DHL signs on as title sponsor for 2018 DHL eCommerce MoneyAfrica conference

south africa communications africaThe DHL eCommerce MoneyAfrica Confex will take place in South Africa. (Photo: Pixabay)DHL Express sub-Saharan Africa (SSA)  has signed on as title sponsor for the 2018 DHL eCommerce MoneyAfrica Conference & Exhibition (Confex)

The DHL eCommerce MoneyAfrica Confex is recognised as one of Africa’s biggest opportunities to bring stakeholders in the fintech and e-commerce sectors together. The show will be attended by delegates from some of the continent’s biggest tech, retail, banking and legal firms.

"As the market leaders in international express logistics in Africa, we have extensive first-hand experience of the positive impact that e-commerce has on the continent. ‘Brand Africa’ has become increasingly popular across the globe and we’re thrilled to work with thousands of customers across the continent, helping them expand their brand across borders. The evolution of the DHL eCommerce Money Africa is a wonderful platform for DHL to further connect and support the industry."

The development of e-commerce in Africa continues to unlock huge opportunities for growth. “Historically, international trade was often overlooked or ignored by start-ups and SMEs, due to perceived complexities. But if you have the right partner, international trade can be hassle free. The world is so well connected that customers now have access to any product, irrespective of their location. This means that even small businesses can now compete on a level playing field.”

PwC recently launched a report which presents a rise in mobile subscriptions in sub-Saharan Africa from 174mn in 2007 to around 772mn by 2016. This totals to 34 per cent growth in under ten years, more than three times the rate at which mobile phone usage grew in the rest of the world. 

“Through this new partnership, we would like to help businesses understand key logistics considerations, but more importantly, advise them how to plan for and overcome any logistical challenges. DHL is working in collaboration with the organizers of DHL eCommerce MoneyAfrica Confex to ensure that next year’s event is the best one yet. The event is considered the ‘meeting place for the African e-commerce industry’ and we look forward to supporting this very important growth market with our global expertise and over 40 years’ experience in Africa,” adds Burd.

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