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4th Africa Business Forum – Wed 1st June 2016, Sheraton Hotel, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Africa Business Forum

4th Africa Business Forum – Wed 1st June 2016 Sponsored by MIDROC Group, one of the largest companies in Africa and Ethiopia’s biggest employer, owned by Sheikh Mohammed Al Amoudi. The Africa Business Forum focuses on offering international companies considerable opportunities to enter and become successful in one of the fastest growing economies in the world in the areas of […]

Barclays’ Ex-CEO May Buy the Bank’s Africa Operations

NAIROBI, KENYA - JANUARY 08:  Residents in the Kawangware slum walk past a branch of Barclay's Bank on January 8, 2008 in Nairobi, Kenya. Normal business has resumed in the capital after post election violence abated.  African Union Chairman John Kufor is to arrive in Nairobi today and is expected to meet with President Mwai Kabaki and opposition leader Raila Odinga.  (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

Former Barclays head Bob Diamond is reportedly teaming up with private equity group Carlyle. Former Barclays Chief Executive Bob Diamond is teaming up with private equity group Carlyle to prepare a bid to buy the bank’s African operations, a source familiar with the matter told Reuters on Monday. Diamond is looking to structure a deal […]

‘Africa’s Youngest Billionaire’ Credits His Success To Being A Refugee

Ashish Thakkar, founder and chief executive officer of Mara Group, smiles during a forum on African energy and innovation at the Newseum in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Monday, Aug. 4, 2014. A two-decade surge in growth in Africa suggests the poorest continent is starting to come to grips with its challenges and has raised the prospect of the "African lions" emulating the "Asian tiger" economies in the 21st century. Photographer: Drew Angerer/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Ashish Thakkar talks to The Huffington Post about the Mara Group’s 20th anniversary and life as a serial entrepreneur. Ashish Thakkar’s Twitter biography doesn’t identify him as “Africa’s youngest billionaire,” or “CEO and founder of The Mara Group,” a globally renowned multi-sector investment group — the first word is “refugee.” Thirty-four-year-old Thakkar’s family is Indian […]

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Aims & Objectives


The aim is to grow your businesses through trade with Africa and create partnerships.


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Business professionals, buyers, sellers and officials  have the opportunity to keep up to date with the latest business trends in Africa.


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This is a forum for CEO's, Entrepreneur 's, senior management, Importers and Exporters seeking opportunities in Africa.


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We regularly meet governmental officials and their representatives to help boost investment in their home countries.


What people think about Africa Business Forum

Being from Nigeria I represent one of the fasting growing regions in the world in terms of GDP and growth. Great to see an Africa Business Forum, organised by Africans for Africans. This is truly becoming an important hub and now thanks to the forum, an important meeting place for Africans to connect.


I am the Deputy Consul General of the Federal Republic of Ethiopia in the UAE. It is great to support such a Pan-African platform. Myself and my team have made a lot of new contacts and new potential business leads interested in investing in East Africa.


Addleshaw Goddard (Middle East & Africa) LLP. Leading International Law Firm. Part of a business-led Africa initiative chaired by the UK Minister of State for Trade and Investment and backed by UK Prime Minister, David Cameron.


I represent the Dubai Government Export Agency towards Africa. It is very important to support and enhance the trade links between Dubai and the rest of Africa. Africa is becoming one of the most important re-export markets for the UAE and also a base for many Africans looking to do business Globally.


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