CAX WKND, Africa’s first Cultural and Creative Industry Continental Event

Published on: Feb 07, 2020


The Creative Africa Exchange has been created to be a catalyst that brings together identified assets and resources within the creative industry’s ecosystem

Developed and managed by Times Multimedia, CAX has been designed to be the nexus of Africa’s creative economy to stimulate, consolidate the African creative and cultural industry’s’ fragmented ecosystem into a sustainable impactful asset that contributes to the transformation of  the continent.

Launched during the Intra Africa Trade Fair in Cairo in December 2018, CAX is the first exchange of its kind. The only pan-African summit for the creative ecosystem devoted to creativity in the fields of music, art, design, fashion, literature, culture, publishing, film and television.

The Creative Africa Exchange (CAX) is a consolidated marketplace for the creative and cultural industry. CAX will facilitate investments into the industry through trade, industrialization and provision of critical infrastructure to support the transformation of Africa. Through mobilizing continental initiatives such as African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) and Intra African Trade Fair (IATF).

Why Now?

  • Key Markets in Africa have recorded unprecedented and exponential growth.
  • Generating US 4.2billion Dollars and 547,500 jobs.
  • Consolidated investment of just 100million US Dollars will create an impact and additionality of close to 10 million new jobs.
  • Cultural and creative industries in Africa are on the verge of becoming one of the major drivers for sustainable development of growth in the continent. CAX aims to be at the forefront of these discussions with viable infrastructure and working methods to realise the United African goal.

Creative industries are amongst the main dynamic sectors of world trade, and an important contributor to the economy of developed countries

CAX WKND hosted on the 17th of January 2020 will be followed by CAX Week to be held on the sidelines of IATF2020 in Kigali from 1 to 7 September. To learn more about the CAX WKND and how they can benefit your creative career, follow this link