Association Partners

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Africa Business Council

The AfBC is considered as the premier advocacy arm and platform for private sector cooperation and engagement at the African continental level, along with ensuring regular inclusive dialogue with the African Union. The Africa Business Council ( AfBC) is established as an institution in line with the African Union Assembly Decision (Assembly/AU/Dec. 394(XVIII)) of 2012 on Boosting Intra African trade and Fast Tracking the Establishment of the African Continental Free Trade Area.

Africa Collective

Africa Collective is a platform for pan-African and international stakeholders to discover, exchange about and collaborate on the opportunities the African continent offers.

African Diaspora Youth Forum in Europe 

African Shipowners Association

We are the Continental Platform for all Shipowners and operators in the African Continent. Recognised by the African Union Commission & Association of Maritime Administration Africa (AAMA). The Association is a member of the Norwegian-African Business Association.
African Shipowners Association has a Consultative Status with the UN ECOSOC Council.

African Tourism Board (ATB)

The African Tourism Board (ATB) is a non-profit body tasked to act as a strategic partner among African Countries to develop market and implement tourism programs that meet the emerging needs of local industries and the international tourism market, promoting Africa as a worldwide destination and brings the continent to the global stage of in-demand tourist destinations. With headquarters in Eswatini, ATB is the responsible catalyst to foster intra and inter African tourism, both for leisure and business, facilitate trade and investment into African tourism, re brand Africa, reshape Africa’s narrative, promote ecotourism, conservation and anti- poaching efforts.

Africa Woman in Trade

Africa Women in Trade is a platform that was created from the need for Africa Women in Europe entrepreneurs to support African women and youth SMEs, to inform, create market access, link investors and partners, share skills and form sustainable partnership implementing the mandates of the AfCFTA Agreement. Our vision is to create a platform to connect and enable African women and youth to trade where they can access information of local, regional, continental and global marketsOur mission is to eradicate poverty and improve Africa's economies through our business activities.Our mission is to eradicate poverty and improve Africa's economies through our business activities.

Afro-Caribbean Chamber of Culture And Tourism (ACCCAT)

The purpose of Afro-Caribbean Chamber of Culture And Tourism (ACCCAT) is to promote the awareness and interest of Africa and Caribbean Culture, their Heritage, People and community; as well as, enhancing and furthering pluralism and diversity. African and Caribbean shared common ties. These are based on a shared history, Cultural orientation and sense of common identity forced by slave trade which forcibly relocated more than 10 million Africans to the new world. In the process, creating large centers of Diaspora Africans in the Caribbean. AIMS AND OBJECTIVES:
1. Foster greater unity and cohesion between Africa and the Caribbean. Engage in a high level discussion with members from Africa and the Caribbean in the field of Culture, Arts and Tourism.
2. Accelerate socio political and economic integration of Africa and the Caribbean. 3. To promote cultural orientation and value system between Africans and the Caribbean.
4. To promote peace, security and stability of the two regions.
5. To promote and ensure effective participation of women and youth in the cultural activities that is expected to propel economic development in the regions

Angola Investment and Export Promotion Agency 

AU Startups

AU-Startups is the one-stop gateway that aims to transform Africa into a startup superpower. Our mission is to harness the power of technology for good by building a healthy innovation ecosystem that enables the best ideas to flourish and scale by providing unparalleled support and opportunities for growth and success.

Beauty Istanbul

Botswana Investment and Trade Centre (BITC)

Botswana Investment and Trade Centre (BITC) plays a critical role in driving Botswana’s economic growth through the attraction of Foreign Direct Investment, Domestic Investment, and Facilitation of Expansions and further spearheads the growth of exports by promoting locally manufactured goods to regional and international markets. BITC also manages the Nation Brand.



Canadian Council on Africa is Not for Profit and a Pan-Canadian organization with representations across Canada.  Our mission is to promote Trade, Investment and Economic Development between Canada and the Continent of Africa. Created in 2002, members and partners of CCAfrica represent all the sectors of the Canadian economies.

Caribbean Export Development Agency 


Chemical & Fertilizers Export Council

The Chemical and Fertilizers Export Council is an advisory body to the Minister of Industry and Trade. It is an organizational framework whose member includes representatives of manufacturers, exporters and investors in the chemical and fertilizer industry established by Ministerial Decree No. 521 of 1997 .
The Council’s mandate is about providing services to Egyptian manufacturers, exporters and investors by setting the export strategy and plans in alignment with the strategy of the ministry of trade and industry.

East African Business Council 

East African Chamber of Commerce, Industry & Agriculture 

ECCAS Business Council 

Egypt Fashion & Design Council

The non-profit Egyptian Fashion & Design Council was established by five members of the Egyptian fashion, textile and cotton related industry who shared the vision to nurture, support and promote local designers and manufacturers and offer a platform to connect the industry locally and internationally.

Egyptian Businessmen's Association

EBA is a 45 years NGO& non-for-profit organization that seeks to unify the efforts of the private Egyptian interests in contributing to the productivity and efficient national economic and social development of Egypt and to satisfy the needs of the Egyptian business community, as a catalyst and a lobbying power

Egyptian Furniture Export Council 

Engineering Export Council of Egypt 


Gauteng Growth and Development Agency 


The Ghana Export Promotion Authority develops and promotes exports of Ghanaian entrepreneurs. The award-winning agency works with local and international partners to link exporters to buyers through training, market research, trade fairs and personal advisory services.

As an agency of the Ministry of Trade and Industry, it brings the concerns of businesses to policy makers, and brings the stories of entrepreneurs to a wider public.


The Gambia Investment and Export Promotion Agency (GiEPA) was set up by an Act of Parliament in July 2010. This was repealed and replaced by the GiEPA Act 2015 mandating the Agency to promote and facilitate investment, export and provide support to micro, small and medium enterprises in The Gambia. GiEPA also performs policy advocacy for the establishment of a conducive business environment towards sustainable socioeconomic growth through employment creation, poverty reduction and wealth creation.


GIT-ZONE International is a global business development organization specialized in International Trade and Investment. It works with its clients and partners to achieve their business expansion across different regions through its synergistic network that consists of more than 30 offices around the globe covering more than 55 different markets. Its network builds market entry strategies in global markets on daily basis to ensure the soft landing of its clients’ products and services into new territories with sustainability maintained. It offers a set of diversified services and programs that help companies capitalize on current market needs and emerging business opportunities. GIT-ZONE International over years has built strong relationships with private sector leaders, Governmental entities, fund institution and banks to be eventually a one-stop-shop for International trade and investment

Global Africa Cooperation

International Trade Centre

The International Trade Centre (ITC) is the joint agency of the World Trade Organization and the United Nations. ITC supports small businesses in developing countries to become more competitive in global markets, contributing to sustainable economic development within the frameworks of the Aid-for-Trade agenda and the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.

Invest Africa

Invest Africa is a leading business and investment platform with a global footprint of more than 400 member companies, comprising multinationals, private equity firms, institutional investors, development finance institutions, professional service organisations, government bodies and entrepreneurs.  

Konga Travels & Tours

Konga Travels & Tours is Nigeria's leading Omni-channel travel agency. Incorporated in July 2018, we have won several industry awards since inception, notably Most Innovative Agency awarded by global airline, Virgin Atlantic. We are delighted at partnering with the organisers of the 2023 edition of the Intra-African Trade Fair (IATF).

Lagos Chamber of Commerce & Industry

Music in Africa

The Music In Africa Foundation is a pan-African arts organisation that supports the African music sector, particularly music creators. It does this by creating opportunities for music professionals to learn, exchange, develop and promote their careers, and by implementing developmental projects in artist mobility, capacity building, education, and performance, among others


Nigerian International Film & TV Summit

The main objective of this summit is to provide the needed platform to extensively examine issues related to the business of film in Nigeria as it relates to Hollywood distribution in Nigeria and the Nollywood appeal for international distribution across territories.

Namibia Investment Promotion and development board 

Organisation for Global Africa Cooperation

Phamba Africa

The Music In Africa Foundation is a pan-African arts organisation that supports the African music sector, particularly music creators. It does this by creating opportunities for music professionals to learn, exchange, develop and promote their careers, and by implementing developmental projects in artist mobility, capacity building, education, and performance, among others


SACCI is the apex chamber of commerce in the Republic of South Africa and has been in existence for 77 years, We are a broadly based, representative national business body. SACCI is made up of 3 tiers of membership, namely, Corporates, which are the large multinationals and national companies, mostly those that are JSE listed. The second tier of membership is the national associations; which are the industry specific bodies in the country Lastly, we have the chambers, this tier of membership consists of town and city chambers throughout the country as well as a few township chambers. Under this tier, we also host the 20 000 odd SMME’s that are also members of SACCI via the chamber.

SADC Business Council  

Sub Saharan Africa Council of Entrepreneurs 

Swiss African Business Circle

The Swiss-African Business Circle (SABC) is the leading independent association promoting business contacts and links between Switzerland and Africa. It provides its members with an influential network and a unique platform dedicated to the exchange of expertise, experience, projects and ideas, thereby fostering partnerships and opening new business perspectives.


Key economic players and Tunisian personalities have partnered to found Tunisia-Africa Business Council (TABC), a leading Tunisian NGO Organization, Which aims to put Africa at the heart of the concerns of the Tunisian Government and of the economic operators and make major efforts towards the Africanization of our continent, thanks to a structured capitalization of knowledge, know-how and skills. Our vision: Be the key player for enhanced South-South cooperation promoting sustainable development, InterAfrican Trade and shared prosperity for the African population.

The Arab Union for Industrial Exports Development (AUIED)

The Arab Union for Industrial Exports Development (AUIED) is a mechanism promoting Arab exports directed to all countries of the world and increasing the Arab intra-regional trade exchange. and includes in its members' the Arab private and public industrial sectors. AUIED develops and implements strategic plans to improve Arab industrial exports and raise awareness on the Arab industrial products in the target foreign markets. AUIED aims to promote and boost Arab Exports by participating or organizing international exhibitions and conferences, exchanging official delegations and visits, launching virtual events, holding periodic meetings with exporters, publishing trade informative publications and studies.

The Egyptian Furniture Export Council (EFEC)

The Egyptian Furniture Export Council (EFEC) is an independent entity established by Ministerial decree from the Egyptian Ministry of Industry and Foreign Trade to support one of the fastest developing industrial sectors in Egypt. EFEC serves as a supporting arm to producers through various capacity-building mechanisms in order to exponentially increase their productions capabilities thereby maximizing Egypt’s ability to compete worldwide in the global market.
EFEC acts as an advisory board that proposes strategies and development plans to be implemented by the ministry to achieve the development of the industry and increase exports.
Moreover, EFEC aims to enhance the competitiveness of the Egyptian furniture industry through various services and activities including - but not limited to - offering business strategy consultancy, export opportunities, matchmaking services, updates on export-related regulations and trade agreements, assistance in locating and joining international exhibitions, in addition to organizing conferences, training seminars and workshops in collaboration with different local and international experts.

The Egyptian African Businessmen's Association

The Egyptian African Businessmen's Association (EABA) We are one of Africa's leading associations, boasting over 15 representatives across the continent and 22 sectoral economic, trading, and investment committees.

Established in 2020 by visionary Egyptian businessmen, EABA is committed to presenting a modern model for business and civil society organizations in the investment and economy field. Our mission is to drive transformative change and foster innovation in Africa's business landscape.

At EABA, we believe in Africa's boundless potential and diverse talent, and we aim to forge synergies that transcend borders, embracing unity and collective empowerment.

The Great African Art Banner (GAAB)

The Great African Art Banner (GAAB) is an African Union (AU) endorsed initiative that aims to create a massive 56km long banner featuring extraordinary paintings from across the African continent and the African diaspora under the theme “Paint the Africa you want”. Over and above, GAAB is a Pan-African initiative using art to visualize the role of Afro-optimism and celebrate our African-ness as a driver for self-determination, unity, cultural diplomacy and social-economic growth key in the actualization of the AU Agenda 2063


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Trade and Investment Kwazulu-Natal. 

Zambia Development Agency

The Zambia Development Agency (ZDA) is a statutory body under the Ministry of Commerce, Trade and Industry (MCTI), established under the ZDA Act No. 11 of 2006. The Agency is also responsible for building and enhancing the country’s investment profile for increased capital inflows, capital formation, employment creation and growth of the Medium Small and Micro Enterprise (MSME) Sector.


ZimTrade, the national trade development and promotion organisation, is a unique joint venture partnership between the Private Sector and the Government of Zimbabwe. It was formed through a constitution in September 1991. ZimTrade is mandated to energise Zimbabwe’s export growth and contributes towards the country’s growth and prosperity through developing and catalysing viable and sustainable exports.

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