African countries have taken commendable steps to boost the manufacturing sector. The launch of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) in March 2018 aims to create a single market for goods and services in Africa in order to facilitate industrialisation. Similarly, the African Union has committed to consider Africa’s manufacturing sector and prioritise it in its Agenda 2063. African governments are establishing special economic zones (SEZ) and developing flexible policies to attract investment.
The Manufacturing Indaba will host leading African CEOs representing large constituencies who will be speaking in the Manufacturing Indaba conference. The aim is to connect and explore new business opportunities with emerging markets in the continent and to understand how to do business with these countries.