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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Doing Business in Sub-Saharan Africa: Risks vs. Opportunities

Doing Business in Sub-Saharan Africa: Risks vs. Opportunities

Africa is generally regarded as a high-risk environment for trade and investment Truly, doing business in Africa has inherent risks just as anywhere else—Latin America, Middle East, Asia, Europe and North America However, sub-Saharan Africa

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Mega trends in Africa

Mega trends in Africa

Frost and Sullivan say that Africa is truly the last growth frontier The growth rates promised by Africa are second only to Southeast Asia at the moment with seven of the top ten fastest growing

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Strathmore, KIM among top business schools in Africa

Strathmore, KIM among top business schools in Africa

Strathmore Business School (SBS) has been ranked 1st in Kenya, and 8th business school in Africa in 2016 in the latest Webometrics ranking The Kenya Institute of Management (KIM) comes second in the country and

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All set for New Africa World Bank launch in Accra

All set for New Africa World Bank launch in Accra

All is set for the launch of the United African States (UAS) Constitution ratification and launching of New Africa’s World Bank (NAW-Bank) on October 20, at the WEB Du-Bois Conference Centre, Ghana, organizers of the

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SEACOM extends corporate market offering to East Africa

SEACOM extends corporate market offering to East Africa

Pan-African telecoms enabler SEACOM has extended its corporate market offering to the East African region by providing enhanced broadband connectivity and cloud services directly to the corporate, under its SEACOM Business initiative SEACOM is moving

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Mark Zuckerberg meets with African tech leaders on Nigerian tour

Mark Zuckerberg meets with African tech leaders on Nigerian tour

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is in Nigeria News of his unannounced trip broke Tuesdaywith social media photos of him visiting the Co-Creation Hub (Cchub) innovation center in Lagos Zuckerberg then dropped in at Andela, a software developer accelerator,

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The outlook for Japanese investment in Africa remains uncertain

The outlook for Japanese investment in Africa remains uncertain

NAIROBI, Kenya African leaders have expressed high hopes for Japan to expand its investment in Africa, but whether those hopes will be realized is an open question Twenty-two Japanese companies and groups sealed 73 memorandums

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Demo Africa sheds light on investing in startups

Demo Africa sheds light on investing in startups

Approaching the right investors and the characteristics of a good or bad investment were discussed in How to Get Deals Done, one of the knowledge sessions held on the first day of the Demo Africa

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Transparency in Public-Private Partnerships to fuel Africa’s renaissance – Collymore

Transparency in Public-Private Partnerships to fuel Africa’s renaissance – Collymore

Speaking at the ongoing 6th Tokyo International Conference of Africa’s Development (TICAD) in Nairobi, Collymore noted that better partnerships between the private and the public sectors are creating the right environment for better governance across

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TICAD comes to Africa

TICAD comes to Africa

Traditionally, at least as far as Africa is concerned, Japan has been the steadfast rock on which Africa has been able to anchor some of its most basic aspirations Unlike many, if not most of

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Yamaha Motor Underscores Commitment to Africa

Yamaha Motor Underscores Commitment to Africa

WATA, Japan–Yamaha Motor (TOKYO:7272)(ISIN:JP3942800008) announced today that it has participated in the Sixth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD VI), held in Nairobi, Kenya on August 27-28, 2016 At the Japan Fair 2016, held

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Japan-Africa business deals have potential to transform Africa: Kenyatta

Japan-Africa business deals have potential to transform Africa: Kenyatta

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta said on Sunday that a summit of African government and business leaders with their Japanese counterparts had “the potential to transform the African continent” Kenyatta made the remarks at the Tokyo

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PRESIDENT OBAMA’S LEGACY IN AFRICA IS A STATE OF MIND

PRESIDENT OBAMA’S LEGACY IN AFRICA IS A STATE OF MIND

As President Barack Obama winds down his time in office, pundits around the globe, not just in Washington, will begin assessing the impact of his administration Secretary of State John Kerry’s stops in Kenya and

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Japan pledges Sh1 trillion for Africa’s infrastructure

Japan pledges Sh1 trillion for Africa’s infrastructure

The Government of Japan has announced a financing commitment of Sh1 trillion for Africa to support infrastructure development over the next three years Speaking during the opening of the Sixth Tokyo International Conference on African

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For The People Of Africa: Quality And Empowerment

For The People Of Africa: Quality And Empowerment

On August 27th and 28th, Japan will co-host the Sixth Tokyo International Conference for African Development (TICAD VI) in Nairobi, together with Kenya and major international organizations TICAD VI represents the latest milestone in Japan’s

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What Kenya, Africa stand to gain from Japan’s key forum

What Kenya, Africa stand to gain from Japan’s key forum

Ambassador TOSHITSUGU UESAWA spoke to JULIUS SIGEI on what Ticad brings to the African continent The sixth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (Ticad) is being held in Nairobi, a first in its history as

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Expanding business with Africa

Expanding business with Africa

Africa is a dynamic and growing market, one that has steadily drawn the interest of Japanese companies across all major business fields in recent years As we approach the sixth Tokyo International Conference on African

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Lagos Business School And TheNerve Africa Are Hosting The Emergent Continent Conference In November

Lagos Business School And TheNerve Africa Are Hosting The Emergent Continent Conference In November

Okay, what do we have here On November 16, 2016, The Emergent Continent, an innovation conference organised by the Lagos Business School (LBS), and TheNerve Africa will hold Its conveners have themed it, “Make Innovation

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Doing Business in Sub-Saharan Africa: Risks vs. Opportunities

Doing Business in Sub-Saharan Africa: Risks vs. Opportunities

Africa is generally regarded as a high-risk environment for trade and investment Truly, doing business in Africa has inherent risks just as anywhere else—Latin America, Middle East, Asia, Europe and North America However, sub-Saharan Africahas

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East Africa: Regional Business Community Roots for Cooperation to Curtail Illicit Trade

East Africa: Regional Business Community Roots for Cooperation to Curtail Illicit Trade

The East African Business Council (EABC) is considering ways to curtail counterfeits and other forms of illicit trade through inter-agency cooperation at national and regional level This will particularly be explored next month during a

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2016 All Africa Business Leaders Awards finalists announced

2016 All Africa Business Leaders Awards finalists announced

The finalists in the 2016 All Africa Business Leaders Awards (AABLA) in Partnership with CNBC Africa were announced during a live broadcast on DStv Channel 410 on Wednesday night, marking the start of the award

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Africa droughts prompt calls to start pumping untapped groundwater

Africa droughts prompt calls to start pumping untapped groundwater

Despite recent heavy rains, Ethiopia is still reeling from the worst drought to hit the country for half a century, particularly in the livestock-dependent regions of Oromia and Somali Yet studies (pdf) suggest the country

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How apps can boost small African business profits and productivity

How apps can boost small African business profits and productivity

According to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), labour productivity in South Africa has trended downwards since 2011 – and, in the 47 years between 1967 and 2014, it’s declined by 41% While

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Fox Networks Group announces new Africa executive team

Fox Networks Group announces new Africa executive team

On 15 August, FOX Networks Group (FNG) Europe and Africa announced a new executive structure for FOX Networks Group, Africa Gary Alfonso will join the organisation as general manager with complete strategic and operational responsibility

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Into Africa – The UK Solar Building A Business Across A Diverse Continent

Into Africa – The UK Solar Building A Business Across A Diverse Continent

If solar power is a lifeline for rural communities cut off by geography from national electricity grids, it can also be a source of huge frustration If the sun shines consistently through the daylight hours

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ETHIOPIA BUILD & CONST EXPO ( 21st – 25th September 2016, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia)

ETHIOPIA BUILD & CONST EXPO ( 21st – 25th September 2016, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia)

Ethio-Con is a 5 day event being held from 21st September to the 25th September 2016 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia This event will feature solutions, new Technologies and improved materials related to the Building &

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ETHIOPIA BUILDING EXPOS (17 – 21 Sep 2016 at Addis Ababa, Ethiopia)

ETHIOPIA BUILDING EXPOS (17 – 21 Sep 2016 at Addis Ababa, Ethiopia)

Ethiopia Building Expos is a 5 days event being held from 17th September to the 21st September 2016 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia This event showcases the product from Building Construction, Hand, Machine & Garden Tools,

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Assessing Russia’s Relationship With Africa

Assessing Russia’s Relationship With Africa

Over the past two decades, Russia’s efforts to regain its Soviet-era influence in Africa have achieved little success because “times have changed significantly, for example, a new economic and political environment, new emerging challenges, new

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Bharti Q1 beats estimates, profit up 11%; Africa revenue down 3%

Bharti Q1 beats estimates, profit up 11%; Africa revenue down 3%

Telecom operator Bharti Airtel ‘s first quarter (April-June) consolidated earnings beat analysts’ estimates on all counts as profit surged 108 percent sequentially to Rs 1,462 crore despite higher finance cost Revenue grew by 24 percent

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Africa will be the secret victim of Brexit

Africa will be the secret victim of Brexit

Britain’s economy may bear the brunt of the fallout from the UK’s decision to leave the European Union, but another part of the world — Africa — is set to be an unexpected victim Much

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East Africa: EAC Women Business Leaders Call for More Support

East Africa: EAC Women Business Leaders Call for More Support

Regional governments have been urged to give more support to women in business to enhance entrepreneurship and ensure equitable and sustainable development Mary Muthoni, the chairperson of Women in Business Committee at Kenya National Chamber

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Demak keen to expand in Asia and into Africa

Demak keen to expand in Asia and into Africa

BANTING: Demak, one of the fastest growing motorcycle brands in Malaysia, is keen to expand its market to South-East Asia, South Asia, West Asia and Africa in the coming years, said DNC Asiatic Holdings Sdn

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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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