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05/04/2016: JOBURG MARKET DAY 
The City of Johannesburg in conjunction with a range of partners namely the Joburg Market, the Small Enterprise Development Agency (SEDA); the Gauteng Growth Development Agency (GGDA); the Department of Trade and Industry (dti); the Gauteng Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (GDARD); South African Development Community (SADC) and some V4 member countries (Poland and Sri-lanka) have collaborated to facilitate an Agro-processing Trade and Investment Seminar, and a Business-2-Business Match-Making Session.

The event is named the Joburg Market Day for Agricultural and Agro-processing sectors focused on targeting entrepreneurs.
The Joburg Market Day aims to present opportunities for the Agro-processing businesses in Gauteng, by exhibiting their market-ready products that will attract potential international market opportunities.

This is part of the City of Joburg’s drive towards supporting entrepreneurs in the agriculture and agro-processing sector to facilitate export market and investment opportunities.

The event is scheduled to take place on the 06 April 2016 from 08:00 to 13:00 at the Joburg Market, Johannesburg. The event will comprise of the Investor Seminar and a Business-2-Business matchmaking session. Buyers from eight countries have confirmed attendance and will be bringing their buyers namely:

• Poland
• England
• Milan
• Ghana
• India
• Sri-lanka
• Hong Kong

The key note speaker at the event will be Executive Mayor of the City of Johannesburg Cllr Parks Tau, who will set the scene by outlining the role of agriculture and agro-processing in the City Johannesburg.

The Member of Mayoral Committee: Economic Development, Councillor Ruby Mathang and Seda’s Acting CEO, Lusapho Njenge will grace the event and highlight the role of exports in the agricultural and agro-processing sectors. This event is aimed to strengthen and align partnerships across all spheres of government by supporting entrepreneurs and stakeholders within the sector.

The following business sectors will be showcased:
• Fine foods (e.g. Biscuits, Tinned food items)
• Beverages (e.g. Wines, juice, milk, water)
• Perishables (Fresh Meat, Fruits and Vegetables; Cheese; Fresh cut flowers)
• Commodities (maize, sugar, beans, nuts)
• Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG)

At the event, partners will participate as panelist members and partake in the debates to assist businesses with compliance related issues on 6 April 2016. Sector specific experts and other related stakeholders will further participate on the programme. These experts will lead discussions by sharing their knowledge of the sector as well as highlight economic opportunities and challenges in this industry.

For further information please contact Mr. Reginald Pholo, Director of Trade and Investment Promotion at:

Telephone: 011 703 3393