The European Business Council for Africa

The German-African Business Association (Afrika-Verein) and the German Agribusiness Alliance invite you cordially to the

4th German-African Agribusiness Forum:
Opportunities and Challenges along the Value Chain
From Agricultural Farming to Food Processing and Distribution

22 January 2018
at the Ellington Hotel, Nürnbergerstraße 50-55, 10789 Berlin

During the 4th Edition of the forum in 2018 we will explore the opportunities and challenges along the value chain, from Agricultural Farming to Food Processing and Distribution.

Together we will assess technical, business and governance factors in designing successful agribusiness in Africa. Key topics among others are the potential in the value chain, energizing agribusiness and financing models. We will additionally focus on concrete projects and workshops to generate intense networking and deliver results. And of course the future of Agribusiness is involved: young farmers and entrepreneurs are invited to join our Forum to inspire, network and discuss with us the developments to come.

Our Forum serves to create synergies and a platform for exchange and networking to a large number of important decision- and policy makers from all over the African Continent, Germany and around the globe within the agribusiness field.

See the draft programme


“Investing in Africa’s Transition – How, not Why?”

This was the overall topic this year. The private sector plays an important part in the continent’s transition, and we believe Nordic companies should and could pay more attention.

Secretary General of EBCAM, Mr Alexandros Spachis, attended the summit and elaborated a report on it.

Here you can read it!



The Call for candidacies for the Class 2018 of the Crans Montana Forum of New Leaders for Tomorrow has started!

Invitation for Proposals of Names

Through this Initiative, our Organization offers a decisive support to young decision-makers, coming from emerging countries, while giving them a free access to the Forums’ activities for three years, in order for them to strengthen their international networks and promote their activity.




Prochain événement, next event, volgende evenement. SAVE THE DATE December 22nd , prestigious location at « Cercle gaulois ».

MEET the Belgian ambassadors posted in ACP countries for a business luncheon. Registration is required contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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5th German-African Infrastructure Forum

The German African Business Association/Afrika-Verein der deutschen Wirtschaft e.V. in cooperation with the Ministry of Economics, Innovation, Digitalisation and Energy of North Rhine-Westphalia warmly invites you to participate in the

5th German-African Infrastructure Forum
Environmental Engineering & Logistics,
7. and 8. November 2017
at DUSconference plus,
Flughafenstr. 120, 40474 Düsseldorf

The current infrastructure development on the African continent has a significant potential – especially for German and European companies.

Infrastructure is far more than just road, rail or air transportation. Furthermore there are numerous sectors in which the German and European economies can promote further development on the African continent. For that reason the Afrika-Verein has oriented towards and focuses on water supply and waste recycling in diverse industries, mega-cities and rural areas. In addition to that the conference will deal with logistical solutions, mobility and project financing.

The 5th German-African Infrastructure Forum offers:

  • Discussions with experts
  • Networking with potential African and German partners
  • Innovative incentives for your companies
  • Practical workshops

The Afrika-Verein expects approximately 200 high-level guests from Africa and Germany.

See the draft programme


 NABA's member events of August 2017

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Upcoming events

  • 16th August 2017 : Oslo - North African Outlook

NABA in collaboration with IHS Markit welcome members to attend the North African Outlook with leading expert Firms Modad, Director, Middle East & North Africa. The meeting will take place at theConfederation of NHO (Middelthunsgate 27) on Wednesday 16th of August from 13:00-14:00. For registration go to this link

  • 21st August 2017 : Oslo - Ambassadors meet & greet reception

NABA and founding member Statoil are inviting all members to a meet and greet reception with Norway’s Ambassadors posted in African countries on Monday 21st of August from 18:00-19:45 at Statoil headquarters, Martin Linges vei 33, 1364 Fornebu. Register on this link.

  • 29th August 2017 : Oslo - Tanzania breakfast meeting with Association of Tanzania Employers (ATE)

NABA members are invited to a breakfast meeting with Dr. Aggrey K Mlimuka, Executive Director and Suzanne Ndomba-Doran, Legal Services Manager from the Association of Tanzania Employers (ATE). The meeting with address the current political and business environment in Tanzania, on Tuesday 29th of August from 08:15-09:30 at NHO (Middelthunsgate 27). Register on this link.

On June 6th, Mrs. Mémé A.Tsan FALL -Head of Bilateral Section Senegal CBL-ACP- organized on behalf of our member CBL-ACP, in collaboration with the Embassy of Senegal in Belgium and APIX – Senegalese Agency for Investment Promotion and Major Projects -, the High Level Doing Business Senegal in honor of H.E. Mr. Macky Sall President of the Republic of Senegal, Officials and Senegalese enterprises.


The CIAN is organizing next 20th of June its Déjeuner-Débat on the topic : - Africa and the world's raw materials market - on the occasion of the launching of the Arcadia Report 2017. 

Registrations are to be made before June 15th, 2017.  

Register on CIAN's website

EAA investment mission to Rwanda, via Nairobi, in October

The Rwanda Development Board (RDB) have now confirmed the dates for the EAA investment mission to the country, October 25th-27th. I will be preparing some notices shortly but the provisional format will be as follows:

Arrive in Nairobi on Tuesday October 24th, stay the night there (we would be happy to book the hotel) so that mission participants can attend the EAA members’ regional lunch meeting on the 25th (registration commences at 10.30). Here they will hear briefings on Ethiopia, Uganda, Tanzania and Kenya and have an opportunity to network with our members already doing business in the region. It also involves a 3-course lunch which is included in the participation fee (provisionally euro 750).

BCA: The Djibouti railway story

the Djibouti Ports and Free Zones Authority

Port and infrastructure expansion in Djibouti

Djibouti is making investments in excess of $15 billion in new infrastructure, including four new ports.

The ports – together with projects to build a Liquefied Natural Gas facility, an oil terminal, and two brand new airports – will dramatically expand Djibouti’s ability to serve as a platform and trade hub for East African countries and African countries beyond the region.