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Africa Business Group Meeting


Thursday, 30 September 2021 10:00 am - 11:30 am



About the event

The Department for International Trade North West invites you to the sixth meeting of the Africa Business Group. Set up to provide information, support, and identify trade opportunities in Africa for companies working with DIT in North West England. The focus of this event will be doing business in South Africa.

South Africa has a well-developed economic infrastructure, rich natural resources, and opportunities in its emerging markets. In the year ended June 2019, total UK exports to South Africa amounted to £4.2 billion (ONS, 2019). South Africa’s strong financial, legal and business services and extensive transport infrastructure make it an ideal gateway to other countries and markets in Sub-Saharan Africa. (Source: Exporting to South Africa (

Register your interest now to hear from the DIT country representatives for South Africa for the latest updates and opportunities in key sectors. As well as the experiences of a North West company of setting up a joint venture in South Africa with the help of DIT. E-Commerce Adviser, John Baines will also join us to cover the E-commerce market in South Africa and means of getting paid. 
Liz Collier will chair the meeting, with chance for questions and discussion encouraged.

We welcome North West companies that are interested in doing business in Africa or are already doing business in Africa. All sizes and sectors are welcome to attend. 

The event will be held on Thursday 30th September 10:00-11.30 via Microsoft Teams.

Confirmed Speakers

We have gathered together some of the most highly respected professionals in the industry to discuss the role in scaling companies in today's environment. Among our esteemed speakers and panelists are:


We look forward to  welcoming you to this event.

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