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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Data can fuel Africa’s economic growth

Data can fuel Africa’s economic growth

Africa is home to some of the world’s fastest-growing economies and one of the most promising regions for international investment This growth could be accelerated by addressing a fixable problem: lack of good data Reliable,

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Smaller Deals in Focus as Big Private Equity Fades in Africa

Smaller Deals in Focus as Big Private Equity Fades in Africa

In the wake of recession, investors are picking off deals too small for global funds A family-owned grocery chain selling lychees and almond milk would have been an unlikely target when giant private equity funds

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She Leads Africa: Emotional Intelligence as a Tool For Taking Your Business to the Next Level

She Leads Africa: Emotional Intelligence as a Tool For Taking Your Business to the Next Level

Emotional Intelligence is the magic wand for your business If you’re passionate about starting a business that will be highly successful, or trying hard to take your existing business to the next level, then you

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ASEAN market seeks to increase bilateral trade with Africa

ASEAN market seeks to increase bilateral trade with Africa

Member countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations will make a leap into the African continent with their first joint trade mission and business expo, the inaugural Africa-ASEAN Business Expo (AABE), in South Africa

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Kenya Airways building on “Best Airline in Africa” accolade

Kenya Airways building on “Best Airline in Africa” accolade

After a disappointing performance in tough economic conditions, Kenya Airways are using their recent win of the coveted Africa’s Leading Airline title at World Travel Awards to focus their business activities And thanks to a

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MainOne, SAP partner to provide enterprise solutions for West Africa

MainOne, SAP partner to provide enterprise solutions for West Africa

West Africa’s premier connectivity and data center solutions provider, MainOne, has announced a service partnership agreement between its Tier III Data Center, MDXi and SAP, leader in enterprise applications for software and software-related serviceThe agreement

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Dabur looks at Africa, West Asia for growth to beat slowdown

Dabur looks at Africa, West Asia for growth to beat slowdown

Dabur, the fast moving consumer goods major, is increasingly turning to markets outside India for growth, as the domestic market continues to be subdued A little over a third of revenue comes from abroad and

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Comment: Investing in Africa’s healthcare sector

Comment: Investing in Africa’s healthcare sector

Africa is experiencing consistent economic growth As McKinsey puts it, the “lions are on the move”, resulting in increased urbanisation, social mobility and increased life expectancy Around 50% of Africans will be living in cities

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Africa Climate Business Plan: African Countries Advance Climate

Africa Climate Business Plan: African Countries Advance Climate

Less than a year after the World Bank unveiled and began supporting implementation of its ambitious Africa Climate Business Plan (ACBP) during COP21 in Paris, African countries are beginning to show progress A new progress report on

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Tanzania should reject EU free trade deal, MPs say

Tanzania should reject EU free trade deal, MPs say

Members of Parliament (MPs) in Tanzania have urged the country’s government not to sign the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) between the European Union (EU) and the East African Community (EAC) member states Negotiations between the

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Flemingo makes headway with African shops revamp

Flemingo makes headway with African shops revamp

  Flemingo International has begun redeveloping and upgrading a number of its stores in Africa, starting with Cape Verde, as it seeks to improve the merchandising and product offer at its locations The strategic move

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MÜSİAD EXPO opens in Istanbul with key focus on Africa

MÜSİAD EXPO opens in Istanbul with key focus on Africa

The 16th MÜSİAD EXPO opened on Nov 9 in Istanbul, where thousands of businesspeople and investors from all over the world will explore new cooperation and partnership opportunities The expo will host in eight halls,

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Consumer, business confidence edges higher – Independent Online

Independent Online Consumer, business confidence edges higher Independent Online Johannesburg – Confidence levels among both consumers and businesses have edged slightly higher, two indexes show, although consumer confidence is still not at a healthy level

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ANALYSIS: Ethiopia’s economy weathers a challenging year

ANALYSIS: Ethiopia’s economy weathers a challenging year

In October 2016, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) announced that Ethiopia would overtake Kenya as East Africa’s largest economy, after posting average growth of 108% over the last decade However, recently, it has become uncertain

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Turkey seeks to boost trade and economic ties with Africa

Turkey seeks to boost trade and economic ties with Africa

Around 1,500 participants from Turkey and 42 African countries, including numerous business representatives and high-level officials, gathered last week at the Turkey-Africa Economic and Business Forum Jointly organised by Turkey’s Ministry of Economy and the

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A man with a dream to dress Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote

A man with a dream to dress Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote

The article below first appeared in Forbes Africa and is republished with its permission Subscribe today by contacting Shanna Jacobsen ShannaJacobsen@abn360com His bow ties may be small but his dreams are big Neither could have

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Africa’s renewable energy pioneers

Africa’s renewable energy pioneers

The fact that Sub-Saharan Africa is beginning to embrace renewables is underlined by the role that two countries, in particular, are playing in promoting the sector Kenya is encouraging investment in geothermal plants, while Cape

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MTN Business Botswana plans relaunch of Microsoft Express Route

MTN Business Botswana plans relaunch of Microsoft Express Route

MTN Business Botswana has bemoaned the low uptake of Microsoft Express Route, a year after the product launched MTN Microsoft Express Route provides enterprises with access to utilise Microsoft cloud services such as Microsoft Azure

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It’s business as usual for Zuma

It’s business as usual for Zuma

Embattled President Jacob Zuma appears unfazed as the noose tightens around his scandalous presidency Zuma, who is facing sustained clamour to step down, is leading a delegation of ministers to the inaugural session of the

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Hope Defines Obama’s Legacy in Africa

Hope Defines Obama’s Legacy in Africa

  When Barack Obama was elected US president in 2008, the event was hailed across Africa He is the son of a Kenyan, after all, and many on the continent considered Obama one of their

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African cultural ambassador to Kansas: ‘Africa is open for business’

African cultural ambassador to Kansas: ‘Africa is open for business’

Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach met Wednesday with an African cultural ambassador who came bearing a simple message: “Africa is open for business” Tunde Adetunji heads the Atlanta-based Africa Heritage Foundation, which has developed

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3 things the next US president needs to know about Africa

3 things the next US president needs to know about Africa

Africa holds great potential as we move forward into the 21st Century In recent years, US policy initiatives have recognized Africa’s growing significance In 2014, President Obama welcomed leaders from across the continent to Washington

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Philanthropy Made in Africa: Footballers and business leaders attend Best of Africa 2017 Nominations

Philanthropy Made in Africa: Footballers and business leaders attend Best of Africa 2017 Nominations

Footballers and philanthropists have come together in London to announce the upcoming Best of Africa 2016 Awards, celebrating the dedication of African footballers towards projects for Africa Launched in 2011, the awards were established to

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New Regional Structure Set to Drive AGCO Expansion in Africa

New Regional Structure Set to Drive AGCO Expansion in Africa

AGCO, Your Agriculture Company (NYSE:AGCO), a worldwide manufacturer and distributor of agricultural equipment and solutions, has announced a realignment of its regional structure which will see an increase in its on-the-ground presence in Africa and

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Turkey-Africa business forum vows to boost trade ties

Turkey-Africa business forum vows to boost trade ties

Construction, food, healthcare and energy are some sectors where cooperation can be enhanced between Turkey and African countries, head of Turkey’s Foreign Economic Relations Board (DEIK) said Wednesday Speaking at the Turkey-Africa Business and Economic

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Ajinomoto, PepsiCo vying to buy into Africa’s Promasidor

Ajinomoto, PepsiCo vying to buy into Africa’s Promasidor

Japan’s Ajinomoto and PepsiCo are among bidders seeking to buy a stake in African dairy and drinks company Promasidor in a deal that would give them access to its distribution network across the continent, sources

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Standard Chartered looks to Africa, Brunei for Islamic growth

Standard Chartered looks to Africa, Brunei for Islamic growth

DUBAI: Standard Chartered’s Islamic division is seeking banking licences in three African countries in order to offer its services to the continent’s large Muslim population Standard Chartered Saadiq could enter at least one of these

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Wharton Africa Business Forum: November 18-21

Wharton Africa Business Forum: November 18-21

On November 18 – 21, the Wharton Africa Business Forum (WABF) will host its 24th annual conference, the longest running student-organized Africa-focused business discussion With this year’s theme: “My Africa Network: New Partners for New Solutions”,

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Malaysia, African nations seek to double trade volume by 2021

Malaysia, African nations seek to double trade volume by 2021

Malaysia and countries in the African continent must further develop trade between the two parties and double trade to US$16 billion (RM672 billion) by 2021 Minister of International Trade and Industry Datuk Seri Mustapha Mohamed

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Liberia At African Union First Africa’s Fashion Business Summit

Liberia At African Union First Africa’s Fashion Business Summit

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia – Liberia was represented by TeKay Designs at the African Union headquarters in Addis Ababa for the Africa Fashion Reception held from 13th – 15th September, 2016 The Embassy of Liberia in

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Morocco’s aeronautics sector taking off

Morocco’s aeronautics sector taking off

Morocco’s close geographic proximity to Europe has made the country a perfect platform for American and European businesses looking to move manufacturing offshore to lower costs Nowhere is this clearer than in the aeronautical industry

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Africa: The new focus of investment

Africa: The new focus of investment

There is no shortage of investment opportunities on the African continent International business leaders will meet for two days in Istanbul on Wednesday at the Turkey-Africa Economic and Business Forum, which highlights Turkey’s strategy to

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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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