CAPE TOWN – The South African business delegation has arrived in Cairo, Egypt ahead of the inaugural Intra-African Trade Fair (IATF) scheduled to take place from today until 17 December 2018.
The trade fair will provide a platform for sharing trade, investment and market information and enabling buyers and sellers, investors and countries to meet, discuss and conclude business deals.
The 40-member business delegation operating in the agro-processing, aerospace, chemicals, clothing and textile, electro-technical, metals, mining and plastic fabrication sectors received financial support from the Department of Trade and Industry’s (the dti) Export Marketing and Investment Assistance (EMIA) Scheme to participate in the trade fair.
The Business Development Manager responsible for Africa at GET Mining Services, Ms Olivia Fuka says the IATF will provide exposure for her Johannesburg-based company to all African countries participating in the trade fair.
“I’m expecting to see a lot of new businesspeople in our industry especially in mining and construction as this a continental event that will pave the way for Africa’s businesses that want to trade with each other. There is also a lot of infrastructural programmes that are coming out of Africa and being here gives us an opportunity and exposure to grow our footprint in different countries,” said Fuka.