Standard Bank BIOMASS FAIR 2023

The Standard Bank Biomass Fair 2023 is set to take place from 7 to 9 September 2023 at Gross Barmen Resort, south-west of Okahandja in the Otjozondjupa Region. The three-day event, organised by the Namibia Biomass Industry Group (N-BiG), the Charcoal Association of Namibia (CAoN) and the Namibia University of Science and Technology (NUST), is tailored to nurture and promote the thriving biomass sector in Namibia and the region. Standard Bank is the Diamond Sponsor for the Biomass Fair 2023. This year’s theme is “Igniting the Growth of the Biomass Sector in Namibia”. More information about the event and contact information for interested exhibitors and sponsors can be found at

“The 2023 Standard Bank Biomass Fair is aimed at updating biomass stakeholders and the public at large on sector developments,” explains Progress Kashandula, Chief Executive Officer of N-BiG. “The bush biomass sector already contributed extensively to socio-economic development in Namibia and has the potential to shape an inclusive bioeconomy. The Biomass Fair is the most important knowledge exchange platform for the sector and provides an excellent opportunity for networking. ” The Standard Bank Biomass Fair 2023 will bring together industry experts, researchers as well as public and private stakeholders for knowledge exchange, networking and showcasing of cutting-edge harvesting and processing technologies for bush-biomass.

The Research Symposium on Thursday, 7 September, aims to stimulate innovation and research for the industry. With a focus on applied research, the symposium will feature presentations from local and international speakers, sharing cutting-edge knowledge on biomass-related topics.

On Friday, 8 September, the Industry Conference will explore vital aspects such as access to local and international markets, harvesting and processing technologies, bush-biomass products and technical services. It will feature local, regional and international speakers. Attendees can expect to gain valuable insights into emerging trends and seize opportunities in the industry.

The Friday evening will end in two events, a Biomass concert in the bush (under the stars) which will help guests unwind, after an intense and thought-provoking conference and welcome those who have travelled far to attend the Expo. The Concert will be headlined by Hannes Kaufmann including various other Namibian Artists. The concert, accompanied by an assortment of food vendors, will set the mood for the following day and Finally a Networking dinner from 17:00 to 19:00, there will be a cocktail event, the networking event targets to give an opportunity to biomass buyers and sellers to engage with one another, in a relaxed setting, with drinks and a warm atmosphere. Buyers will be specifically invited to attend and serious sellers will be identified.

From Friday, 8 September through Saturday, 9 September, a Biomass Expo with an estimated 100 exhibitors will demonstrate an extensive range of biomass products and cutting-edge technology. The Expo will feature a variety of exhibitors showcasing harvesting technology, exhibiting charcoal and other wood products and presenting services for the biomass industry, including access to finance. Attendees can expect a family-friendly environment accompanied by a variety of food and beverage options.

All Tickets are available Via WebTickets for the Biomass Concert and Expo.

The organisers extend their gratitude towards its associate partners Ministry of environment, forestry and tourism (MEFT) , Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) , Namibia wildlife Resort (NWR) , Namibia Broadcasting cooperation ( NBC) and German Bioenergy Association (BBE), the event sponsors , Silver Sponsor DHG Vertriebs- & Consultinggesellschaft mbH as well as its bronze Sponsor Agribank, CMO and SureBraai for their valuable contributions towards making this event a success.

Press contact: Julian Nakanyala at or +264 061 242 949

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