The European Business Council for Africa

The East African Community Business & Investment Forum (EAC-BIF) is a key annual business event with an aim of promoting business flow, trade and investments between Sweden and East Africa. The EAC-BIF is organised by the Embassies from the East African Community (EAC) accredited to the Kingdom of Sweden in partnership with the Swedish-East African Chamber of Commerce (SWEACC) and others. Since 2012, the EAC-BIF aims to promote business flow, trade and investments between Sweden, other Nordic countries, and the East African Community. The successive forums give opportunities for Business to Business (B2B), Government to Government (G2G) and Government to Business (G2B) meetings to develop new, meaningful, and sustainable technological exchange, trade, and investment partnerships between business communities in Sweden other Nordic countries and the EAC region.

The Business Forum continues to generate forward-looking insights to the quest for new pathways and engines for global growth and transformation. The EAC-BIF 2021 was scheduled to be arranged in Stockholm.Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic and travel restriction along with social distancing recommendations the EAC-BIF 2021 will be held as a digital event on an inclusive digital platform that will create a dynamic event for participants, speakers, and panels.

The theme is “Green Solutions for Cities” (in Africa), with the following focus areas:

  • Waste to Energy

  • Water and Sanitation

  • Green Transport

Green Solutions for Cities is an area of great importance worldwide, not the least in the EAC countries with a fast urbanization requesting efficient solutions to cover for the implications on health, security, and environment. Sweden has a strong business sector capable of offering not only financially sustainable solutions, but also capacity building within the area.

Speakers and moderators

We have amazing and inspirational speakers and moderators at EAC-BIF 2021. Among them:

  • Anna Hallberg, Swedish Minister for Foreign Trade and Nordic Affairs

  • Betty Maina, Kenyan Minister of Industrialization, Trade and Enterprise Development

  • Kitila Mkumbo, Tanzanian Minister of State at the President's Office (Investment)

  • Paula Ingabire, Rwandan Minister of ICT and Innovation

  • Patrick Bucyana, CEO AC Group Rwanda

  • Pontus Engström, CEO MTI Investment

  • Leila Trulsen, moderator

  • Tamara Nerima, Marketing Communication Director at Scania East Africa

  • Niclas Ihren, Founder, CEO and Strategic advisor at Matters Group

  • Caroline Furuvald, COO at Global Capital Guide

  • Tom Walsh, CEO at Renetech

More speakers and moderators will be announced shortly.

You can register here

Source: SWEACC