If you are in the South African agricultural community and have not attended or heard about NAMPO, then you’ve come to the right place. Here is everything you will need to know about this exciting agricultural trade show and all the reasons you should attend.
The NAMPO Agricultural Trade Show is a four-day exhibition which showcases everything related to the agricultural industry from livestock to computers and farm equipment. Visitors are also treated to practical demonstrations of the various implements and machinery, a feature which distinguishes NAMPO from any other show. NAMPO Park has 80Ha of land – cultivated with different crops – all set aside for this feature, which allows the farmer to view agricultural and farm equipment comparatively under real working conditions.
NAMPO 2017 will be taking place from Tuesday, 16 May until Friday, 19 May 2017.
The NAMPO Park Exhibition site is situated 16.6km north of Bothaville in the Free State.
It’s easy to find NAMPO Park once you’ve reached Bothaville. Simply head north on the R30 which takes you out of Bothaville. Once you’ve passed Pecan Farm on your right, look out for NAMPO Park also situated on the right just off the R30. The distance from Bothaville to NAMPO Park is 16.6km which takes approximately 10 minutes of travelling time.
NAMPO continues to welcome increasing numbers of exhibitors year-on-year because of positive sales’ reactions, the unique demonstration programme and the high number of visitors – including leaders across the industry. This ensures all sectors of the agricultural input suppliers are represented.
Tractors, agricultural machinery, commercial vehicles, irrigation equipment, pumps, generators, research organisations, financial services, banking and futures, transport equipment and materials handling, chemical products, feeding systems products and services, seeds, dairy equipment and products, pig, poultry, cattle and sheep equipment and services, hydroponics, artificial insemination equipment, services and products and IT technology for farming.
Setting the NAMPO Agricultural Trade Show apart from other exhibitions are the incredible live demonstrations that take place over the four days. These include:
A highlight on the programme is certainly the farmers’ patents competition where farmers who have invented, designed or adapted farm equipment as solutions are invited to share these ideas with fellow farmers. No patented products can be entered, but the competition does offer enticing prizes in a variety of categories.
NAMPO Park has a variety of facilities directly suited to an exhibition of this scale. Exhibitors can make use of large, open or well-covered stands. Alternatively, exhibitors can erect their own stands. There are water, power, communication, restaurant and ablution facilities available as well as first-aid and firefighting services on standby throughout.
Media are invited to use the NAMPO Agricultural Trade Show’s modern media centre, while visitors are ensured adequate show directions through effective signage and information guides. There is also ease of movement through well-grassed pedestrian walkways and rest area under shady trees.
Exhibitors and visitors have access to ample parking space and a commuter service will connect the NAMPO Park 2017 showground with the Bothaville airport. The site also has a heliport and runway in close vicinity to the northern vehicle parking area.
The site’s exceptional catering facilities promise good food all at reasonable prices. The restaurant facilities are extremely varied and the Fanie Ferreira Hall has seating for 1 200 people with 22 specialised and general takeaway restaurants suited to those on the go. There is also a beer garden on site and a tearoom selling beverages.
Tickets to NAMPO 2017 are available online at www.ticketpro.co.za or at the gate. Parking is free. The gates open at 7am and close at 5pm daily.
Online entrance fee is:
Gate entrance fee is:
R50 Monday (exhibitors only)