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Youth Start-Ups

Building Bridges for a successful AfCFTA

Intra-Africa Trade Fair is the key event boosting trade in Africa. No other event brings together more professionals under one roof. In 2021, IATF's theme will focus on the newly-launched 'Building Bridges for a successful AfCFTA' (African Continental Free Trade Area) - a single market for goods and services across 55 countries, aimed at boosting trade and investment.

Nurturing the future of Trade in Africa

The IATF2021 Youth Start-Up programme will provide a platform for youth start-ups and SME’s throughout Africa to gain support through capacity development and mentoring, networking, access to finance, supportive infrastructure, enabling policies and market linkages.

The Youth Start-Up segment will have a dedicated Pavilion for Youth Start-Ups in Africa where they will
showcase their goods and services. IATF2021 will provide opportunities for matchmaking with venture
capitalists and investors, entrepreneurship training, networking amongst the youth and other delegates at IATF2021.

IATF2021 will bring together key

players from the following sectors:

  • Africa Natural Ingredients & Organic Products
  • Agriculture / Agribusiness
  • Automotive
  • Chemical Industries
  • Clothing / Textile
  • Construction
  • Creative Africa Nexus
  • Diaspora
  • Education
  • Electricity, Gas, Stream and Air-condition Supply
  • Engineering
  • Financial Services
  • Food & Beverage
  • Franchise
  • Freight Forwarding
  • Health Services
  • ICT
  • Infrastruture
  • Innovation
  • Insurance
  • Logistics
  • Manufacturing
  • Maritime
  • Mining
  • Oil and Gas
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Standards
  • Tourism
  • Utilities
  • Water Supply, Sewerage, Waste Management and Remediation Activities
  • Youth Start-Ups

To enquire about participating in IATF Youth Start-Ups, please contact:

Janice Costa

Head of Sales and Sponsorships
Intra-African Trade Fair

+971 524 638 976 +27 (0)71 098 6509