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Opening the eCommerce gateway into Africa

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Opening the eCommerce gateway into Africa


The eCommerce Africa Confex is proving to be Africa’s most influential eCommerce gathering as we bring you face to face with the key individuals in the industry. The conference agenda will cover all things eCommerce, from how to expand your business into Africa to the survival and flourishing of SME’s and small businesses.


Raphael Afaedor, Co-Founder of Jumia and CEO/Co-Founder of Supermart, together with Simdul Shagaya, CEO and Founder of Konga.com, will both be sitting on a panel discussing how to sell into Africa and grow your business beyond South Africa.


Raphael is part of the advisory panel that has been consulted to tailor the event agenda. He co-founded one of Nigeria’s largest online stores, Jumia, in 2012 and has since left to start Supermart, an online platform that allows the consumer to shop from over 18 000 grocery items. Simdul is the CEO and co-founder of recently Naspers-invested, Konga.com which is known as Africa’s answer to Amazon.com. He was on Forbe’s list of “The 10 Most Powerful Men in Africa 2014” and also won “Entrepreneur of the Year” at the 2013 All Africa Business Leaders Awards.


SME’s and startups can gather valuable insight during a panel that will discuss what small businesses, without the big corporate budgets, can do to build a business that will not only survive but thrive and flourish in the eCommerce industry. Panellists for this discussion include:

  • David Muller, Managing Director of CyberCellar
  • Phaedon Gourtsoyannis, Founder of Cape Coffee Beans
  • Gary Hadfield, CEO of loot.co.za
  • Olivier Chas, Managing Director and Co-Founder of CitySlicker

The eCommerce Africa Confex takes place on the 3rd and 4th February 2015 at the Cape Town International Convention Centre. Should you wish to register as a delegate or are interested in sponsor or exhibitor opportunities, please contact Kirsten Pow Chong on 021 180 4700 or email at kirsten@kineticevents.net.

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