The European Business Council for Africa

Africa-EU-China: Avenues for a New Economic Partnership?

Tuesday, 4th February 2020 / 16h30-18h00 (registration from 16h00) / EIAS, Rue de la Loi 26, 10th Floor, Brussels.

Africa is today’s second fastest growing region in the world. The EU is its largest trade partner and investor, and is now looking to develop greater economic synergies with actors from the continent. The new European Commission is committed to scale up its business exchanges and trade partnerships with the region. The last two decades have also seen a growing presence of Chinese businesses in Africa. Not just state-led ventures, but also private Chinese enterprises have become increasingly engaged in trade and investment with many countries around the continent. China’s new role in Africa has not been overlooked by the other economic partners active in the region.

Africa is today’s second fastest growing region in the world. The EU is its largest trade partner and investor, and is now looking to develop greater economic synergies with actors from the continent. The new European Commission is committed to scale up its business exchanges and trade partnerships with the region. The last two decades have also seen a growing presence of Chinese businesses in Africa. Not just state-led ventures, but also private Chinese enterprises have become increasingly engaged in trade and investment with many countries around the continent. China’s new role in Africa has not been overlooked by the other economic partners active in the region.For this reason, since 2008, the EU has been working on the creation of a framework of trilateral Africa-EU-China cooperation encompassing several areas, from trade to security and development. The most recent evidence of this commitment was on July this year, when the 11th Round of China-EU Consultation on African Affairs was held in Beijing. But how to ensure that this new trilateral partnership adheres to the good practices, standards and regulations on which the rule-based multilateral system is built?

The European Institute for Asian Studies (EIAS) and the European Business Council for Africa (EBCAM, a non-profit business organisation dedicated to the promotion of the private sector in Africa) cordially invite you to a Briefing Seminar addressing these issues on 4 February 2020 in Brussels. The event will shed light on the potential venues of cooperation and ways forward in trilateral Africa-EU-China economic cooperation.

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The EBCAM family would like to thank Ms. Valentina Santoro for her full dedication the last four years as Chief Operating Officer and to wish her good luck to her new career horizons. 

 

Below: Our General Secretary Dr. Alexandros Spachis with Ms. Valentina Santoro. 


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Opportunities for Business and Development

Conference at Basel university

On wednesday, 28 june 2017, 1.30 p.m. - 5.45 p.m.

followed by reception

where EBCAM is an official partner whose members get an important reduction on the registration fees. 

The Program

The venue is: Kollegienhaus (main building) of the University of Basel
Petersplatz 1, 4051 Basel

For further information and registration, please consult the site:

https://africaforum.unibas.ch

Fees
Early bird (registered by 30 April 2017): CHF 120.-
Regular: CHF 160.-

On Tuesday 23 May 2017, His Excellency Johnson Weru, Ambassador of Kenya received the Secretary General of EBCAM, Mr Alexandros Spachis. 

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