The European Business Council for Africa

March 5-8, 2020 / The European Cultural Centre of Delphi (E.C.C.D.), Delphi, Greece.

The Delphi Economic Forum is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization working in close cooperation with civil society, public organizations, businesses and individuals. It engages business, political, academic, and other top experts in an effort to address emerging challenges, influence the national and regional agendas and promote sustainable and socially responsible growth policies for Greece, Europe and the wider Eastern Mediterranean region.

The next edition will take place in the beginning of March 2020, in Delphi, Greece. Our Secretary General; Alexandros Spachis will take part in the Forum as a guest speaker.

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Fostering Uganda-Europe Economic Alliance: Investements, Green Deals and Innovations

9-10 March 2020 (9 to 12:30) - Kampala, Uganda

In line with the Africa-Europe Alliance for Sustainable Investment and Jobs, the European Union in partnership with the Private Sector Foundation Uganda and the Government of Uganda are organizing the first ever Uganda-Europe Business Forum. The forum forms part of a joint initiative to facilitate collaboration between private and public actors and partnership between Ugandan and European companies, in the framework of the Sustainable Business for Uganda Platform. The event will be graced by H.E Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, the President of the Republic of Uganda and Ms Jutta Urpilainen, the European Commissioner for international Partnerships as well as prominent European and Ugandan public and private sector players.

The forum marks an important milestone in the roadmap towards strengthening the Uganda-EU economic alliance. This highly interactive event will provide information and working sessions on Uganda’s business enabling environment, trade and investment opportunities and funding instruments that can be used to support domestic and EU businesses. The participation to the forum will be free.

In the Uganda-Europe Business Forum, you’ll have an exceptional opportunity to;

• Meet the Decision Makers: H.E. the President, Ministers, High-Level Officials, CEOs of European and Ugandan companies.
• Grab the low hanging fruits: new opportunities for investment in Agriculture, Energy, Cities, Natural Resources and for Access to Finance.
• Build your network: setup your own B2B and B2G meetings, with the B2Match App [ ], and visits to local businesses.
• Trade with Europe: learn more about Uganda business incentives and duty-free quota-free exports to the EU.
• Discover Uganda: an island of security and economic stability in the East African Region
• Invest for the long term: be part of the Sustainable Business for Uganda Platform.

 

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Speakers

EIB PresidenWerner Hoyer, EIB Vice-President Ambroise Fayolle and other high-level speakers will join Macky Sall, President of the Republic of Senegal, and UN-Habitat Executive Director Maimunah Mohd Sharif to share their experiences and expertise. They will address the challenges brought by the rapid growth of African cities and towns and look at how urbanisation can become a key driving force for the successful implementation of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. Ultimately, the objective is to achieve prosperity for all, without compromising on environmental and climate change imperatives.

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U.S. - Africa Business Summit 2020

June 9th to 12th, 2020. Marakech, Morocco

Corporate Council on Africa and the Government of Morocco will host the 13th U.S.-Africa Business Summit in June, 2020 in Marrakesh, Morocco. The Summit will bring together more than 1,400 U.S. and African private sector executives, international investors, senior government officials and multilateral stakeholders. The Summit will served as a platform for U.S. and African business and government leaders to:

ENGAGEon key sectors including agribusiness, energy, health, infrastructure, ICT, finance and more;

NETWORKwith key private sector and government decision makers;

EXPLOREnew business opportunities and meet potential business partners; and

ADVOCATEto shape effective U.S.-Africa trade and investment policies

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Great Lakes Investment and Trade Conference (GLITC)

‘Cross-border Corridors’

Kigali Convention Centre, RwandaKigali Convention Centre, Rwanda 18th - 20th March, 2020

 

Since the inaugural Private Sector Investment Conference (PSIC) which took place in Kinshasa,Since the inaugural Private Sector Investment Conference (PSIC) which took place in Kinshasa,Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) ON 24-25th February, 2016, plans have been underwayto convene a successor investment conference whose ultimate goal is to promote the variousinvestment opportunities in the Great Lakes Region that were presented at the first conference.The projects identified at that time from the region have now been subjected to both economicand financial analyses for their viability and bankability and most of these are now ready forpresentation to potential investors. This is the genesis of the forthcoming Great Lakes Investmentand Trade Conference (GLITC). Subsequently, the Office of the UN Special Envoy for the GreatLakes region (O/SESG), the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR) and theGovernment of the Republic of Rwanda are organizing the second GLITC that shall take place inKigali, Rwanda, from 18th to 20th November, 2019.

 

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Dedicated to Togolese and European investors, the Togo – European Union Economic Forum (TEUEF Togo – European Union Economic Forum) was a unique platform offering an unrivalled opportunity to meet, under the same roof, besides high profile figures and distinguished investors from the business world, political leaders, bankers and financiers, African and sub regional financial institution top executives, top  managers of investment funds, academia and development partners championing the economic growth and development of Togo, this land of opportunities which is now open for business.
During two days, approximately 400 participants, of which 300 investors of the 28 members states of the European Union and Togo including the Togolese Diaspora explored investment and partnership opportunities between Togo and the European Union.
Read more (link: https://www.forumtogo-ue.com/index.php?r=/cms/post-public/index)

EU-Ethiopia Business Forum 2019
hosted by European Commission

Tuesday, 14 May 2019 09:00 - 18:00

The Square, Brussels

 

The objective of this Forum was mainly to support and stimulate European private sector trade and investment.

During this high-level business forum we had the opportunity to exchange practical information about doing business in Ethiopia and interact with top-officials from the Ethiopian Investment Commission and with other high-ranking officials from Ethiopia. 

In the presence of Mr. Jyrki Katainen, vice-president of the European Commission and Commissioner for Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness, the day-long program focused on four key sectors in Ethiopia. These sectors were:

  • Agroprocessing
  • Textile, apparel and leather
  • Pharmaceutical and medical
  • ICT

 

EU-Ethiopia Business Forum Full Report 

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 “The Contribution of Quality Infrastructure to Sustainable Development”

Organized by UNIDO in cooperation with the African Union, it will be held on:

4 April 2019 at the Stanhope Hotel Brussels, Belgium.

The Forum will focus on best practices of quality infrastructure for the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the implementation of the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA), and it will look at how sustainability standards can help the private sector achieve the SDGs. It will gather representatives of international quality infrastructure governance bodies and practitioners, and will combine interventions by policymakers, technical experts, members of the private sector and developmental partners that will set the scene for future collaboration on quality infrastructure. The Forum will also serve to identify priority interventions for the development of quality infrastructure systems in support of the Third Industrial Development Decade for Africa 2016-2025 (IDDA III).

Registrations via this link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/international-quality- infrastructure-forum-registration-57014473826 (password: UNIDO).


Please RSVP by Wednesday 20th of March to Mr. Rémi Roland (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) with copy to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Tel: +32 2 512 73 56 Fax: +32 2 511 75 88.

Background note - EU-League of Arab States summit in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, 24-25/02/2019 

For more details, see the meeting page.

 

Vienna summit

 

Austria is holding the rotating presidency of the Council of the European Union in the second half of 2018. In line with the conclusions of the European Council of June 28 2018, Europe needs to take the extent and the quality of its cooperation with Africa to a new level, moving beyond focusing on migration as a common challenge. Austria wants to contribute to this aim.

President Kagame of Rwanda is the Chairman of the African Union for 2018. As an advocate for the advancement of an African single digital market, he has emphasised that a pathway to prosperity for all Africans, especially young people, can only be achieved by infusing African economies with technology and by collaborating with Africa’s private sector.

Therefore, President Kagame and Chancellor Kurz have decided to call for a High-Level Forumto provide a space for European and African leaders, together with CEOs of major global companies, innovation champions, start-ups and other stakeholders, to reflect and act on what needs to be done to secure prosperity and competitiveness on both continents as well as to deepen the relationship in all its aspects with a specific focus on taking our cooperation to the digital age. The forum takes place in Vienna, Austria on December 18 2018.

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Vienna EBCAM

 

EBCAM Members,

Christoph Kannengiesser (Africa Verein), Alexandros Spachis (Secretary General of EBCAM), Etienne Giros (President of EBCAM and CIAN member)