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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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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Coca-Cola banks on growing African market of Appletiser –

Coca-Cola banks on growing African market of Appletiser –

THE Coca-Cola Company believes the Appletiser brand has “lots of legs” and the US-headquartered firm will look for opportunities to grow the niche brand, its regional head said Coca-Cola said last week it would buy

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Africa needs to stand up to credit rating agencies –

Africa needs to stand up to credit rating agencies –

REUTERSMoodys The EU has laws that make it easier to sue ratings companies for wrong analysis that could impact a country’s credit worthiness, and the African Union should follow suit, writes William Gumede Many African

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SABMiller and Coca-Cola toast Africa bottling deal –

SABMiller and Coca-Cola toast Africa bottling deal –

SABMiller and Coca-Cola are creating Africa’s largest soft drink bottling operation with annual sales of $29bn as they seek to tap more of the continent’s fast-growing middle class The deal will see them merge their

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Forbes rates Africa’s Dangote as 68th most powerful person in the world

Forbes rates Africa’s Dangote as 68th most powerful person in the world

By Sylvester Ugwuanyi on November 12, 2014 Internationally acclaimed Forbes Magazine has ranked the President and Chief Executive of Dangote Industries Ltd, Alhaji Aliko Dangote among the World’s most powerful 72 people The richest man in Africa

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What does the global oil price slump mean for Africa?

What does the global oil price slump mean for Africa?

What does the global oil price slump mean for Africa 28 November 2014 The price of oil has been falling and the drop was top of the agenda at November’s Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting

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GlaxoSmithKline South Africa Dismisses Executive Who Complained Company Was a ‘White Island’

GlaxoSmithKline South Africa Dismisses Executive Who Complained Company Was a ‘White Island’

The GlaxoSmithKline building is pictured in Hounslow, west London(Reuters) Pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline has allegedly dismissed an employee from its South Africa business for failing to attend a performance review which was set up after he

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Airtel starts rolling out 4G services in Africa –

Airtel starts rolling out 4G services in Africa –

Bharti Airtel, on Thursday, said it has its first fourth generation (4G) network in Africa at Seychelles in partnership with Swedish equipment vendor Ericsson In a statement, Airtel said that the infrastructure was a new,

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Coca-Cola, SABMiller Strike New Africa Deal –

Coca-Cola, SABMiller Strike New Africa Deal –

ENLARGE Coca-Cola, whose CEO Muhtar A Kent is pictured here at the US-Africa business summit in Washington last August, has teamed up with brewer SABMiller to improve their share of the African nonalcoholic drinks market

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Strengthening the occupational hygiene sector in South Africa

Strengthening the occupational hygiene sector in South Africa

In South Africa, there are less than 200 occupational hygienists That equates to one hygienist for every 100,000 employees As this statistic shows, it is a profession in scarce supply And this compromises the ability

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Rocket Internet-Backed Jumia Raises $150M For Its African E-Commerce … –

Rocket Internet-Backed Jumia Raises $150M For Its African E-Commerce … –

Rocket Internet-backed Jumia is in the money today, after the Africa-based e-commerce company announced it has raised €120 million ($150 million) in new funding The company confirmed that the round values it at €445 million ($555 million) Jumia sells a

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GCC Firms Embark on an Investment Spree In Africa

GCC Firms Embark on an Investment Spree In Africa

Africa’s fast growing economies have transformed the continent into a booming frontier market, but risk is still a primary concern for GCC investors By Robert Anderson 7 hours ago In the year 2000, The Economist

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Remarks by the President at the US-Africa Business Forum

Remarks by the President at the US-Africa Business Forum

The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release August 05, 2014 Mandarin Oriental Hotel Washington, DC 3:20 PM EDT THE PRESIDENT:   Thank you so much  Thank you  Please be seated  Well, good

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Business in Nigeria

Business in Nigeria

IN 2001 MTN, a fledgling telecoms company from South Africa, paid $285m for one of four mobile licences sold at auction by the government of Nigeria Observers thought its board was bonkers Nigeria had spent

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Go Back To Africa — and do business there with the help of this government agency

Go Back To Africa — and do business there with the help of this government agency

In order to compete in business, small business owners must expand into markets outside the United States But it’s not as easy as it sounds Any business wanting to expand needs financing For African-American entrepreneurs

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Africa’s Armies Are Going On A Spending Spree

Africa’s Armies Are Going On A Spending Spree

ReutersCommander of US Africa Command, General William Ward (R), talks with Ugandan People’s Defence Force Colonel Sam Kavuma while touring the Gulu district in this April 10, 2008 handout photo courtesy of the US Department

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Haile Gebrselassie: From athletics to the boardroom

Haile Gebrselassie: From athletics to the boardroom

By Lerato MbelePresenter, Africa Business Report  Haile Gebrselassie is the most famous man in Ethiopia The double Olympic gold medallist and five-time world champion over 10,000m had a glittering athletics career and is now a

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Private sector can help Africa to take responsibility for its development

Private sector can help Africa to take responsibility for its development

It is welcome news that African business leaders, spurred by the Ebola crisis, are to assist in tackling the continent’s challenges Calestous Juma, theguardiancom  A World Food Programme worker looks on as supplies are delivered to Lester

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African sushi shakes up Japan

African sushi shakes up Japan

(CNN) — The flashing neon advertising signs and crowded crosswalks of Tokyo may not resemble the slow suburban settlement of Maseru — the capital of the tiny mountain kingdom of Lesotho in southern Africa But the

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Exporters told to look to Africa for new opportunities

Exporters told to look to Africa for new opportunities

Africa Ireland Economic Forum delegates told that trade is expected to soar over coming years Minister for Development and Trade Promotion Seán Sherlock said exports from Ireland have increased by approximately 25 per cent in

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Changing Africa perceptions one company at a time

Changing Africa perceptions one company at a time

by Kimberly S Johnson, Wall Street Journal OSCAR Onyema is battling the perception of corruption and poor transparency in Nigeria one public company at a time Two weeks ago, the chief executive of the Nigerian Stock Exchange

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How to make Lagos Africa’s business hub

How to make Lagos Africa’s business hub

Adeyemi Ikuforiji is the Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly Recently, he addressed some journalists on his economic development agenda for Lagos State, having declared his gubernatorial ambition Business Editor,ADE OGIDAN was there

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Survey identifies three biggest constraints to doing business in Africa

Survey identifies three biggest constraints to doing business in Africa

Unreliable or insufficient electricity, corruption and difficulty in getting bank loans are the three biggest constraints to doing business in sub-Saharan Africa, according to the Africa Survey 2014 released recently by Good Governance Africa (GGA)The

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Interview: Tourism Business Council Of South Africa CEO Mmatšatši Ramawela

Interview: Tourism Business Council Of South Africa CEO Mmatšatši Ramawela

Mmatšatši Ramawela Africa in recent years has become a growing focus for development by major international hotel companies While North Africa long has been the primary focus in such development, many hotel companies now are

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Tabitha Karanja named Africa’s top businesswoman

Tabitha Karanja named Africa’s top businesswoman

NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 18 – Keroche Breweries founder and CEO Tabitha Karanja has been named the Businesswoman of the Year in the CNBC Africa All Africa Business Leaders Awards (AABLAs) The awards presented by Johnnie

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Vodafone to expand in sub-Sahara Africa

Vodafone to expand in sub-Sahara Africa

Reuters Johannesburg – Vodafone will expand in sub-Saharan Africa through a 4G partnership with closely-held Afrimax Group that includes a voice and data services offering in Uganda The deal gives Vodafone access to as many

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African Dream: Uganda fashion label owners give advice

African Dream: Uganda fashion label owners give advice

African Dream: Meet the three women behind a Ugandan fashion label Definition Africa is a Ugandan fashion label founded by Nadia Bhegani, Olga Mugyenyi and Nahida Bhegani, which tries to source all of its raw

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Africa Business School Graduates 118 Students

Africa Business School Graduates 118 Students

Africa Business School Graduates 118 Students BY Ejike Ejike — Nov 16, 2014 | The Africa Business School (ABS) has certified 118 professional graduates and 19 Post Graduate Diploma certificates at its 15 convocation ceremony

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Nigerian billionaires dominate African rich list with £49bn between them

Nigerian billionaires dominate African rich list with £49bn between them

Nigeria has more billionaires than any other country in Africa, including the continent’s wealthiest man and the world’s richest black woman, according to a ranking published this week Folorunsho Alakija of Nigeria is the richest

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Fairtrade accused of failing to deliver benefits to African farmworkers

Fairtrade accused of failing to deliver benefits to African farmworkers

Study claims wages on officially certified markets are below what is paid by comparable employers, John Vidal and Claire Provost, The Observer Millions of British consumers have bought Fairtrade coffee harvested in Uganda Photograph: Simon Rawles/Getty Images   Sales

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Table banking lends Kenya’s women the means to beat the poverty trap

Table banking lends Kenya’s women the means to beat the poverty trap

In the Rift valley, women’s dreams of owning land is within reach thanks to loans from self-help groups that are beginning to change Kenya’s financial landscape, Moraa Obiria, theguardiancom, Table banking offers Kenyan women, who are often

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Ghana’s economic resurgence restores business confidence

Ghana’s economic resurgence restores business confidence

Mark Anderson, theguardiancom Trade minister hails ‘orange hot’ growth as currency recovers value and IMF talks calm investor nerves Workers at a technology research centre in Gomoa Mpota hope their products will transform Ghana’s manufacturing sector Photograph:

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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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