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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Oteh bags the 2014 AABLA West Africa Business Woman of the year award – CNBCAfrica.com

Oteh bags the 2014 AABLA West Africa Business Woman of the year award – CNBCAfrica.com

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 10:28:20 GMT All roads led to Lagos last night for the All Africa Business Leaders Awards West Africa 2014 For the fourth consecutive year, we celebrated those making extraordinary contributions in

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Chude Jideonwo and Adebola Williams Emerge Winners of the CNBC Africa … – Bella Naija

Chude Jideonwo and Adebola Williams Emerge Winners of the CNBC Africa … – Bella Naija

Chude Jideonwo and Adebola Williams have been announced as winners of the CNBC Africa All Africa Business Leaders Awards 2014 – for the Young Business Leader of the Year 2014, West Africa This was announced

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Empowering farmers through mobile communication in west Africa

Empowering farmers through mobile communication in west Africa

A farmer listening to a Farmerline message Photograph: Farmerline 15 October, 2014, Accra – Leading Ghana-based technology provider Farmerline has announced plans to join the Business Call to Action The company plans to empower 500,000

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Cuba sends more doctors to Ebola-hit west Africa

Cuba sends more doctors to Ebola-hit west Africa

© wwwcubadebatecu/AFP/FileThis photo released by Cuban official website wwwcubadebatecu shows President Raul Castro (L) at an airport in Havana as 35 doctors and 48 nurses prepare to depart for Liberia and Guinea to fight the

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The business perspective to addressing Africa’s skills gap

The business perspective to addressing Africa’s skills gap

Global Views Frontier 100 Forum By Emma Green22 October 2014 A female student at the Windhoek Vocational Training Center, which trains artisans in Namibia Even with Africa’s economic trajectory, the continent still lacks a pipeline

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Mrs Blair: Investing in Africa on its own terms

Mrs Blair: Investing in Africa on its own terms

Cherie Blair:  How can companies operating in Africa contribute to long term social and economic returns for its people Four African leaders are meeting in London today with a very clear common agenda: promoting Africa

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MSF charity fetes ’1000th Ebola survivor’ in west Africa

MSF charity fetes ’1000th Ebola survivor’ in west Africa

© AFP/File Zoom DossoHealth workers sit at NGO’s Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF, Doctors Without Borders) Ebola treatment center inside the Samuel K Doe stadium in Monrovia on October 15, 2014 Dakar (AFP) – Medical charity

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The US Is Placing New Restrictions On Travelers From West Africa

The US Is Placing New Restrictions On Travelers From West Africa

AP Photo / Abdeljalil BounharA health screening worker shows the way to passengers at the arrivals hall of an airport The US will begin requiring travelers from three countries in West Africa to arrive at

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The cultural differences and doing business in Africa

The cultural differences and doing business in Africa

Africa has been earmarked as a big growth market in which to operate, but you need to know what you’re doing to achieve any kind of success in this dynamic environment Assuming improvement in the

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Nigeria’s megachurches a hidden pillar of Africa’s top economy

Nigeria’s megachurches a hidden pillar of Africa’s top economy

Ota – When a guest house belonging to one of Nigeria’s leading Christian pastors collapsed last month attention turned to the multimillion-dollar megachurches that form a huge, untaxed sector of Africa’s top economy Of the

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Africa’s Richest Man Aliko Dangote To Invest In Tanzanian Coal Mine

Africa’s Richest Man Aliko Dangote To Invest In Tanzanian Coal Mine

Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote, has announced new plans to invest an undisclosed sum in the development of a major coal mine in Tanzania, even as he continues to expand his business interests across the continent According to

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Cheaper cross-border phone charges in East Africa

Cheaper cross-border phone charges in East Africa

By Russell Padmore Business reporter, BBC World Service East African governments force telecom companies to cut cross border roaming charges Mobile phone users in Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda will soon enjoy cheaper cross border calls,

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Ebola wreaks economic havoc as it tears through Africa

Ebola wreaks economic havoc as it tears through Africa

Ebola is not only affecting the everyday lives of people in West Africa, it’s also hurting the economy (John Moore, Getty) At a time when sub-Saharan Africa is one of few regions that continue to

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World Bank optimistic about Africa’s economic growth despite challenges

World Bank optimistic about Africa’s economic growth despite challenges

You are here »   Home »   ∷   Business News » World Bank optimistic about Africa’s economic growth despite challenges By Winsley Masese Updated Wednesday, October 8th 2014 at 19:08 GMT +3 Share

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Auto-Africa.com brings Innovative car shipping solutions to Africa with SPS

Auto-Africa.com brings Innovative car shipping solutions to Africa with SPS

Auto-Africacom together with our UK partners ‘Sanches Packing Solutions SPS’ provide a professional service that will load 2 vehicles into a 20ft container and up to 6 vehicles into a 40ft container in record time

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Four reasons African I.T. professionals should attend GITEX Technology Week in Dubai, 12 – 16 October 2014

Four reasons African I.T. professionals should attend GITEX Technology Week in Dubai, 12 – 16 October 2014

          1, Connect with the world’s leading technology companies GITEX will feature interactive exhibits, product launches and demonstrations from the world’s top ICT brands in 12 sector-specific technology industries including: AT&T,

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StanChart To Hire 1000 More Staff In Africa

StanChart To Hire 1000 More Staff In Africa

Thomson ReutersPeople queue up outside a Standard Chartered Bank branch before operation hours at the central business district in Singapore LONDON (Reuters) – Standard Chartered plans to hire at least 1,000 more staff in Africa

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Ebola virus outbreak threatens cocoa production in West Africa

Ebola virus outbreak threatens cocoa production in West Africa

Chocolate prices could rise as traders fret over the impact of the Ebola outbreak in the run-up to harvest season in West Africa   The worst affected countries, Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, are relatively

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South African Corporate Powerhouse Phuti Mahanyele Wins ForbesWoman

South African Corporate Powerhouse Phuti Mahanyele Wins ForbesWoman

CNBC Africa’s Southern African winners of the 2014 All Africa Business Leaders Awards (AABLAs) were announced last week Thursday at Montecasino in Fourways, a northern surburb of Johannesburg, South Africa The AABLAs salutes Africa’s game-changers who have

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UAE a key gateway for Africa

UAE a key gateway for Africa

Shaikh Mohammed, Reem Ibrahim Al Hashemi and the leaders of African countries attending the inaugural West Africa Investment Forum in Dubai on Tuesday — Wam  His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and

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Dubai ruler to host exclusive African talks

AT STAKE: Kenya is a top flower exporting country, but this business will suffer if EU imposes taxes COURTESY PICTURE   DUBAI, UAE – The Ruler of Dubai, HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum,

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Five Presidents, three Prime Ministers and more than seven African ministers to attend the Africa Global Business Forum 2014

Five Presidents, three Prime Ministers and more than seven African ministers to attend the Africa Global Business Forum 2014

Hamad Buamim, President and CEO, Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry Dubai Chamber unveils the Forum’s Official Partners and Sponsors Dubai – The Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry today announced that five African presidents, three prime ministers

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‘London Institute of Project Management’ gives African Professionals a career boost

‘London Institute of Project Management’ gives African Professionals a career boost

wwwLondonIPMcom   The London Institute of Project Management is a world class leader in Project Management Training & Consultancy for a wide variety of industries, including IT, construction, government services, NGO’s, engineering, financial services and

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President Obama Speaks at the U.S.-Africa Business Forum

President Obama Speaks at the U.S.-Africa Business Forum

  President Barack Obama delivers remarks at the US-Africa Business Forum during the US Africa Leaders Summit in Washington, DC, Aug 5, 2014 (Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson) This afternoon, President Obama spoke to a

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Top 10 Female Business Leaders in Africa

Top 10 Female Business Leaders in Africa

The continent is awash with go-getting entrepreneurs of the female kind and it is a hard choice when it comes to choosing the best, however, here is the pick of our favourite girls who are

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W/Bank sanctions Chinese firm for misconduct in Africa

W/Bank sanctions Chinese firm for misconduct in Africa

Copyright : APA The World Bank on Wednesday announced the debarment of Chinese state-owned enterprise China International Water and Electric Corp (CWE) and its controlled affiliates for a period of three years with conditional releaseThe

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Tanzanian Entrepreneurs Win Africa’s Business Leadership Awards

Tanzanian Entrepreneurs Win Africa’s Business Leadership Awards

THREE Tanzanian entrepreneurs are among winners of CNBC Africa ‘All Africa Business Leaders Awards’ (AABLA) for the East African round that was held in Nairobi, Kenya over the weekend A statement issued mentioned the three

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Career boost for African Professionals

Career boost for African Professionals

Project management skills are in high demand in all job sectors: NGO, engineering, construction, oil & gas, education, retail, financial services, IT, telecoms, media, marketing and sales We provide over 40 hours and 140 lessons

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Why startups, not media giants, lead online video in Africa

Why startups, not media giants, lead online video in Africa

Global data use through the consumption of video is set to increase by around 55 percent per year until the end of 2019, according to research by Ericsson, while in Africa video is the fastest-growing internet

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Is Africa’s rise for real this time?

Is Africa’s rise for real this time?

by Vivienne Walt Its economics are surging, and foreign investment is exploding The challenges—including Ebola—are immense But the continent may finally be ready to deliver on its promise In the depths of the financial crisis in

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Bill Clinton says must ‘do whatever it takes’ to fight Ebola

Bill Clinton says must ‘do whatever it takes’ to fight Ebola

By Caren Bohan and Sharon Begley WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) – New initiatives from the United States, Britain, France and other countries to help fight the Ebola epidemic that has been spreading exponentially in West Africa

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Ebola causes postponement of mega India-Africa meet

Ebola causes postponement of mega India-Africa meet

The Ebola outbreak in Africa that has claimed nearly 2,500 lives so far has claimed a different kind of victim in India – the Third India-Africa Forum Summit that was scheduled for December in Gurgaon The mega event has

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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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