The IATF2021 Advisory Council is closely following the preparations for the trade fair, which is opening its doors to the public on 15 November 2021 in Durban. During their 13th meeting held virtually on 3 November 2021, the members of the council once again went over the planning with a fine-tooth comb, ensuring that all the arrangements were in place for a smooth event.
The IATF2021 organisers and the KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Government reported a very satisfactory state of preparations and general enthusiasm for the event. Nearly 8,000 delegates from 95 countries, including 52 African countries, are now registered to participate in IATF2021. The trade fair is also expecting more than 1,000 exhibitors and seeks to facilitate more than $40 billion in trade and investment deals.
Organised by the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) in collaboration with the African Union (AU) and the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Secretariat, the second Intra-African Trade Fair will bring together continental and global buyers and sellers, and will enable stakeholders to share trade, investment and market information as well as trade finance and trade facilitation solutions designed to support intra-African trade and the economic integration of the continent.
In addition to establishing business-to-business and business-to-government exchange platforms for business deals and advisory services, IATF2021 also operates IATF2021 Virtual, an interactive online platform that replicates the physical event.
IATF2021 will also focus on Africa’s creative economy as well as the automotive industry with dedicated programmes. A conference will run alongside the exhibition and will feature high-profile speakers and panellists addressing topical issues relating to trade, trade finance, payments, trade facilitation, trade-enabling infrastructure, trade standards, industrialisation, regional value chains and investment.
For more information on IATF2021 please visit: www.intrafricantradefair.com
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