Invitation | AfCFTA: The Game Changer for Africa

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Invest Africa in partnership with Webber Wentzel is delighted to invite you to attend our panel session discussing the AfCFTA.

​The Discussion​​

AfCFTA represents 1.3 billion people across 55 countries with a combined gross domestic product (GDP) valued at $3.4 trillion. Across the world, countries are questioning trade agreements and economic integration. Africa needs long-term thinking and greater cooperation – and this is precisely what the AfCFTA represents. At the same time, we cannot lose sight of significant challenges of AfCFTA such as implementation obstacles, equity and infrastructure. Beyond trade, the pact also addresses the movement of persons and labour, trade in services, investment, intellectual property rights, competition policy and e-commerce. The panel will provide an update on AfCFTA, what has been implemented, how it is working and what still needs to done.

​Speakers (please click on the speakers names for detailed bios)

Brad Edwards

​​​Brad Edwards

Head of E-Commerce & Key Accounts SSA (MNC & CSI), DHL Express​

Dave Coffey

Dave Coffey,​

CEO, African Association of Automotive Manufacturers (AAAM)

Meluleki Nzimande

Meluleki Nzimande,

Partner, Webber Wentzel​

Sabine Dall’Omo

Sabine Dall’Omo

CEO, Southern and Eastern Africa, Siemens​​

Opening Remarks

Yael Shafrir

Yael Shafrir​​,

Competition, Trade and Investment​, Webber Wentzel​


Michael Sudarkasa

Michael Sudarkasa,​

Chairman, Africa Business Group and CEO, African Fertilizer and Agribusiness Partnership


Wednesday, 28 September 2022


08h00 - 11h00 ​​​​​(Registration from 08h30 to 09h00)


Webber Wentzel Office, 90 Rivonia Road, Sandton

Please register for this event by using the link below. Please be sure to register soon as space for this event is limited.​



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