Africa Trade Summit 2021
1 December 2021 | 10:20 am SAST
“Trade is Key to Africa’s Economic Growth”. Africa has about 2 percent of all world trade. Right now, the opportunities for businesses to trade across the region are vast.
As the global economy is in turmoil due to the COVID-19 pandemic, creation of the vast AfCFTA regional market is a major opportunity to help African countries diversify their exports, accelerate growth, and attract foreign direct investment. The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement will create the largest free trade area in the world measured by the number of countries participating. The pact connects 1.3 billion people across 55 countries with a combined gross domestic product (GDP) valued at US$3.4 trillion.
The Africa Trade Summit 2021 is a Virutal Event scheduled to take place on December 1 st, 2021, at 10:00 AM South Africa Time. This exclusive event will congregate major stakeholders, government authorities, port authorities, contractors, technology providers, suppliers of port equipment, terminal operating companies, supply chain and logistics professionals, freight forwarders, air cargo companies, Shipping and Maritime companies, Importers & Exporters, consultants, along with transportation authorities and more as they discuss their biggest challenges and debate best-practice methodologies, benchmark and set a road map for Africa's economic growth.
Lorraine will be speaking in a Panel Discussion on the following topic: What is next for logistics? Global supply chain trends in a post-pandemic world.
Panel Time: SAST 12:30 - 13:15.