11 – 13 June 2024

Sandton Covention Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa


SAITEX gives you direct access to buyers whose main aim is to source the latest products, and establish partnerships.

SAITEX has opened opportunities across Africa for local and international importers and exporters for 29 years.

As one of Africa’s most established multi-sector trade shows, SAITEX draws attendance from buyers across over 25 countries, sourcing products from around the world.

The trade show has delivered 29 successful years of affording local and international importers and exporters the platform to take advantage of multi-sector trade opportunities across the continent.

This is a high-level international business-to-business trade event, that gives you access to secured global companies, attracting buying missions and quality visitors.

Why SAITEX is your business's perfect match

SAITEX gives you direct access to buyers who attend to source the latest products, meet new partners and conclude export and import deals.

Increase sales

Meet thousands of buyers and decision-makers from the region’s capital goods and consumer sectors.

Promote your brand

Capitalise on Africa’s trillion US dollar consumer market with profitable trade partnerships.

Engage with key industry stakeholders

Meet and engage with C-level executives and decision-makers from public and private sector enterprises.

Connect with local & international trade bodies

A multitude of embassies, buying missions, and local governments support and attend the event each year.

Why Africa?

By 2030, Africa’s 18 largest cities will have a combined spending power of US$1.3 trillion. With an estimated 355 million middle-class consumers, Africa has one the largest, rapidly growing retail markets in the world. Driven by the most rapid urbanisation in the world and the shift from informal to formal retail markets, Africa is the second fastest growing economy in the world, following Asia.

General retailers hold the largest share of retail sales and will continue to lead the market in 2023.

Africa boasts 20 economies growing at an average of 5% or higher over the next five years, as compared with a 2.9% growth rate for the global economy.

The top 25 retailers have a high concentration in Southern Africa: South Africa, Botswana, Namibia, Lesotho, and Swaziland.

The African Development Bank estimates that consumer spending in Africa will reach US$2.2 trillion by 2030.

South Africa’s townships contribute up to R158 billion to the overall economy
(estimated 2021 figures)

Meet a curated buyer audience like no other

For more than 29 years SAITEX has been bringing buyers and sellers together. We’ve built an unrivalled database, our campaign reaches senior buyers across the continent – from multinational wholesalers and retailers to niche importers and distributors.

  • Importers
  • Wholesalers
  • Retailers
  • Product Manufacturers
  • Distributors
  • Agents
  • Government bodies
  • Entrepreneurs