The European Business Council for Africa

Date: 19 July 2022 07:00-10:00

Johannesburg

AfCTFA represents 1.3 billion people across 55 countries with a combined gross domestic product (GDP) valued at $3.4 trillion – A connected Africa. Across the world, countries are questioning trade agreements and economic integration. Africa needs long-term thinking and greater cooperation – and this is precisely what the AfCTFA represents. Across the world, countries are questioning trade agreements and economic integration, but while the world turns in one direction, the African Union is moving in the other by deepening ties across the continent. At the same time, we cannot lose sight of significant challenges of AfCTFA which is the implementation, equity and infrastructure. Beyond trade, the pact also addresses the movement of persons and labour, trade in services, investment, intellectual property rights and competition policy, possibly e-commerce, competition, investment and intellectual property. When African countries trade with themselves they exchange more manufactured and processed goods, have more knowledge transfer, and create more value. Where does local manufacturing fit into the AfCTFA agreement?

Date: 21 June 2022, 06:30-08:30

Nairobi, Kenya

East Africa has not been spared the double shock of the Covid-19 pandemic and the Russian invasion of Ukraine. In the wake mounting pressure on prices of key commodities, notably fertiliser, wheat and oil, the region faces the risk of stagflation, undermining its recovery from the pandemic with the AfDB’s growth forecast revised down from 7% in 2021 to 4.1% in 2022. Against this turbulent global backdrop, countries in the region are grappling with their own challenges with limited fiscal space to mitigate negative economic impacts. Kenya’s upcoming elections cast doubts over the country’s future while ongoing conflict in Ethiopia and the Horn of Africa undermines peace and stability in the region.

Date: 28 June 2022, 16:00-17:00 (CAT)

Online

As African economies are retooling to relaunch, governments are pulling on different economic levers to continue their regalian functions and honor their fiscal responsibilities while engineering inclusive growth.

One key lever is taxation, which when deployed in coordination with stakeholders including private-sector actors, has the potential of creating a virtuous cycle: generating more revenues through tax collection by broadening the tax base; modernizing tax administration through automation and digitization; reducing tax losses; and incentivizing investment, which creates more jobs.

Date: 21 June 2022, 10:00-11:30 (CEST)

The Moroccan Agency for Investment and Export Development (AMDIE) will present business opportunities for Dutch companies in the Morrocan agri-food sector in the NABC office, in The Hague, and remains available for individual networking afterwards.

Morocco is well-positioned to be considered your preferred investment country. Its attractiveness for business and investment roots in:

  • its strategic locaion as an ideal exporting hub,
  • its leading role in Africa towards a green economy,
  • its free trade agreements with Africa, the EU and the USA,
  • its unique governmental incentives and support, and a young, well educated, population.

Africa Day in Monaco “Green & Digital Africa” 

Mercredi 29 Juin 2022 - Yacht Club de Monaco

Organisé par le Club des Entrepreneurs Monégasques en Afrique

En coordination avec :
- Le Monaco Economic Board & FEDEM
- Afrique Magazine
- Le CIAN , la CBL-ACP & l’EBCAM

Avec le Support des autorités Monégasques et du Monaco Economic Board

Date: 27 and 30 June 2022, 15:30-17:45 (CEST)

Hybrid, UNIDO HQ

Over the years, in line with its mandate of enhancing industrial development worldwide, the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) has helped many countries to integrate into the global economy by meeting regulatory and market requirements and establishing related national capacities, including national standards bodies (NSBs). Its work in this area subsequently led to a partnership with the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). The continued partnership between UNIDO and ISO is in response to the increasingly important role international standards play as a policy mechanism and as a market tool for trade and sustainable development.

Date: 21-23 June 2022

CIC Algriers

ASCAME will support the Congress as a partner, in order to promote smart cities and sustainable development in the Mediterranean region.

Urban planning, waste management, water, energy efficiency, urban mobility, and so many other topical issues unquestionably remain at the heart of the changes in society.

Date: 14-18 November 2022

Nigeria

On behalf of the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Protection (BMWK), the Afrika-Verein Veranstaltungs-GmbH is organising a business initiation trip to Nigeria for German companies in the field of education and training from 14 to 18 November 2022.

In 2020, Nigeria not only suffered from the Corona pandemic, but also from the collapsed crude oil prices and slipped into a recession with a 1.8 percent drop in GDP. In the meantime, the economy is already recovering, and growth of around 3.5 per cent is forecast for the coming years. Nigeria offers the necessary foundations for the expansion of production locations, especially in the areas of agribusiness, food processing, e-commerce and the construction and energy sectors. In addition, according to GTAI, the waste and recycling management sector is likely to gain in importance in the future. For Germany, Nigeria is the second largest trading partner in sub-Saharan Africa after South Africa, with a trade volume of over two billion USD.

Date: 19-23 September 2022

Ethiopia

From 19 to 23 September 2022, the Africa Association will conduct a business initiation trip on the topic of waste and recycling management to Ethiopia on behalf of the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Protection. This is a project-related funding measure. It is part of the Environmental Technologies Export Initiative and is carried out within the framework of the Market Development Programme for SMEs. The target group is primarily small and medium-sized German enterprises (SMEs).

Date: 3 June 2022, 13:00-14:30

Haus der Deutschen Wirtschaft, Berlin

In the context of the Morocco Now Roadshow of the Moroccan Investment and Export Development Agency (AMDIE) from 30 May to 3 June 2022 in Munich and Berlin, the Afrika-Verein der deutschen Wirtschaft e.V. (AV), the German Chamber of Industry and Commerce in Morocco (AHK Morocco) and the Association of German Chambers of Industry and Commerce (DIHK) cordially invite you to a roundtable.