June 2019 saw the launch of the inaugural WISH Africa Expo 2019 at Olympia London.

The expo is a multi-industry showcase of African culture, commerce and development with a mission to promote a more positive image of Africa and Africans on the continent and in the diaspora.


SAOTA Director Greg Truen, was invited as panellist alongside international designers Hicham Lahlou and Papa Omotayo of MOE+ Art Architecture to discuss Modern African Architecture – Building Wakanda. The panel discussion was moderated by India Block, assistant editor at Dezeen.