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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What can Singapore offer Africa?

What can Singapore offer Africa?

Appropriately for a country that thrives on interaction with the outside world, Singapore’s remarkable transition can be summed up by the presence of two radically different British visitors In the city’s colonial district, an upright,

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Africa boosts business-friendly reforms, World Bank says

Africa boosts business-friendly reforms, World Bank says

Countries in Sub-Saharan Africa implemented a record number of reforms in 2016 to improve the business climate for local entrepreneurs, the World Bank said in its annual ease of doing business report The report –

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Afreximbank unveils new framework for factoring in Africa

Afreximbank unveils new framework for factoring in Africa

The African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) has introduced a model law on factoring to provide a benchmark for African legislatures to enact rules aimed at fostering the growth of factoring activities across the continent The move

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What you need to know about doing business in Africa

What you need to know about doing business in Africa

The World Bank recently released the Doing Business 2016/17 report The survey tracks a set of regulatory indicators related to business start-up, operation, trade, payment of taxes and closure, by measuring the time and cost

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An invitation to West Africa

An invitation to West Africa

Serigne Mbaye Niang would like to invite Northern Ontario mining professionals to visit the thriving industry in West Africa After touring Sudbury area mining supply and service businesses, mining operations, and training programs, the Senegalese

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Barclays named best in financial reporting

Barclays named best in financial reporting

Barclays Bank of Kenya has emerged the overall winner of the Financial Reporting (FiRe) Award Culled from 399 entries, the lender also won in the banking, listed, governance and in the International Financial Reporting Standards

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Dark Fibre Africa and the need to be connected

Dark Fibre Africa and the need to be connected

DFA Chief Strategy Officer Reshaad Sha explained to delegates at the 2016 MyBroadband Conference how connectivity is a key ingredient to happiness Dark Fibre Africa was the Executive sponsor at the 2016 MyBroadband Conference, with the

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Mobile money on the rise in Africa as millions get phones

Mobile money on the rise in Africa as millions get phones

KAMPALA, Uganda — Ivan Kiryowa repeatedly checked the balance on his phone, nervous sweat on his cheeks, as he waited for money from a friend Thirty minutes later, $150 had landed in his account and

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Mitsubishi UFJ Considering Kenya, Morroco Offices In Africa Expansion

Mitsubishi UFJ Considering Kenya, Morroco Offices In Africa Expansion

Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Inc is considering opening offices in Kenya and Morocco to boost its African business as Japanese companies seek natural resource and infrastructure-related opportunities on the continent, a person with knowledge of

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This Swedish startup brings insurance to 24 million people in the developing world through their mobiles

This Swedish startup brings insurance to 24 million people in the developing world through their mobiles

Mobile insurance startup BIMA has signed up 24 million customers across Africa, Asia, and Latin America, according to its deputy CEO BIMA offers what’s called “microinsurance” — people can get accident or life insurance for

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AABLA Celebrates West African Business Achievements

AABLA Celebrates West African Business Achievements

Lagos hosted some of the most notable names in West African business, as this year’s All Africa Business Leaders Awards (AABLA), in partnership with CNBC Africa, raised a glass to unmatched achievements The last of

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Taking Africa to the World: Global Education Company – Centre for African Business Education (CABE) is Now in Nigeria!

Taking Africa to the World: Global Education Company – Centre for African Business Education (CABE) is Now in Nigeria!

UK based global education company, Centre for African Business Education (CABE)have been busy crossing international waters to provide practical business education, knowledge exchange and opportunity creation for individuals and businesses in Africa as well foreign

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Expanding Indonesian Export Markets to Africa, South Asia

Expanding Indonesian Export Markets to Africa, South Asia

The 31st Trade Expo Indonesia (TEI) this year surprised many as several Asian and African countries dominated business transactions, replacing the US and European countries which used to be traditional major buyers during previous TEIs

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In Berlin, Nigeria’s President Buhari seeks business ties

In Berlin, Nigeria’s President Buhari seeks business ties

During an official state visit to Germany, Muhammadu Buhari called for closer economic ties But faced with an economic downturn in Nigeria, German companies point to major hurdles to investment, reports Naomi Conrad In the

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Israeli exports to Africa rise as exports to China fall

Israeli exports to Africa rise as exports to China fall

Due to Africa’s rapid economic growth and China’s economic stagnation and decline, a quarter of Israeli exporters believe that Africa is the market where they can expand the most effectively; top countries Israel is exporting

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Sierra Leone News:“Africa need to expand on infrastructure to attract development”-Li Jiqin

Sierra Leone News:“Africa need to expand on infrastructure to attract development”-Li Jiqin

The Managing Director (MD) of China State Construction Engineering Corporation Limited (CSCES), Li Jiqin, yesterday disclosed that Africa needs to expand on infrastructure to attract development He made this disclosure during a visit at the

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SDR entry expected to boost yuan use in Africa

SDR entry expected to boost yuan use in Africa

WITH China’s financial cooperation with African countries going from strength to strength, there has been a rapid rise in the amount of transactions denominated in the yuan The trend is expected to pick up pace

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AfDB To Launch Africa Investment Forum

AfDB To Launch Africa Investment Forum

The Board of the African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved a proposal to launch an ‘Africa Investment Forum (AIF)’—a meeting place for investors interested in Africa The AIF will showcase bankable projects, attract financing, and

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MBA Clubs: London Business School – Africa Club

MBA Clubs: London Business School – Africa Club

Romain Assunção has had one eye on Africa throughout his career He grew up in an area of France with a strong North African influence He’s worked extensively in Africa, including a stint with a

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Liberia At The First Africa Fashion Business Summit Hosted by the African Union

Liberia At The First Africa Fashion Business Summit Hosted by the African Union

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 Addis Ababa, Ethiopia attended the event with full support

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Dangote, Hollande to increase Africa/Europe trade volumes

Dangote, Hollande to increase Africa/Europe trade volumes

The President of the French Republic, François Hollande, weekend, gathered top 10 entrepreneurs across Middle East, Europe and Africa in Paris to deliberate on ways of promoting trade relations with Europe The meeting became necessary

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Africa’s first mega mall in Menlyn Park

Africa’s first mega mall in Menlyn Park

Johannesburg – The R25 billion invested in the expansion of the Menlyn Park Shopping Mall by majority owner Pareto is expected to result in a further R5bn being invested in shop fittings and other activities,

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Real estate firm wins Top 100 competition

Real estate firm wins Top 100 competition

Real estate firm Diamond Property Merchants has been crowned the winner of the ninth edition of the Business Daily -KPMG’s Top 100 Mid-Sized Companies’ annual survey The company’s client relationship manager, Kuria Wanjau, said teamwork

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Only 3 Egyptian construction companies investing in Africa: EFCBC member

Only 3 Egyptian construction companies investing in Africa: EFCBC member

Egypt has 25 main construction companies and only three are operating inside Africa—Arab Contractors, Orascom Construction, and Nasr General Contracting (Hassan M Allam)—according to member of the Egyptian Federation for Construction and Building Contractors (EFCBC)

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4 Canadian part-solar flying machines sold to Africa

4 Canadian part-solar flying machines sold to Africa

Look up in the sky!  It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s  a solar ship A small company in Brantford, Ont, has developed a flying machine like you’ve never seen before Half bush plane, half blimp — with

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Rwanda leading the way for Africa

Rwanda leading the way for Africa

For a country that has grown its tourism by 22 percent since 2013, Rwanda is still moving more aggressively than ever to be competitive, writes Victor Kgomoeswana Johannesburg – I will have to get used

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Merkel on economic mission to Africa

Merkel on economic mission to Africa

German Chancellor Angela Merkel heads to Africa on Sunday seeking investment opportunities which her government hopes will drive economic development on the continent and curb future waves of migration to Europe A flood of almost

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Africa still attractive to investors, says PenCom head

Africa still attractive to investors, says PenCom head

“There is a lot of talk around retrenching from Africa but I’m not seeing this at all,”Anohu-Amazu says “Look at what the International Finance Corporation (IFC) are doing in the region for instance If you look

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An Investor’s Plan to Transplant Private Health Care in Africa

An Investor’s Plan to Transplant Private Health Care in Africa

The eyes of the private equity investor lit up as he strode across the empty floor of a recently built hospital here There was not much to see: a stretch of unfinished concrete, and steel

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Ghana needs trade and investment from donors rather than aid – Mahama

Ghana needs trade and investment from donors rather than aid – Mahama

President John Mahama is making a strong case for trade and investments from the country’s development partners rather than just aid According to the President, looking at the current challenges facing Ghana, bringing in the

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Tech inspired by faith booms in Africa

Tech inspired by faith booms in Africa

“You sign up to a church here and you are in multiple countries, because you have branches all over the world So, from day one you are an international software company” So says Nana Agyeman-Prempeh

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ICF report hails major improvements in Africa’s business environment

ICF report hails major improvements in Africa’s business environment

The Investment Climate Facility for Africa (ICF) celebrated the impact of 73 reform initiatives that are making Africa a better place to do business Implemented between 2007 and 2016, these initiatives are making it possible

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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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