Africa-ASEAN Business Expo & Forum in Johannesburg,South Africa is designed to be the strategic platform that links businesses between ASEAN and the African Union.Investors, manufacturers, importers and distributors will meet their counterparts from ten South East Asian (ASEAN) nations at the inaugural Africa-ASEAN Business Expo (AABE) and Forum.
DATE: 6 to 8 November 2017
TIME: All day
VENUE: Sandton Convention Centre
The two-day conference and exhibition will address the opportunities available to increase bilateral trade and review current trade and investment policies and opportunities, while the free-to-attendbusiness expo and multiple networking opportunities will allow delegates to explore new import and export potential across sectors including environmental, construction, infrastructure, water, ICTs, transportation, and a multi-sectoral Singapore Pavilion.
South Africa, Nigeria and Egypt have the largest import markets for ASEAN goods. Significant bilateral investment has also taken place in recent years, with Singaporean companies the largest ASEAN investor in Africa. Singaporean investment in Africa passed the US$16-billion mark in 2012, followed by Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia. Over 300 ASEAN companies operate in Africa, primarily in manufacturing, oil and urban development.
Under the theme “Creating strategic partnership between African and ASEAN countries”, the expo will be addressed by South Africa’s Minister of Small Business Development, Lindiwe Zulu, in the morning of 6 November 2017.
The forum will include talks on trade and commerce with ASEAN nations, South Africa, Ghana, and Rwanda, as well as the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the Singapore Manufacturing Federation and local organisations including the Black Business Council, South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Johannesburg Chamber of Commerce and Industry (JCCI).
The exhibition is free to attend, while seats at the Africa-ASEAN Business Forum (AABF) should be reserved.
The AABF is co-organised by the Singapore Manufacturing Federation and Conference & Exhibition Management Services in partnership with the Johannesburg Chamber of Commerce & Industry.
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