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Modernising Trade in the Indian Ocean Rim Conference

  • Theme of Event

    Trade & Investment Facilitation

  • Venue
    Durban, South Africa
  • Date
    17 – 18 Jun 2019

IORA’s biggest trade event of the year entitled, “Modernising Trade in the Indian Ocean Rim Conference” will take place at the Capital Pearls Hotel in Durban, South Africa from 17-18 June 2019. Register now!

The conference is expected to gather more than 100 delegates from IORA Member States, comprising of government officials and the business community.  Speakers will include leading figures from the International Chamber of Commerce, Centre for International Private Enterprise (CIPE), Global Alliance for Trade Facilitation, UN Women, and Chambers of Commerce and Industry from around the Indian Ocean Rim region.




If you would still like to join us at the Conference, please note that you can register directly at the Capital Pearls Hotel, Durban, South Africa on Monday, 17 June 2019 from 7-10 am for the following events:

  • a full-day conference program on 17 June, which will assess recent trends, challenges and opportunities in promoting trade and investment, with a focus on tools to promote women's economic empowerment
  • the Indian Ocean Rim Business Forum (IORBF) on 18 June
  • a Side Event held by the International Chamber of Commerce to mark the ICC's 100-year anniversary on 18 June.


See full agenda here.



Questions about registration, accreditation and logistics for delegates receiving full hospitality should be directed to the IORA Secretariat: copied to


All other questions about conference arrangements on the ground should be directed to the Department of Trade and Industry, South Africa: and


  • Jun 14
    Agenda \ Trade and Investment Facilitation
    Modernising Trade in the Indian Ocean Rim Conference
  • May 31
    Publication \ Trade and Investment Facilitation
    Conference Overview
    Modernising Trade in the Indian Ocean Rim Conference
  • May 23
    Concept Note \ Trade and Investment Facilitation
    Concept Note
    Modernising Trade in the Indian Ocean Rim Conference