The 2020 Africa’s E-commerce conference will address the issue of lack of critical e-commerce infrastructure such as: power, broadband access, public postal system etc.
The proposed conference will need to promote policies that will increase the local contents of Africa’s e-commerce. Local content is defined in terms of availability of tradable goods and services and locally developed software.
The conference will address unfolding issues of privacy, security, customers, and transactions authentication protocols; issues which are becoming crucial and critical in any effort to grow e-commerce globally.
The conference will advocate the importance for Africa’s e-commerce, the signing, ratification and implementation of all protocols and conventions that promotes free trade; the use of electronic communication in foreign trade and contracts and the protection of intellectual property.
The conference will articulate policies that will enable African economies deploy e-commerce as a tool to: drive the growth of the small and medium scale enterprises sector; tackle the disturbing incidence of youth unemployment and for the eradication of poverty in the continent.
The 2020 Africa’s e-commerce conference will discuss the imperative of African economies driving commercial and financial inclusion through e-commerce. This becomes urgent and compelling now that globalization is pulling down growth-impeding barriers erected by cultural, political, and social antecedents.