The European Business Council for Africa

Les ports Africains à l'ère des alliances

East meat west

Les ports On 9th and 10th November, Djibouti will be hosting the 2020 Africa Ports Forum. This hybrid event will be both physical and virtual, bringing together over 200 stakeholders from around the world. It is being organised by DPFZA, GHIH, TangerMed S.A., Proparco, SSATP and aims to serve as a platform for the development of African ports. The impact of the development of ports on the hinterland, best practice for improving competitivity, and digitalisation will be key themes of the event.

Since launching the registration for the AidEx 2020 webinar programme last week, we have seen over 500 members of our community sign up to attend. Across the 18th and 19th November we have 11 highly engaging sessions featuring over 45 speakers all focused on response, recovery and resilience following the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The Brazil Africa Forum 2020 will gather virtually, on November 3rd and 4th, global leaders, government and private sector representatives, academics and potential investors to exchange experiences and discuss the current international scenario under the theme “Overcoming the Challenges of the Pandemic: What’s next?”.

Already established as the major event to connect decision-makers from Brazil and Africa, this year BAF reinforces its commitment in promoting major discussions, engaging leaders from multiple origins and sectors, cross-cutting key issues of the contemporary world.

In our rapidly-evolving global market, the choice of fund domiciliation has become an increasingly salient issue for both investors and fund managers looking for efficiency, stability and transparency.

Jersey Finance has therefore commissioned an independent research report from African Business Magazine surveying more than 60 LPs and GPs operating in jurisdictions worldwide and with a connection to South African managers to find out the emerging trends for fund domiciliation and capital raising, particularly as a route for private equity impact investing into the wider African continent.

Join us on Thursday 5 November 2020, where we’ll discuss the findings of the report and hear from our panel of expert speakers, who will provide their views and insightful analysis.

For more information, please contact a member of our Events Team.

Business from around the world are leveraging data-driven digital technology to participate in global markets. The free flow of data across borders - and the government policies that enable data flows - underpins such cross border trade, and provides benefit to a myriad of connected stakeholders. 

despite this, undue restrictions on data flows, are threatening the balkanisation of the internet, which is likely to hamper competition and innovation, dent economic growth, and infringe upon fundamental rights of consumers.

In light of this, the proposed workshop session would bring in experts from different stakeholder groups to shed light on pertinent concerns regarding cross border data flows.

Furthermore, it would suggest a way forward to create greater trust and digital cooperation to achieve sustainable development goals of promoting sustained economic growth, fostering innovation, promote productive employment and improving trade. 

Tanzania's Embassy in Sweden welcomes NABA-members to a webinar on manufacturing and industrial investment opportunities in Tanzania.

The Embassy of the United Republic of Tanzania in the Nordic Countries, Baltic States and Ukraine is planning to hold a webinar on manufacturing and industrial investment opportunities in Tanzania.

The webinar will be organized in partnership with the Tanzania Investment Center (TIC)The Tanzania Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture (TCCIA) and the Swedish East African Chamber of Commerce (SWEACC).

Through the planned webinar and networking, The Embassy, TIC, TCCIA and SWEACC will identify and welcome Nordic, Baltic and Ukrainian manufacturers and industrial developers to showcase for shifting production base from the Nordic and Baltic Countries and Ukraine to Tanzania. This move by the Embassy is towards the implementation of Tanzania’s Integrated Industrial Development Strategy 2025 (IIDS 2025).

The digital transformation is happening quickly in Africa, as is in the rest of the world following the Covid19 pandemic. The demand to perform all possible communications virtually is sudden but at the same time an opportunity to leapfrog into the digital future earlier.

Why should you attend?

African Innovation Week 2020 will bring together global stakeholders from public, private, startup and research ecosystems. Over 20 different thematic areas will be raised and debated on that you can be part of from wherever you are. There will be pitching of selected innovative ideas by young innovators that will challenge us investors to work with them. Last but not least there will be opportunities for investors and entrepreneurs to network and set the path for collaboration.

NABA session at the Africa Energy Forum (aef)

The Africa Energy Forum (AEF) is the largest gathering of Energy Professionals on the continent to cover all aspects of the Energy Market. On the 9th of November NABA is hosting a digital dialoge at the AEF.

Watch over 100 digital Africa Energy Forum (aef) sessions both live and on-demand, as well as unlimited video networking with the African energy community for four weeks. If you haven't already, you will need to register for aef to view the sessions on-demand on the digital platform. Once on the platform simply visit the session to view.

The Digital Energy Festival

The ‘Digital Energy Festival’ unites the Africa Energy Forum, the Oil & Gas Council, African Utility Week and POWERGEN Africa under one banner, bringing you Africa’s largest, all-encompassing digital energy platform. 

The goal of this series of online events  is to bring together different perspectives and insights on the expanding research and policy agenda on social cohesion. Social cohesion has been receiving increasing attention not only in policy circles but also in academic discussions in recent years. Political polarization, nationalist movements, and not least the repercussions of the COVID-19 pandemic have amplified the relevance of social cohesion. On the one hand, crises like these threaten the very cohesiveness of societies. On the other hand, an initial lack of social cohesion can also decisively increase the vulnerability of societies to such crises. Against this background, many governments, civil society and international organizations underline the importance of social cohesion. Still, many questions remain unanswered: What do we mean precisely when talking about social cohesion? How do we measure it? What drives social cohesion? What leverage does development cooperation have in this area? We invite you to discuss these and other pertinent questions with us during the Social Cohesion Week. 

During the third East African Banking & Microfinance Forum 2020, organised by the Eastern and Southern African Trade & Development Bank and the European Investment Bank, ECDPM’s San Bilal will moderate a session focused on how green and gender-based lending can help Africa recover after COVID-19.

The 3rd East African Banking & Microfinance Forum will take place virtually from 5 – 6 November 2020. This two-day conference will explore pertinent issues that are faced by the East and Southern African banking community in particular, but also by the global finance sector as a whole. With 150+ delegates and over 35 leading speakers, the 3rd East African Banking & Microfinance Forum provides a vital platform for all government stakeholders and private sector organisations to engage on the region’s growth strategy, trends and policy developments, post-pandemic recovery and the adoption of fintech and digitisation in the African banking sector.