The European Business Council for Africa

Securities, are delighted to present a free webinar that will bring together industry thought leaders for a live online discussion on the global economic effects of COVID-19, the impact of various global stimulus packages, and how governments and corporates will manage soaring debts. 

Corporate Council on Africa is pleased to host the Leaders Forum, a high-level virtual forum to bring together Heads of State, senior USG and African government officials, CEOs and private sector executives, and leaders from multilateral institutions. The Forum will take place over the course of one week and will provide an important platform and opportunity to explore various aspects of resilient U.S.-Africa business engagement that will shape and drive post-COVID-19 recovery.

Webinar on investment screening in times of COVID-19 – and beyond

📅25 June 2020, 12:30 to 14:00 (Paris time)

Governments recognise the benefits of international investment, but are paying increasing attention to occasional risk associated with foreign investment. As part of their response to the COVID-19 pandemic, several governments have introduced new FDI screening mechanisms, enhanced existing ones, or accelerated policy making to fend off new or newly identified threats.

Investment screening already had a heyday before the crisis struck – the pandemic was a mere accelerator rather than the trigger of this trend. The superposition of the two waves of new measure may bring about transformational and permanent change to FDI screening policy practice – and to the way governments and societies view the benefits and risks associated with foreign investment.

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.

 

Full programme here

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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