The European Business Council for Africa

March 25th-26th, 2020, Hamburg, Germany

The 14th German-African Energy Forum focuses on innovative solutions for a carbon-neutral economic Transformation of the African continent. In addition to discussing whether a carbon-neutral industrialization can be achieved and showcasing German-African lighthouse projects as first milestones in the realization of such a transformation, the conference will also focus on specific renewable energies such as hydropower, power-to-x, green energy solutions for local value addition and the scaling up of off-grid energy solutions.

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Wednesday, 29th of April 2020/ The Guildhall, London 

 

Don’t pay more than you have to at The Africa Debate 2020. Join 300 attendees from diverse sectors and countries, and confirmed speakers from CDC Group, Aggreko, Denham Capital and MAX.NG amongst others.

Invest Africa Ltd’s flagship forum is an opportunity for those in positions to shape Africa’s economies to discuss how to build and support sustainable businesses that respond to the long-term needs of the continent.

 

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SUPPLY CHAIN SEMINAR

Thursday, 6th of February 2020 | SGS House, Antwerp, Belgium
On the 6th of February 2020, the NABC in cooperation with our strategic partner SGS, is organizing a Supply Chain Seminar in Antwerp, Belgium.

During the day, the attendees will have a chance to gain information on various topics under the umbrella term of Supply Chain such as dangerous good and sampling serviceproduct export compliance as well as learn about the process of obtaining ISO certification among many other highly relevant topics discussed in "sofa talks" sessions. The Supply Chain Seminar is a unique opportunity to gain knowledge as well as to network with supply chain specialists. The seminar will conclude with networking reception.

The participation is free of costs.
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Djibouti, on the Horn of Africa, is a major gateway connecting global trade routes to landlocked countries in East Africa including Ethiopia. The country’s International Free Trade Zone (DIFTZ) is already enhancing domestic growth and attracting a growing number of international companies, only one year on from its launch. There are already over 80 companies signed up to the zone, from the trade and logistics sectors. These companies come from around the world, including Ethiopia, Europe, the Middle East and China. With the Djibouti International Hotel and the Djibouti International Tower inaugurated last month, and the upcoming connection to Doraleh multipurpose port, yet more international investors and businesses are expected to join soon.

The Djibouti Damerjog Industrial Development (DDID) is also under development and will create complementary opportunities alongside DIFTZ. DDID will include the country’s second oil terminal, as well as a zone dedicated to heavy industry. The work is scheduled for completion next year.

The Eastern Africa Association is planning to organise and lead a Business Mission to Djibouti from February 24th-26th 2020. This will be open to anyone who is interested in joining what promises to be a very interesting visit, hosted mainly by the Port and Free Zones Authority, with the confirmed support from the EU Head of Delegation. It will  be followed the next 2 days (February 27th and 28th) by political and economic briefings on Ethiopia. Please contact the EBCAM office for further details

Don't miss out on the EARLY BIRD RATE for this year's Annual Debate, ending on 18TH APRIL! Invest Africa's flagship forum brings together global businesses, investors, thought leaders and policy makers under one roof to share their perspectives on African trade and investment opportunities. With more than 300 attendees from diverse sectors and countries, and confirmed speakers from GOOGLE, THE IMF, THE CARLYLE GROUP AND THE JSE AMONGST OTHERS, secure your place at http://www.theannualdebate.com/book-now.

The Importance of Governance and Business Ethics with Brand South Africa - February 26, 2019

Invest Africa and Brand SA are delighted to invite you to our Members event on ‘The Importance of Governance and Business Ethics with Brand SA’ , looking at the ongoing consideration of corporate governance developments in South Africa and its importance for its continued development in the country and the region.

Brand South Africa was established in August 2002 to help create a positive and compelling brand image for South Africa.

At that time, the world was unsure about what to think of South Africa, with many different messages being sent out by various sources. This did very little to build the country’s brand and it was evident that to attract tourism and investment there was a need to co-ordinate marketing initiatives to make them more effective.

This led to the creation of Brand South Africa, whose main objective is the marketing of South Africa through the Brand South Africa campaign.

There are many benefits to having a consolidated brand image, with the most important being that a consistent Brand South Africa message creates strategic advantages in terms of trade and tourism for the country in an increasingly competitive marketplace.

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SUBSTAINABLE ENERGY IN SOUTH AFRICA - 29 OCTOBER 2018

Invest Africa is delighted to host a ‘Renewable Energy in South Africa’ panel in partnership with Brand South Africa.

South Africa has recently signed renewable energy contracts worth $4.7 billion with independent power producers, in the first major investment deal under President Cyril Ramaphosa. A consortium of key players that include multilateral and development finance institutions will play a great role in achieving the country’s targets. This panel will highlight  key investment opportunities within the renewable energy sector including wind, solar, thermal and hydro power. Confirmed panellists include Jasandra Nyker, CEO of BioTherm Energy, Linda Mabhena-Olagunju, Managing Director of DLO Energy Resources, and Scott Mackin, Managing Partner and Head of the Power Deal Team, Denham Capital. Moderator: Guy Winter, Partner, Addleshaw Goddard.
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DLO AFRICA POWER ROUNDTABLE - 30 OCTOBER 2018 

he DLO Africa Power Roundtable is a platform that hosts various gatherings of government, key investors and stakeholders in Africa’s energy sector with the objective of encouraging investment. Now in its 7th year the platform has hosted a number of events in Africa and has had success in bringing together key sector players and stakeholders. Join us from 30 – 31 October to hear opportunities for investment in energy across Africa, with keynote addresses from Energy Ministers from South Africa, Zimbabwe, Ghana and Cote d’Ivoire. 
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THE FUTURE OF ENERGY IN AFRICA - 01 NOVEMBER 2018 

The energy sector in Africa has received much attention from businesses and investors over the past ten years. The African Development Bank’s landmark 'New Deal on Energy for Africa', launched in 2015 with the aim of achieving universal access to electricity by 2025 and bolstering growth prospects across the continent, has been key to shaping the sector’s evolution. The coming years will bring further shifts in policy priorities and investment trends, heralding both new opportunities and fresh challenges
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We are delighted to partners with the African Development Bank’s ‘Africa Investment Forum’ which will take place in Johannesburg, from 7-9th November. Invest Africa Connect will be hosting various high-level events alongside the main conference, and we have already confirmed a fantastic line up of speakers. See the agenda below  

Thursday 8th November

08.00-09.30 

 IA Connect Breakfast Panel Session: ‘Unlocking Africa’s Deals’
 
This panel discussion will look at the investor landscape across key growth sectors for example energy and infrastructure.
• Mapping the investor landscape for Africa’s energy and infrastructure sectors
• What are the success stories in these sectors, company experiences and case studies?
• What are the key strategies for developing a realistic, successful and bankable project in Africa?
Moderator: Sneha Shah, Managing Director Africa, Thompson Reuters
 
Panellists
Sanjeev Gupta, Executive Director, Financial Services, Africa Finance Corporation
Hardy Pemhiwa, Managing Director, Econet
 
12.30-14.30
 Invest Africa Connect Lunch
 
Guest Speakers
Richard Morgan, Head of Government Relations, Anglo American
Name TBC, Senior Representative, De Beers
 
18.00-20.00
Invest Africa Connect Evening Reception with Pravin Gordhan, Minister of Public Enterprises, South Africa
Friday 9th November
08.00-09.30
 Invest Africa Breakfast
 
Guest Speaker
Kola Karim, CEO, Shoreline Energy (Invited)
 
12.30-14.30
 A Global View: Foreign Direct Investment into Africa
 
This panel will look at the critical success factors for achieving sustainable economic growth in Africa. Speakers will assess the investor
appetite in Africa from a global perspective, e.g. China, Japan, UK, Russia, France and Germany.
• What are the drivers and inhibitors for Africa’s sustainable growth and role global investors need to play?
• Which old trade agreements need to be modernized, actioned or revised?
• Which projects have the capacity to change the Continent?
• What are the key concerns raised by foreign investors, and how can these be mitigated, i.e. adhering to a complex regulatory /
legislative environments across different jurisdictions (land ownership and natural resources)
 
Moderator
TBC
 
Panellists
Emma Wade-Smith,OBE, Her Majesty’s Trade Commissioner for Africa, UK Department for International Trade
Sabine Dall’Omo, CEO, Siemens South Africa
Frank M Dunlevy, Counselor to the President & CEO, OPIC
Christophe Charlier, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Renaissance Capital
Colin Coleman, Managing Director, Goldman Sachs
 
 

Welcome to the Norway – Mozambique Business & Investment Forum in Oslo/Norway – hosted by NABA and NORWEP in connection with a high level visit from Mozambique. A conference programme and more details will be shared soon.

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For the 8th consecutive year, NABA – together with co-host Norfund and the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, are gathering 500 Nordic and African business representatives in Oslo, this year under the heading “The Blue Opportunity”.   

– The Nordic-African Business Summit is the platform for our African business partners as well as Nordic companies who want to be the first learner, first earner and first mover in Africa’s blue opportunity, says Eivind Fjeldstad, Managing Director of NABA.

Benin’s President Patrice Talon – a representative of the new generation of African leadership, and with a background from the private sector – will be giving the key note speech, and will be followed by 35 distinguished speakers from Unilever, Standard Chartered, Equinor, Yara International, International Trade Center, World Ocean Council, Ferd Group, A.P. Moller Capital, RaboBank, Siem Industries and DNV GL to mention some.  

– With blue opportunity we mean the renewable opportunities in the sky, the ocean resources, and the water needed for Africa’s agriculture. Trade is also central – as 90 percent of all the continent’s imports and exports are conducted by sea. The Nordic countries have a long maritime history, we are leading energy and fisheries nations – everything we do, is connected to something blue, says Fjeldstad.

This year’s Nordic-African Business Summit will feature two plenary sessions with “high level outlook – Africa’s blue opportunity” and “Africa’s gateway to investments and trade” – as well as six special sessions featuring Africa’s port outlook, marine waste, food & agribusiness, aquaculture, energy outlook and finding the right energy projects. As in previous years, more than 20 African Ambassadors will be ready to meet conference delegates in a dedicated speed-meeting session.

You can read more about the programme and register for this year’s Summit by clicking here