Africa Automotive Show at IATF in Algiers (2025) a boost to regional integration under AfCFTA

As trade among the 54 member countries within the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) becomes a reality, the Africa Automotive Show, aims to make a meaningful impact on fostering supplychain partnerships between Africa’s auto-related manufacturing hubs.

The Africa Automotive Show, hosted by the African Association of Automotive Manufacturers (AAAM) took place in Cairo as part of the 3rd Intra African Trade Fair (IATF2023) from November 9-15, 2023.  The next edition is scheduled for Algiers in 2025 with planning already well underway.

Dave Coffey the CEO of AAAM said: “We believe the Africa Automotive Show is well timed as the automotive industry is gaining traction in Africa where we will see trading of vehicles between assembly hubs across the continent supported by the development of regional value chains.

“The aim is for the Africa Automotive Show to be the single most important trade and business development gathering for all automotive role-players, from raw material suppliers, vehicle and component manufacturers, dealers, importers, aftermarket parts manufacturers and suppliers as well as those from the financial and allied industries – from all parts of the continent,’’ says Africa Automotive Show Director Andrew Binning.

Binning said the Africa Automotive Show – hosted by the African Association of Automotive Manufacturers (AAAM) – is a key activity of the cross-sectoral IATF2025 and would include a dedicated automotive exhibition, a high-level conference and match-making meetings.

“As the event is focussed on trade and partnerships promoting the development of regional automotive value-chains, participants representing all aspects of the automotive value-chain will be attending the week-long event in Algiers  in 2025.” Binning said.

IATF2025, hosted by the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank), in collaboration with the African Union and AfCFTA is anticipated to draw 35 000 visitors from 75 countries and 1600 exhibitors to conclude around $43bn in trade and investment deals.

The African Automotive Show as part of IATF2025 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,” Binning said.

Exhibition bookings and sponsorship opportunities are available.

Inkanyezi Event Organisers Pty Ltd, is the appointed organiser of the Africa Automotive Show.

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AAAM is an Automotive Association focused on the automotive industrialisation and growth of Africa whilst aligning global players with an interest in the African continent. AAAM develops automotive frameworks and winning strategies that will benefit the continent from an economic perspective whilst driving the automotive industrial agenda. We consult on national and inter-regional trade policies to support regional industrialisation plays.

AAAM’s mission is to create sustainable and affordable mobility solutions, facilitate linkages and develop regional automotive value chains whilst promoting production and trade within and external to the AfCFTA.  AAAM also supports finding funding accessibility for the industry & consumers.