EABD Conference 2013

Interaction, matchmaking and open discussions are the pillars of the European African Business Development Conference, an event for European and African companies, investors, entrepreneurs and even those who are just interested in doing business in the African continent. It is all about offering an enabling platform to create or foster the business partnership relationships and connections.

Secondly, Europe and Africa will benefit as a whole because of the enlarged and positive audience it will receive based on their business opportunities.

Reasons to attend

High profile and internationally renowned speakers from governments and all major public and private sectors/industries will be speaking, presenting and contributing their experiences during information-packed sessions that will stretch your mind in new directions. You will identify concrete interventions areas and gain breakthrough insights from industry and business experts for your practical use. You will take advantage of the cross-industry nature of the event, gain fresh perspectives outside your company and take home a network of valuable new contacts that will surprise and delight you.

You will enjoy extended networking, meaningful conversations and fun during special evening events outside of the Conference.  With the EABDC 2014 platform, as an attendee, you will be given a special opportunity outside your industry as our takeaway measures to follow up and see how you are using what you learned, send updates and reminders and share your experience with the whole EABDC community.

We encourage you to come a few days earlier before the Conference starts, so as to enjoy the historical city of The Hague. The Hague is a city of international importance with many faces, home to many different cultures. Once little more than a country house near a pond, The Hague has developed into a city of international character and importance, a neverending story: a little bit of history is added every day.

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Who should attend?

Government representatives, banks, investment funds and other financial institutions, representatives of Chambers of Commerce, industry and business associations, development agencies, project developers, infrastructure companies (power, water, harbor, transport, construction companies etc.), tourism businesses, traders (exporters and importers), trade associations, media representatives, political analysts and opinion shapers, business practitioners from multinational organizations, potential investors from major trading blocks, high ranking intercontinental policy makers and government officials who influence trade and investment in Africa and Europe, international academics and researchers, investment promotion agencies from in- and outside Africa.