WCP Virtual International Conference on International Trade and Investment (ICITI2022)

Wednesday, September 7, 2022 to Thursday, September 8, 2022

The WTO Chairs in the African region are organising a virtual International Conference on International Trade and Investment, with a special conference theme of ‘AfCFTA: Challenges and Opportunities’ on the 7 and 8 September 2022. The conference will be preceded by a Doctoral Colloquium on the same theme (scheduled on the 6th September 2022).  The conference aims to provide a forum not only to academics working on issues related to Africa and developing countries but also to policymakers and all relevant stakeholders from the region who can discuss and deliberate on the implications, benefits, challenges and opportunities of the AfCFTA. We are pleased to announce that the Deputy Director General,  H.E. Mr Xiangchen Zhang, will be among our chief guests for the opening ceremony. The official opening ceremony will be immediately followed by a high level panel discussion on the theme AfCFTA: Challenges and Opportunities.

Please find Conference programme below.