Meet The Expert - Addressing AfCFTA & Blockchain technology

FSACCI, Block A Inanda Business Park 98 Albertyn Avenue Wierda Valley, 2196, Sandton, South Africa
See on map

Event ended.

The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) and the need for trust

Join us on Wednesday, 31st August for a stimulating discussion on "E-commerce as the driving force of the AfCFTA: can Blockchain foster trust in the ecosystem?"

After a thrilling discussion with our experts, enjoy a glass of wine with UJVA and network!

UJVA - South African brand launched in 2021 – will offer a wine testing with three wine varietals, Pinotage, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc. 

Network wine tastings are a great way for participants to create business relations, mix and mingle. 



Alastair Tempest - CEO at E-Commerce Forum South Africa & guest of honor 

Lee Chana - Partner at Fliptin Technologies

Lucien Pierce - Director at PPM Attorneys


In March 2018, African countries signed a landmark trade agreement, the African Continental Free Trade Area Agreement (AfCFTA), which commits countries progressively to remove tariffs on goods and liberalize trade in services. If successfully implemented, the agreement will create a single African market of over a billion consumers with a total GDP of over $3 trillion. This will make Africa the largest free trade area in the world.

Africa urgently needs to develop trade to increase prosperity within the continent. The share of intra-African exports as a percentage of total African exports remains low compared to levels in Europe, Asia and North America. The AfCFTA will be a game changer for stimulating intra-African trade and industry.

We can wonder what does it mean for merchants and consumers who are accustomed to dealing with partners that they know and trust? 

Trust is also important in blockchain; the blockchain technology has given rise to a new platform for business relationships. It creates a new basis of trust for business transactions that could contribute to a considerable simplification and acceleration of the economy. 



Date: Wednesday 31st August from 15:00 to 17:00

Venue: 98 Albertyn Avenue Block A, Inanda Greens Business Park, Sandton

Entry: Free for Member / R100 for non-Member 


For any questions, contact events(@)

Event Location

Share this page Share on FacebookShare on Linkedin