The first-ever Intra-African Trade Fair (IATF2018), promoted by the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) and organized in collaboration with the African Union, will take place in Cairo, Egypt, from 11 to 17 December 2018.
Designed as a seven-day trade show and the first of its kind in Africa, will provide a platform for sharing African trade, investment and market information, enabling buyers and sellers, investors and countries to meet, discuss and conclude business deals. It will feature opportunities for exhibitors to showcase goods and services and for Business to Business (B2B) exchanges for sharing of trade and market information and conclusion of business deals. IATF2018 will therefore serve as a platform for entry into Africa’s single market of over one billion people joined together by the African Continental Free Trade Area.
The AfroChampions Initiative and Afreximbank share the same vision for the development of Africa, and we are very happy to join the first ever Intra-African Trade Fair in Cairo.
As part of our Investment Facilitation workstream, our ambition is to work from 2019 on the structuring of major strategic projects aimed at deploying the infrastructure needed to make the African single market a reality and a chance for African entrepreneurs of all sizes — big or small, active AfroChampions or AfroChampions of tomorrow. Our partnership with Afreximbank will enable us to refine our mapping of these key projects, as well as to channel strategic funding granted by members of our African and international network to these projects.
We thank Afreximbank for its pragmatism and active support to the African private sector, which drives the continent’s growth.
See you very soon in Cairo!