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World Export Development Forum

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    Mulungushi International Conference Centre


      B2Bs 2018

    Join us at the 18th annual World Export Development Forum (WEDF) in Lusaka, Zambia to talk business and do business in Africa.


    Influence the conversation

    Plenaries and practical advice (5-6 Sept)

    • Jobs of tomorrow, through trade
    • In conversation: Mentoring young entrepreneurs
    • Tearing down trade borders
    • In conversation: Reshaping finance for women
    • Agriculture to agribusiness: Reducing risks, increasing returns
    • In conversation: Sustainable packaging
    • Social entrepreneurs: Pitch your ideas
    • Going green: Who will finance SMEs?
    • Insights on Africa: SME Competitiveness Outlook

    Bring your companies, to contribute directly to trade development

    • B2B Matchmaking Focus: Agribusiness (4-5 Sept.)
    • Pre-event: SheTrades Zambia (3-4 Sept.)
    • Pre-event: Regional packaging meeting (4 Sept.)
    • Post-event: Zambia-China investment meeting (7 Sept.)
    • Business tourism packages (7-8 Sept.)

    See what works on the ground

    • Company/project visits in and around Lusaka (7 Sept.)


    Hosted by the International Trade Centre and the Ministry of Commerce, Trade and Industry of Zambia, the event will focus on best practices in scaling up trade and investment in Africa, and spotting innovative opportunities in and beyond the region.


    Participation is subject to confirmation by the organizers.


  • Hosted by the Government of the Republic of Zambia


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    If you are interested in learning more about WEDF, please contact us at wedf[at]