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Promoting the Development of the Digital Commerce and Internet Business Industry at a Regional and Global Level

Taking place September 20-22, the eCommerce Day Africa 2023 is the first edition of eCommerce Day in Africa, made possible by the eCommerce Institute with the support of USAID, the Alliance for eTrade Development (“eTrade Alliance”), and the American Chamber of Commerce in Kenya (AmCham). 

This inaugural event is part of the regional eCommerce Day 2023 World Tour, which has been taking place annually in Latin America and the Caribbean since 2007, with the aim of promoting the development of the Digital Commerce and Internet Business industry at a regional and global level, and accelerating the incorporation of the online channel by companies and entrepreneurs who are key to the growth of the Digital Economy. It has become a mandatory meeting point for major players and stakeholders in the Digital Economy in the region (for more information, visit

In 2018, Rotorcorp developed the first e-commerce platform for the online sale of parts, engines and major components for Robinson Helicopters. With more than thirteen thousand R22, R44 and R66 helicopters produced since 1979, Robinson is the world’s largest manufacturer of civilian helicopters. Rotorcorp’s e-commerce solution provided a much-needed portal for Robinson Helicopters to locate and purchase critical parts 24/7/365, in their native language, and in their native currency.  The company’s trusted and recognized solution allows critical operators in the public safety, energy & gas, commercial fishing, and agriculture sectors to keep flying safely.  With its focus on exports, trade and logistics Rotorcorp directly serves operators in South Africa, Namibia, Nigeria, and Kenya.

Situated about 300 miles east of Cape Town, Rotorcorp customer Bergsig Game Ranch operates four Robinson R44 helicopters to manage the 10,000 acre wildlife preserve. Bergsig’s savannah, grass plains, thick bushveld, mountains and valleys are home to more than 30 species under their care, including lion, water buffalo, rhinoceros and giraffe. Helicopter operations are focused on tours, game management, game relocation and veterinary services.  Because of the large time difference between South Africa and U.S. suppliers, South African operators like Bergsig have come to rely on Rotorcorp’s ecommerce platform and large in-stock inventory to keep their helicopters properly maintained and flying safely. 

The eCommerce Day Africa event, with a similar dynamic and structure well proved in Latin America, will take place with face-to-face activities in Nairobi, and will have extended coverage to other countries in the region. The goal of the event is to convene the premier ecommerce companies across the  country, and Africa, for a series of panels, workshops, product showcasing, a startup competition, and networking, all to promote the growth of the digital economy. The event will have a specific focus on engaging Kenyan and African MSMEs on using ecommerce to grow their businesses and engage in cross-border digital trade.

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About Sean Casey & Rotorcorp

Sean is a father of four children and 25-year resident of Atlanta, Georgia. He is the Founder and CEO Rotorcorp LLC, the largest supplier of Robinson helicopter parts in the world. Since its founding in 2011, Rotorcorp has grown to serve more than 3000 customers in 45 countries worldwide. A military veteran, Sean served as an armored crewman in the U.S. Army and was deployed to Bosnia during Operation Joint Endeavor. He currently serves as a member of the Small Business Advisory Board of HAI (Helicopter Association International), serving a second term on the Industry Trade Advisory Committee (ITAC) for Aerospace at the U.S. Commerce Department, and was recently appointed to the District Export Council (DEC) for the state of Georgia.

Recognizing that the majority of economic growth in coming decades will occur outside of the United States, Sean has instilled a strong export culture in Rotorcorp, developed key export capabilities, and strategically positioned the company to benefit from international sales. Under Sean’s leadership, Rotorcorp now derives a majority of its revenue from export sales to its international customer base. Sean earned his Certified Global Business Professional (CGBP) Designation in 2018 and was named 2018 Atlanta Small Business Person of the Year by Atlanta Business Chronicle. In 2019, Rotorcorp was honored by the U.S. Small Business Administration as the Exporter of the Year for Georgia and the 8-state Southeast Region.  In 2023, Rotorcorp received the President’s “E” Award- the nations highest distinction for exporting organizations, recognizing four consecutive years of export revenue growth.