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Intra-African Trade Fair - IATF 2021

Intra-African Trade Fair - IATF 2021

November 15, 2021 to November 21, 2021

The African Union, African Export-Import Bank and the Government of the Republic of South Africa invites you to join us for the 2nd Intra-African Trade Fair (IATF2021) in Durban, KwaZulu Natal from 15th to 21st November 2021. What is Intra-African Trade Fair (IATF)? The Intra-African Trade Fair is a trade show that provides a platform for sharing trade, investment and market information and enabling buyers and sellers, investors and countries to meet, discuss and conclude business deals. What is Intra-African Trade? What does IATF have to offer?

  1. An opportunity for exhibitors to showcase their goods and services, engage in Business to Business (B2B) exchanges and conclude business deals.
  2. 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.

IATF Program of Events

Trade and Investment Forum comprising: IATF2021 Conference

This conference featuring leading African and international speakers and a variety of sessions dealing with African trade and investment. Specifically, the conference will feature dedicated sessions on trade and investment opportunities under the AfCFTA and will also include training workshops covering exporting, standards, and marketing.

Business-to-Business and Business-to-Government 

The will provide opportunities for matchmaking, business exchanges and conclusion of business and investment deals.

Country Days

Selected countries to showcase their trade, investment, tourism and cultural opportunities. Virtual Trade Fair (VTF) This will enable showcasing of goods, services and investment opportunities on an interactive online platform. The Virtual Trade Fair will continue even after the Trade Fair has concluded. Visit for more information on VTF

Creative Africa

Showcasing Africa’s creative economy with a Fashion Show, Music, Film, Creative Africa Summit and a dedicated Creative Industry Exhibition.

The IATF Automotive Show

The Automotive Show segment will have a dedicated Auto Exhibition, an Automotive Workshop and a B2B/B2G for the Automotive Industry. IATF Automotive Show will present a platform for car manufacturers, assemblers, Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) and component suppliers to exhibit their products and also interact with potential buyers and suppliers. Youth Start-Up

The Youth Start-Up

This segment will have a dedicated Pavilion for Youth Start-Ups in Africa where they will showcase their goods and services, and IATF2021 will provide opportunities for matchmaking with venture capitalists, entrepreneurship training, networking amongst the youth and other delegates at the IATF.

For more information click here to visit the official IATF website


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