The European Business Council for Africa

Dear Member,  CBL-ACP is pleased to invite you to join its next free live webinar which will be held at 4pm on Thursday 18 March 2021 in english. Mrs Lok will discuss with our members about the strategic opportunities for doing business in Nigeria. Don’t miss an opportunity for gaining key insights into the geopolitical situation of this country and discovering Mrs Lok’s business experience, especially on Supply Chain and her testimony regarding the current business climate. She will be assisted by our Head of Bilateral Section for Nigeria, Mr. Peter van Blanckenberg.

Cette conférence en ligne est animée par Jean-Jacques Lecat, Président de la commission juridique et fiscale du CIAN, abordera les thèmes suivants :

  • les changements apportés à la fiscalité des entreprises par les lois de finances pour l’année 2021 des pays d’Afrique subsaharienne
  • l‘actualité fiscale en Angola (convention fiscale avec le Portugal, retenue à la source sur les rémunérations de services versées à l’étranger et dispositions anti-abus)
  • les récentes modifications apportées à la législation fiscale en Algérie ainsi que les évolutions en matière de contrôle fiscal
  • les changements les plus marquants en matière de réglementation des changes et de fiscalité en Afrique du Sud

Les interventions relatives à la fiscalité en Angola et en Afrique du Sud se tiendront en anglais.

Despite having a population of over 1 billion, Africa’s automotive industry only represents 1% of global new car sales, with 85% of those being sold in South Africa alone. What accounts for this disparity? Invest Africa is delighted to invite you to a detailed examination of Africa’s automotive industry, where the areas of growth will be for the continent’s economies, hit hard by Covid-19, to examine what strategies investors and financial institutions can implement to mitigate the effects of the pandemic and how initiatives such as the AfCFTA will help increase the much-needed infrastructure levels across the continent, critical for supporting sales in key growth markets like Ghana and Morocco.

The African continent is regarded as the last major growth market for mobility solutions, thanks to a growing middle class. German car makers and suppliers are already active in the North and in South Africa – and even transformed their production to meet healthcare demands in times of the pandemic. Both this flexibility and the current debate on nearshoring of supply and value chains show: More African markets need to play a more prominent role in global value chains. The Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy can support the necessary development with tailormade instruments. 

In the framework of the Foreign Trade Days of the Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy (BMWi), Afrika-Verein invites you to this digital expert discussion with inputs on current tendencies to diversify supply chains and nearshore production, with the automotive industry in Africa as an example.

The German Federal Government strongly believes that a global hydrogen market will emerge and carbon-free hydrogen will be the object of trade which is why a National Hydrogen Strategy was passed in 2020. Hydrogen is not only an important factor for the European Union to reach its climate goals, additionally it has the power to unlock untapped potential across various sectors and enable industries to develop sustainably. Germany is determined to play a major role in boosting a global hydrogen market while promoting its own economy and has put a partnership with the African continent on the Agenda with a 310 million euro funding for the production of green hydrogen, research and investment projects in Morocco.

 

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The German-African Energy Forum is the flagship event of economic cooperation between Germany and the African continent. For thirteen years, the conference has been hosting up to 500 participants, a yearly average of ten African government delegations and continues to be a popular destination for leading energy businesses from Germany, Europe and Africa. That is why we are pleased to announce the 14th German-African Energy Forum on June 1st and 2nd, 2021 within the German-African Energy Days from June 1st to 10th, 2021.

COVID 19 : LE CIAN ET L’OPINION REVOIENT LE FORMAT DU FORUM AFRIQUE 2021. 

Prévu initialement le 18 mars, le rendez-vous annuel des dirigeants, cadres d’entreprises présents ou souhaitant investir en Afrique, aura lieu en deux temps en raison de la crise sanitaire. Une web conférence est programmée le 18 mars 2021 tandis que le forum en format présentiel aura lieu le 1er juillet 2021. 


Confrontée à un choc d’une ampleur inédite, l’Afrique a fait preuve d’une résilience insoupçonnée. La crise offre l’occasion de repenser la place des entreprises dans l’organisation économique du continent et d’inventer de nouvelles chaînes de valeur. Ces thèmes seront au cœur des débats du Forum Afrique du CIAN.

Depuis sept ans, notre Forum est devenu un temps fort, reconnu et attendu par la communauté des acteurs impliqués en Afrique. Alors que la crise sanitaire et économique se prolonge, nous ne voulons pas le reporter car c’est maintenant qu’il est indispensable. Nous avons plus que jamais besoin de réfléchir et d’échanger ensemble.

Powered by Untapped, The Nest is a monthly event series taking place both in-person and online, where startups and entrepreneurs in emerging markets pitch to angel investors around the world.

In this second edition of Invest Africa x Untapped Global’s The Nest, we’ll be featuring cryptocurrency. On March 18th, join us online and in Abidjan and Nairobi to watch two of Africa's leading Crypto startups pitch to a group of international angel investors for funding, feedback and global recognition.

Angels and entrepreneurs to be announced.

Register here and join us live on March 18th, 2021, and click on the ‘Add to Calendar’ dropdown to add this event to your calendar and get a reminder.

Despite grounded flights and shut borders throughout much of 2020, Africa’s hotel sector has continued to attract investor attention, bucking the overarching concern from the public and private sectors alike that Covid-19 would spell the end for Africa’s hotel industry. With African governments now pushing for greater intra-Africa trade in 2021 through the AfCFTA framework, hotel investors have taken a long-term view on the sector, and the benefits of intra-continental business travel for greater economic development are hard to ignore. 

Invest Africa is delighted to invite you to our deep dive into the future of financing for Africa’s hotel sector, to examine what strategies investors and financial institutions can implement to mitigate the effects of the pandemic and the consequential impact on Africa’s tourism and hospitality sectors.  

NABA members are welcome to a 30 minutes briefing conversation with Norway’s Ambassador in Nigeria, H.E. Knut Eiliv Lein.

Update on economy, politics, coronavirus-situation – with time for your questions.