Africa Business Forum

Connecting Africa and the rest of the world

Our conference has become one of the most important bi-annual gathering in Africa & Middle East. Grow your business in Africa. Engage, maximize your market share and build connections with African, customers and partners.

A unique platform to showcase the latest products and services with a global network of 10,000+ Professionals. 20,000+ Registered international companies, 60,000+ Social media and 10 million views.

We offer international companies considerable opportunities to enter and become successful in one of the fastest growing economies in the world. Ethiopia alone has the 5th fastest growing economy in Africa, with 11% GDP and 95 million population.

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Participate in our Conferences and B2B investment meetings to access key business professionals, CEO’s, Entrepreneurs, Government officials, Exporters, Buyers and Sellers. 

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Ajen Sita, CEO Of EY Africa, On Africa’s Development Within The Global Economy

Ajen Sita, CEO Of EY Africa, On Africa’s Development Within The Global Economy

While Africa’s 2015 GDP is down 12% from 46% in 2014, it is still among thefastest growing regions in world As a continent with a population of over12B people, massive commodity repositories – 1/10th of the world’s oil,

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‘India keen to develop ports in Africa’

‘India keen to develop ports in Africa’

Pursuing its pro-active maritime policy, the government has expressed keenness to develop ports for various countries, including Africa, Bangladesh and Iran   “During the recent summit of heads of African nations, Prime Minister Narendra Modi

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Number of new hotel developments across Africa surges

Number of new hotel developments across Africa surges

THE Africa Rising narrative is holding strong in the continent’s hospitality sector, particularly in Nigeria and Angola, despite the contraction in these economies due to the lower oil price Global and domestic hotel chains have

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Why Johnson and Johnson Is Ramping Up Its Business in Africa

Why Johnson and Johnson Is Ramping Up Its Business in Africa

US drug giant Johnson & Johnson jnj is expanding its business and R&D presence in Africa, a key emerging market that the company believes will buttress sales of its medications over time On Wednesday, J&J

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Akon Woos Middle East Investors For Solar Lighting Africa Business

Akon Woos Middle East Investors For Solar Lighting Africa Business

Senegalese-American superstar rapper and businessman Akon visited the Middle East recently, trying to get financing for his business, Akon Lighting Africa Akon’s goal is to bring solar lighting to rural Africa He grew up in a

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How a Nigerian built an African e-commerce empire from his bedroom

How a Nigerian built an African e-commerce empire from his bedroom

As an Africa business coach and consultant I have the pleasure of wandering through African business news and related success stories as part of my job And once in a while, you stumble across a

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Almost half of African women are entrepreneurs; these are their struggles…

Almost half of African women are entrepreneurs; these are their struggles…

Women in Africa are creating opportunities for themselves and giving back to communities and that is what makes women entrepreneurs in Africa different, says Melanie Hawken, Founder of Lionesses of Africa Rwanda was recently voted

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As the rest see difficulties, bullish African business chiefs are snapping up deals—and it’s not just about resources

As the rest see difficulties, bullish African business chiefs are snapping up deals—and it’s not just about resources

Aliko Dangote, speaking at the Africa CEO Forum in Abidjan, March 21, 2016 Dangote is aggressively expanding his business empire in Nigeria, to set up a $14 billion oil refinery in Nigeria Despite Africa’s recent

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Doing Business in Africa: Ten Things No One Ever Told You

Doing Business in Africa: Ten Things No One Ever Told You

You’ve seen the headlines, you’ve heard the news: Africa is a hot economic commodity “It’s the next China or Dubai,” you say over the water cooler at work “But isn’t it unstable and unsafe” a co-worker

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Going to Africa: 3 Steps to Transition Your Business and Successfully Penetrate the Market

Going to Africa: 3 Steps to Transition Your Business and Successfully Penetrate the Market

  It’s no secret: Africa is a continent that is being touted by experts, residents, and media alike as a more-than-emerging, enterprise gold mine Though the challenges of infrastructure, corruption, and terrorism are still present,

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Consumer market outlook in Africa ‘still positive’

Consumer market outlook in Africa ‘still positive’

DESPITE the decline in growth, Africa’s long-term outlook as a consumer market remains positive, says an inaugural report on retail and consumer businesses by professional services network PwC Gross domestic product (GDP) growth, population growth

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Forbes Africa TVBusiness magazine to launch 1st global TV platform

Forbes Africa TVBusiness magazine to launch 1st global TV platform

Leading business magazine, Forbes Africa is set to launch the first global TV platform, Forbes Africa TV Forbes Africa is launching its first ever TV platform with flagship show “My Worst Day”, anchored by award

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Naspers Sub-Saharan Africa Business Hit Hard by Commodities Drop

Naspers Sub-Saharan Africa Business Hit Hard by Commodities Drop

Naspers Ltd, Africa’s largest company by market value, said fiscal full-year profit growth will be held back by depressed sub-Saharan economies, where consumers are struggling to pay for extras like online movies and TV Best

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Kenya’s Equity Bank eyes Barclays Africa’s business

Kenya’s Equity Bank eyes Barclays Africa’s business

Kenya’s biggest bank, Equity Bank, has declared interest in buying parts of Barclays Africa’s operations Chief Executive Officer of the bank, James Mwangi told Reuters on Tuesday he saw potential acquisition opportunities following Barclays’ decision

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Investors Earmark $60M For African Startups At The Africa Business Angel Forum

Investors Earmark $60M For African Startups At The Africa Business Angel Forum

  A group of investors, meeting at a recent Africa Business Angel Forum, announced that they plan to invest a combined $60 million to help scale up African startups Reewire, a fund founded by Neils

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The richest man in Africa; The only black billionaire among the world’s 50 richest people

The richest man in Africa; The only black billionaire among the world’s 50 richest people

Founder and CEO of the Dangote Group Aliko Dangote commands a fortune of $143 billion The 50 richest people on earth There’s only one person in all of Africa who makes the list of the 50 richest

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Africa’s big cities offer investors hope in hard times

Africa’s big cities offer investors hope in hard times

Africa’s biggest economies have been hammered by the collapse in commodity prices over the past 18 months but there are still investment bright spots to be found In cities such as Addis Ababa, Lagos, Nairobi,

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London is big investor in African businesses

London is big investor in African businesses

London is big investor in African businesses It may be thousands of miles away from the continent, but much of the money that flows into Africa either originates in, or passes through, London Often seen

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‘Brand Africa’: the business of African football

‘Brand Africa’: the business of African football

The final whistle blew, and the sky blue-shirted players danced with delight Manchester City had at last won the Champions League A premonition A dream A computer game No – this was reality, although the

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Africa’s biggest company is launching a Netflix competitor in the US

Africa’s biggest company is launching a Netflix competitor in the US

Africa’s largest media company, Nasper’s, has plans to expand its new video streaming service to North America, Europe, and Asia, according to Bloomberg The service, called “Showmax,” is a Netflix competitor that will offer not only

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After Russian Sanctions, Turkish Business looks to Africa

After Russian Sanctions, Turkish Business looks to Africa

Dozens of businessmen from Cameroon continued meeting Wednesday in Istanbul as part of a three-day summit aimed at strengthening cooperation between Turkish and African corporations Turkey’s industries have eyed the continent in an effort to expand their economic reach at a

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Nokia remains bullish about Africa business despite economic slowdown

Nokia remains bullish about Africa business despite economic slowdown

  Finnish network equipment maker Nokia remains upbeat about its growth prospects in Africa despite a slowdown in many of the continent’s fastest-growing economies, a senior company executive said on Thursday Nokia, which sold its

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China pledges: $60bn for Africa

China pledges: $60bn for Africa

This is the new terrain, a new game plan and Africans need to rise to the occasion so they can build the continent that they want This was the reaction by Minister in the Presidency,

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Living Large: The Size Of Business Jet Fleets In 17 African Countries

Living Large: The Size Of Business Jet Fleets In 17 African Countries

Nigerian Pastor David Oyedepo in his jet Photo: osundefenderorg, Encomium Magazine The African business jet fleet has grown to 524 aircraft in 50 years and the last 15 years saw the fastest growth but there was a slowdown

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Business climate easing as construction starts on East Africa’s largest PV project

Business climate easing as construction starts on East Africa’s largest PV project

Uganda is seeing its first grid-connected plant French PV company EREN Renewable Energy and developer Access Infra Africa, a subsidiary of Access Power, have begun construction of a 10MW solar PV plant in Uganda, which

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3rd Africa Business Forum – 17 Oct 2015 @Dubai World Trade Tower

3rd Africa Business Forum – 17 Oct 2015 @Dubai World Trade Tower

Connect, network and meet the right people to make your business grow in Africa Join AfricaBusinessForumcom at our bi-annual high profile Forum that aims to bring together Business professionals, CEO’s, Entrepreneurs, Govt officials, Exporters, Buyers

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Will 2016 be a tough year for African economies?

Will 2016 be a tough year for African economies?

Will 2016 be a tough year for African economies For many economies and markets around the world it has been a less than impressive start to 2016 and Africa is no exception Commodity prices remain

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Nigeria ‘most open economy in Africa’

Nigeria ‘most open economy in Africa’

At the time when the Nigerian Communication Commission (NCC) imposed a hefty $52 billion (R7457bn) fine against telecoms giant MTN, the country was open to foreign direct investments, Minister of Trade and Investment Okechukwu Enelamah

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Foreigners line up to power Africa

Foreigners line up to power Africa

With the international community pledging billions of dollars in investments in the energy sector in Africa, prospects of electrifying the homes of more than 600 million African people who don’t have access to power have

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Flame Tree Group sees business opportunities in East Africa’s unique challenges

Flame Tree Group sees business opportunities in East Africa’s unique challenges

Heril Bangera, CEO of Flame Tree Group In every other household in Kenya’s capital Nairobi, be it in a wealthy suburb or an informal settlement, one is bound to find a water storage tank Most schools, hospitals,

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Reversing Africa’s brain drain

Reversing Africa’s brain drain

Reversing Africa’s brain drain Educational ties between Africa and the rest of the world are nothing new, but often the continent’s best and brightest would leave for overseas schools and colleges to pursue subsequent careers

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Africa-China exports fall by 40% after China slowdown

Africa-China exports fall by 40% after China slowdown

Africa-China exports fall by 40% after China slowdown South Africa hosted a China-Africa summit last month cementing ties between the two African exports to China fell by almost 40% in 2015, China’s customs office says

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What people think of Africa Business Forum

Testimonials

The conference was essential for international companies present to learn about trends in the investment, opportunities and regulatory environments in Africa and specifically in Ethiopia, and discuss ideas, share information, experiences, and last but not least network. We have established new business contacts with numerous delegates and it’s with a great pleasure to be part of this.

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I enjoyed the conference thoroughly. This was my first trip to Ethiopia and it was a great introduction to the tremendous business and partnership opportunities. Every single presentation and panel discussion was useful and valuable. The presence of top companies in the industry was also highly interesting. Thank you for inviting us to be part of this transformative event.

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I would like to extend my thanks and appreciation towards the Africa Business Forum team for their care and consideration during the Forum and my stay in Addis Ababa. Also I would like to congratulate you for this successful Forum, with a large presence of quality individuals and great topics that were discussed. I wish you all the best of luck and I look forward to joining the next one. Insha-Allah.

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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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