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Conference to boost UK-Africa trade

WITH global trade, economic partnership arrangements (EPAs) and the World Trade Organisation (WTO) in transition, the impact of Covid-19, Brexit and the launch of the Africa Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), the Africa Business Chamber (AfBC) is holding a conference on October 7 to showcase, explore investment and economic opportunities in Africa.

Under the theme, Boosting Trade Linkages and Value Chains Between the UK and Africa -Unlocking and Capturing New Business Growth Opportunities, the AfBCUK -Africa Trade and Investment Summit 2021 will bring together business leaders, government officials, investors, Diasporan Africans, experts, policymakers, academia and professionals from across the world.

The summit will offer opportunities to global companies seeking new channels and consumer market for growth and examine changes in the local business climate, key trends and best practices to operate successfully in the continent.

Keynote speakers include UK’s Trade Commissioner for Africa Emma Wade, Ethiopian Ambassador to the UK, Teferi Melesi Desta and Andrew Mold, Chief, Regional Integration and AfCFTA, Sub-Regional for Eastern Africa at the UN Economic Commission for Africa.

African Business Chamber (AfBC) is the UK’s business organisation representing African owned businesses and entrepreneurs in the UK. We are the collective voice of African businesses in the UK.

AfBC organises events and runs a number of campaigns aimed at empowering and supporting the organisation, its members and the business community around the United Kingdom to accelerate growth, enhance productivity, access new opportunities, showcase products and solutions, and highlight the needs of African businesses.

‘Our aspiration is to be the voice and advocate for the African business communities across the United Kingdom, by representing their views, interests and priorities to government and in the media,’ says AfBC CEO Eugene Nizeyimana.

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