Program

EABD Conference 2013

The European African Business Development Conference 2014 will consist of plenary sessions, break-away sessions according to sectors, pitch & speed dating activities, a matchmaking forum and company visits (excursions). The major theme of the Conference revolves around:

 “Africa, the next frontier”

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Tuesday 28 October, 2014

Wednesday 29 October, 2014

Thursday 30 October, 2014

 

Objectives

Business relationships between Europe and Africa have experienced too many obstacles which can also be contributed to a lack of knowledge or too little information. However, the untapped opportunities mostly in Africa can lead to great revenue potential that business can generate between Europe and Africa, looking at the fast growing middle class in Africa.

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This conference aims to provide a critical assessment of the current state and future of the European – African economic relationships. More specifically, the Conference will:

  • Present a critical assessment of the current trade and investment climate in Africa and address specific policy issues that confront the European private sector in the African market place
  • Identify specific intra- and interregional needs in Africa and encourage multi-lateral co-operation between international investors and role-players, business practitioners and policy makers
  • Identify and review the need for trade-related technical assistance and capacity building in terms of a partnership with Africa
  • Showcase key development initiatives to the private & public sectors of the many commercial opportunities on both continents

Therefore, this Conference will offer a biannual international platform for European and African companies, business leaders, policy makers & academics to share ideas and build confidence/consensus around the development of creative and sustainable business relationships.