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ORIGIN AFRICA is ACTIF’s platform to promote the African cotton, textile, apparel and associated industries.

Hosted in a different country each year, and continually evolving, the annual ORIGIN AFRICA Trade Event is the “Go To” event you cannot afford to miss..

Produced quarterly and distributed electronically the ORIGIN AFRICA Magazine presents news, opinions and features designed to help keep our readers regularly updated.

ORIGIN AFRICA delivers an unparalleled view of the trade and investment environment and the many opportunities in the cotton, textile, apparel and association industries across the fast developing African continent. .Read More



Origin Africa is not only a Trade Fair, but Africa’s premier internationally recognised trade, investment & networking opportunity.  Origin Africa is a uniquely Pan-African event, providing different African countries the multiple benefits and opportunities associated with hosting the event each year and strongly encouraging intra -regional trade. 

We are delighted that MAURITIUS will host our 8th ORIGIN AFRICA Trade Event between 25th and 29th September 2017



CONFERENCE: 25th and 26th September 2017
Productivity, Profitability and Sustainability in the Technology "Revolution"

Join world renowned experts as we explore the disruption of, and opportunity in, rapidly developing technologies on Productivity, Profitability and Sustainability.  Exceptional speakers address a wide range of subject already are, and will continue to have significant impact on our cotton, textile and apparel sectors.  The majority of the international  speakers, while regular contributors at international conferences, have not previously presented during any of the African events.  The Conference will be fresh, positive, pro-active and topical.


TRADE FAIR: 27th – 29th September 2017
Core to Bespoke 

Exhibitors from Mauritius, Madagascar, Kenya, Uganda, Ethiopia, Rwanda, Egypt, Lesotho, Botswana, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Nigeria, Ghana, Cote D’Ivoire, Italy, Germany, Switzerland, Singapore, India, Pakistan and United Arab Emirates meet Brands, Retailers, Wholesalers and Sourcing Agents from United Kingdom, European Union, United States of America, Canada, Hong Kong, India and South Africa.  Pre-registered Visitors include international trade specialists, investment exploratory missions, education, research, support & development partners and others involved in, or interested in, theAfrican cotton, textile and apparel industries 

ORIGIN AFRICA UPSCALE- 25th to 29th September

Special exhibition area, technical workshop and other activities designed to support micro and small creatives from across the continent.  If you are micro or small Designer, or an organisation supporting this sector, please see the OA UPSCALE details listed at Origin Africa Upscale page.



Island Style Welcome Cocktail (By Invitation)    25th September, Intercontinental Resort from 17:00

Trade Fair Official Opening                     27th September, SVICC from 10:00 t.b.c

WRAP Special Recognition Ceremony               t.b.c.


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