Landmark Discussion: Southern Africa Structured Trade Seminar 26-29 June, Livingstone, Zambia


Trade and investment in Africa is fast changing in the digital age, and so are regional policies. In an attempt to strengthen the continent’s trading ability, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in collaboration with INTL FCStone, a NASDAQ listed U.S.-based company, will be hosting a landmark conference that will strategically tackle commodity challenges, highlight tax harmonisations, and outline a viable roadmap for interregional and cross-border trade in Africa.

The Southern Africa Structured Trade Seminar will take place at the Avani Victoria Falls Resort in Livingstone, Zambia, from 26-29 June 2018. It is envisaged the conference will boost trade and investment in Southern Africa, drive commercial expansion, and address gaps in trade finance. It is hoped through this constructive engagement, Africa’s ability to trade and drive economic growth will be profoundly strengthened. The seminar will also provide participants the opportunity to experience structured trade platforms on a simulated transactional basis, and numerous opportunities for investment matchmaking and business-to-business trade facilitation.

The three-day event will provide a platform where experts from private equity firms, financial institutions, commodity exchanges, mineral and agribusiness will discuss investment match-making and business-to-business facilitation.  The conference will assist delegates to gain economic advantage, mitigate trade risks, develop commodity marketing, all while structuring and packaging commercially viable finance. Regulators will be able to develop and implement regulatory frameworks that enhance market efficiency and stability, while policymakers will look at national best practices.

Should you wish to attend this landmark seminar, please email the contact information below. Please also advise if you would be interested in an interview with the seminar’s spokespersons.


Mimi Kalinda



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