The European Business Council for Africa

The African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) in collaboration with the African Union Commission (AUC) and the Government of the Republic of South Africa will be hosting the 2nd edition of the IntraAfrican Trade Fair (IATF2021) in Durban, South Africa from 15-21 November 2021 under the theme “Building Bridges for a Successful AfCFTA (African Continental Free Trade Area)”.

As we want to develop a dynamic Hosted Buyers Program, we are reaching out to trade and business organs across the continent and in selected international markets to seek your assistance and recommendations of companies amongst your members who you believe would be interested in being considered as a Hosted Buyer to attend IATF 2021.

For more information regarding the IATF Hosted Buyers Programme, please see Hosted Buyer Fact Sheet.

IATF 2021 will provide a unique and valuable platform for businesses to access an integrated African market of over 1, 2 billion people with a combined GDP of over $2.5 trillion. The event will consist of a trade exhibition with a highly focused B2B and B2G programme that will result in business deals; a Trade & Investment Forum where knowledge exchange will take place; a virtual trade fair which will provide a technology platform for exhibitors and buyers such as yourself to interact with virtual exhibitors and a Creative Africa programme aimed at showcasing Africa’s creative industries.

What’s included in the IATF 2021 Hosted Buyer Program?
• 4 days of Pre-Scheduled Appointments
• Flight contribution towards your flights to King Shaka International Airport, Durban, South Africa
• Up to 7 nights’ accommodation**
• Return airport transfers to and from King Shaka International airport, Durban, South Africa**
• Invitation to the IATF Opening and Closing Events**

**if applicable

The target sectors for this year’s IATF are:
• Maritime
• Pharmaceutical
• Franchise
• Diaspora
• Food and Beverage
• Creative Industries • Africa Natural Ingredients and Organic Products
• Education
• Fintech – Financial Services & ICT
• Tourism
• Automotive

Please apply here.