Expo and Business Summit happening in Swakopmund   

The inaugural Discover Namibia Intra Africa Trade Expo and Africa Summit starts today (Monday, 23 May) in Swakopmund.

Held under the theme “Unpacking Trade and Investment Opportunities on the African continent”, the Summit aims to bring together political, business and economic leadership to discuss how best Intra-African trade and business can be accelerated under the Africa Free Trade Agreement (AfCTA). The AfCTA came into operation in January 2021 and promotes the formation of a single market for the free movement of goods across 54 African countries.

Approximately 50 exhibition stands have been registered. Various speakers from Namibia, Japan, Nigeria, Ghana, Rwanda, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Cameroon will participate in a robust interrogation of topics focusing on various economic sectors including Tourism and Hospitality, Banking and Finance, Fishing and Mining, The Blue Economy, Agriculture, ICT, Logistics and Trade at the event.

The Trade Expo and Business Summit is the brainchild of Africa Economic Leadership Council (AELC), a Pan African Business organization co-founded by Heinrich Hafeni from Namibia and Percy Morapedi Koji from South Africa. The AELC aims to establish and foster business and entrepreneurial synergies across the African Continent. In line with Africa Union (AU) Agenda 2063, the AELC envisions the acceleration of inclusive and sustainable economic leadership in Africa.