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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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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Aviation Africa: Business aviation is on fast track

Aviation Africa: Business aviation is on fast track

The launch three years ago of the African Business Aviation Association (AfBAA) moved business aviation in the region into the spotlight. Operators, financiers, lessors, owners, FBO and flight service providers now have a voice. In […]

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South Africa sees rise in new dollar millionaires

South Africa sees rise in new dollar millionaires

THERE is just no stopping the creation of new millionaires in SA, with blacks, Indians and coloureds fuelling the accelerating trend. The number of dollar millionaires in the country has risen 9% since 2007 despite […]

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MasterCard doubles card numbers in Africa

MasterCard doubles card numbers in Africa

MasterCard Inc has doubled the number of its cards to about 100 million in the Middle East and Africa in the past three years, where it has begun setting up partnerships with governments to provide […]

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Uganda’s ‘oil rush’ town stuck in the slow lane

Uganda’s ‘oil rush’ town stuck in the slow lane

Before the discovery of large amounts of oil in Lake Albert, Hoima was a forlorn and remote town in Western Uganda, whose main sources of income were farming and the trickle of tourists heading to nearby […]

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Financial Powerhouse ‘Old Mutual’ reconnects with Africa

Financial Powerhouse ‘Old Mutual’ reconnects with Africa

It will be up to Bruce Hemphill to implement Old Mutual’s plans for further growth in Africa. (Bongiwe Gumede, Gallo) As unexpected as the appointment of a company outsider to head Old Mutual may have […]

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There is an art to managing an African business

There is an art to managing an African business

THE booming economies of sub-Saharan Africa have created numerous business opportunities both for African entrepreneurs and multinational companies eager to tap into new markets. But running an office in Nairobi or Johannesburg is significantly different […]

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American Businessman seeks opportunities in sub-Saharan Africa

American Businessman seeks opportunities in sub-Saharan Africa

Thriving businesses — and the profits, jobs, dividends and philanthropy that accompany them — build productive societies. Matthew Davis is trying to do just that in Africa. The physicist-turned-entrepreneur runs a small, Washington-based investment firm […]

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Richest African tries to buy Arsenal football club

Richest African tries to buy Arsenal football club

Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote, said he still wants to buy English Premier League soccer team Arsenal even after he was rebuffed by its owners in 2010. Nigeria’s Dangote, an Arsenal fan worth $15.7 billion, […]

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John Kerry Lands in Somalia, First-Ever U.S. Secretary of State to Visit

John Kerry Lands in Somalia, First-Ever U.S. Secretary of State to Visit

John Kerry made an unannounced visit to Somalia on Tuesday — the first U.S. secretary of state ever to travel to the country riven by decades of war and grappling with an Islamist insurgency. The […]

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Getting Africa’s jobseekers online and into employment

Getting Africa’s jobseekers online and into employment

Getting Africa’s jobseekers online and into employment Computer says yes: Online recruitment platforms are changing the way people in Africa find work “Throughout my four years at University, my friend and I used to go […]

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Business Aviation is a Necessity in Africa

Business Aviation is a Necessity in Africa

Mr. Atedo Peterside Atedo Peterside is the Chairman of Anap Jets, a business aviation company that has created a niche market in the private charter service in the aviation industry. Among other issues, he spoke […]

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U.S. is discovering that Africa is open for business

U.S. is discovering that Africa is open for business

A common theme expressed by many Africans who look around and see evidence everywhere of Chinese, Indian and European investment is “Where are the Americans?” We would answer that the Americans are coming and once […]

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The Story of South African Businesses in Nigeria

The Story of South African Businesses in Nigeria

A shopping mall in Lagos, one of South Africa’s investment in Nigeria Another Look at Pan-Africa Cooperation Beyond the Lens of Xenophobia Following the break-out of Xenophobic attacks targeted at African nationals, living and working […]

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Africa’s race to 1 Trillion Dollars – And the winner is..

Africa’s race to 1 Trillion Dollars – And the winner is..

Africa’s most populous nation, which recently held peaceful elections, revamped its gross domestic product data in 2014 and pulled ahead of South Africa to become the continent’s largest economy with a GDP of $469 billion. […]

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Technology to tame Africa’s deadly transport chaos

Technology to tame Africa’s deadly transport chaos

Technology to tame Africa’s deadly transport chaos By Gabriella Mulligan Nairobi 28 April 2015 From the section Business A bus that overturned on the way to the airport in Mombasa. No one was killed – […]

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Financial giant, Standard Bank aims for growth in Africa

Financial giant, Standard Bank aims for growth in Africa

STANDARD Bank is working on growing headline earnings in its personal and business banking division in the rest of Africa to just more than a R1bn in the next three years — it expects to […]

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Africa the new haven for business

Africa the new haven for business

President Kenyatta made the remarks in a video address to the Milken Institute Global Conference in Los Angeles in California, the United States. President Uhuru Kenyatta has urged American businesses to ignore untruths about Africa […]

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Flip side of SA business venturing into Africa

Flip side of SA business venturing into Africa

EXPANDING into other African countries has been a priority for South African business leaders over the past decade. It’s a sensible approach to growth and to managing risk. But to venture forth into the world […]

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Indian comapny Godrej on buyout mode in Africa

Indian comapny Godrej on buyout mode in Africa

Nine years ago when Godrej Consumer Products Ltd, or GCPL, entered South Africa with the acquisition of a hair colour brand called Rapidol, few anticipated the avalanche of deals that the company would strike in […]

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Lagos port still a bottleneck for Africa’s top economy

Lagos port still a bottleneck for Africa’s top economy

The road leading to the Lagos port, which handles nearly everything that Africa’s biggest economy imports, is one of the most congested in a megacity whose traffic jams are legendary. Wide enough to accommodate only two […]

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S. Africa braces for economic backlash from xenophobic attacks

S. Africa braces for economic backlash from xenophobic attacks

A demonstrator holds a banner in Johannesburg on April 23, 2015 during a march gathering several thousand of people to protest a recent wave of xenophobic attacks A wave of xenophobic attacks in South Africa […]

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Asia-Africa business summit, exploring business opportunities for two continents

Asia-Africa business summit, exploring business opportunities for two continents

One of the main objectives for the commemoration of the Bandung Conference is turning the spirit of togetherness that was formed 60 years ago, into real world benefits. The Asia-Africa business summit is the realization […]

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Foreign direct investment boosts African megaprojects

Foreign direct investment boosts African megaprojects

West Africa overtook East Africa in a construction boom that stretches the continent. Investment in African megaprojects was up 46% to $326-billion ast year, led by increases in investment in energy and power, according to […]

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Businesses Seek Out New African Frontiers

Businesses Seek Out New African Frontiers

Uncertainties in South Africa, Nigeria prompt firms to explore growth elsewhere Shoprite Holdings Ltd. sold more Guinness stout at its 11 stores in Angola and Nigeria last year than at home in South Africa, where […]

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Russia steps up business with Africa

Russia steps up business with Africa

Vladimir Putin – Russian President Squeezed between United States and European Union (EU) sanctions, Russian authorities have sought to implement existing bilateral agreements to strengthen economic relations and military ties, as well as study the […]

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Indian company Godrej eyes sixfold increase in Africa business by 2020

Indian company Godrej eyes sixfold increase in Africa business by 2020

The $2.25-billion Godrej Group has prepared a blueprint to place itself among the top consumer goods companies in Africa, one of three markets it has identified as a growth driver. The $2.25-billion Godrej Group has prepared […]

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African Ministers stress need for Africa-Asia collaboration

African Ministers stress need for Africa-Asia collaboration

South Africa is to partner with African and Asian countries in order to ward off economic stagnation and find new markets for trade and investment. Speaking at the 60th commemoration of the Asia-Africa conference in […]

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Africa Busines Forum Professional networking event to be held may 23 in dubai

Africa Busines Forum Professional networking event to be held may 23 in dubai

            Africa Business Forum is a high profile business networking event that runs quarterly and aims to bring together business professionals and entrepreneurs to highlight the trade and investment potential of […]

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Infrastructure, energy most promising sectors in Africa

Infrastructure, energy most promising sectors in Africa

The Indonesian President urges business leaders attending the Asia-Africa Business Summit in Jakarta to invest in these two sectors, and for governments to ease licensing and protect investments. Indonesia’s President Joko Widodo delivers an address […]

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US chewing gum manufacturer Wrigley to boost Africa business with $63m factory

US chewing gum manufacturer Wrigley to boost Africa business with $63m factory

Wrigley — manufacturer of Big G, PK, Doublemint, Juicy Fruit, and Orbit — said the new plant would help satisfy growing demand in the East African region that the Nairobi-based factory has been serving since […]

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African cocoa a golden ticket for Tanzania chocolate factory

African cocoa a golden ticket for Tanzania chocolate factory

Jaki Kweka is that rare breed of gourmet chocolatier. She makes fine chocolate in Africa using local African ingredients.   Other African companies such as Ghana’s Golden Tree use local cocoa but import milk powder […]

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Companies @Africa Business Forum

Special Guests @Africa Business Forum – 01 Jun 2016 – Ethiopia

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.

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.

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.

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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