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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Kedir Getahun – Deputy Consul General of the Consulate General of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia in Dubai, UAE.

Kedir Getahun – Deputy Consul General of the Consulate General of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia in Dubai, UAE.

We are pleased to welcome Kedir Getahun  Deputy Consul General of the Consulate General of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia in Dubai, UAE, as a guest speaker at the Africa Business Forum B2B Investment

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Vipin Gupta – Essel Group Middle East & Africa Business Forum Partner Awards Winner 2016

Vipin Gupta – Essel Group Middle East & Africa Business Forum Partner Awards Winner 2016

Meet, Vipin Gupta, Commercial Director for Essel Group Middle East & one of the Africa Business Forum Partner Awards Winner 2016 (EGME) is the extension of the Essel Group into new territory A multi-national business

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Dr James R Kanagwa – Ecobank Country Head

Dr James R Kanagwa – Ecobank Country Head

We are pleased to have welcomed Dr James R Kanagwa Ecobank Country representative for Ethiopia, as a guest speaker at the 4th Africa Business Forum A Pan African Executive with an extensive background in Project

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4th Africa Business Forum – 1st June 2016 @Sheraton Hotel, Ethiopia

4th Africa Business Forum – 1st June 2016 @Sheraton Hotel, Ethiopia

4th Africa Business Forum – Wed 1st June 2016 Supported by MIDROC, one of the largest companies in Africa and Ethiopia’s biggest employer, owned by Sheikh Mohammed Al Amoudi The Africa Business Forum focuses on offering international companies considerable opportunities

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Zambia Is Open for Business with Africa, Says Former President Banda

Zambia Is Open for Business with Africa, Says Former President Banda

The diverse nations of the entire African continent must reject isolationism and protectionism to come together and unite to achieve true development, says Fourth Republican President of Zambia Rupiah Bwezani Banda Speaking at the 17th

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Exporters to enjoy free trading in Africa by end of 2017

Exporters to enjoy free trading in Africa by end of 2017

The Minister for Trade and Industry, Alan Kyerematen says there will be free movement of goods and services by exporters in Ghana by the end of 2017 This development comes after the completion of the

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Saraki: Regional Cooperation, Partnership, Panacea to Africa’s Challenges

Saraki: Regional Cooperation, Partnership, Panacea to Africa’s Challenges

Senate President, Dr Abubakar Bukola Saraki has identified regional cooperation and partnership as the only solutions to the myriad of challenges facing the African continent Saraki, in a statement by his Special Assistant on Public

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Nairobi listed as a leading destination of consumer goods

Nairobi listed as a leading destination of consumer goods

Nairobi is the leading destination for Fast Moving Consumer Goods companies off the Fortune 500 companies and tends to be the top choice for organisations looking to service Eastern Africa This is according to a new

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African governments urged to provide enabling environment for businesses

African governments urged to provide enabling environment for businesses

Mr Tony Onyemaechi Elumelu, the Chairman of the United Bank for Africa (UBA), has called on African governments to provide conducive business environment for entrepreneurs to operate He said entrepreneurs needed more eco-systems to succeed

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Telkom and Business Connexion launch BCX, Africa’s premier end-to-end ICT solutions provider

Telkom and Business Connexion launch BCX, Africa’s premier end-to-end ICT solutions provider

Telkom and Business Connexion, on Wednesday announced the launch of BCX, Africa’s premier end-to-end information communication technology (ICT) solutions provider This new brand, built from a strategic partnership between Telkom Business and Business Connexion, is

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Africa CEO Forum tips Nigeria’s UBA, BUA for Geneva awards

Africa CEO Forum tips Nigeria’s UBA, BUA for Geneva awards

Some Nigerian companies and other African businesses that made the most impact on the continent in 2016 will be recognised in Geneva, Switzerland early next week Every year, the Africa CEO Forum Awards recognise companies

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Britain seeks new trade era with Africa: Nigeria must embrace it

Britain seeks new trade era with Africa: Nigeria must embrace it

For two days last week, on March 9 and 10, trade ministers from Commonwealth countries met in London to explore ways of boosting intra-Commonwealth trade and investment It was the first time that the Commonwealth,

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UAE wants closer trade ties with Asia, Africa

UAE wants closer trade ties with Asia, Africa

The United Arab Emirates, one of the Middle East’s largest economies, wants to expand trade ties with faster growing nations in Asia and Africa, a senior official said on Sunday Rich Gulf Arab states are

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Major, Lindsey & Africa Opens In Singapore

Major, Lindsey & Africa Opens In Singapore

Major, Lindsey & Africa (MLA) has opened a new office in Singapore and added Ashish Raivadera to the partner practice group as head of private practice for South Asia He will also lead operations in Singapore In

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Africa Gets Its Own Internet Domain

Africa Gets Its Own Internet Domain

Africa has its own internet domain, 25 years after the World Wide Web launched The African Union (AU) launched the africa domain name Friday, enabling African businesses, companies and individuals to champion their continent in

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Uganda Tourism showcase at global expo

Uganda Tourism showcase at global expo

About 30 Ugandan tourism businesses and Government agencies are taking part in the world’s largest tourism trade fair, the Internationale Tourismus-Börse Berlin (ITB 2017) Uganda is showcasing its tourism potential at a global expo in

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The Challenges Of Conducting Business In Africa: ‘We Are Facing Global Competition For Talent’

The Challenges Of Conducting Business In Africa: ‘We Are Facing Global Competition For Talent’

Conducting business in Africa is usually not a simple endeavor And, while it is true that each country and each region’s economy is very different from the next, a few things can be said about

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Nigeria attracts highest venture capital of $109m in tech startups in Africa

Nigeria attracts highest venture capital of $109m in tech startups in Africa

Nigeria raised the highest Venture Capital (VC), funds for tech startups in 2016 Making the investment the highest in Africa According to a new report from Partech Ventures, Nigeria attracted the highest fund of $109

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Islamic Development Bank charts three-year plan for Arab-African trade

Islamic Development Bank charts three-year plan for Arab-African trade

The Islamic Development Bank (IDB) is developing a roadmap to strengthen Arab-African trade over the next three years, according to Hakim Elwaer, IDB’s official spokesman The roadmap includes identifying business opportunities in the areas of

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Rethinking banking: The future of financial services is digital

Rethinking banking: The future of financial services is digital

East Africa’s financial sector is on the brink of yet another sweeping revolution that will define the playing field in the next decades to come: financial technology Fintech, as it is increasingly being referred to

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African property a solid option for private-equity investors

African property a solid option for private-equity investors

With African assets cheaper, low valuations are expected to bring buyers back into the market with increased transaction activity and growth Despite a minefield of potential political and economic risks, the outlook for emerging-market private-equity

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Islamic Development Bank sets out roadmap to promote Arab-African trade

Islamic Development Bank sets out roadmap to promote Arab-African trade

The Islamic Development Bank (IDB) is developing a roadmap to strengthen Arab-African trade over the next three years, according to Hakim Elwaer, IDB’s official spokesman The roadmap includes identifying business opportunities and the areas of

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AFRICA GAS FORUM seeks to unlock new business opportunities for African investors

AFRICA GAS FORUM seeks to unlock new business opportunities for African investors

With a bleak outlook emanating out of last week’s #MiningIndaba, investors would be forgiven for losing their stomach for the mining sector and its troubles Questions are being raised about whether South Africa’s gas sector,

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US to invest US$1b in Nigeria’s power sector

US to invest US$1b in Nigeria’s power sector

Power Africa, an initiative by the United States government to light up Africa, plans to invest about one billion US dollars on the power sector in Nigeria, says programme co-ordinator Andrew Herscowitz Announcing this at

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Companies to create new business partnerships through Food East Africa

Companies to create new business partnerships through Food East Africa

More than 3,000 industry professionals will converge on the Kenyetta International Convention Centre from 29 November – 1 December 2017 for East Africa’s largest and most prestigious event for the food and beverage industry –

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Clean Energy West Africa Summit confirms workshop for ECOWAS-based clean energy start-ups

Clean Energy West Africa Summit confirms workshop for ECOWAS-based clean energy start-ups

In partnership with Ghana’s Climate Innovation Centre, Solar Media’s will host the first incubator workshop in April for start-ups The workshop, taking place at the third annual Clean Energy West Africa Summit on the 4-5

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Mastercard to empower 150 000 MSME’s in Kenya

Mastercard to empower 150 000 MSME’s in Kenya

Mastercard commits to empowering over 150,000 Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) in Kenya within 2017 by giving them access to Masterpass QR The mobile driven, Person-to-Merchant payment solution will be introduced through various financial

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Angola Rated Largest Oil Producing Country in Africa, Third Time Ahead of Nigeria

Angola Rated Largest Oil Producing Country in Africa, Third Time Ahead of Nigeria

This is the third time Angola will floor Nigeria as the continent’s largest producer, following the attacks on oil installations in Niger Delta region in 2016 OPEC’s monthly oil market report (MOMR) released yesterday revealed

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Powering Africa’s Future

Powering Africa’s Future

When G20 leaders meet later this year in Hamburg, investment in Africa’s future will be high on their agenda German Chancellor Angela Merkel has already committed to using her presidency of the forum to promote

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Africa’s SMMEs explore trading opportunities globally

Africa’s SMMEs explore trading opportunities globally

Smart Procurement World (SPW) and Commonwealth Investment Corporation (CIC) will host the Africa Trade Summit and Expo, on 7 – 8 March 2017 at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC), to address the unique

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Entrepreneur Launches Africa-Inspired Footwear Brand, Hopes to Build Manufacturing Industry In Nigeria

Entrepreneur Launches Africa-Inspired Footwear Brand, Hopes to Build Manufacturing Industry In Nigeria

Babajide Ipaye, a Nigerian entrepreneur, has always been a sneaker fanatic With a love for shoes and the goal to create a manufacturing sector for quality footwear in Nigeria, Ipaye created Keexs, an Africa-inspired brand

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IBM officially launches Digital Nation Africa

IBM officially launches Digital Nation Africa

IBM is investing $70 million (about ZAR 945 million) in building much-needed digital, cloud, and cognitive IT skills to help support a 21st century workforce in Africa The initiative, “IBM Digital – Nation Africa,” provides a cloud-based

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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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