Second intra-Africa trade fair organisers set ambitious trade deal target
21 May 2019 - by Staff reporter
Trade deals worth US$40 billion will be targeted at the second Intra-African Trade Fair (IATF2020), scheduled to take place in Kigali, Rwanda in September next year.
President of the African Export-Import Bank, Benedict Oramah, said that IATF2020 – organised by Afreximbank in collaboration with the African Union – was set to attract more than 1 000 exhibitors and host over 10 000 buyers and conference participants from over 50 countries.
“The trade fair will build on the tremendous progress made in the first Intra-African Trade Fair in Cairo in 2018 to achieve more far-reaching results in terms of impact in promoting Intra-African trade,” said Oramah.
He added that IAATF2020 would include an IATF Trade and Investment Forum, which would look at the practical challenges affecting the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) implementation and provide solutions on how to address them and exploit the benefits offered by the agreement.