Gallagher Convention Centre
Gallagher Convention Centre, 19 Richards Dr, Halfway House, Midrand, 1685, South Africa

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Event Date Sun Jun 23 CET - Tue Jun 25 CET (over 2 years ago)
In your timezone (EST): Sun Jun 23 5:15am - Tue Jun 25 10:30am
Location Gallagher Convention Centre
19 Richards Dr, Halfway House, Midrand, 1685, South Africa
Region EMEA

Saitex for products – connecting exporters, top brands and manufacturers with importers, distributors and retailers.

For 25 years SAITEX has been the major hub for trade development in Africa, attracting hundreds of global suppliers and thousands of visitors from across the continent.

While Africa will continue to grow its manufacturing, it is a net importer of goods and services.

Why Africa, why SAITEX and why now:

The Africa Continental Free Trade Agreement is well advanced, offering an EU-style single market to at least 26 African countries.
Major political regime change in South Africa and neighbouring countries offers increasing stability and growth opportunities and renewed commitment to plug Africa into the global economy.
Government leaders recognise the need for safe investment environments to drive economic growth.
Africa has a population of 1.2 billion people and a fast-growing middle class.
SAITEX is the only multi-sector exhibition and conference in Africa providing unparalleled access to all industries.


2019 Speakers

Marumo Nkomo
Director-Legal, International Trade and Economic Development Department of Trade and Industry

Michelle Knowles
Head, Trade Finance Product Management Absa Group Limited

Komi Tsowou
Economist United Nations, Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA)

Steve Burke
Chief Executive Officer, DigiBlu

Tiego Nwokoro
Trade Economist, Ahia Advisory

Philippa Rodseth
Executive Director, Manufacturing Circle

Dr. Marta Bengoa
Professor of International Economics City University of New York, University of Johannesburg, and CIRANO Data Lab (Montreal)

Timothy Willis
Chief Operating Officer, Aerobotics

Rayner Canning
Business Development Director, UCT Graduate School of Business

Tamara Naidoo
Programme Manager, International Relations Friedrich Ebert Stiftung South Africa

Daniel Ngwepe
Senior Director, Government Relations in Sub-Saharan Africa Visa

Hendrik Malan
Partner, Frost & Sullivan Africa

Bobby Madhav
Head of Trade, Structured Trade & Finance FNB South Africa

Quinton Walker
Consultant, Euromonitor International

Yash Ramkolowan
Economist, DNA Economics

Magalie Masamba
Public-Private Partnership Legal Consultant World Bank

Jacques Nel
Chief Economist NKC Southern and East Africa

Joubert Cilliers
Blockchain Lead Global Trade Solution

Ati Ngubevana
Executive Head, Digital Process Re-engineering Vodacom

Lester Bouah
Executive Manager, Export Development and Promotion Trade and Investment KwaZulu-Natal (TIKZN)

Trudi Hartzenberg
Executive Director, Tralac

Talitha Bertelsmann-Scott
Head of Regional Observatory, South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA)

Mbini Kutta
Managing Director, Kutta Consulting

Martin Cameron
Managing Director Trade Research Advisory, innovated by the North-West University

Francois Fouche
Advisor Trade Research Advisory, innovated by the North-West University

Sponsors & Partners

2019 Sponsors and Partners

• Parco
• Gift Wrap

• Euromonitor International
• FS

• Consumer Good Counsil
• Johannesburg Chamber of Commerce and Industry
• The Chamber of Commerce and Industry

• Trade Times
• African Decisions

• SMME News
• Retail Suite Media
• Global Africa Network
• Export Hub
• Opportunity
• Export & Import
• To Build
• SA Profile
• South African Business Integrator
• Independent Travel Club
• African Leadership