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Ecommerce and Logistics in Africa

The 2nd Emerging Africa E-Commerce & Last Mile Logistics Virtual Summit 2022 will be held on 18-19 Oct (Virtual)


Trade and Customs Event

The Africa Trade and Customs Week Summit, which was postponed in June will now be held on 7-9 Nov in Sandton.


EFSA Joins with TCI in an Event on Cross-Border Ecommerce

The Ecommerce Forum of SA’s Cross-Border Ecommerce will be held on 16-17  November in Johannesburg


World Economic Forum Young Global Leaders Annual Summit & the Global Shapers Annual Summit 2022

The World Economic Forum will host the Young Global Leaders Annual Summit & the Global Shapers Annual Summit 2022 From 31 August – 4 September 2022. The Global Shapers Community is a network of inspiring young people under the age of 30 working together to address local, regional and global challenges. The community of 15,000 Global Shapers operates as a force for good in 500 city-based hubs in 150 countries and territories.


Marketing Mix’s Township Marketing Series

SA Township Marketing Opportunities webinar Series this year will be held on the 9, 16 and 23 November click to Register


World Trade Organisation Annual Public Forum 27-30 Sept

The 2022 Public Forum is entitled “Towards a sustainable and inclusive recovery: ambition to action”. The sub-themes are “Leveraging technology for an inclusive recovery”, “Delivering a trade agenda for a sustainable future”, and “Framing the future of trade.” The 2022 Public Forum will be held in person at the WTO in Geneva. The online registration form, which must be completed by all participants, is available here. The deadline for registration is 7 September.


International African Trade Fair (IATF) 2023 Conference
Next Year’s IATF conference and trade fair will be held in Côte d’Ivoire. It will feature leading African and international speakers and a variety of sessions dealing with African trade and investment. Specifically, the conference will feature dedicated sessions on trade and investment opportunities under the AfCFTA and will also include training workshops covering exporting, standards, and marketing. LEARN MORE


Digital Solutions for Sustainability

The @NEPAD_Agency, in collaboration with @giz_green, has launched the Pan-African Call to Action for MSMEs in the trade and green infrastructure sectors. See

Google Hustle Academy for Startups

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African Investment Promotion Network

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UNCTAD Economic Development in Africa 2022

The annual UNCTAD report is out –


CB Insights Report on the Metaverse

The implications and disruption potential of the metaverse across 13 industries, from fashion to insurance to advertising, in this report.


Calling Creatives! Creative economy reset: Structuring the creative and cultural industries for a sustainable and inclusive future

South African Cultural Observatory, we would like to extend an official invitation to attend a hybrid international conference in Pretoria on 9-10 November. The theme is: ‘Creative economy reset: Structuring the creative and cultural industries for a sustainable and inclusive future.’ More info here:


RetailX Country Report on France, 2022

Report highlights: research into the French ecommerce market, including shopping habits, post-pandemic considerations, and more, plus deep-dive insight into the largest 100 retailers selling in France Download the report


RetailX Nordic Ecommerce Report 2022

This includes insight into the ecommerce markets of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden, a section on the Nordic customer and the Nordic model, and in-depth company profiles on Ikea, H&M, Lego, Jack & Jones, and Fetex Download the report


The RetailX Europe Growth 3000 report

This looks at how the 3,000 brands and retailers that follow the RetailX Europe Top1000 are approaching growth. Sellers are ranked based on their performance across 4 main drivers of growth – more traffic, the shift to mobile shopping, easy and convenient delivery, and making it easy to pay. Retailers and brands selling to customers in 32 countries are covered – members of the EU and EEA plus Switzerland and the UK. The report focuses on how these merchants are overcoming challenges, strategising for the future, and winning customers over in a hypercompetitive era of ecommerce. Download Your Copy Here


CANEX WKND Cote d’Ivoire, 22- 26 Nov

The Annual Intra-Africa Trade Fair will see important and relevant conversations that address the real-world issues facing creative and cultural industry players. Be part of creating the future growth of Africa’s creative economy and join these conversations and engaging and interactive masterclasses. For information on stands email [email protected] to book


RetailX’s European Ecommerce Region Report

This report covers the key shifts in consumer behaviours in different European regions, including payment preferences, perceived barriers to buying online, and delivery expectations. The largest 100 retailers selling in each featured market. An understanding of how supply chain issues, the metaverse, and sustainability are reshaping the European retail industry. Download your free copy









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