The Institutional Relations Manager Paulo Guerra for the Brazilian Machinery Builders Association (ABIMAQ) said Nampo offers a lot of opportunities for companies, as evidenced by that last year companies which exhibited have already found distributors in Africa.
“This is our 3rd edition in a row since 2017, we have 16 companies that have attended, 6 are exhibiting and others are here for meetings”, said Paulo Guerra during an interview with Farmers Review Africa at Nampo.
“Small businesses are exhibiting so that they get exposed to the world and enable better commercial relations, and show the world that Brazil manufactures durable and cost-effective machinery”, added Paulo.
The (ABIMAQ) was founded in 1975 with the goal of acting for the strengthening of the domestic industry by mobilizing the sector, performing actions with the political and economic spheres, stimulating trade and international cooperation and contributing to enhance their performance in terms of technology, human resources training and management modernization.
Paulo urged other companies to utilise Nampo as an exhibition space emphasising that there are myriad of opportunities through exhibiting in this greatest show in South Africa and Southern Africa.
ABIMAQ is participating at Nampo in partnership with the Brazilian Trade and Investment Promotion Agency (Apex Brasil), an initiative that works to promote Brazilian products and services abroad, through the Brazil Machinery Programme.
The first ever Nampo Harvest Day was hosted in 1967, which 200 producers from the farming sector attended. Thereafter, it was held on various farms until the size of the event started requiring a more permanent venue. In 1974, the Nampo Harvest Day was established on a permanent terrain outside Bothaville, which is today known as Nampo Park.
The largest number of stands in previous years was 750, making this year’s total of 775 stands decidedly the largest show to date.
Sixty of these stands have been secured by new exhibitors, showing a positive upturn in the agriculture sector. Grain SA also hopes to host more visitors this year than the over 82 000 that attended the show last year.