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The Insaka eCommerce Virtual Summit is happening online from 6-7 March 

Join others to learn from Industry Experts, Thought Leaders, Innovators, Specialists and Trailblazers. 30+ leading presenters have lined up to offer their best tips and advice to maximise your success. They’ll share their exclusive knowledge, strategies and actionable tactics to help you build, grow and scale a profitable online business in 2024. So if you’re interested in increasing sales, growing your online store and making this year the best one your business has ever seen… grab your free ticket now and achieve more success through selling online:

Potential for Investment

Hello! We are Oui Capital, a Pan-African VC Fund that invests an average of $400k in Seed-stage Digital Commerce, SaaS, Fintech and HealthTech verticals. We’d love to hear from startups building solutions within these spaces, including e-commerce platforms, that have gained some level of traction either in terms of users or revenue. Please reach out to us using this link: Website Submissions V2

Event on Cybersecurity for SMEs 22 Feb

Mastercard is hosting a free webinar on Cybersecurity for SMEs. This session will offer practical insights into free programs and tools provided by GCA and CRI, equipping you with the knowledge and resources needed to fortify your business against cyber threats. Don’t miss this opportunity to enhance your cyber readiness and securely navigate the digital landscape.

Contact: [email protected] to register.

RetailX Annual Report on the Swiss Ecommerce Market.

Download the Switzerland Ecommerce Country Report 2023 for: 28 pages of concise data-driven insight, that unravels Swiss consumer behaviour and preferences – leverage this knowledge for your own strategies

RetailX – What is commercetech?
In short, personalisation, but not the kind that has been around since the early 2010s, focused on marketing and advertising tech built around social and digital media as the channels of choice. Instead, it is a much more granular approach that truly understands consumers at an almost individual level and which can learn and adapt. This whitepaper gives an understanding of commercetech, the practical applications and how it can be implemented

RetailX _ UK Growth Report

Download the RetailX UK Growth 1000, in which we analyse the 1,000 retailers, brands and marketplaces that follow on from the RetailX UK Top500. Download Now

Africa Financial Inclusion Summit and EXPO 2024. 

The continental show piece featuring a summit and Expo will be hosted on the 14-15 March 2024 in Cape Town. To register, REGISTRATION

Converge Webinar Advancing Fulfilment and Logistics in Digital Commerce, 14.30 to 15.30 on 14 March

Advanced Strategies, Automation, and Sustainable Practices. Register here—d2QI9PgtNbyku6xaNU5341Eal6sVw1cROhiaiYcDN4IZpUq_Z_LdTFJpoJt9x2zjBh9Q5FsywkZR_o8zrUdkuVMhOw&utm_content=83284259&utm_source=hs_email

Seamless Middle-East Welcomes African Start-ups, Dubai, 14-16 May

Seamless Middle-East has opened its doors to African start-ups. EFA has a number of free mini-stands (pods) available for startups interested in MEA trade. Let me know if you are interested ([email protected]).

More details are here:

SAITEX, Sandton Convention Centre,   11-13 June

SAITEX moves to Sandton Convention Centre this year.  SAITEXAfrica’s Big 7, and Hotel & Hospitality Expo Africa, attracting a wider audience and increasing your potential leads.

Seamless Africa, Sandton Convention Centre,  16-17 Oct.

Seamless Africa connects thousands of industry stakeholders and decision-makers like you from across the continent, providing the ultimate platform for invaluable networking, deal-making, and getting business done. Download the prospectus to find out more.

IATA Annual Conference, Hong Kong, 12-14 March

Global air cargo leaders are set to convene in Hong Kong, China, from March 12 to 14, for the International Air Transport Association’s (IATA) World Cargo Symposium (WCS).  Ensuring the future reliability and growth of this critical sector will be top of mind with an agenda focused on sustainability, digitalization, safety and security.

Converge Conference, Cape Town 23-4 April

Converge (previously EcomAfrica) will be held in April in Cape Town. Note there is a special theme for SMEs – see the banner below for a link to get further details.

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