The European Business Council for Africa

Covid-19 has undoubtedly disrupted the global economies, trade landscape, supply chains, markets, consumer confidence and business models which will create a lasting economic consequences. The vulnerability of major economies has risen as growth slowed and various countries are now less able to absorb shocks. The global trade Partnership Arrangements (EPAs), investment relations and WTO are in transition. 

These economic trends and indicators are undoubtedly great opportunities for global economies, companies and investors to establish alternative economic and investment relations and to unlock market opportunities in the African region for growth. US Prosperity Africa Programme, the UK Transition and Africa Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) are the many initiatives and trends that will harness the many prevailing opportunities in the region. 

Join us for the virtual AfBC Africa Trade Conference 2021 on Doing Business in Africa and Future Opportunities to hear and learn changes that will take place after the UK leaves EU, overseas trade, exporting and investment opportunities in the African markets.

During the discussion, we will be addressing key issues including:

  • African economy and market overview
  • Doing business and trading in East, West and Southern African regions
  • Continuing the UK’s trade relationship with African Region after Brexit: Impact and opportunities
  • A review of Economic partnership and continuity trade agreements: Southern African Customs Union (SACU), Eastern and Southern Africa (ESA-UK), MFN, WTO and the AfCFTA
  • UK - Trading with African Commonwealth countries
  • Investment and business growth opportunities in Agribusiness, healthcare, tech industries, manufacturing, infrastructure, real estate, tourism
  • African debt and capital markets
  • Transaction banking
  • Capital projects financing, infrastructure investments and asset management
  • Managing overseas trade and cross border operation risks.
  • Export and trade finance


H.E. Carlos dos Santos - Ambassador of Mozambique to the U.S

Akin-Olusoji Akinyele - Special Assistant to the CEO & Head, Government Relations at The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE)*

Andrew Herscowitz - Chief Development Officer at U.S. International Development Finance Corporation*

Marcello Estevao - Global Director, Macroeconomics, Trade, and Investment at The World Bank*

Thabo Molekoa - Managing Director & CEO at Siemens Energy South Africa (Pty)*

Thierry Vodounou - Senior Investment Officer at International Finance Corporation (IFC)

Nick Fadugba - Chief Executive Officer at African Aviation Services

Faruq Muhammad - Global Head of Structured Export Finance at Standard Chartered Bank

Anders Aeroe - Director, Division of Enterprises and Institutions at International Trade Centre (ITC)

Peter Kibet Arab Biwott - Executive Director at Agrinomic Africa

Elsabeth T. Tedros - Principal Program Officer, Infrastructure Finance and Project Preparation at The African Union Development Agency-NEPAD*

Muloongo Muchelemba - Director, Commercial, Corporate & Institutional Banking at Standard Chartered Bank and Founder & Content Creator at Ongolo

Mavis Owusu-Gyamfi - Executive Vice President at African Center for Economic Transformation (ACET)

Rama SALL - Head of Advisory Department, Risk Advisory Director at Deloitte

Frannie Leautier - Senior Partner and CEO SouthBridge Investments

Winfred Warui - Head-Diaspora Banking & Remittance, Equity Bank, Uganda

Joseph M Chikolwa - Non Executive Director at British American Tobacco, Zambia

Angela Russell - CEO at The American Chamber of Commerce in South Africa*

Gerald J. La Touche - International Trade Adviser/ Energy Sector Lead at Department for International Trade (DIT) West Midlands

Terser Adamu - International Trade Adviser and Africa Business Expert at at Department for International Trade (DIT) Manchester

Cinthia Loïs Ta - CEO at The African Chamber of Commerce Scandinavia (ACCS)

Olu Raheem - Trade Commissioner for Finland in West Africa

Edrisa Kwizera - Head of Development at Tullow Uganda Operations Pty

Jacob A. Akuo CAPA - International Trade Advisor at the Cameroon Permanent Mission to the World Trade Organization

Mwila Pascal Mwenya - Debt Capital Markets: Zambia, Malawi, ESwatini, Angola, Mauritius at Stanbic Bank Zambia

Beverley Okoye - Relationship Manager for UK Prime Minister's Trade Envoy's to Africa at Department for International Trade (DIT)

Bolaji (Lawal) Sofoluwe - Africa Business Development Strategist and Managing Director at ETK Group

Cecilia Akintomide - Independent Non-Executive Director at Ondo State Development and Investment Promotion Agency (ONDIPA)

The conference will bring together business leaders, Government officials, investors, entrepreneurs, diasporas, experts, policymakers, academia and professionals from across the World to deliberate and showcase economic growth opportunities in Africa for both local, regional and internationals businesses and investors. 

Once you have registered to join the webinar, you will receive joining instructions, link to connect and to add to your diary.

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Source: African Business Chamber (AFBC)