The Creative Africa Nexus at the Intra-African Trade Fair 2021, taking place from 15 – 21 November 2021 in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa promises to be the highlight of Africa’s creative and cultural calendar with hundreds of creatives gathering to exhibit, showcase, and network with government leaders, prominent investors and financiers, thought leaders and other creative sector practitioners.
CANEX @ IATF2021 interfaces top brands, artists, musicians, producers, and distributors from Africa and around the world, with market opportunities and a comprehensive programme of engaging conversations, panels discussions, live performances, installations and screenings.
More than simply a conference, over the course of the IATF 2021, CANEX will be a unique showcase and celebration of Africa’s vibrant creative and cultural heritage. CANEX at IATF 2021 will bring together the best and brightest of Africa’s creative sector through substantial exhibition space, business to business/government meeting opportunities and a comprehensive programme of engaging conversations, panels discussions, live performances, installations and screenings.
From a 3 day Live Theatre programme that will host informal conversations, showcases, case-study presentations and personal journeys of some of Africa’s most exciting talents, to the 2 day high-level CANEX Summit on 19-20 November that will see top African talent in deep and outcomes driven conversations with policy leaders, government representatives, global and African creative brands and companies, and financiers, CANEX has been especially curated by and for the African creative sector.
A bespoke CANEX exhibition and pop-up craft market and a range of special events including movie screenings, music, dance and spoken word performances, art installations and fashion shows will round out an un-missable programme of events.
But at its core, CANEX is about the business of the creative industries. It is about finding sustainable, and scalable solutions for African creatives both established and emerging.