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About the event

Join our interactive webinar giving practical advice to enable trade in Africa. Discover the most attractive trade opportunities in the highest potential and fastest growing African countries.

North West companies working with DIT North West will receive expert insight and guidance on planning and executing your international trade strategy. 

What are the benefits?

  • Opportunities to network with local businesses that are doing business in Africa, top African businesses and African investors in focused meetings
  • Learn about finding and working with agents and distributors in Africa

  • Gain an insight into the retail, construction and education markets from sector experts


Shalom Llyod

Shalon Lloyd - Founder & Managing Director, Naturally Tribal 

An award-winning, senior skilled business professional, with broad experience in the pharmaceutical industry. Shalom is a British-Nigerian with a BSc and MSc in Pharmacy from the Ukrainian Academy of Pharmacy, and an MBA from the University of Liverpool. This resulted in a cross-cultural background which has enabled her to push for diversity and cultural awareness in the global business place at every opportunity for herself and others.

Shalom is the Founder of Naturally Tribal Skincare, a natural chemical-free skincare company built on valuing healthy, ethical, and sustainable living whilst empowering African women.

Shalom is also the Chief Strategy Officer at Emerging Markets Quality Trials (eMQT), an organisation focused on diversity in Clinical Trials providing the global pharmaceutical industry access to patients in Africa.

Shalom is a Department of International Trade 2020 Export Champion, a CommonwealthFirst Export Champion, a Mentor and strong believer in the fact that anything is possible!

Oliver Glendenning

Oliver Glendenning - Sales Director, Buildworks Solutions

Oliver Glendenning has 9 years experience trading to Africa. He has worked in 25 countries spread regionally across the North, South, East, West and Central Africa. Oliver is experienced in dealing with overseas agents distributors and suppliers in a variety of different environments worldwide. Specifically in Europe, South America, Africa and Asia.

bolaji sofoluwe

Bolaji Sofoluwe - Managing Director, ETK Group

Bolaji is the Managing Director/Co-Founder of the Enterprise Trade and Knowledge Group, UK. She has nearly twenty years of experience in strategically positioning businesses to enter and thrive within African markets. She has helped these companies overcome the unique challenges of doing business on the continent, working with them to achieve scale and success.

She is a Department for International Trade Export Champion and has spoken at a wide variety of conferences, events and lectures about doing business in Africa. She holds a B.A. in Languages and Linguistics and is currently working towards a Masters in International Business Leadership and Management at York Management School.


10:00 - 10:05 am - Welcome & introduction

10:05 - 10:25 am - Delegate Introduction

10:25 - 10:45 am - Shalom Lloyd, Naturally Tribal

10:45 - 11:05 am - Oliver Glendenning, Buildworks Solutions

11:05 - 11:10 am - Break

11:10 - 11:30 am - Bolaji Sofoluwe, ETK Group

11:30 - 12:00 pm - Q&As