricultural sector’s most relevant platform and marketplace for innovation, technology, information exchange and discussion, Grain SA has stepped up to have expansions and improvements on the grounds and to the programme, ready for the 2023 NAMPO Harvest Day.
“NAMPO plays an important role in developing the agricultural sector by providing a successful environment for business and producers to interact and do business. It gathers all Agri-role players which present their products and services in the areas of production, machinery, food-processing, inputs as well as other products and services related to the sector. NAMPO is also the place where producers meet and the only trade show that bring together agricultural solutions for all types of farms and crops,” Dr Dirk Strydom, Grain SA’s NAMPO, Marketing & Research Development Lead said.
Many exhibitors have upgraded and expanded their NAMPO offering and newly paved roads will improve the distribution of feet on the park. The new weapons and outdoor apparel offering has been added with the inclusion of new exhibitors. New outside exhibition spaces on the southern side of the grounds bring the total number of exhibitors to more than 800. A new coffee bar will satisfy any coffee-lover’s appetite offering a relaxed lounge atmosphere situated on the southern side at Gate 2.
The delicatessen stalls have been moved to the NAMPO Padstal offering visitors the freshest and tastiest treats on offer. NAMPO’s food stalls have also expanded, still benefitting non-profit organisations such as schools, churches, and community organisations. An exclusive restaurant, which will offer exhibitors the opportunity to reserve tables for client discussions, has been added to the Fanie Ferreira Hall.
The AFGRI Ladies’ programme has been moved to ensure better visibility and promises fun-packed mornings with well-known personalities like singer Chris Else performing, Mynhardt Joubert showcasing the ability to prepare and present a meal in colour, and Willem Botha who will ensure magic transformations with make-overs.
The traditional NAMPO favourites still part of the programme, include the popular 4x4 vehicle demonstrations on the Standard Bank 4x4-track and the Adventure Track for side-by-side, motorcycle and quad trails. The well-know Farmer’s Patent Competition with Omnia & Landbouweekblad boasts different divisions for entry and is an exhibition not to be missed. The seed plots on the eastern side of the park, offer a view of grain and feed crops and grass varieties of SA’s leading seed companies.
The Nation in Conversation popular discussion forum bring together role players in the agricultural sector to reflect on issues, locally and internationally. Filmed during NAMPO and accommodating approximately 80 guests in the audience, the discussions are streamed live on various platforms.
The livestock division, include cattle, sheep, pig, and goats, representing almost 100% of the large- and small-stock breeds, as well as miniature horses. Daily livestock exhibitions are also scheduled at the TAU Livestock arena where all standard foot & mouth disease protocols will be followed.
Getting around the vastness of the NAMPO Park grounds are covered in more ways than one. Media partner OFM will broadcast live from NAMPO Park with a dedicated Agri hour from 11am and dedicated traffic updates throughout the day will ensure listeners travel safely to and from the event. The “Mieliehop” shuttle service will be running between NAMPO & Bothaville daily and offer long distance shuttles from the OR Tambo airport as well as the surrounding towns. For the air traffic, the Absolute Aviation airport lounge welcome visitors to the northern side of the park with a shuttle service available to Gate 3. Visitors on the park can use some of the nine tractor trailers that follow different routes across the grounds, to ease the burden on the feet.
This year, NAMPO Harvest Day aims to really realize the NAMPO dream of old. The 2023 NAMPO Harvest Day is definitely a highlight on the agricultural calendar and offer visitors the ideal platform to network with the agricultural industry's top players and suppliers, strengthen friendships and above all, come and enjoy what this unique and ever-growing agricultural show has to offer, all in one place.
Tickets are available from TicketPro with discounted entry fees when purchasing online. Gates open at 07:00 and close at 17:00. Route directions as well as details on the private air strip appear on the website and the NAMPO App. No pets, bicycles, self-propelled carts or motorcycles will be permitted on the premises. Visitors can use the transport carts moving along three different routes on the grounds throughout the day at no charge.
NAMPO 2023 icons and artwork available for download on the following link: https://bit.ly/42QBEO0
For more information, visit the website at www.nampo.co.za or download the NAMPO app from your preferred online store.
Grain SA Communications
Dr Dirk Strydom, NAMPO, Marketing & Research Coordination Lead, Grain SA
086 004 7246 | firstname.lastname@example.org | www.grainsa.co.za