Durban, South Africa - 2021

The second edition of the Intra-African
Trade Fair

IATF took place for the second time in 2021 at the International Conference Center, in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa from 15 - 21 November.

It was organised by Afreximbank in collaboration with the African Union, and hosted by the Government of the Republic of South Africa.

Partner institutions were Africa Trade Policy Centre, Afrochampions Initiative; International Trade Centre; and Pan African Chamber of Commerce and Industry. The success of the event was further stimulated by the signing of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement by the majority of African countries in March 2018.

Who attended IATF2021

IATF2021 saw buyers, sellers, investors and governments from across Africa come together to forge new relationships, business opportunities and stimulate intra-african trade.

Buyers Sellers Investors Governements
$42.1BIn trade & investment deals 32, 541VISITORS 1,501Exhibitors 69EXHIBITING countries

IATF2021 Conference theme

The 2021 conference theme – Building Bridges for a Successful AfCFTA – looked at the challenges and opportunities of the African trade market.

IATF2021 provided a unique and valuable platform for businesses to access an integrated African market of over 1.2 billion people with a GDP of over US$2.5 trillion created under the African Continental Free Trade Area.

Relive the best of IATF2021

Watch the highlights online on the Virtual Trade Fair.

  • Opening and Closing plenaries
  • Plenary sessions and panel discussions
  • Programme 2021
  • Speakers
  • Exhibitors List 2021
  • IATF reports

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We’ve shared trade, investment and marketing information, introduced buyers to sellers and investors to investees, signed trade deals and exhibitors showed their goods and services. Where we have fallen short and made mistakes, they were honest mistakes. We are in this together.

Prof Benedict Oramah,
Afreximbank President and Chairman of the Board

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