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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CNBC Africa All Africa Business Leader Awards

CNBC Africa All Africa Business Leader Awards

  The CNBC Africa All Africa Business Leader Awards (AABLAs) 2014 on Friday honoured the continent’s top business leaders Reginald Mengi, winner of the Lifetime Achievement award for 2014 PHOTO: Osbourne – K63 Studios Emmanuel

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AGCO’s Richenhagen added to Obama’s Africa business council

AGCO’s Richenhagen added to Obama’s Africa business council

Martin Richenhagen Staff Atlanta Business Chronicle The US Department of Commerce named AGCO Corp Chairman President and CEO Martin Richenhagen to the President’s Advisory Council on Doing Business in Africa The metro Atlanta executive is

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U.S. Presidential Advisory Council Set to Enhance US-Africa Business and Trade Relations

U.S. Presidential Advisory Council Set to Enhance US-Africa Business and Trade Relations

With a focus on advancing President Obama’sDoing Business in Africa Campaign, 15 global business leaders from the finance, infrastructure, communications, energy, healthcare and aviation fields were selected by Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker to begin efforts

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BUILDING ON KENYA’S REAL ESTATE SECTOR GROWTH

BUILDING ON KENYA’S REAL ESTATE SECTOR GROWTH

 By: Elayne Wangalwa Kenya’s real estate sector continues to grow immensely highlighting the rising demand and investor confidence in the entire sector Kenya’s real estate sector continues to grow immensely highlighting the rising demand and investor

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TANZANIA’S ECONOMY GROWS 7.1 PER CENT IN FIRST HALF OF 2014

TANZANIA’S ECONOMY GROWS 7.1 PER CENT IN FIRST HALF OF 2014

Reuters Tanzania’s economy grew 71 per cent in the first half of 2014 from a year earlier Tanzanian economy on the rise PHOTO: Business Korea This was slightly slower than its expansion in the same period

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AFRICA IS THE NEXT FRONTIER FOR OPPORTUNITY AND A MAGNET FOR INVESTMENTS

AFRICA IS THE NEXT FRONTIER FOR OPPORTUNITY AND A MAGNET FOR INVESTMENTS

Corporate training and skill development company, Centum Learning, today boasts of presence in 23+ countries, 21+ industry sectors, and impact on over one billion people on its fact sheet Recently, the company was selected by

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Billionaires Aliko Dangote, Strive Masiyiwa, Patrice Motsepe Join Fight Against Ebola

Billionaires Aliko Dangote, Strive Masiyiwa, Patrice Motsepe Join Fight Against Ebola

Farai Gundan Contributor Forbes As the Ebola epidemic rages on in West Africa, theAfrican Union (AU) has joined forces with the African Development Bank (AfDB), the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) and leading businesses in Africa to essentially cauterize the Ebola epidemic

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ConocoPhillips CEO Ryan Lance sees big potential for the energy giant

ConocoPhillips CEO Ryan Lance sees big potential for the energy giant

ConocoPhillips Chairman and CEO Ryan Lance sees big potential for the energy giant in West Africa 15 photos Home of the Day Sponsor Listing Jordan Blum Reporter- Houston Business Journal Houston-based ConocoPhillips (NYSE: COP) is

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Business leaders in Africa pledge millions in Ebola fund

Business leaders in Africa pledge millions in Ebola fund

Business leaders across Africa have committed more than $285 million to an initial emergency fund towards Africa’s Ebola response in the three affected West African countries Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea CEOs from various of

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Ebola map – Africa is not a Country

Ebola map – Africa is not a Country

Ebola for beginners: Twitter map outlines some elementary geography Maeve Shearlaw, theguardiancom A rudimentary graphic has hit a nerve online by demonstrating that most of continent is free of the deadly virus – although critics say

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Africa’s oil and gas potential: Boom or hype?

Africa’s oil and gas potential: Boom or hype?

By Alex Vines, Chatham House, Special to CNN An oil offshore platform off the coast of Angola, Africa’s second largest oil producer Africa’s oil and gas potential will grow significantly over the next two decades, driven

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Five ways to do better business with Africa’s small-scale farmers –

Five ways to do better business with Africa’s small-scale farmers –

Agriculture in sub-Saharan Africa is dominated by small-scale farmers But doing business with these farmers – they often live in remote areas with little money to spend – is no easy feat Eric Bureau German

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Africa Upstream Conference opens in Cape Town –

Africa Upstream Conference opens in Cape Town –

Business News of Thursday, 6 November 2014 Source: Graphic Online The Vice President in charge of Africa Business at Tullow Oil plc, Mr Tim O’Hanlon, has stated that the Tweneboa, Enyenra and Ntomme (TEN) Project

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Ambassador Omrie Golley attends 7th Korea-Africa Business Forum

Ambassador Omrie Golley attends 7th Korea-Africa Business Forum

By: SEM Contributor on November 6, 2014 Sierra Leone, through her Ambassador in South Korea, was one of the 29 African Countries that recently participated in the 7th Korea-Africa Business Forum that was recently staged

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S.Africa’s business confidence reaches lowest since 1999 –

S.Africa’s business confidence reaches lowest since 1999 –

The SACCI Business Confidence Index (BCI) for October 2014 of 888 index points is the lowest level since October 1999 SAfrica’s business confidence reaches lowest since 1999 PHOTO: Getty Images The South African Chamber of

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The 20 Young Power Women In Africa 2014 — Nominate Now –

The 20 Young Power Women In Africa 2014 — Nominate Now –

Who are the most successful and influential women in Africa under 40 In December, I will publish the annual ranking of the 20 Young Power Women in Africa Now in its fourth year, the list

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‘World’s fastest growing port’ is sparking a local business boom

‘World’s fastest growing port’ is sparking a local business boom

By Alex Court and Leonie Elliott, CNN, Small waves lap at the hulls of the ocean-going container ships as they approach the South African Port of Ngqura Some of these large boats have come from as far away as

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Made in Ethiopia: The leather gloves keeping the world warm and stylish

Made in Ethiopia: The leather gloves keeping the world warm and stylish

By Alex Court and Lillian Leposo, CNN, The steady hum of sewing machines fills the air inside a large glovemaking factory on the outskirts of Addis Ababa, the bustling Ethiopian capital Patches of leather move through an array of

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Money in Mogadishu: Somali capital gets first cash machine

Money in Mogadishu: Somali capital gets first cash machine

By Alex Court, for CNN, Somalia’s capital Mogadishu now has its first-ever ATM bank machine — and it dispenses US dollars The machine was installed in late September in the upscaleJazeera Palace Hotel, which is located 300

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Sage Business Index 2014 reveals SMEs’ falling confidence in South African … –

Sage Business Index 2014 reveals SMEs’ falling confidence in South African … –

The outlook of South African businesses on the state of the country’s economy is not at all optimistic, suggests this year’s Sage Business Index While the country has seen a recent technology startup boom, the

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How Business Events Improve South Africa’s Knowledge Economy –

How Business Events Improve South Africa’s Knowledge Economy –

November 3, 2014 The sustained growth of South Africa’s reputable business events industry is bringing in millions worth of foreign direct spend to the country’s economy Looking farther ahead for South Africa’s long-term economic development,

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Ebola panic hits South Africa in the pocket –

Ebola panic hits South Africa in the pocket –

Source: Ebola panic hits South Africa in the pocket by Thekiso Anthony Lefifi, 2014-11-02 13:57:490 EBOLA has not yet hit South Africa, but companies here who have sailed north looking for extra profit are feeling

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Norway pledges $44m towards clean energy in Africa

Norway pledges $44m towards clean energy in Africa

Copyright : APA Norway will contribute NOK 300 million (about $44674 million) to Green Africa Power, which is intended to encourage commercial actors to invest in sub-Saharan Africa, Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende said

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Donors pledge $8 billion for Horn of Africa

Donors pledge $8 billion for Horn of Africa

© AFP/File Jack GuezInternational donors pledged $8 billion in development aid Monday for projects across eight countries in the Horn of Africa, UN chief Ban Ki-moon, pictured earlier, announced at the start of a visit

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Ebola fears spur Marriott occupancy dip in West Africa

Ebola fears spur Marriott occupancy dip in West Africa

Marriott acquired Protea Hotels, including this property in South Africa, earlier in 2014 The Protea properties in Nigeria have seen a dip in occupancy due to the Ebola outbreak, officials said in a third quarter

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Credit rating agency out to provide meaningful ratings for Africa

Credit rating agency out to provide meaningful ratings for Africa

A SPECIALIST rating agency plans to introduce sovereign ratings for 20 African countries within the next two to three years, to provide more meaningful ratings for Africa than those offered by the mainstream agencies Agencies

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Everyone’s private driver: Uber discusses its business in Africa

Everyone’s private driver: Uber discusses its business in Africa

In just four years Uber, the smartphone app that connects passengers with taxi drivers, has launched in over 45 countries and 200 cities globally Last year the company entered Africa and now operates in Cape

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Oteh Emerges West Africa’s Business Woman of the Year

Oteh Emerges West Africa’s Business Woman of the Year

Arunma Oteh APPOINTMENT/AWARDS The Director General of Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Arunma Oteh has been appointed the West Africa’s Business Woman of the year 2014 at Africa’s most prestigious business awards, the All Africa

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Like EU, East Africa needs trading bloc

Like EU, East Africa needs trading bloc

The vision by East African heads of state to ensure one trading bloc for the region is certainly welcome Like the European Union, East Africa needs to come together to form a more formidable bargaining

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Ethiopia hailed as ‘African lion’ with fastest creation of millionaires

Ethiopia hailed as ‘African lion’ with fastest creation of millionaires

Michael Buerk’s famished Ethiopia of 1984 has become a nation achieving 93% GDP growth in six years, finds study                   Office blocks under construction in Ethiopia’s capital,

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U.S. Envoy Samantha Power Travels To Ebola-stricken West Africa

U.S. Envoy Samantha Power Travels To Ebola-stricken West Africa

Thomson ReutersUS Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power arrives at the 69th United Nations General Assembly in New York By Michelle Nichols WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The US Ambassador to the United Nations, Samantha Power,

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South Africa economic growth forecast slashed

South Africa economic growth forecast slashed

South Africa’s new finance minister has his work cut out South Africa has downgraded its economic growth, but the country’s new finance minister pledged to keep a tight rein on government spending Nhlanhla Nene told

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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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