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Driving Economic Growth in Africa and Building a Continental Market: Oportunities Challenges of the AFCTA

Langue : English

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Driving Economic Growth in Africa and Building a Continental Market:
Opportunities & Challenges of the AfCFTA

The AfCFTA, the world’s largest free trade area, aims to form a single continent-wide market for goods and services, fostering more trade and investment.

Join us on Wednesday 15th September 2021, as we discuss the creation of the vast AfCFTA regional market and its opportunities to boost inter-African trade, attract foreign direct investment, and accelerate growth. 

Through the collaboration of 4 French Chambers in Africa and with the support our partner LEX Africa, a leading regional law firm network, this event will deliver the expertise of 16 high-level speakers across 4 panels to provide you with the relevant knowledge and insight into this strategic agreement. 



  • INAUGURAL PANEL – 9:00 to 10:30 GMT

    Pieter Steyn, Chairman, LEX Africa
    Joseph Atta-Mensah, Principal Policy Adviser at the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA)
    Alhajj Rashid Kibowa, Director of Trade at the East African Community Secretariat
    Yewande Sadiku, CEO of the Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission
    AfCFTA General Secretariat, TBC

  • EAST AFRICA PANEL – 11:00 to 12:00 GMT

    Nazima Malik, Partner at Kaplan & Stratton (LEX Africa)
    John Bosco, Executive Director of the East Africa Business Council

  • SOUTHERN AFRICA PANEL – 12:00 to 13:00 GMT

    Sandile Tyini, General Manager: African Multilateral Economic Relations, Department of Trade, Industry and Competition
    Phumzile Langeni, Special Envoy on Investment, Republic of South Africa
    Rooma Narrainen-Pillay, Trade Division Manager, Mauritius Chamber of Commerce and Industry
    Fidelis Manyuchi, Senior Associate & Tapiwa Chivanga, Associate 
    Scanlen & Holderness (LEX Africa)



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