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IATF2023 – Official Canadian Trade Delegation to Cairo, Egypt Nov 5-17, 2023

November 5 @ 11:00 am - November 17 @ 5:00 pm

The Canadian Council on Africa (CCAfrica) in partnership with the Canadian Embassy, Trade Commissioner Service in Cario, Egypt, the Canada-Egypt Business Council, and Fertilizer Canada is pleased to invite Canadian companies and organizations to join the special Canadian programming and activities taking place during IATF2023. Benefit from organized B2B/B2G meetings, presentation opportunities, site visits, and much more.


The African Export-Import bank (Afreximbank), in collaboration with the African Union Commission and the AfCFTA Secretariat, brings you the 3rd Intra-African Trade Fair (IATF2023), to be hosted by the Arabic Republic of Egypt in Cairo. IATF2023 will provide a unique and valuable platform for businesses to access an integrated African market of over 1.3 billion people with a GDP of over US$3.5 trillion created under the African Continental Free Trade Area.

IATF2023 will attract:

IATF2023 Trade and Investment Forum

Following the success of the second IATF event held in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa in November 2021, IATF2023 will be held under the theme “Connecting African Markets”

The African Export-Import Bank, African Union, the AfCFTA Secretariat and the Government of Egypt, invite you to join us at IATF2023 in Cairo, Egypt.

The four-day conference will feature leading African and international speakers and a variety of sessions dealing with African trade and investment issues. Specifically, the conference will feature dedicated sessions on trade and investment opportunities under the AfCFTA and will also include training workshops covering exporting, standards, and marketing.

Click here to download draft IATF Trade & Investment program

Click here to download draft IATF Automotive program

NOVEMBER 5-17, 2023

Day 1 – Departure from Toronto Airport on Sunday, November 5th, 2023. Egypt Air departure 12h45

Day 2 – Arrival and Check-in to accommodations on Monday, November 6th, 2023. Egypt Air arrival 06h10

  • Hotel check-in 09H00
  • Tour of Cairo guided lunch tour 11H00-14H00* (additional cost)
  • Informal Meet-and-Greet reception at the hotel 15H00-17H00

Day 3 – Canadian Programming – Tuesday, November 7th, 2023

  • Security briefing, a welcoming message from the Canadian ambassador to Egypt, and presentation from the Trade commissioner 10H00-12H00
  • Business lunch with presentations from Egyptian organizations (In partnership with Canada-Egypt Business Council CEBC), organized B2B from 12H00 – 16H00.
  • Sponsored networking reception 16H00-18H30

Day 4 – Canadian Programming – Wednesday, November 8th, 2023

  • Site visits and organized B2B meetings program 09H00 – 14H00
  • IATF Badge pickup 14H00-16H00
  • Canadian delegation special reception and dinner at the Canadian Embassy 16H30-20H30

Day 5 – Canadian Programming – Thursday, November 9th, 2023

  • IATF Day 1: CANEX program
  • Canada-Africa Trade and Investment conference 09H00 – 16H00
    • Presentations from Canadian and African organizations
      • 4 main panel subjects include: Infrastructure, Energy & Cleantech, Construction & Engineering, Financing & Fintech
    • Organized B2B/B2G program

Day 6 – Canadian Programming – Friday, November 10th, 2023

  • IATF Day 2: CANEX program
  • Canada-Africa Trade and Investment conference 09H00-16H00
    • Presentations from Canadian and African organizations
      • 4 main panel subjects include: Agriculture & Agritech, Mining, Education, Technology & ICT
    • Organized B2B/B2G program
  • Special Canadian Reception 16H00-18H00

Day 7 – Canadian Programming – Saturday, November 11th, 2023

  • IATF Day 3: Official opening of the IATF exhibition
  • Canadian delegation exhibition walk-through program

Day 8 – Canadian Programming – Sunday, November 12th, 2023

  • IATF Day 4: Trade and Investment Conference Day 1
  • IATF Automotive Forum Day 1

Day 9 – Canadian Programming – Monday, November 13th, 2023

  • IATF Day 5: Trade and Investment Conference Day 2
  • IATF Automotive Forum Day 2
  • Canadian delegation organized B2B/B2G program
  • Canadian delegation organized site visits
  • Sponsored Canadian reception and dinner

Day 10 – Canadian Programming – Tuesday, November 14th, 2023

  • IATF Day 6: Trade and Investment Conference Day 3 (Leaders panel 09H00-11H30)
  • Canadian delegation organized B2B/B2G program
  • Canadian delegation organized site visits

Day 11 – Canadian Programming – Wednesday, November 15th, 2023

  • IATF Day 6: Closing ceremony
  • Canadian delegation organized B2B/B2G program
  • Canadian delegation organized site visits

Day 12 – Canadian Programming – Thursday, November 16th, 2023

  • Hotel check-out
  • Return to Toronto – Departure from Cairo to Toronto with Egypt Air 13h40 Cairo departure

Day 13 – Canadian Programming – Friday, November 17th, 2023

  • Arrival in Toronto at 06H55

The Canadian Council on Africa (CCAfrica) is an IATF2023 Official Association & Marketing Partner

Becoming a Partner or Sponsor of the Official Canadian Delegation will provide you with the best way to maximize your presence and visibility at Africa’s most important Trade and Investment platform.

Contact us today to learn more about joining us in promoting Canada’s businesses and institutions that have the technology, know-how, and expertise to partner with Africans in key sectors of the economy today.

Join the Official Canadian Delegation & Business Trade Mission to Cairo, Egypt

Starting at $1,000 CAD per person

Contact: IATF@ccafrica.ca or admin@ccafrica.ca to register

Egypt High-Level Roadshow and Media Launch

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IATF2023 Kenya High-Level Roadshow

IATF2023 Nigeria High-Level Roadshow



Contact by email: IATF@ccafrica.ca / admin@ccafrica.ca to register

Contact by phone: +1-416-830-7797 / +1-613-565-3011



Automotive Show at IATF2023



November 5 @ 11:00 am
November 17 @ 5:00 pm
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