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Event Date Mon Nov 15 SAST - Sun Nov 21 SAST (in 27 days)
In your timezone (EDT): Mon Nov 15 1:00am - Sun Nov 21 10:00am
Location Virtual
Region EMEA

IATF is the key event boosting trade in Africa. No other event brings together more professionals under one roof. In 2021, IATF’s theme will focus on the newly-launched African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) - a single market for goods and services across 55 countries, aimed at boosting trade and investment.

Explore 7 unforgettable days:

1. Clear your calendar - the seven days of IATF2021 will be non-stop. With expert sessions and speakers, live performances, an unparalleled list of exhibitors, and some very special cultural highlights, you’ll want to explore everything IATF2021 has to offer.

2. The best of the African Trade Market
Meet over 1100 exhibitors showcasing their work from different sectors and countries across Africa. Be part of a unique African platform to seek investment, forge agreements and promote international cooperation.

3. Inspiring insights from key speakers
Join thought leaders and pioneers at powerful keynotes, panel discussions and round table sessions. Share ideas and gain new perspectives on the future of African development and business.

4. Africa’s most inspired creators
IATF2021 will be a haven for the curious and innovative. With four streams - arts & crafts, film, music, fashion - visitors can explore the gigantic creative know-how of the continent with artists from across Africa.

5. Spotlights on 5 African countries
What does the traditional Eritrean “atsebhi” taste like? What is so special about the traditional Congolese Dance? Every day, the spotlight will land on one African country as they showcase their culture and know-how with special festivities.

6. Make deals face to face
IATF supports attendees to make deals, not just connections. We're aiming to boost trade and investment across Africa and beyond, with international trade organisations and agencies providing routes into markets outside Africa. Mark your successful IATF deals with signing ceremonies in dedicated pavilions.