CDEA will attend the CANEX Summit at the 2nd Intra-African Trade Fair, Durban, South Africa

CDEA’s Executive Director will attend the Creative Africa Nexus (CANEX) is an on-going initiative of African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) designed to support the creative industries in Africa. The flagship CANEX project for 2021 will be the CANEX Summit and Live Theatre programme, a comprehensive creative industry event scheduled to take place in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa as part of the 2nd Intra-African Trade Fair from 15 -21 November.

The Creative Africa Nexus programme at IATF2021 has been curated to highlight the significance of the creative sector to African economies with a diverse set of programmes that are targeted at ‘building bridges within and out of Africa’ with a particular focus on film. With the inclusion of creative sector experts and strategic stakeholders, this assembly will define a strategic direction for the African creative industries.

Through a combination of inspiring line-ups of live performances, star talent interviews/spotlights, curatorial videos & performances, expert-led discussions, interactive sessions and fireside chats, masterclasses and engaging multimedia content, the CANEX Summit and Live Theatre will highlight the significance of the Africa Continental Free Trade Area, AfCFTA and promote Africa as the new global destination for the creative industries.

About the Intra-African Trade Fair (IATF2021)

Organised by the Afreximbank in collaboration with the African Union (AU) and the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Secretariat, the second Intra-African Trade Fair (IATF2021) will take place in Durban from 15 to 21 November 2021.

IATF2021 provides a platform to promote trade under the AfCFTA. It will bring together continental and global buyers and sellers, and will enable stakeholders to share trade, investment, and market information as well as trade finance and trade facilitation solutions designed to support intra-African trade and the economic integration of the continent. In addition to establishing business-to-business and business-to-government exchange platforms for business deals and advisory services, IATF2021 also operates IATF2021 Virtual, an interactive online platform that replicates the physical event. IATF2021 will focus on Africa’s creative economy as well as the automotive industry with dedicated programmes. A conference will run alongside the exhibition and will feature high-profile speakers and panelists addressing topical issues relating to trade, trade finance, payments, trade facilitation, trade-enabling infrastructure, trade standards, industrialisation, regional value chains and investment.

To register as a delegate or as an exhibitor for IATF2021 please visit:

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