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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Global fall in oil prices affects Nigerian naira

Global fall in oil prices affects Nigerian naira

The Central Bank of Nigeria announced new measures to curb currency speculation as part of an effort to improve the standing of the naira (Flickr) Nigeria’s central bank on Friday announced new measures to curb

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African Business Students Gear Up For World’s Largest Student-run Conference –

African Business Students Gear Up For World’s Largest Student-run Conference –

VENTURES AFRICA – The Africa Business Club, a Member of Student Clubs of HBS, Inc, announced the 17th Annual Africa Business Conference to be held at Harvard Business School The event will be held from

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Announcing the Harvard Business School Africa Business Club

Announcing the Harvard Business School Africa Business Club

Entrepreneurship continues to be the cornerstone of African growth and development It is these novel ideas that will help the continent rise to its potential and we continue to proudly support: Innovation for Inclusion The Africa

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Guinea Leads Worst Countries For Business –

Guinea Leads Worst Countries For Business –

The African continent has averaged 5% economic growth over the last decade with some countries reaching 7% annual rates Rising commodity prices have benefited this resource-rich region with commodities like oil, gold and precious metals

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African Dream: Malawian business tycoon Mike Mlombwa on red tape –

African Dream: Malawian business tycoon Mike Mlombwa on red tape –

Car rental firm owner Mike Mlombwa says: “Do not be afraid to take risks” Mike Mlombwa is a Malawian business tycoon who, as a teenager, walked about 50km (30 miles) from his village near the

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Ebola diagnostic system from Toronto company to be tested in Africa –

Ebola diagnostic system from Toronto company to be tested in Africa –

A Toronto company that makes a diagnostic testing system for multiple diseases begins a trial in January in Africa in the battle against Ebola Fio makes a handheld device that performs almost instant blood or

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Yale University Determined To Help Strengthen African Businesses and Leaders –

Yale University Determined To Help Strengthen African Businesses and Leaders –

Yale has identified leadership development as a key focus of the Africa Initiative and a way in which it can contribute to Africa’s growth story The university has used its intellectual resources to provide training

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New business models drive ICT in Africa

New business models drive ICT in Africa

IT is seeing healthy growth across Africa, and technologies like mobile, cloud, big data and social media are driving new business models and added value across the continent This is according to IDC, which yesterday

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Africa’s diamond’s in the rough

Africa’s diamond’s in the rough

ROMAN GRYNBERG, Low productivity and the concomitant costs are harming the local beneficiation industry  The wages of diamond cutters in Botswana and India are not dissimilar, yet in India there are 800 000 cutters and in Botswana

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Ethiopia-Turkey business forum opens in Addis Ababa

Ethiopia-Turkey business forum opens in Addis Ababa

ADDIS ABABA (AA) – The second Ethiopian-Turkish Business Council Forum kicked off on Thursday in Addis Ababa “I hope this forum will result in more Turkish investments coming to Ethiopia,” Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn

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Yale Programs Help Strengthen African Leaders, Businesses –

Yale Programs Help Strengthen African Leaders, Businesses –

Yale has identified leadership development as a key focus of the Africa Initiative and a way in which it can contribute to Africa’s growth story The university has used its intellectual resources to provide training

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Pan African media personality – Eric Chinje –

Pan African media personality – Eric Chinje –

Eric Chinje is the Director for Strategic Communications at the Mo Ibrahim Foundation, a position he took up at the start of 2012 Prior to that he led the Global Media Program at the World

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Forbes 2014: Aliko Dangote is a lion of Africa’s business –

Forbes 2014: Aliko Dangote is a lion of Africa’s business –

The Nigerian billionaire business man, Aliko Dangote, was elected as African personality of 2014 by the American media Forbes According to his investments on the African continent, his big heart and achievements of its foundation,

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Rolling Blackouts Taking Toll on S. African Economy –

Rolling Blackouts Taking Toll on S. African Economy –

JOHANNESBURG— South Africa’s businesses and households have been crippled as the country’s sole power utility, Eskom, intensified controlled power-cuts in an effort to prevent a total collapse of the grid For nearly a week the

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U.S. Corporate Council On Africa To Launch ‘Doing-Business’ Portal –

U.S. Corporate Council On Africa To Launch ‘Doing-Business’ Portal –

The Corporate Council on Africa will serve as the officially launch the group’s new Power Africa/Trade Africa web portal to maneuver the complexities of doing business in sub-Saharan Africa during a Dec 16 meeting of

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A New Chinese Strategy for Business in Africa –

A New Chinese Strategy for Business in Africa –

Investment deals in Africa linked to French companies with experience on the continent could help China tap into the growth of the emerging market (Beijing) – Britain, France and Germany have recently extended olive branches

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Tiger learns from mistakes in Nigeria –

Tiger learns from mistakes in Nigeria –

TIGER Brands has not been put off buying businesses of scale and its rest-of-Africa strategy has been unaffected by its bad experience in Nigeria, CEO Peter Matlare says Tiger’s acquisition of Dangote Flour Mills (DFM)

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China-South Africa Business Forum held in Beijing

China-South Africa Business Forum held in Beijing

South African President Jacob Zuma started his four-day visit to China from Thursday and this is his first visit to China during his second term as president A South Africa-China Business Forum was held in

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Public-private dialogue: a must for enhancing Central Africa’s business climate

Public-private dialogue: a must for enhancing Central Africa’s business climate

Douala, 3 December 2014 (ECA) – The real determining factors of investment in Central Africa include: governance, legal and judicial security, infrastructure development, availability and quality of labor, access to financing, and good relations between the

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New technology ‘will assist Africa’

New technology ‘will assist Africa’

NEW technologies will help Africa lower the cost of producing renewable energy, resulting in the continent leapfrogging mega electricity generation and distribution systems already in existence in other parts of the world, says an international

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Outlook for Africa’s oil giants worsens after price plummets

Outlook for Africa’s oil giants worsens after price plummets

THE PLUNGE in oil prices exacerbated by last week’s Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (Opec) meeting is punishing the bonds of African crude producers as the nations’ finances come under threat The dollar bonds of

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Infrastructure crucial for African growth –

Infrastructure crucial for African growth –

THE development of infrastructure remains the standout theme in Africa’s rapid growth trajectory  In recent weeks roundtables on capital projects and infrastructure spending have highlighted trends in SA and other sub-Saharan African markets across diverse

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Famous Brands, Shoprite take new formula across Africa –

Famous Brands, Shoprite take new formula across Africa –

Nompumelelo Magwaza FAMOUS Brands has partnered with Shoprite to speed up the roll-out of its Debonairs Pizza stores across Africa The first partnership was in Angola where Debonairs Pizza would trade alongside Shoprite’s fast-food restaurant

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Doing Business In Africa: Award-Winning Lawyer Peter Petrou Provides An … –

Doing Business In Africa: Award-Winning Lawyer Peter Petrou Provides An … –

Peter Petrou, a 30 year-old British-born, international award-winning Commercial Lawyer, has advised several of the world’s largest corporations on doing business in Africa Over the years, he has built up formidable high level political and

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S.Africa’s business confidence starts to pick up –

S.Africa’s business confidence starts to pick up –

The SACCI Business Confidence Index (BCI) for November 2014 gained two index points to 908, from 888 in October SAfrica’s business confidence on the rise PHOTO: Getty Images The South African Chamber of Commerce and

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Tea Market in South Africa: Business Report 2014 –

Tea Market in South Africa: Business Report 2014 –

DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Research and Markets (http://wwwresearchandmarketscom/research/9rlsn5/tea_market_in) has announced the addition of the “Tea Market in South Africa: Business Report 2014″ report to their offering This report is a comprehensive research of tea market in South

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Digital technology growth in Africa presents opportunities –

Digital technology growth in Africa presents opportunities –

The rapid take-up of digital technologies across Africa presents Irish companies with real opportunities, a conference in Dublin heard today“There is a great opportunity for Irish, European and global companies to participate in Africa’s search

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Nestle Sees Unrest Adding to Pressures on West Africa Business –

Nestle Sees Unrest Adding to Pressures on West Africa Business –

Militant insurgencies across West Africa are weighing on Nestle SA (NESN)’s business in the region, adding to the pressures of currency depreciation, high inflation and the Ebola outbreak, the food maker’s regional head said Islamist

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Local knowledge key to opportunities in African markets –

Local knowledge key to opportunities in African markets –

Local knowledge key to Ireland’s opportunities in African markets – IEA’s Africa Business Forum Sharing local knowledge and business networks will be key to advancing Irish trade with Africa, according to the Irish Exporters Association’s

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Barclays Africa targets half investment bank revenue from outside South Africa –

Barclays Africa targets half investment bank revenue from outside South Africa –

Reuters, 01/12 14:53 CET JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – Barclays Africa Group’s <BGAJJ> investment banking division expects countries outside South Africa to contribute more than half its revenue in five years’ time after taking on most of

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Africa still in the dark despite Obama’s promises –

Africa still in the dark despite Obama’s promises –

Africa still in the dark despite Obama’s promises by Joe Brock, 2014-12-01 09:33:250 BARACK Obama last year told a cheering crowd in Cape Town that a $7bn plan to “Power Africa” would double electricity output

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Ensuring Women Are Part of Africa’s Growth Story –

Ensuring Women Are Part of Africa’s Growth Story –

Megan Foo, Editorial Assistant and Regular Contributor of The NextWomen Business Magazine, sits down with Yasmin Belo-Osagie and Afua Osei, Co-Founders of She Leads Africa, to talk about how women can be part of Africa’s

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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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