The ‘Intra-African Trade Fair 2021′ will explore business and investment opportunities, enabled by the African Continental Free Trade Agreement, to accelerate Africa’s integration and industrialisation agenda.
Former President Nigeria, Olusegun Obasanjo, asserted this in a statement on Monday by the African Export-Import Bank, African Union and the Government of Rwanda to announce a new date for IATF2021.
The event, earlier scheduled for September 6 to 12, 2021 in Rwanda, has been rescheduled for December 8 to14.
The statement quoted Obasanjo, who is the IATF2021 Advisory Council Chairman, as saying that the new date would enable organisers take stock of all the latest safety precautions, allow for wider roll-out of Coronavirus Disease vaccines and ensure effective COVID-19 safety protocols.
“Our intent is that all participants garner the full benefits of the abundant networking, trade and investment opportunities that will arise at IATF2021. Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, there is a lot of enthusiasm for the event.
“It will bring together continental and global players to showcase and exhibit their goods and services,” Obasanjo said.
He added that event would boost the confidence of participating governments, exhibitors, buyers, conference delegates and other visitors.
The IATF2021 is being put together by Afreximbank, in collaboration with AU, and hosted by Rwanda.
The fair is expected to assist and enable businesses and corporate organisations across Africa to share trade and market information.
In addition to establishing a business-to-business and a business-to-government exchange platform for business deals and advisory services, the fair would also operate ‘IATF2021 Virtual’, an interactive online platform accessible to all, the statement noted.
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