Events, Opportunities and Publications
The Africa Trade and Customs Week, Durban, 25-27 July 2022
The 2022 edition of Africa Trade & Customs Week will showcase global customs and trade capabilities across agencies and promote Africa as a hub for global trade. The interactive programme is focused on G2G, G2B, and B2B customs, supply chain, manufacturing, trade facilitation, border security, and technology across the customs and trade value chain. Read more
Trade Intelligence’s Retail in Africa Report and Webinar
Designed as strategic guides for ambitious FMCG organisations looking to tap into the continent. More information
RetailX’s Grocery 2021 report
This covers all aspects of this evolving market – from omnichannel trends, D2C, and pure-plays, through to challenges & opportunities for fast delivery, digital impacts on bricks-and-mortar stores, and sustainability challenges. The report contains case studies from Hello Fresh, Carrefour, Costco & others Download Now
15th Annual Township Marketing Summit 2022
Marketing Mix’s acclaimed Township conferences are back – 3 Webinars: 16th & 23rd & 30th March 2022 Click here to register
The European Ecommerce Report 2021
Ecommerce Europe and EuroCommerce have published the 2021 European E-Commerce Report, in collaboration with the Centre for Market Insights (CMI) of the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences. The light version of the report can be downloaded for free here.
SABRIC’s 2021 Annual Report is Out
SABRIC (the South African Banking Risk Information Centre) has published its annual report. This makes some concerning reading. Although credit card fraud was down in the reporting period by 7%, debit card fraud rose by 22% and digital bank fraud jumped by 33%. https://www.sabric.co.za/media-and-news/press-releases/sabric-annual-crime-stats-2020/
Trade Intelligence’s Retail in Africa Special Report
Offers a comprehensive view of what is driving Africa’s long-term economic growth prospects, including the themes shaping the retail sector in Africa. Provides an overview of leading retail markets and categories. More info
CUTS’s Paper on The Global Debate on Taxation in Digital Economy State of Play and Implications for Developing Countries
The Geneva-based research group CUTS has published a report on digital taxation which makes interesting reading http://www.cuts-geneva.org/pdf/SSEA19-Study-The_Global_Debate_on_Taxation_in_Digital_Economy.pdf
2022 I-COM Summit Experience, Barcelona, 6 – 9 June 2022
-COM will present a reinvented Summit format, building on its new more recent innovations. It will be a hybrid event, giving our members the opportunity to choose whether to join us, in person or virtually. MORE INFO
Retail X Report on Benelux
The Benelux region is a dynamic ecommerce area that’s likely to grow in importance globally. At a time when borders are being contested, the frictionless behaviour of these culturally distinct but economically cooperative countries serves as a reminder to the rest of the world what healthy trade could look like, especially in the wake of Brexit. The 2021 edition of the Benelux Ecommerce Region Report explores the state of ecommerce across Belgium, Luxembourg, and the Netherlands, including the business opportunities, market solutions, and future trends. Download the report
Africa and the 4IR: Report by the World Economic Forum
Start-up funding in Africa topped $1.2 billion in 2020 – a six-fold increase in 5 years, but still, less than 1% of the value that US start-ups raised. The continent’s research and development (R&D) investment is only a quarter of the global average. Africa is trailing behind the world in developing a knowledge-based, digital economy. Governments can change this by fuelling tech start-ups and other small businesses through incentives and investment in workforce skills. A survey of 188 government incentives for business across 32 African countries found fewer than 10% facilitated investment in 4IR technology. Read the full report
The RetailX USA 2021: Ecommerce Country Report
This presents a detailed analysis of the state of ecommerce in one of the most influential B2C markets in the world. Inside the report, we take you through the ins and outs of America’s digital economy, including its global position in the Logistics Performance Index. Download the report
UNCTAD Publishes its Estimates on FDI 2021
Global foreign direct investment (FDI) flows showed a strong rebound in 2021, up 77% to an estimated $1.65 trillion, from $929 billion in 2020, surpassing their pre-COVID-19 level, according to UNCTAD’s Investment Trends Monitor published on 19 January.
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