Africa – Trade Associations

Directory Business, Industry and Trade Associations

African Union (AU)

The¬†African Union is a union consisting of 54 African states. The only all-African state not in the AU is Morocco. The AU was established on 26 May 2001 in Addis Ababa and launched on 9 July 2002 in South Africa to replace the Organisation of African Unity (OAU). The most important decisions of the AU are made by the Assembly of the African Union, a semi-annual meeting of the heads of state and government of its member states. The AU’s secretariat, the African Union Commission, is based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
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South Africa

Exhibition Association of Southern Africa (EXSA)
EXSA was founded in 1980 as a non-profit organisation representing Venues, Organisers, Exhibition Designers, Contractors, Service Companies, Associate organisations and Corporate companies. EXSA, via collective representation, provides a forum for all participants across the spectrum of the exhibition industry.

Southern African Association for the Conference Industry (SAACI)
SAACI is dedicated to maintaining and improving the standards of efficiency and professionalism for the conference and events industry in southern Africa. The southern African conference industry is recognised around the world as a dynamic growth area. SAACI is aware of the increasing importance of southern Africa as an international conference destination and is endeavouring to ensure that the industry meets the required standards.