This year the British High Commission based in Johannesburg, after making a scoping mission last year decided to take a pavilion backed by the Department for Business and trade and supported by UKTAG they invited UK companies to take part. This event was supported by HM Trade Commissioner John Humphrey (seen in the photo second left with David Burton and Esti Swart ) he spent two days with us.
This is the 3rd NAMPO at its current site and the biggest yet, it ran for 4 days and was attended by 32,640 visitors with the more than 500 exhibitors. Including international pavilions
The permanent show ground is located 15km from the small town of Bothaville in the Free State. The show ground covers over 80 hectares of demonstration areas, with the exhibition area over 24 hectares, and this year over 600 exhibitors attended.
This traditional agricultural show focusing on agricultural machinery , cropping, livestock and agri tech offered UK companies the opportunity to meet with a number of potential interested business owners and decision makers .
12 UK companies were present, many making their first visit to the country all reported good interest in their products and are looking forward to developing business in the country.
British livestock were represented for the first time, creating a lot of interest which we hope will lead to S African farmers coming to the UK to meet with their breeds of interest particularly for cattle and sheep.
The success of the pavilion was due to the work undertaken by Heyn Van Rooyen, David Burton and their team from the DBT based at the British High Commission, Johannesburg, S Africa.