Association Partners

Find out more about the associations who partnered with IATF2023 by clicking on their logos


Established since 1997, the Association for the Promotion of Exports of Côte d’Ivoire (APEX-CI), is a trade promotion agency set up by key stakeholders such as local private sector companies, the Ivorian State and the World Bank which assists small medium-sized companies interested by exporting in the international market place. Up to today, our organization remains a key platform in the private sector, with its ongoing activities with the Private Sector Organizations’ Federation (CGECI) and an active involvement in the regional integration process (Network of TPO’s from the West Africa Economic Monetary Union, WAEMU). 


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


CAWEE was established in 2004, being one of the pioneer trade promotion organizations operating in the country, providing promotional and capacity building support service targeting women exporters involved in SMEs.  As a trade promotion organization, CAWEE provides different kinds of support services (trainings, BDSs, facilitating market linkages, access to finance, organizing action oriented researches, policy dialogue & advocacy forums and organizing trade missions & trade fairs.


ZimTrade is the National Trade Development and Promotion Organization of the Republic of Zimbabwe. It was established in 1991 as a unique joint-venture partnership between the Private Sector and the Government of Zimbabwe.  Working closely with our Privileged Partners, Industry Experts and Development Cooperation Partners, we provide a comprehensive suite of value-added services. We assist Zimbabwean exporters, including first-time exporters and potential exporters, to develop, promote and facilitate export of their goods and services to the world 

Copper Association

The CDAA is a non-profit company based in Wadeville. The CDAA was established in 1962 and is responsible for promoting the use of copper in Africa. This is done through various initiatives such as Plumbing, HVAC, Electrical and Aquaculture. The CDAA members are involved in the production and sales of various copper alloy based products and CDAA endeavours to develop these markets to the benefit of its members. This is done through marketing, advertising, exhibitions and presentations.

The Retail Motor Industry Organisation

The Retail Motor Industry Organisation (RMI) is the largest employers’ and business representative organisation in the South African retail motor industry – with 8000 member establishments representing all sectors of the retail motor industry, as well as the vehicle bodybuilding and component manufacturing sectors.  Tel: 011 886 6300

Need more information?

For more information on becoming an association partner, contact Evashnee Naidu

aveshnee.naidu@reedexhibitions.co.za +27 11 549 8300