Africa-Asia-Europe Trade & Investment Summit (AAE Summit)

Venue: Cape Town International Convention Centre

Location: Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

Event Date/Time: Oct 29, 2012 End Date/Time: Oct 31, 2012
Registration Date: Oct 28, 2012
Early Registration Date: Aug 15, 2012
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The inaugural Africa – Asia – Europe Trade & Investment Summit dubbed the “AAE Summit” will be held from the 29th to the 31st of October 2012 in the resort city of Cape Town, South Africa. For the first time ever, the event will bring together African, Asian, and European governments, businesses, civic societies, academics and think tanks into an environment where trade and investment policies will be debated, myths will be debunked and where delegates will develop an understanding of the investment and operating environments in Africa, Asia and Europe.The event will host 300 exhibitors, 48 speakers and will see almost 3000 delegates from 61 participating countries across the three continents.

Themed “Breaking New Ground”, the 3 day summit is informed by the desire and need for business and governments on the three continents to find new solutions to global economic problems. The most important aspect of this summit is impact. The summit guarantees high levels of discussion and therefore, will bring us closer to making decisions regarding contentious issues.

The AAE Summit offers an opportunity for Africa to position itself as an important market of almost 1 billion consumers. In the wake of recent global economic challenges, this event will also present itself as an opportunity for Asian and European governments and companies to find new markets and sources of supply outside their traditional ones. Similarly, African businesses and governments will take the opportunity to identify new partnerships and to seek investment across every sector.


1 Lower Long Street, Cape Town
Cape Town
Western Cape
South Africa

Additional Information

The summit will have 300 exhibitors and 8 speakers from 61 countries.