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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Invest in Africa now, Zuma tells WEF

Invest in Africa now, Zuma tells WEF

President Zuma joins a panel discussion on Meeting the Infrastructure Challenge on the African continent at the 25th World Economic Forum on Africa Cape Town – Africa will never go back, President Jacob Zuma told

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‘Rwanda is proof of Africa’s resilience’

‘Rwanda is proof of Africa’s resilience’

Cape Town – Rwanda was proof that Africa could “rise even from the ashes”, the Great Lakes nation’s minister of finance and economic planning, Claver Gatete said on Friday as he invited delegates to the

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The new scramble for Africa starts in Dubai

The new scramble for Africa starts in Dubai

From multinational HQs to selling secondhand vans, the Gulf state is racing to profit from the continent’s renaissance McDonald Chapola keeps Africa on the move Every morning he heads to Kilimanjaro Motors to buy and

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African Entrepreneur: Meet ‘Paul Okaru’ from Sub-Sahara Africa Ventures

African Entrepreneur: Meet ‘Paul Okaru’ from Sub-Sahara Africa Ventures

Paul Okaru (pictured on the far left) I recently attended the AfricaBusinessForumcom Investment meeting in Dubai on 23rd May 2015 where i met potential investors and business partners to work with in the future I am an African Entrepreneur My company  ‘Sub-Sahara

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Recording artist ‘Akon’ is bringing electricity to 600 million people in Africa

Recording artist ‘Akon’ is bringing electricity to 600 million people in Africa

  Despite being best known for making pop music, Akon‘s decided to give filling dancefloors a break in favour of bringing solar energy to people living in rural Africa The singer has decided to seriously

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Foreign Direct Investment to Africa to reach $73.5b in 2015

Foreign Direct Investment to Africa to reach $73.5b in 2015

  The African Economic Outlook for 2015 has forecast foreign direct investment (FDI) into the continent to reach  $735 billion in 2015, underpinned by increasing greenfield investment from China – which remains Africa’s largest trade

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Kenya leads East Africa peers in private equity inflows

Kenya leads East Africa peers in private equity inflows

Kenya continued its dominance in the region’s private equity industry with the country accounting for more than 60 per cent of private equity deals recorded in the East African region For the seventh year running,

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Mobile Africa set to connect

Mobile Africa set to connect

WEFStage is set: Mobile technology and improving Africa’s capital market will be the focus of attention at today’s World Economic Forum on Africa at the Cape Town International Convention Centre Photo: WEF Cape Town –

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All systems go for WEF Africa 2015

All systems go for WEF Africa 2015

Workmen at the CTICC prepare for the World Economic Forum on Africa, which runs from June 3-5 Photo: Jeffrey Abrahams Cape Town -The South African government on Tuesday evening said it was all systems go

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Future of banking in Africa is mobile

Future of banking in Africa is mobile

A Standard Bank employee shows a newly signed client how to use cellphone banking as part of a drive to take banking to poorer areas in Cape Town’s Khayelitsha township The lender’s mobile transactions are

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Indian Investors enter Africa chasing $1bn revenue opportunity

Indian Investors enter Africa chasing $1bn revenue opportunity

Mahindra & Mahindra is looking to tap emerging business opportunities in Africa for which it has set up a new business unit to focus entirely on the continent As per Mahindra & Mahindra, Africa has

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Nigeria’s Akinwumi Adesina voted new Africa bank chief

Nigeria’s Akinwumi Adesina voted new Africa bank chief

ABIDJAN, Côte d’Ivoire, May 29 – Nigeria’s outgoing agriculture minister Akinwumi Adesina won the vote Thursday to become the new president of the African Development Bank, official results showedAdesina, 55, will succeed Rwandan Donald Kaberuka,

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Africa’s economy to strengthen in 2015 despite Ebola and oil price

Africa’s economy to strengthen in 2015 despite Ebola and oil price

The latest economic forecast for Africa is a downward revision from projections made in 2014 which suggested the region’s economy would expand by 57 percent this year Johannesburg (AFP) – Africa’s overall economy should advance

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African fund raises $345m for power

African fund raises $345m for power

  Pembani Remgro Infrastructure Fund, founded by two of South Africa’s richest men, has raised $345-million to invest in electricity generation, transport and logistics in Africa The Johannesburg-based fund was established in 2012 by Johann

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Africa Day 2015: African Leader Calls For Unity and Progress

Africa Day 2015: African Leader Calls For Unity and Progress

Citizens of African nations as well as ex-pat Africans based around the world are celebrating Africa Day on Monday to join under a common identity and mark progress on pressing issues African students and leaders

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New Agenda For African Private Sector

New Agenda For African Private Sector

The African businessman and philanthropist Tony Elumelu has called on business leaders to make decisions that will increase economic and social wealth, and promote development in the communities and nations in which they operate Chairman

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AfDB expects growth in Africa

AfDB expects growth in Africa

African economies will grow 45 percent this year and 5 percent in 2016 due to rising demand for exports, the highest levels since the global economic crisis took hold in 2007, the African Development Bank

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Elumelu Rallies Support for New African Private Sector Agenda

Elumelu Rallies Support for New African Private Sector Agenda

Nigerian businessman and philanthropist, Mr Tony Elumelu, has called on business leaders to make decisions that will increase economic and social wealth, and promote development in the communities and nations in which they operate Elumelu,

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Australia eyes African opportunities

Australia eyes African opportunities

The reports we read and hear about Africa in Australia would have one believe the continent is caught in an inescapable spiral of corruption, poverty and violence Even for some who can see past the

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Africa Expansion: A Key Universal Strategy

Africa Expansion: A Key Universal Strategy

Expansion of its services in Africa is a key part of growth plans for Universal Aviation, the ground support division for Universal Weather & Aviation In two new developments, it will provide supervisory ground handling

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Banking Africa’s unbanked: time for a reality check

Banking Africa’s unbanked: time for a reality check

PLENTY of progress has been made on increasing the size of Africa’s banked population The trouble is, from the amount of noise that is made about the topic, you would be forgiven for thinking we

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Bourses in Africa plan to cross-list more exchange-traded funds (ETFs)

Bourses in Africa plan to cross-list more exchange-traded funds (ETFs)

South Africa, Nigeria and Kenya are planning to cross-list more exchange-traded funds (ETFs) on their stock markets to boost liquidity of the securities, according to the JSE “We reached out to East Africa and West

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Business opportunities in East Africa presented at Expo Milan 2015

Business opportunities in East Africa presented at Expo Milan 2015

Business opportunities in the East Africa Community were today presented and discussed during an event organized at the Expo Milan 2015 It was supported by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) The event was

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Strong Business Aircraft Growth Ahead In Africa

Strong Business Aircraft Growth Ahead In Africa

“Without data, you have nothing There has been a distinct lack of data about Africa” – Tarek Ragheb, AfBAA founding chairman The African Business Aircraft Association (Booth A065) has released its first data-driven report that describes the state of

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Angola’s blooming banana plantations offer new hope for farming

Angola’s blooming banana plantations offer new hope for farming

After decades of civil war destroyed Angola’s fertile farmland and a booming oil industry pushed out all other commerce, Santa Rodrigo wondered how she could ever bring up her five children in the poverty that

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Kenya, South Africa enter bilateral negotiations

Kenya, South Africa enter bilateral negotiations

President Uhuru Kenyatta and his counterpart President Jacob Zuma instructed the two foreign ministers to move with speed to ensure bilateral issues are addressed/PSCU NAIROBI, Kenya, May 18 – Kenya and South Africa will in

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Africa: ‘the next China’ for contemporary art

Africa: ‘the next China’ for contemporary art

Lagos (AFP) – Giles Peppiatt, from Bonhams in London, had good reason to make the trip to Nigeria’s financial capital, Lagos, for the auction house’s next sale of African art — a glut of potential

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Africa is jumping into the space race

Africa is jumping into the space race

EPA/Samantha Cristoforetti – Space endeavours require capital And for most African countries, capital is a limited commodity What have South Africa and Nigeria have achieved Both countries have recognised the usefulness of satellites for earth

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Taking Africa forward means no more ‘business as usual’

Taking Africa forward means no more ‘business as usual’

The next President of the African Development Bank will be elected on 28 May Akinwumi Adesina is one of eight candidates for the role While there are many reasons to celebrate the improved economic performance,

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Airtel Africa hires Ericsson executive as CIO

Airtel Africa hires Ericsson executive as CIO

Bharti Airtel has announced the appointment of Mr Andrew Kossowski as Chief Information Officer for its pan African network Mr Kossowski who has had a long stint in the telecommunications industry joins Airtel Africa from

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Is Africa’s ‘resource nationalism’ just big business as usual?

Is Africa’s ‘resource nationalism’ just big business as usual?

Big mining firms in the Democratic Republic of Congo are worried For the past decade they’ve made good money from the country’s huge reserves of cobalt, diamonds, gold and copper, and now the government wants

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African Minister woos Iranian business

African Minister woos Iranian business

Irans Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, right, and his South African counterpart Maite Nkoana-Mashabane exchange trade co-operation agreements Picture: Abedin Taherkenareh Tehran – International Relations Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane has addressed the Iranian business community in

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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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