summit overview


It was a pleasure to welcome all participants to Africa Trade and Customs Week Summit 2022 with representation of 46 nations across Africa, Americas, Europe & the Middle East . It was a very special opportunity to have so many esteemed leaders from government and business from so many countries.

The first edition of Africa Trade and Customs Week Summit proved to be a major international summit committed to increasing knowledge, capabilities and dialogue between government and private sector trade leaders.

The summit presented an interactive platform for government, business, academic, donor organization, customs authorities and industry thought leaders to collaborate, discuss and share best practice. Africa Trade and Customs Week Summit’s ambitious programme creates bilateral, regional, and multilateral dialogue
between governments and the private sector.

Delegates take on the challenge of returning to their own countries and companies with a set of actions that will contribute to the growth of international trade across all borders. We hope that our international attendees had the opportunity to explore South Africa and get the opportunity to savour our multicultural society and phenomenal tourist attractions.

Dale Magaya

Introduction to the Summit

The 2nd Edition of Africa Trade & Customs Week Summit focuses on Customs & Trade Facilitation with the theme around the Future of Customs & borderless Trade, mutual recognition between countries, enhancing customs to business dialogue, supply chain security,technologies and customs compliance.

“Industry leaders need to actively collaborate with governments to balance supply chain security and trade facilitation by implementing  common,   global security and customs declaration data requirements, and by encouraging their trading partners to participate”


The interactive leaders programme is focussed on G2G, G2B and B2B customs, supply chain, trade facilitation and technology issues + networking + exhibition Africa Trade will
be the largest international Customs & Trade Facilitation programme in the second half of 2023 – the largest in Central Africa for 2023.


Linking Public and Private sector customs and trade leaders the exhibition is the largest event in Central Africa in 2023 for customs and private sector trade leaders – hosted in Kigali Rwanda – combined with our business matchmaking service exhibitors have enhanced access to arrange meetings directly with clients across sectors. Our partner will lead the development of the Rwanda Pavilion to showcase capabilities of The Country Customs Agencies as well as support key local entities such as zones, ports, trade agencies, technologies supply chain, logistics and related trade services. International exhibitors include Customs & Border Agencies, Suppliers, Technologies, Services, Associations and Consultants.


72% of our participants actively use our matchmaking system to prearrange an average of 10-12 meetings at Africa Trade & Customs Week Summit. The business matchmaking service is complimentary for registered participants allowing you to arrange meetings with Government & Private sector trade customs & trade directly. The service is open to registered participants, speakers, sponsors and exhibitors only and allows you to select meetings by categories of interest maximising your networking.


  • BUSINESS MATCHMAKING – Pre Arrange meetings with key clients (complimentary)
  • MEET & NETWORK Government & Private Sector customs & trade clients directly
  • GENERATE New Business Leads
  • SHOWCASE New Products & Services
  • INCREASE Your brand awareness direct to new & existing clients
  • TARGET Your global clients directly
  • EXHIBIT Capabilities, Solutions & Opportunities directly to trade decision makers



Manufacturers, Trade Compliance & Supply Chain, Supply Chain IT, Providers, Exporters, Importers, International Logistics & Freight Forwarders, Warehousing & Logistics, Customs Agents, Carriers, Port Operators, Airline Leaders, Technology Providers, Suppliers, Customs and Trade Compliance Consultants, Legal Advisory, Academics and Economics,Banking Sector and Distributors.


Head of Compliance, Head of Customs, Head of Taxation and Revenue,Customs Clearance, Head of Trade Facilitation, Head of Supply Chain & Logistics, Head of Shipping & Logistics, Manager Taxation, Head of Customs Operations, Head of Brand Protection, Head of illicit Trade, Head of International Trade, Trade Economic Operator, Managing Director, Business Development, Director Global Trade Advisory and Taxation, Director Government and Public Affairs, VP External Affairs, VP Customs & Regulatory Affairs, Head of Technology, Director Sales & Marketing 


Director Generals, Head of Customs Agencies (Federal & Regional) Division Directors, Head of International & Governmental Relations, Head of IT& Technologies Border Protection Agencies, Head of Taxation, Exercise Collection & Related Agencies, Head of Trade Division, AEO Expert, Head of Training Unit, Progam Supervisor, Director of Ports & Border, Deputy Controller, Database Specialist, Commissioner General, Secretary General, Director Internet Policy, Accreditation Executive, Assistant Commissioner Customs. 


Global Trade Management Solutions, Customs & Trade Technologies Solutions, Security & Trade Facilities Solutions, Customs & Trade Consulting/Advisory, Customs Hardware Providers, Special Trade & Economic Zones, Logistics and Freight Forwarders.