Situated in the heart of Rwanda, Kigali is buzzing with possibility and African charm. Home to countless creative startups and tech hubs and supported by a promising investment climate, the dynamic and progressive capital is the perfect setting for the key event boosting trade in Africa – the IATF 2020.
The biggest trade fair event in Africa, IATF brings together more professionals under one roof than any other event of its kind on the continent. This year, the theme is “Building Bridges for a Successful AfCFTA” focusing on the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA).
CNBC Africa caught up with Zanela Sanni, Chief Director for Trade and Invest Africa at the DTI to discuss the future of expanding their exports of value added products to Africa. The hope of the department of trade and industry is to ensure that mining technologies as well as agro processing products are effectively exported throughout Africa.
Following the conclusion of the first-ever Intra-Africa Trade Fair in Cairo, Egypt, Albert Muchanga, the Commissioner for Trade and Industry at African Union joined CNBC Africa’s Godfrey Mutizwa to highlight the gains of the event.
The opportunities for linking the continent are greater now than ever before.
The Tony Elumelu Foundation has championed and made real investment in African entrepreneurs across the continent. Speaking to CNBC Africa at Intra-African Trade Fair in Cairo, founder Tony Elumelu, highlighted the importance of cross-continental collaboration.
Simon Tiemtore, Chairman of Vista Bank Group says the on-going Intra-Africa Trade Fair is a huge opportunity to promote trade on the continent. He discussed this and more with CNBC Africa’s Godfrey Mutizwa.
Phindile Makwakwa, Acting Chief Executive Officer, Tourism Kwa-Zulu Natal spoke to CNBC Africa about business tourism in the province and hosting the next Intra-African Trade Fair.