Creative Africa Nexus (CANEX)

Creativity at the heart of innovation and transformation

Don't miss your moment!

The CANEX Summit and Live Theatre Programme brings together creatives from the continent and the diaspora to showcase, exhibit and network with policy makers, prominent investors, financiers, thought leaders and other creative sector practitioners. Featuring top brands, artists, musicians, producers, and distributors, CANEX at IATF2023 will be the biggest gathering of creatives on the continent in 2023.

CANEX will welcome a large range of visitors and participants, speakers, stakeholders, and guests from creative hubs across Africa. Attendees will comprise of business leaders, entrepreneurs, media professionals, creative and media agencies, brands, media channels, filmmakers, marketing and advertising professionals as well as media experts.


  • Creative enthusiasts
  • Influencers
  • Culture tourists

Governance/ Public Sector

  • Culture ministries
  • Law & policy makers
  • Governments
  • Cultural bodies
  • Tourism boards
  • Associations

Corporate & Investors

  • Private investors
  • Banks
  • Hedge funds
  • Sovereign funds

Industry Professionals

  • Content creators
  • Media editors and journalists

  • Advertising and creative agencies
  • Filmmakers
  • Art curators and galleries
  • Event and festival organizers
  • Fashion designers
  • Fashion and creative sector
  • buyers
  • Broadcasters
  • Streaming platforms and digital platforms
  • Cinemas and film distributors
  • Creative sector retailers
  • Visual artists
  • E-gamers – players and designers
  • Animators and FX artists
  • Record label executives & music distributors
  • Musicians
  • Crafters
  • Songwriters
  • Composers
  • Performers
  • Music producers
  • Literary and music publishers
  • Educators and trainers
Contact us should you wish to exhibit at CANEX 2023, or if you would like to know more.

Papy Luzala

Commercial Manager, Africa
Intra-african trade fair

+971 524 638 976 +27 (0)71 098 6509