2nd Ai AfricaPLC-ICC Global eTrade Leaders Summit on AfCFTA

06 Dec 2020

Online English

The 1st Africa investor (Ai) Global Trade Organization Leaders' Summit which took place in March and focused on COVID-19, Trade and the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), convened and tasked the Secretary General's of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), Berne Union, the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), The World Customs Organization (WCO) and the World Trade Organization, to champion and table concrete eTrade, and SME supportive COVID-19 response initiatives, ahead of the launch of the African Continental Free Trade Area on January 1, 2021.

Building on the first event, the 2nd Summit will reconvene the Secretary Generals, business leaders, Heads of Chambers of Commerce, SME’s and Tech investors, on the margins of the African Union Heads of State Summit on the African Continental Free Trade Area, to launch the AfricaPLC Industrial eTrade platform and the ICC-Ai AfricaPLC Digitise 5 Million SME’s initiative as well as restating the African and global business community's commitment to supporting the implementation of the AfCFTA.

1. Opening Remarks

  • Hubert Danso, CEO and Chairman Africa investor (Ai), Chairman, Continental Business Network (CBN)

2. Launch of AfricaPLC eTrade Platform

  • Mynhardt Oosthuizen, Chief of Operations, AfricaPLC
3. Launch of ICC-Ai AfricaPLC Digitize 5 Million SME's initiative (signing ceremony)

  • Hubert Danso, CEO and Chairman Africa investor (Ai), Chairman, Continental Business Network (CBN)
  • John W.H Denton AO, Secretary General, International Chamber of Commerce (ICC)
4. Keynote eTrade Leaders Panel on implementing the Launch initiatives and Global Market Access

Chair: 
  • Hubert Danso, CEO and Chairman Africa investor (Ai), Chairman, Continental Business Network (CBN)
  • Wamkele Mene, Secretary General, African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Secretariat
  • John W.H Denton AO, Secretary General, International Chamber of Commerce (ICC)
  • Vinco David, Secretary General, Berne Union
  • Kunio Mikuriya, Secretary General, World Customs Organization (WCO)
5. Closing Remarks:
  • Hubert Danso, CEO and Chairman Africa investor (Ai), Chairman, Continental Business Network (CBN)
  • Wamkele Mene, Secretary General, African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Secretariat
Hubert Danso CEO and Chairman Africa investor (Ai), Chairman, Continental Business Network (CBN) 
Vinco David Secretary General, Berne Union
John W.H Denton AO Secretary General, International Chamber of Commerce
Wamkele Mene Secretary General, African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Secretariat
Kunio Mikuriya Secretary General, World Customs Organization
Valentina Mintah Founder, West Blue Consulting
Mynhardt Oosthuizen Chief of Operations, AfricaPLC

For more information, please contact:

Catherine Foster

Senior Manager, ICC Global Events

Tel. +33 1 49 53 30 10

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