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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Starting their own business to improve lives in Africa

Starting their own business to improve lives in Africa

Adama Diakite wants to do more than just raise chickens He wants to change the way agriculture operates in his home country of Guinea Chipo Chikomo wants to do more than ensure young women have

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Africa’s top 10 tech pioneers: ‘We have become an internet-consuming culture’

Africa’s top 10 tech pioneers: ‘We have become an internet-consuming culture’

Africa’s digital transformation would be nothing without the tens of thousands of people who have invested, and continue to invest, energy into propelling it forward They are the leading lights driving change in infrastructure, mobile

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Japan and Africa begin new relations

Japan and Africa begin new relations

The Royal African Society that promotes Africa’s cause, has hosted an event entitled “Japan and Africa: A new kind of relationship,” in association with the Government of Japan to discuss the future of Africa The

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Gallup and FEEEDS: African Diaspora Business Forum

Gallup and FEEEDS: African Diaspora Business Forum

Last Thursday, Gallup World Poll partnered with FEEEDS Advocacy Initiative to host the African Diaspora Business Forum featuring distinguished guests and panelists from both African and American businesses, nonprofits, and government agencies The forum served

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Localization helps CCCC to build in Africa

Localization helps CCCC to build in Africa

Incorporating Chinese standards into infrastructure projects in Africa is the key to sustainable development on the continent, said the top executive of China Communications Construction Co Ltd “In the globalization process, we need to introduce

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What are the best business ideas in Africa?

What are the best business ideas in Africa?

What types of business are provided by African state What are the most popular business models in the country Read the article to learn how to star your own business in Africa Business opportunities South

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UCL announces £63m Africa Health Research Institute

UCL announces £63m Africa Health Research Institute

The new organisation, the Africa Health Research Institute, is located at the heart of South Africa’s TB and HIV co-epidemic It combines the Africa Centre for Population Health’s detailed population data from over 100 000

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Zambian Backyard innovation comes out third at Africa Business Idea Competition

Zambian Backyard innovation comes out third at Africa Business Idea Competition

A Small Zambian Backyard innovation company has been awarded third place in the Africa Business Idea Competition held in Tanzania The innovation titled cash to trash involves creating value from the day to day waste

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Africa: Kigali Summit Marks Shift in How AU Does Business

Africa: Kigali Summit Marks Shift in How AU Does Business

This year, Morocco decided that three decades was a long time to be away from family and friends and so asked to rejoin the continental body What has changed Not much on the ground But

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Africa’s futures rests on its youth – Bill Gates

Africa’s futures rests on its youth – Bill Gates

Africa’s future rests in the hands of its youth and efforts must be made to ensure they thrive, Bill Gates, the philanthropist and entrepreneur, said in South Africa on Sunday Delivering the 2016 Nelson Mandela Annual

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Imperial students aim to tackle challenges in Africa through new business club

Imperial students aim to tackle challenges in Africa through new business club

Business School students are aiming to help businesses in Africa realise their potential through a new student club, which launches this weekend The Africa Business Club aims to foster dialogue between the academic community of

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She Leads Africa: 5 Lessons I Learned From Not Protecting My Business Idea

She Leads Africa: 5 Lessons I Learned From Not Protecting My Business Idea

She Leads Africa: 5 Lessons I Learned From Not Protecting My Business Idea I am part of an entrepreneurial Facebook group (we’re now over 7,000 members strong) Let’s divide the group into two; techies and

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Jospong founder awarded Africa’s Business Innovation Award 2016

Jospong founder awarded Africa’s Business Innovation Award 2016

Founder of Zoomlion and Jospong Group Dr Joseph Siaw Agyepong, has been awarded Africa’s Business Innovation Award for the year 2016 The award was in recognition of Dr Agyepong’s “ability to create business decisions and

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Agri firms see hurdles in investing in Africa

Agri firms see hurdles in investing in Africa

With past investments stuck, investors seek assurance from the African government over returns on investment With past investments stuck, investors seek assurance from the African government over returns on investment The Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s

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Airtel, Apollo Hospitals partner for healthcare services in Africa

Airtel, Apollo Hospitals partner for healthcare services in Africa

The service will enable Airtel Africa customers access personalised health advice in real time The service will enable Airtel Africa customers access personalised health advice in real time The service will enable Airtel Africa customers

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Why African Entrepreneurship Is Booming

Why African Entrepreneurship Is Booming

Last month, I visited my village of Ovim in Southeastern Nigeria I met a painter who also manufactures the paint he uses for his work According to him, his business nearly collapsed early in the

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Israel Seeks Friends and Business in East Africa

Israel Seeks Friends and Business in East Africa

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu began his four-country trip to East Africa in Uganda on July 4 before heading to Kenya, Rwanda and Ethiopia It was the first visit by a sitting Israeli prime minister

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Vedanta will expand business in Africa

Vedanta will expand business in Africa

Group will sign two MoUs with South African firms when Anil Agarwal visits country as part of Modi’s team on 8 July   Anil Agarwal The Anil Agarwal-led Vedanta group today announced expansion of its

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Israel’s Netanyahu visits Rwanda on trip to Africa

Israel’s Netanyahu visits Rwanda on trip to Africa

Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, right, and Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame, left, inspect a guard of honor upon his arrival at the Kigali International Airport, Rwanda, Wednesday, July 6, 2016 during a one day visit

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Africa’s ability to adapt is driving huge global innovation

Africa’s ability to adapt is driving huge global innovation

Farmers in Africa can use information and cell phones to stay informed on market prices throughout the region Brent Stirton/Getty MyBucks last week launched our Initial Public Offering (IPO) on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (FWB),

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Innovate for survival – Stratcomm Africa CEO urges business owners

Innovate for survival – Stratcomm Africa CEO urges business owners

Chief Executive Officer of Stratcomm Africa Ms Esther Cobbah, has urged Ghanaian business owners to innovate if they want their businesses to survive the global competition “There is the need for businesses to innovate new

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Africa visit aimed at enhancing ties with Africa: PM

Africa visit aimed at enhancing ties with Africa: PM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi left for a four-nation tour of African countries on Thursday, aimed at enhancing ties with that continent, particularly in the economic sphere and people-to-people contacts Modi will begin his five-day tour

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Benjamin Netanyahu seeks political and business support in Africa

Benjamin Netanyahu seeks political and business support in Africa

Benjamin Netanyahu seeks political and business support in Africa TEL AVIV — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will visit Kenya as part of a four-country Africa trip, where he will be pursuing business deals and

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Rack Centre appoints Udoaka Business Development Director

Rack Centre appoints Udoaka Business Development Director

West Africa’s Premium Data Centre colocation provider, Rack Centre, has announced the appointment of Mr Frederick Udoaka as its new Business Development Director Before joining the Executive Leadership Team of Rack Centre, Udoaka was the

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PM on four-nation Africa visit from July 7

PM on four-nation Africa visit from July 7

Rajnath to visit Islamabad in August Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be on a four-nation Africa visit, the first of his tenure to mainland Africa, from July 7 to 11 Modi will visit Mozambique, South

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Tiger Brands ex-CEO becomes Deputy CEO at Barclays Africa

Tiger Brands ex-CEO becomes Deputy CEO at Barclays Africa

Barclays Africa Group appointed Tiger Brands former CEO Peter Matlare as Deputy Chief Executive Officer Matlare will be responsible for its rest of Africa banking operations with effect from 1 August 2016 He will remain

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E Africa business council in new push for countries to sign EPAs

E Africa business council in new push for countries to sign EPAs

Further delay in signing the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) will hamper East African Community partner states’ export to the European Union market, the East African Business Council (EABC) chief executive, Lilian Awinja, has said EAC

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Mauritius, the easiest place to do business in Africa, expects 46% jump in foreign investment this year

Mauritius, the easiest place to do business in Africa, expects 46% jump in foreign investment this year

MAURITIUS’S government expects foreign direct investment to increase as much as 46% this year, even as the United Kingdom’s decision to leave the European Union may curb inflows to the Indian Ocean island nation Foreign investors

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World business schools prepare for inaugural African MBA Indaba

World business schools prepare for inaugural African MBA Indaba

World business schools prepare for inaugural African MBA Indaba Some of the world’s top business schools are gearing up for the first African MBA Indaba due to be held in Sandton in August The inaugural

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Telcos’ lost charm of Africa

Telcos’ lost charm of Africa

Nevin John, senior editor, Business Today The African telecom dreams seem to have faded from the memories of Indian communication giants It was Bharti Airtel, after its aggressive 2010 bid ($107 billion) to acquire Zain’s

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The President’s Advisory Council on Doing Business in Africa

The President’s Advisory Council on Doing Business in Africa

The President’s Advisory Council on Doing Business in Africa (Council) will hold a meeting on Wednesday, 29 June, to deliberate on recommendations related to strengthening commercial engagement between the United States and Africa Topics will

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Growing a business that helps small farmers in Africa

Growing a business that helps small farmers in Africa

M-Farm CEO Jamila Abass has built an online platform and marketplace to boost smallholder farming in Kenya She spoke to Claire O’Connell As a farmer, you need to make a profit on selling your crops

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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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