The European Business Council for Africa

On the 11th and 12th of October, 2023, the EU-Botswana Business Forum (EBBF) was held in Gaborone, Botswana.

Botswana and the European Union offered a space to explore new investment and trade opportunities for captains of industries, investors, private sector organisations, chambers of commerce, public institutions, policymakers, and financial institutions.

The delegates shared experience, explored ways to strengthen cooperation, network and exchange ideas on trade and investment topics such as business development strategies, industry trends, market opportunities and special economic development. The EBBF was a unique opportunity for networking and discussion with audience participation and interaction opportunities across each session’s design.

The Forum aimed at boosting foreign direct investment in Botswana across all sectors, diversifying exports from Botswana to the EU and to other EPA countries; and raising awareness in the EU business sectors of the great opportunities offered by Botswana. 

In addition, EBBF gave its guests the opportunity to participate in Business-to-Business sessions, round-tables and informative workshops on targeted sectors such as:

  • Life sciences, health and pharmaceutical sector
  • Financial and business services
  • Manufacturing including automobile and e-mobility
  • ICT and innovation
  • Mineral Beneficiation.