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One theme, two focuses

The IATF2021 conference agenda will focus on the theme "Building Bridges for a Successful AfCFTA", recognising the growth opportunities for intra-African cross-border trade and investments. The conference will feature dedicated sessions on trade and investment opportunities under the AfCFTA.

3 days to

Discuss the key intra-African trade opportunities in our continent.

Whether sharing trade, investment and market information, or identifying practical solutions for a complex geopolitical environment, IATF2021 will dedicate three days to focus on Trade and offer unmissable insights for African businesses and investors.

1 day on

Investment at the core of the continent's future growth.

How can investors identify the best and brightest African businesses on the way up? How can a business attract investors who’ll support and guide you as you scale? We’re bringing business owners and investors together to learn, share, and find solutions as well as conclude trade and investment deals.

The conferences programme includes

Heads of State Roundtable

On the impact of AfCFTA on regional economic integration and African Trade

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Moderator

Mr. Mark Eddo, CEO, Mark Eddo Media

Plenary session

On Optimizing the Gains of the AfCFTA in the context of the Fourth Industrial Revolution

Parallel session

The Main Obstacles and Solutions to Investment in Africa

Parallel session

Market and Price Information to support African Trade and Investment: The Need for a pan-African Commodity Exchange

Panel session & individual speaker sessions

Panel discussions feature 2-5 experts with distinct perspectives, hosted by a facilitator. Hear how different sectors approach challenging regulations, or consider what options to explore for funding your business growth.

Individual speaker sessions offer a unique opportunity to hear personal insights straight from the source, along with presentations on the latest innovations, R&D, and proof-of-concepts.