23 Mar 2022
It is with great excitement and a sense of relief that Grain SA’s took notice of President Cyril Ramaphosa’s address last night announcing the adjusted Level 1 regulations, which came into effect at midnight, and thereby allowing the 2022 NAMPO Harvest Day to be hosted from 16-20 May 2022 at 50% of NAMPO Park’s capacity.
The 54th NAMPO Harvest Day, planned to be presented for the first time over five days to allow for the reduced capacity, will showcase agriculture’s latest technology, machinery, innovations, and productivity solutions all on one platform. The 2022 theme “Experience It!” is an invitation to the agricultural industry and the public at large to experience the biggest agricultural show in the Southern Hemisphere, first hand.
“Grain SA is delighted and thankful that the adjusted regulations will enable NAMPO 2022 to be hosted, and furthermore that we are capable to do it successfully at 50% of the Park’s capacity, under the adjusted regulations,” Dr Dirk Strydom, Grain SA’s Marketing, NAMPO & Research Coordination Lead said. “The NAMPO Harvest Day has always been an asset to agriculture and it’s people and it would be good to welcome everyone back to this showcase after the two-year disruption”.
Grain SA is committed to implementing appropriate and necessary measures and action plans in relation to the requirements of Government to host this event. “The health and safety of visitors, exhibitors, staff, sponsors and the entire agricultural community during the NAMPO Harvest Day remain paramount and the organisation will be further guided by current best practice to ensure all appropriate and required health and safety checks are in place facilitating the hosting of a successful and valuable event to all involved,” Dr Pieter Taljaard, CEO of Grain SA said.
“Adhering to the newly announced regulations, the NAMPO Harvest Day will welcome visitors who comply with the current required regulations of being fully vaccinated and in possession of a valid vaccination certificate or unvaccinated but in possession of a valid certificate of a negative COVID-19 test, obtained not more than 72hrs prior to entering the park” Toit Wessels, Assistant Manager: NAMPO confirmed. Presenting the Harvest Day will provide a much-needed injection to the local economy after its two-year hiatus, with many small business owners relying heavily on the income made possible as a result of this agricultural platform. Furthermore, the economic importance of NAMPO to the corporate, medium, and small businesses from all over South Africa participating in the show cannot be underestimated.
“While we might have to do some things a little differently, our aim is to still present a diversified agricultural trade exhibition of world standing, benefiting the broader agricultural value chain,” Strydom said.
Even amidst the uncertainty, NAMPO is pleased to announce a full list of exhibitors. This, coupled with the size of the grounds and the infrastructure that is well distributed promises to provide a SAFE and PEACEFUL family-friendly experience offering something for everyone. For those who always wondered, and for every return visitor doubting if they would have forgotten the sights and sounds, you are invited to visit the 2022 NAMPO Harvest Day… and Experience It!
Come and experience an extra day at the 2019 entrance fee. In partnership with TicketPro, only online ticket sales will be provided and available in the first week of April. Reservations for the ever-popular tented hotel on the northern boundary of the park is open and further information regarding the NAMPO Harvest Day can be obtained at www.nampo.co.za.
Download the 2022 NAMPO Theme here
Grain SA Communications
Toit Wessels, Assistant Manager: NAMPO | 086 004 7246 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr Dirk Strydom, Marketing, NAMPO & Research Lead | 086 004 7246 | email@example.com