The Creative African Exchange (CAX) is a forum and consolidated marketplace for the creative and cultural industry.
CAX weekend is Africa’s event for all people of African descent and global citizens that love African creativity and culture. It brings together identified assets, resources within the creative industries eco-system on the continent and diaspora, enabled by cutting edge technology to consolidate impactful business exchange for African creative and cultural economy.
Scheduled for 12th-15th December 2019, the event will facilitate investments into the industry through education, trade, industrialization and provision of critical infrastructure to support the transformation of the African economy. CAX will be executed through alignment of continental initiatives such as the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA), Intra African Trade Fair (IATF) and Fashionomics.
Off the back of Africa’s successful Intra-African Trade Fair (IATF) in Cairo-Egypt in 2018, where the president of AFREXIM Bank, Prof. Benedict Oramah said, “CAX is a very important component of our work to promote regional integration. We see this as a sowing seed for our development.’’
CAX in collaboration with AFREXIMBank, UNESCO, African Union, Initiative for Global Development (IGD), other multilateral institutions and strategic partners will be providing a platform for entry into a single market of over one billion people and two billion in trade and investment deals.
Over 2000 participants are expected, 250 exhibitors/ vendors from 68 countries globally to exchange ideas and create unique business opportunities to increase customer base, network and net-worth of participants from film, music, media, tech, fashion, Policy regulators and capital providers.
“We are thinking completely outside the box to ensure that everyone that shows up at Kigali, Rwanda for CAX weekend will walk away knowing that they have changed the narrative,” said the organizers, Times Multimedia.