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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In to Africa: Dubai bids to become continent’s staging post

In to Africa: Dubai bids to become continent’s staging post

At a factory in Dubai, the lorries roll in with giant drums of raw tomato paste from China and roll out with tiny sachets of the processed product bound for Africa “It’s a 24-hour operation,” says

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Facebook’s Next Billion Likes – Facebook’s opens new office in Africa

Facebook’s Next Billion Likes – Facebook’s opens new office in Africa

Facebook is getting serious about making money in Africa The just opened its very first office on the continent: An ad sales bureau in Johannesburg, South Africa Facebook also appointed a designated exec, Nunu Ntshingila-Njeke,

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Ethiopia to build tallest building in East Africa

Ethiopia to build tallest building in East Africa

Ethiopia launches the construction of a 46-story building, the tallest in east Africa and second tallest structure in the continent, reports said on Saturday The construction of the $200 million structure has officially been launched

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Ethiopia scrambles to meet property demand in booming …

Ethiopia scrambles to meet property demand in booming …

    Burgeoning middle class drives demand in the capital   Buyers forced to pay cash in a market without mortgages   State-built apartments affordable but have waiting list   Economy

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7 Myths About Doing Business in Sub-Saharan Africa

7 Myths About Doing Business in Sub-Saharan Africa

It’s 2015, and by now even latecomers among multinational corporations have decided to include African countries in their emerging market portfolios However, many companies are not making the most of the Sub-Saharan Africa opportunity because

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Mall of Africa set to open in 2016

Mall of Africa set to open in 2016

Named the “Mall of Africa”, the retail development was, according to Aurecon, the continent’s largest mall built in a single phase Photo: Supplied Cape Town – A new mall in Midrand, Gauteng, with a building

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Oman Oil Trader Seeks U.S., Africa Footholds in Growth Push

Oman Oil Trader Seeks U.S., Africa Footholds in Growth Push

Oman, the largest oil producer in the Middle East outside of OPEC, plans to buy, lease or build fuel-storage tanks in East Africa to boost sales on the continent and open a US office to

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Africa also investing in China

Africa also investing in China

CHINA, the world’s newest economic superpower, surpassed the US as Africa’s largest trading partner in 2009 Since then, China’s investments in Africa have been growing at a staggering speed But many people are not aware

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Booming education business helps some Africans move up a class

Booming education business helps some Africans move up a class

Enrolments at independent schools in South Africa doubled in the last 15 years Packed tightly at a row of graffitied desks in an overcrowded classroom, students at Masiqhakaze Secondary School near Johannesburg shiver as a

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Running A Business In West Africa After Ebola: A Lesson In Entrepreneurial Agility

Running A Business In West Africa After Ebola: A Lesson In Entrepreneurial Agility

In Liberia, it’s been 93 days since the last reported Ebola case “Liberia Declared Ebola-Free” read the headlines in many world newspapers last month as the World Health Organization officially proclaimed that the outbreak had

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Ethiopia: Hosting summit the Corporate Council on Africa

Ethiopia: Hosting summit the Corporate Council on Africa

The Ethiopian Foreign Minister Dr Tedros Adhanom met with Stephen Hayes, the President and CEO of the ‪‎US‬ Corporate Council on Africa on  to discuss the upcoming US-Africa Business Summit This will be hosted by

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U.S startup pays kids in Africa to learn to code, then gives them jobs at Fortune 500 companies

U.S startup pays kids in Africa to learn to code, then gives them jobs at Fortune 500 companies

Africa has the largest pool of untapped tech talent in the world, according to Jeremy Johnson The 31-year old says that for two reasons: Human brilliance is evenly distributed around the world, but opportunity isn’t

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Three African Countries and Business Leaders Launch $5 million Regional innovation fund for Africa

Three African Countries and Business Leaders Launch $5 million Regional innovation fund for Africa

The governments of Senegal, Ethiopia and Rwanda, and the Africa Business Champions for Science, a group of African businessmen, have launched a $5 million regional scholarship and innovation fund for Africa According to a press

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Spanish billionaire eyes West Africa

Spanish billionaire eyes West Africa

Spanish tycoon eyes West Africa   Former Barclays CEO Robert Diamond has a rival: Spanish billionaire Alberto Cortina, who is building a banking presence in West Africa to take advantage of demand from sovereign and

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US private equity firm TPG yesterday agreed to a tie-up with Sudanese billionaire Mo Ibrahim’s Satya Capital

US private equity firm TPG yesterday agreed to a tie-up with Sudanese billionaire Mo Ibrahim’s Satya Capital

US private equity firm TPG yesterday agreed to a tie-up with Sudanese billionaire Mo Ibrahim’s Satya Capital, to invest in African companies looking to expand in Africa and globally TPG would invest up to $1

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Can Africa fund its own growth?

Can Africa fund its own growth?

South African truck drivers waiting to get through the South Africa-Swaziland border post at Oshoek Intra-Africa trade is a serious opportunity from which to raise internal resources, says Oswell Binha of the SADC Chambers of

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Africa discovers the power of crowdfunding

Africa discovers the power of crowdfunding

Africa discovers the power of crowdfunding Power of many: Crowdfunding could help provide vital funding for Africa’s SMEs and start-ups Budding South African film producer Meg Rickards was struggling to raise the money for her

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Solar power to the people: how the sun can ease Africa’s electricity crisis

Solar power to the people: how the sun can ease Africa’s electricity crisis

“We shall make electric light so cheap that only the wealthy can afford to burn candles,” said Thomas Edison, inventor of the modern lightbulb That was almost a century and a half ago Today in

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Kenya Airways wins best business class Airline in Africa

Kenya Airways wins best business class Airline in Africa

You are here »   Home »   ∷   Business » Kenya Airways wins best business class Airline in Africa By Standard Reporter Updated Monday, June 22nd 2015 at 14:53 GMT +3 Kenya Airways

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African cement king expands to Nepal

African cement king expands to Nepal

Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote, was expanding his cement empire to Asia and it would be operational in 30 months, he said The 58-year-old Nigerian billionaire said Dangote Cement should complete a factory in Nepal

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Facebook users in the Middle East and Africa use the site in some surprisingly

Facebook users in the Middle East and Africa use the site in some surprisingly

We recently sat down with Facebook’s VP of Europe, the Middle East and Africa, Nicola Mendelsohn During her two years at Facebook, she has spent a lot of time visiting the different regions she is

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Evolution of Wi-Fi drives business opportunities and growth in Africa

Evolution of Wi-Fi drives business opportunities and growth in Africa

  Michael Fletcher, sales director for Ruckus Wireless sub-Saharan Africa The introduction of affordable smartphones designed specifically for emerging markets has been a game changer for Africa and has made an impact on Wi-Fi demand,

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Africa committed to creating right environments for private enterprise

Africa committed to creating right environments for private enterprise

Africa committed to creating right environments for private enterprise, says Zuma Africa committed to creating right environments for private enterprise, says Zuma AFRICAN governments are committed to continue creating enabling environments for private sectors in

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Ethiopia’s Hot, Nigeria’s Not, for Investors Targeting Africa

Ethiopia’s Hot, Nigeria’s Not, for Investors Targeting Africa

Africa has a hot new investment destination and it’s not Nigeria The buzz at the World Economic Forum on Africa, an annual summit of the continent’s rich and powerful, is all about Ethiopia, where the

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Africa is less risky than you think, says former British Prime minister

Africa is less risky than you think, says former British Prime minister

THE risks of investing in infrastructure in Africa are far less than imagined and can be mitigated, Gordon Brown, chair of the World Economic Forum Global Strategic Infrastructure Initiative told delegates at the forum’s Africa

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Google is reportedly in talks to back the largest wind power project in Africa

Google is reportedly in talks to back the largest wind power project in Africa

Google is in talks to invest in the largest wind power project in Africa According to CNBC, Google wants to back Kenya’s Lake Turkana Wind Power Project, a massive undertaking that will require more than $700

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‘Open sky transport will benefit Africa’

‘Open sky transport will benefit Africa’

The proposed African open sky air transport agreement would be a catalyst for development on the continent, African Union Commissioner for Infrastructure and Energy Elban Mahmood said on Friday “It is very clear that no

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From Africa to Seattle, Building Businesses to Solve Big Problems

From Africa to Seattle, Building Businesses to Solve Big Problems

Listening to a Zambian entrepreneur pitch his goat meat business in the middle of a first-world technology hub, I glimpsed the degree to which entrepreneurship and capitalism have been called upon to address the problems

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Business can bring brighter future to Africans

Business can bring brighter future to Africans

Business can bring brighter future to Africans by James Duddridge, 2015-06-11 06:35:520 I AM delighted to be back in Johannesburg for the second time since the new Conservative UK government was formed I am no

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African leaders to unveil new common market bloc

African leaders to unveil new common market bloc

The Tripartite Free Trade Area (TFTA) will cap five years of negotiations to set up a common framework for preferential tariffs that will ease the movement of goods across member countries Sharm el Sheikh (Egypt)

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Dubai firm set to launch solar plant in Uganda in 2015

Dubai firm set to launch solar plant in Uganda in 2015

Access Infra Africa, a Dubai-based company, will launch what it says will be Africa’s largest privately-owned solar plant in Uganda this year, part of plans to develop electricity projects in 17 African countries, mainly based

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Dangote Calls for Relaxation of Visa Policies in Africa

Dangote Calls for Relaxation of Visa Policies in Africa

Africa’s business Tycoon, Aliko Dangote, has called for the relaxation of visa policies between African countries in order to promote intra-African trade and development, Daily Independent reports He said there is a need for African

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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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