Thousands of trade stakeholders will come together in Johannesburg in June this year for Africa Trade Week, hosted by dmg events. Serving as a key platform for continental trade across various sectors including retail, hospitality, food & beverage and wholesale, Africa Trade Week brings together stakeholders under the theme Africa-the new home of trade. For the first time, three exhibitions will be featured during Africa Trade Week namely Africa’s Big 7, SAITEX and The Hotel Show Africa. Africa Trade Week aims to highlight pan-African business opportunities, products, services, equipment, technology, solutions, innovations and supplies, connecting thousands of industry professionals from over 53 countries. Over 500 exhibitors from 40 countries will network, conduct market research, share their knowledge and negotiate business over the three-day event. One of Africa’s largest and well-established trade exhibitions, SAITEX, will be part of Africa Trade Week. SAITEX has served as the key annual product sourcing opportunity for the entire continent’s retail and trade industry for over 25 years. Various industry professionals meet at SAITEX to discuss trade opportunities. More than 140 exhibitors from 17 countries will showcase thousands of products across all major import and export categories, including clothing & fashion accessories, IT products, pharmaceuticals, electronics, homewares, tools & hardware, and chemicals. The Trade Development Forum, a brand new conference, will serve as a platform for intra-Africa trade discussions. Key topics to be discussed during the conference include new African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AFCFTA), and opportunities available through international trade agreements such as AGOA. Showcasing international and innovative products for hotels, restaurants, cafes, taverns, shebeens and food outlets, The Hotel Show Africa will also be a part of Africa Trade Week 2019. Thousands of decision makers including GMs, owner-operators, procurement managers, designers, developers, and 25 TRADE EVENTS front-line hospitality personnel attend The Hotel Show to network and discover the latest in services, décor, finishes, uniforms and hospitality technologies. Featuring live events, training workshops, competitions as well as the most comprehensive two-day conference for the hospitality center, The Hotel Show is surely not to be missed. Africa’s Big 7 is the only food & beverage retail trade show in Africa to bring together hundreds of global suppliers with motivated buyers, Africa’s Big 7 is the annual meeting place for food professionals across the continent. Africa Trade Week takes place from 23-25 June at the Gallagher Convention Centre Johannesburg. For more information, visit