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September 01, 2022 - September 03, 2022
Bridgetown, Barbados
AfriCaribbean Trade and Investment Forum 2022 - One People. One Destiny.

Welcome to the

AfriCaribbean Trade and Investment Forum 2022

One People. One Destiny. 

Uniting and Reimagining Our Future


The African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank), Export Barbados (BIDC) and Invest Barbados have the pleasure of inviting you to the inaugural AfriCaribbean Trade and Investment Forum (ACTIF2022), taking place from September 1 - 3, 2022 in Bridgetown, Barbados. The theme is – ‘One People. One Destiny. Uniting and Reimagining Our Future'.

This event is intended to help strengthen relations between the private sectors of the two regions to advance trade and investment.

The Forum will focus on business-to-business engagements and panel discussions on several topics, including:

  • accelerating industrialization and manufacturing;
  • developing special economic zones (SEZs) and industrial parks;
  • improving infrastructure, financing and trade logistics, including regional integration;
  • creating the conditions to accelerate private sector investment;
  • promoting trade and tourism; and
  • improving agricultural productivity and expanding agribusiness opportunities and food security.

The Forum is expected to welcome 750 delegates from Africa and the Caribbean, including government and private sector officials from both regions, as well as investors, development partners, and trade support institutions.

Register now and join us for three informative days, where networking, B2B and B2G meetings will help to highlight and advance opportunities for trade and investment for Africa and the Caribbean.



Forum Objectives

The specific objectives of ACTIF2022 include:

  • promoting inter-bank relationships including fostering payment and financial flow;
  • developing creative and cultural engagements that can be commercially viable;
  • creating a business case for a potential AfriCaribbean Free Trade Area;
  • promoting trade and investment between Africa and the Caribbean by serving as a platform for market identification, building business partnerships, exchange of trade and market information, co-investments, etc.; 
  • facilitating AfriCaribbean investments by fostering cross-regional business and investment linkages; 
  • serving as a platform for disseminating trade and investment information and other products and initiatives of the Bank that support trade between Africa and Africans in the diaspora; and 
  • reducing counterpart risk perception among African and Caribbean businesses in dealing with themselves.



Become a Sponsor of, or an Exhibitor at ACTIF2022

To view sponsorship packages for ACTIF2022 Click Here.

For enquiries or to become a sponsor contact: africaribbeanbar@investbarbados.org

Register Now as an Exhibitor or Participant
Open until August 30, 2022























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Registration
Closed since September 01, 2022
Location
Bridgetown, Barbados
Organized by
Participants
Algeria 9
Angola 2
Antigua And Barbuda 7
Australia 2
Austria 1
Azerbaijan 1
Bahamas 1
Barbados 654
Belgium 4
Benin 5
Botswana 6
Brazil 2
British Indian Ocean Territory 1
Burkina Faso 8
Burundi 2
Cameroon 43
Canada 15
Cape Verde 1
Central African Republic 1
Chad 7
Comoros 2
Congo 3
Congo, The Democratic Republic Of The 17
Costa Rica 1
Côte d'Ivoire 35
Cuba 7
Denmark 1
Djibouti 3
Dominica 5
Ecuador 1
Egypt 118
Ethiopia 33
France 13
Gabon 4
Gambia 5
Germany 6
Ghana 128
Grenada 6
Guadeloupe 3
Guinea 43
Guinea-bissau 3
Guyana 12
Haiti 6
India 2
Jamaica 21
Japan 1
Kenya 45
Lao People's Democratic Republic 1
Lesotho 4
Liberia 8
Libya 3
North Macedonia 1
Madagascar 2
Malawi 12
Malaysia 3
Mali 4
Martinique 3
Mauritius 6
Morocco 6
Mozambique 6
Namibia 1
Netherlands 4
Niger 6
Nigeria 456
Panama 1
Portugal 1
Rwanda 11
Saint Helena 1
Saint Kitts And Nevis 9
Saint Lucia 19
Saint Vincent And The Grenadines 5
Saudi Arabia 1
Senegal 21
Seychelles 1
Sierra Leone 8
Somalia 1
South Africa 119
Spain 3
Sudan 3
Suriname 6
Swaziland 1
Sweden 1
Switzerland 18
Tanzania, United Republic Of 14
Togo 12
Trinidad And Tobago 21
Tunisia 10
Turkey 1
Turks And Caicos Islands 1
Uganda 20
Ukraine 1
United Arab Emirates 8
United Kingdom 49
United States 143
Uruguay 1
Virgin Islands, British 1
Yemen 1
Zambia 12
Zimbabwe 17
Total 2364
Participants
Government 470
Private Sector 1348
Educational Institution 117
Manufacturing 138
Investing 130
Agriculture 149
Total 2352