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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The potential for fair African development

The potential for fair African development

  ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast–Across Africa, where many nations show high economic growth rates but with little benefit to their populations, the notion of social and economic “emergence” is taking hold as a remedy for perennial

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Bringing African Shoppers to the Global Mall

Bringing African Shoppers to the Global Mall

Erika Ramsdell, left, and Samantha Yarnell weighed a speaker system at MallforAfrica’s warehouse in Portland, Ore Last year, when Tunde Adebayo needed three inflatable bouncy castles for KidzPlay, his event-planning business in Lagos, Nigeria, he

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Private-equity investors are getting hot for Africa

Private-equity investors are getting hot for Africa

When Paul Kavuma began approaching private companies in Africa a decade ago to suggest investing in their businesses and improving the way they were run, he was often shown the door “They were offended, asking

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The leaders turning Africa into the bright continent

The leaders turning Africa into the bright continent

It’s easy to fall into the age-old narrative that Africa is a land hidebound by corruption But, at the annual Africa CEO Forum in Geneva this week, corporate leaders were pushing a very different theme

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Pioneer plans to expand in Africa

Pioneer plans to expand in Africa

Emele Onu and Oluwayemisi Adesanya PIONEER Foods, a South African food and beverage producer, plans acquisitions in at least five more African countries after taking a majority holding in Nigerian competitor Food Concepts “We’re

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Kirubi gets top honour at 2015 Africa CEO Forum

Kirubi gets top honour at 2015 Africa CEO Forum

Every year, organisers of the Africa CEO Forum hand out awards to companies and investors whose strategy demonstrate their determination to participate in the dynamic growth of Africa/CFM Every year, organisers of the Africa CEO Forum

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Bonding in Africa

Bonding in Africa

Meetings Africa 2015, which recently celebrated its 10th anniversary, is expected to bring around 54,000 convention delegates generating a revenue of R one billion in the next two years By Rituparna Chatterjee The business travel,

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Call for entries to the All Africa Business Leaders Awards 2015, new categories

Call for entries to the All Africa Business Leaders Awards 2015, new categories

The All Africa Business Leaders Awards 2015 have opened for entries from Africa’s leaders and change makers of business in East, West and Southern Africa In partnership with CNBC Africa, this will be its fifth

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Africa moves into oil gap left by Venezuela

Africa moves into oil gap left by Venezuela

NEWS ANALYSIS: Africa moves into oil gap left by Venezuela   A SLOWDOWN in crude exports from Venezuela to its neighbours has allowed African oil producers to gain a foothold among Latin American buyers, according

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Could Bitcoin ease the pain of Africa’s migrant workforce?

Could Bitcoin ease the pain of Africa’s migrant workforce?

By Tom Jackson Cape Town Bitcoin might conjour up visions of dark doings on the Silk Road website and wildly fluctuating value for some – but could it provide a safe haven for the money

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Burger King eyes Africa for expansion

Burger King eyes Africa for expansion

REUTERSPhoto: Carlo Allegri Johannesburg – Burger King Worldwide plans to enter new African counties before the end of the year as it follows Yum! Brands’ KFC chain in tapping demand from the continent’s middle class

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Africa tops in business ease reforms

Africa tops in business ease reforms

Not so long ago, doing business in Africa was regarded a tortuous process at best and downright impossible at worst Everything, it seemed, conspired to stop you conducting your business with any measure of ease

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Standard Bank Gains Most in 6 Years on Africa Business

Standard Bank Gains Most in 6 Years on Africa Business

Standard Bank Gains Most in 6 Years on Africa Business   ‘World’s Greatest Gamer’ Takes Up The Ebola Fight   South Africa Fights Severe Wildfire   Orange Wants to Be One of `Top Players’ in

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African IPO fund-raising in first half of 2014 surpasses all of 2013

African IPO fund-raising in first half of 2014 surpasses all of 2013

Capital raised through IPO activity on African stock exchanges in 2014 has now surpassed the total raised during the whole of 2013 IPO activity in the first half of 2014 has resulted in capital raising

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African Tech Hubs and Funds Hope to Bridge the Digital Divide

African Tech Hubs and Funds Hope to Bridge the Digital Divide

In its recent report on global trends in Internet connectivity, the World Economic Forum found countries in Africa are still lagging many of their peers in other areas of the developing world “Sub-Saharan Africa slowly

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Is e-commerce challenging traditional business models in Africa?

Is e-commerce challenging traditional business models in Africa?

Charles Brewer, Managing Director of DHL Express Sub Saharan Africa The rise of e-commerce on the African continent is changing the face of the traditional consumer, and brands need to adapt their business models and

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GE Records Progress on Energy and Health Projects in Ghana

GE Records Progress on Energy and Health Projects in Ghana

Ghana 1000’s Floating Storage Regasification Unit (FSRU) will have additional capacity to allow other power generators to shift from liquid fuels to LNG for power generation, which could save Ghana up to $1Bn per year

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ZAMBIA’S AGRICULTURAL SECTOR A SLEEPING GIANT

ZAMBIA’S AGRICULTURAL SECTOR A SLEEPING GIANT

This is according to Jason Kazilimani, a senior partner and chief executive of financial services firm, KPMG, who believes that the Southern African country holds promising economic prospects and opportunities in various sectors such as

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Ethiopia earns $114mn from horticulture exports in 6 months

Ethiopia earns $114mn from horticulture exports in 6 months

Ethiopia generated $114 million from horticultural exports during the first six months of its budgetary year (which began last July), the Ethiopian Horticulture Development Agency (EHDA) said Tuesday “Nearly $91 million of total revenues were

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Delafield business arranges excursions to Africa

Delafield business arranges excursions to Africa

If you’ve ever been to Yellowstone National Park, it’s possible you’ve experienced one of the unexpected thrills of driving along the park lanes and roads and coming upon bison, marching right alongside the cars on

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Africa Business App launched by KPMG

Africa Business App launched by KPMG

A new Africa Business App has been launched by the KPMG Global Africa Practice It will provide businesses and investors with seamless access to the very latest Africa information about doing business across the continent

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Africa business captains to attend CEOs forum

Africa business captains to attend CEOs forum

SAP Africa CEO, Pfungwa Serima by SAVIOUS KWINIKA Africa Editor JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – AFRICAN business leaders will be among the more than 800 executives set to attend next month’s Africa CEO Forum in Geneva,

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Djibouti to headquarter IGAD’s business arbitration center

The General Assembly of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) Business Forum unanimously decided to establish an international arbitration center which is intended to settle business disputes in the IGAD region In its fifth general

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High Hopes for President’s Africa Advisory Council

High Hopes for President’s Africa Advisory Council

High Hopes for President’s Africa Advisory Council By DA Barber AFKI Original Published: February 23, 2015, 9:12 am Print With names such as Walmart and General Electric on board, there’s much anticipation and hope for

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MTN, UCT unite to boost innovation in Africa

MTN, UCT unite to boost innovation in Africa

Copyright : APA South Africa’s MTN and the University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business (UCT GSB) have announced a major new partnership to boost sustainable innovation in Africa, a press release issued by

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Nneka Ezeigwe and Leo Markel speak on the upcoming HBS Africa Business conference

Nneka Ezeigwe and Leo Markel speak on the upcoming HBS Africa Business conference

The 17th annual Harvard Business School Africa Business Conference is set to take place from February 27th – March 1st, 2015 in Boston Massachusetts This year’s conference promises exciting opportunities for African entrepreneurs and professionals alike including the second

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KPMG Global Africa Practice launches app to streamline business in Africa

KPMG Global Africa Practice launches app to streamline business in Africa

The KPMG Global Africa Practice has launched their new Africa Business App – a first for the industry The dynamic platform will provide businesses and investors with seamless access to the very latest Africa information

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Pizza Hut Returns to Africa

Pizza Hut Returns to Africa

Pizza Hut knows a few things about fast expansion in emerging markets In less than 25 years, the chain has added more than 1,300 restaurants across China But Randall Blackford, the general manager of Pizza

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Actis to set up $1.9bn renewable business in Africa

Actis to set up $1.9bn renewable business in Africa

Actis, the UK-listed private equity group, is to set up a $19bn renewable energy business in Africa, in an attempt to tap the continent’s resources and meet its growing demand for electricity Lekela Power, as

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Top Seven Cities for Doing Business in Africa

Top Seven Cities for Doing Business in Africa

Ventures Africa: It’s pretty hard to miss the buzz that has been on about the African economy, with large markets and a huge consumer market-base, Africa has become one of major hub of business in

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African retail finds growing outlet online

African retail finds growing outlet online

By Elias Biryabarema and Matthew Mpoke Bigg   KAMPALA/ACCRA, Feb 12 (Reuters) – Young Ghanaian entrepreneur Nana Tamakloe could hardly have a simpler business plan When people order clothes from his website, he buys the

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How Technology Is Changing The Travel Business In Africa

How Technology Is Changing The Travel Business In Africa

How Technology Is Changing The Travel Business In Africa By Dana Sanchez Published: February 12, 2015, 9:52 am Print Travel and tourism are the third most popular topics for mobile apps on smartphones and

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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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