Africa's Largest Gathering of Creatives Is Almost Here | 25-27 November 2022 in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire

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Release Date

Thursday, October 20, 2022


CANEX WKND, presented by the African Export Import Bank (Afreximbank) in partnership with the Government of Côte d’Ivoire will be a 3-day gathering of creatives from across Africa and the diaspora, held in Abidjan between 25-27 November 2022. The event will be an important milestone in Afreximbank’s implementation of the Creative Africa Nexus (CANEX) programme; a multi-faceted intervention aimed at supporting and developing Africa’s rapidly growing creative sector. CANEX WKND will have a strong focus on creating meeting and networking opportunities between creatives, but more importantly between creatives and buyers.

Registration is Officially Open!

We are excited to announce that official registration for the upcoming Creative Africa Nexus Weekend (CANEX WKND) 2022, will open on the website from 3 October 2022.   Registration to attend CANEX WKND, that will be held across multiple venues at the Sofitel Hotel Ivoire is free for all delegates. Anyone from Africa and the diaspora interested in being part of the rapidly expanding African creative and cultural industry can register now on

Additional programme details, information on preferred hotels and other details will also be available on the website.

Among other things, participants will have the opportunity to exhibit fashion, art and crafts in a dynamic marketplace; benefit from meeting services to connect with potential partners; participate in panel discussions and in-depth break away masterclasses; and leverage a range of other networking opportunities.

Limited CANEX WKND Market & Exhibition stand space is still available. 

With stand offerings designed to meet the needs of smaller creative companies as well as premium brands and organisations. To book your stand email Just some of our confirmed CANEX WKND Market & Exhibition are featured here.

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