IATF2020 Postponed due to COVID-19

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank), the African Union (AU) and the Government of Rwanda have decided to postpone by one year the second Intra-African Trade Fair (IATF2020) initially set to take place from 1 to 7 September 2020 in Kigali, Rwanda.

Organised by Afreximbank in collaboration with the AU, the second IATF will still be hosted by the Government of Rwanda and is now scheduled to take place from 6 to 12 September 2021 in Kigali. It will now be dubbed IATF2021.

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7unforgettable days

Clear your calendar - the seven days of IATF2021 will be non-stop. With expert sessions and speakers, live performances, an unparalleled list of exhibitors, and some very special cultural highlights, you’ll want to explore everything IATF2021 has to offer.

The best of the African Trade Market

Meet over 1100 exhibitors showcasing their work from different sectors and countries across Africa. Be part of a unique African platform to seek investment, forge agreements and promote international cooperation.

Inspiring insights
from key speakers

Join thought leaders and pioneers at powerful keynotes, panel discussions and round table sessions. Share ideas and gain new perspectives on the future of African development and business.

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Africa’s most
inspired creators

IATF2021 will be a haven for the curious and innovative. With four streams - arts & crafts, film, music, fashion - visitors can explore the gigantic creative know-how of the continent with artists from across Africa.

Spotlights on
5 African countries

What does the traditional Eritrean “atsebhi” taste like? What is so special about the traditional Congolese Dance? Every day, the spotlight will land on one African country as they showcase their culture and know-how with special festivities.

Make deals
face to face

IATF supports attendees to make deals, not just connections. We're aiming to boost trade and investment across Africa and beyond, with international trade organisations and agencies providing routes into markets outside Africa. Mark your successful IATF deals with signing ceremonies in dedicated pavilions.

Explore vibrant
Kigali, and discover
modern Rwanda

The proud and progressive city of Kigali will be playing host to IATF 2021. The capital of Rwanda is known these days for its creative startups and tech hubs, supported by an encouraging investment climate.

Don't miss your moment!