Welcome to the first African Trade Fair for Skilled Business Partnerships

Many companies dream to establish successful and sustainable partnerships with African actors that have previously been subjected to due diligence and vice versa. From 28 to 29 November 2019, at the Ecobank international headquarters in Lomé, Togo, this dream will become reality, all thanks to the ACCI.

In addition to raising awareness, training and setting up economic intelligence and monitoring systems adapted to African markets, due diligence is a service through which the African Centre for Competitive Intelligence (ACCI) reveals the ever-increasing importance of its activity to organisations that rely on it.

This first edition of the African Trade Fair for Skilled Business Partnerships (SAPAQ2019), scheduled to take place from 28 to 29 November 2019, at the headquarters of the Ecobank Transnational Incorporated, in Lomé, Togo, is an exceptional initiative. It will bring together natural and legal persons with prior due diligence in order to establish lasting and mutually beneficial partnerships..

According to Guy Gweth, President of ACCI, Director of Doing Business at Centrale Supelec and Chief Organiser of SAPAQ, “this trade fair is a great opportunity to show that international economic operators and investors can embrace a high degree of transparency in their partnerships with African counterparts... and vice versa. This is unprecedented.”

From major corporations, to SMEs, law firms and universities, hundreds of public and private actors from all over the world are expected gather in the Togolese capital to forge win-win partnerships and to discover the keys to their success and security.

This very first edition of SAPAQ is organised with the valuable support of Togo Invest, the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Togo, the ECOWAS Bank for Investment and Development (EBID), the “Centre Autonome d'Etudes et de Renforcement des Capacités pour le Développement au Togo” (CADERDT), the TOGOCEL and the “Inter Patronal Groupings of Cameroon (GICAM).

After four years as a strategic partner to a number of major institutions such as the “Inter Patronal Groupings of Cameroon”, the ACCI has become the ideal partner for African organisations seeking to protect their markets and increase their competitiveness. This applies to the Presidency of the Republic of Côte d'Ivoire, the Presidency of the Republic of Togo, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Tunisia, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Benin, the Ministry of Planning, Development and Cooperation of Togo, the Chamber of Commerce of Burkina Faso, the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Togo, the Superior State Audit of Cameroon, Togo Invest, CADERT, Barry Callebaut, ENEO, MARSA Morocco, CAMRAIL, TOGOCEL, Orange Burkina, the "Société Anonyme des Brasseries du Cameroun", the "Société Nationale des Pétroles du Congo", Chanas Assurances, the "Crédit Foncier du Cameroun" and several international business law firms.

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