Informal Economy Development Forum Collaborates with DMG Events to Finalize Leading Trade Show SAITEX for June 2024

The Informal Economy Development Forum (IEDF) is excited to announce that it is in the final stages of collaboration with DMG Events to bring forth the premier trade show of the year, SAITEX, scheduled for June 2024.

SAITEX, South Africa’s International Trade Exhibition, has been a cornerstone event in the country’s trade and commerce landscape. With a rich history of fostering international trade, investment, and economic growth, SAITEX has consistently served as a vital platform for businesses, entrepreneurs, and industry leaders.

This year, the IEDF, a prominent advocate for the growth of the informal economy, has joined forces with DMG Events, renowned organizers of high-impact global events, to further enhance and diversify SAITEX’s offerings.

The collaboration between the IEDF and DMG Events aims to bridge the gap between the formal and informal sectors, facilitating networking, knowledge exchange, and business development opportunities for informal entrepreneurs, small businesses, and established corporations.

Key highlights of the SAITEX 2024 event include:

Informal Economy Pavilion: An exclusive section within SAITEX that provides informal entrepreneurs with a dedicated platform to showcase their products and services, connect with potential partners, and gain exposure on an international scale.

Networking and Workshops: A series of workshops, seminars, and networking sessions designed to foster collaboration between informal and formal sector businesses. Experts and industry leaders will share valuable insights and knowledge.

Global Trade Opportunities: SAITEX continues to serve as a global trade gateway, connecting businesses with international markets and investment opportunities.

Product Showcases: A wide array of products from various industries, including fashion, agriculture, technology, and more, will be on display, highlighting the diversity and innovation within South Africa’s business landscape.

The IEDF and DMG Events are committed to creating a comprehensive and inclusive event that promotes economic growth, job creation, and sustainability in the informal economy, which plays a pivotal role in the country’s economic development.

The collaboration with DMG Events is a significant step towards achieving this vision, combining their extensive experience in event organization with the IEDF’s mission to empower and support the informal sector.

SAITEX 2024 is scheduled to take place in June 2024 at Sandton Convention Centre, and we encourage all businesses, entrepreneurs, and industry stakeholders to mark their calendars for this essential event.

For more information, please visit the official SAITEX website at

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Keziah Zachariah

Head of Media

About the Informal Economy Development Forum (IEDF):

The Informal Economy Development Forum is a leading advocate for the empowerment and sustainable growth of the informal economy in South Africa. The IEDF works to bridge the gap between the formal and informal sectors, providing resources and support to entrepreneurs and small businesses.

About DMG Events:

DMG Events is a global leader in organizing events and exhibitions, providing opportunities for businesses and industries to connect, grow, and prosper. With a portfolio of high-profile events worldwide, DMG Events is renowned for delivering outstanding trade shows and conferences.