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AfCFTA Regional e-Conference | Inaugural Panel

Language: English

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A collaborative event between 4 French Chambers in Africa in partnership with LEX Africa


                  An International e-Conference by Local Experts

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 (Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya and South Africa) and with the support of 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. 



  • INAUGURAL PANEL – 9:00 to 10:30 GMT
  • Yewande Sadiku, CEO of the Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission
    Pieter Steyn, Chairman, LEX Africa
    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

  • 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


  • SOUTH AFRICAN PANEL – 12:00 to 13:00 GMT

    Phumzile Langeni, Special Envoy on Investment, Republic of South Africa
    Fidelis Manyuchi, Senior Associate & Tapiwa Chivanga, Associate 
    Scanlen & Holderness (LEX Africa)


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

    Nana Dufie Addo, COO, Ghana Investment Promotion Center

         Francis Adzah, International Business Development Director, Kasapreko

         Susan Barbara Kumapley, Partner, Bentsi-Enchill, Letsa & Ankomah (LEX Africa)




Wednesday 15 September 2021
09:00 - 10:30 Inaugural Panel
11:00 - 12:00 Regional Panel: East Africa
12:00 - 13:00 Regional Panel: Southern Africa
13:00 - 14:30 Regional Panel: West Africa

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

A Collaboration of Regional Partners

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