African presidents are expected to attend the 2021 Intra-Africa Trade Fair (IATF) which kicks off at the Durban ICC on Monday morning.
President Cyril Ramaphosa is expected to deliver the keynote address. In attendance will also be the Chairperson of the African Union Commission and leaders from across the continent.
Premier of KZN @sziks has extended a warm welcome to the thousands of delegates and high-profile dignitaries, including 15 Heads of State, who have started arriving in Durban to attend the @iatf2021 which kicks off at the @DurbanICC from tomorrow, 15 November 2021. #IATF2021 pic.twitter.com/UpOn2PBAGs
— KZN Provincial Gov (@kzngov) November 14, 2021
IATF 2021 trade show provides a platform for international buyers, sellers, and investors to share market information in support of the Intra-Africa trade.
The IATF will this year focus on the newly launched Africa Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA).
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The event is hosted by the South African government in conjunction with the African Export-Import Bank.
The IATF is expected to attract over 10 000 visitors and buyers across the African continent. More than 80 companies supported by the government will have an opportunity to showcase their products and services.
The IATF will also provide an opportunity for local businesses to access an African market with a GDO of over 2.5 trillion dollars created under the AfCFTA.
This is expected to increase South Africa’s goods and service exports into the continent.
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