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AfCFTA Regional e-Conference & Inaugural Panel

Language: English

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A partnership between French Chambers in Africa & LEX Africa

 

Driving Economic Growth in Africa and Building a Continental Market:
Opportunities & Challenges of the AfCFTA

The AfCFTA, the world’s largest free trade area, aims to form a single continent-wide market for goods and services, fostering more trade and investment.

Join us on Wednesday 15th September 2021, as we discuss the creation of the vast AfCFTA regional market and its opportunities to boost inter-African trade, attract foreign direct investment, and accelerate growth. 

Through the collaboration of 4 French Chambers in Africa and with the support our partner LEX Africa, a leading regional law firm network, this event will deliver the expertise of 16 high-level speakers across 4 panels to provide you with the relevant knowledge and insight into this strategic agreement. 
 

AGENDA 

  • INAUGURAL PANEL – 9:00 to 10:30 GMT

    Pieter Steyn, Chairman, LEX Africa
    Willie Shumba, Senior Customs Expert and Advisor for the African Continental Free Trade Area, African Union Commission
    Joseph Atta-Mensah, Principal Policy Adviser at the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA)
    Alhajj Rashid Kibowa, Director of Trade at the East African Community Secretariat
    Yewande Sadiku, CEO of the Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission
    AfCFTA General Secretariat, TBC

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  • EAST AFRICA PANEL – 11:00 to 12:00 GMT

    Nazima Malik, Partner at Kaplan & Stratton (LEX Africa)
    John Bosco, Executive Director of the East Africa Business Council
    Louis Lafont, Sales Coordinator & Business Developer, East Africa Cluster, CMA CGM

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  • SOUTHERN AFRICA PANEL – 12:00 to 13:00 GMT

    Sandile Tyini, General Manager: African Multilateral Economic Relations, Department of Trade, Industry and Competition
    Phumzile Langeni, Special Envoy on Investment, Republic of South Africa
    Rooma Narrainen-Pillay, Trade Division Manager, Mauritius Chamber of Commerce and Industry
    Fidelis Manyuchi, Senior Associate & Tapiwa Chivanga, Associate 
    Scanlen & Holderness (LEX Africa)

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  • WEST AFRICA PANEL – 13:00 to 14:30 GMT

    Nana Dufie Addo, COO Ghana Investment Promotion Center
    Susan Barbara Kumapley, Partner, Bentsi-Enchill, Letsa & Ankomah (LEX Africa)
    Uchenna Okechukwu, Senior Associate, Giwa-Osagie & Co (LEX Africa)
    Francis Adzah, International Business Development Director, Kasapreko

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IN PARTNERSHIP WITH

 

 

LEX Africa is a legal network of leading law firms in over 25 African countries and is Africa’s largest legal alliance. Each member is an independent law firm whose key specialist focus is on general corporate and commercial law as well as litigation and dispute resolution.

Thank you to their participating firms on this event: 
Werksmans Attorneys, South Africa
Kaplan & Stratton Advocates, Kenya
Scanlen & Holderness, Zimbabwe
Bentsi-Enchill, Letsa & Ankomah, Ghana
Giwa-Osagie & Co, Nigeria

 

 

A COLLABORATION OF REGIONAL PARTNERS

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