South Africa: KwaZulu-Natal on Intra-African Trade Fair 2021
South African companies to attend 2021 Intra-Africa trade fair
Over 80 government-backed South African companies will have the opportunity to showcase their products and services at the Intra-African Trade Fair 2021 (IATF2021) which will take place at the Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Center, Durban, KwaZulu- Natal from November 15 to 21, 2021.
The Intra-African Trade Fair is a trade fair that provides a platform to connect international buyers, sellers and investors, as well as for attendees and visitors to profile and share market information and opportunities. investment in support of intra-African trade and economic integration. from the continent.
The IATF 2021 will be hosted by the African Import-Export Bank (Afreximbank) and the Government of South Africa with the theme of the New African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) and is expected to attract over 10,000 visitors and buyers.
According to Deputy Minister of Trade, Industry and Competition Ms Nomalungelo Gina, IATF 2021 will provide a unique and valuable platform for South African businesses to access an integrated African market of over 1, 2 billion people with a gross domestic product of over US $ 2.5 trillion created under the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA).
“The show will provide us with an opportunity to proudly profile and market South African goods and services, build sustainable networks and establish collaborations that will increase South Africa’s goods and services exports to the continent and will position South Africa as a partner of choice. showcase the best of South African local manufacturing capabilities in agriculture and agribusiness; automobile; construction and development of infrastructure; consumer goods ; energy and electricity; engineering ; shoes ; leather and textiles; heavy industries and light manufacturing; health care and pharmaceuticals; Information and communication technologies and innovation; logistics ; and mining sectors, ”explains Gina.
She adds that beyond the country’s positioning as a major player on the continent and as an attractive and competitive business, investment and tourism destination, South Africa is committed to promoting intra-African trade and the growth of the African continent through the AfCFTA to provide opportunities. for all African countries.
“Our common destiny joins us at the hip with the sons and daughters of Africa who want this 21st century to be a story of shared prosperity for the people of Africa. We welcome the IATF 2021 which kicks off the rebirth of Africa as we recover from the effects of Covid-19. On behalf of the province of KwaZulu-Natal, we also welcome the delegates and representatives of businesses, exhibitors and traders to this important gathering, ” KwaZulu-Natal Prime Minister Sihle Zikalala said