The European Business Council for Africa

Wednesday, 28 September 2022
08:00 11:00
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The AfCFTA connects 1.3 billion people across 55 countries with a combined gross domestic product valued at $3.4 trillion – representing a connected Africa. Africa needs long-term thinking and greater cooperation – and this is precisely what the AfCTFA represents. Across the world, countries are questioning trade agreements and economic integration. While the world turns in one direction, the African Union is moving in the other by deepening ties across the continent. At the same time, we cannot lose sight of significant challenges of AfCFTA including implementation, equity and infrastructure. Beyond trade, the pact also addresses the movement of people and labour, trade in services, investment, intellectual property rights and competition policy. When African countries trade with themselves they exchange more manufactured and processed goods, have more knowledge transfer, and create more value. Where does local manufacturing fit into the AfCFTA agreement?

Date: 22 September 2022, 14:00 (CEST)

Online

CBL-ACP is pleased to invite you to a webinar on the business climate and investment opportunities in Malawi. During this Webinar official representatives of the Embassy in Brussels and the MITC (Malawi Investment & Trade Centre) will give a presentation and express their views on how to further strengthen and promote investment and trade links between Malawi and Belgium and Luxemburg.

Testimonies of Belgian investors and the realisation of some projects in this country will also be provided.

Date: 12-13 October 2022

Hilton Hotel, Frankfurt am Main

EBCAM is proud to be a partner in Afrika-Verein's upcoming event, the 1st Africa Trade & Invest Forum under the banner "Digitalisation: The trailblazer of tomorrow's economies". 

This event represents a great opportunity for participants to gain invaluable insights into the way that digitalisation is shaping the development of African economies and how to make the most of the opportunities that these developments provide. For those active on the continent, and those hoping to enter the African market, it will be a chance to hear top stakeholders and decision makers discuss these exciting new investment possibilities. We strongly advise participation at this great event!

Date: 28 July 2022, 15:15-16:30 (CEST)

Online

How the African Continental Free Trade Area can enhance competitiveness and trade within regional value chains.

The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) creates a market of 1.2 billion people with a combined GDP of 3.4 trillion US dollars. It has the potential to boost economic development and prosperity through accelerated intra-Africa trade.

CBL-ACP is pleased to invite you to a webinar on the business climate and investment opportunities in Malawi. During this Webinar official representatives of the Embassy in Brussels and the MITC (Malawi Investment & Trade Centre) will give a presentation and express their views on how to further strengthen and promote investment and trade links between Malawi and Belgium and Luxemburg.
We will also provide some testimonies of Belgian investors and the realisation of some projects in this country.

When?

Thursday 22 September 2022, at 02.00 pm (CEST)

Where?

Date: 28-29 September 2022

Oslo

Since their first Summit in 2011, more than 300 speakers, and more than 3000 delegates, have made it the leading place to bring together the Africa-focused business community. In 2022 the Nordic-African Business Summit will take place in Oslo on the 29th of September, with a reception to be held the evening beforehand.

Date: 4 July 15:00-16:30

Online

Ces derniers mois, à la suite d’une période de crises successives ayant touché le continent africain plus ou moins directement, et plus ou moins durement, le recrutement de cadres a connu une période particulièrement faste. Ce dynamisme de recrutement est cependant nuancé selon les secteurs, et il est loin d’être à l’abri de futurs aléas.

La Commission RH du CIAN a décidé de réunir trois experts, intervenant aussi bien dans la chasse de têtes que dans l’intérim en Afrique, afin de présenter les industries les plus proactives en matière d’embauche sur le continent.

Date: 1 July 2022, 09:30-11:00 (CEST)

Online

L’inclusion financière est nécessaire à l’éradication de la pauvreté, au développement des marchés et de la consommation en Afrique.

Pour faire face à ces enjeux, les secteurs bancaires africains se modernisent, portés notamment par l’impulsion des banques centrales, et les canaux digitaux de l’inclusion financière prennent de l’ampleur.

La transformation des secteurs bancaires, et l’évolution des établissements de paiement, y compris des établissement de paiement mobile, illustrent tout particulièrement cette dynamique à travers le continent. La révolution des moyens de paiement est donc lancée.

Au cours de cette commission, nous aborderons les enjeux et perspectives de l’inclusion financière en lien avec le phénomène de numérisation qui traverse l’Afrique.

Date: 19 July 2022 07:00-10:00

Johannesburg

AfCTFA represents 1.3 billion people across 55 countries with a combined gross domestic product (GDP) valued at $3.4 trillion – A connected Africa. Across the world, countries are questioning trade agreements and economic integration. Africa needs long-term thinking and greater cooperation – and this is precisely what the AfCTFA represents. Across the world, countries are questioning trade agreements and economic integration, but while the world turns in one direction, the African Union is moving in the other by deepening ties across the continent. At the same time, we cannot lose sight of significant challenges of AfCTFA which is the implementation, equity and infrastructure. Beyond trade, the pact also addresses the movement of persons and labour, trade in services, investment, intellectual property rights and competition policy, possibly e-commerce, competition, investment and intellectual property. When African countries trade with themselves they exchange more manufactured and processed goods, have more knowledge transfer, and create more value. Where does local manufacturing fit into the AfCTFA agreement?

Date: 21 June 2022, 06:30-08:30

Nairobi, Kenya

East Africa has not been spared the double shock of the Covid-19 pandemic and the Russian invasion of Ukraine. In the wake mounting pressure on prices of key commodities, notably fertiliser, wheat and oil, the region faces the risk of stagflation, undermining its recovery from the pandemic with the AfDB’s growth forecast revised down from 7% in 2021 to 4.1% in 2022. Against this turbulent global backdrop, countries in the region are grappling with their own challenges with limited fiscal space to mitigate negative economic impacts. Kenya’s upcoming elections cast doubts over the country’s future while ongoing conflict in Ethiopia and the Horn of Africa undermines peace and stability in the region.