The European Business Council for Africa

The CBL-ACP, in collaboration with the Embassy of the Republic of Botswana to the Kingdom of Belgium and Mission to the European Union, is pleased to invite you to a special hybrid event on business climate and opportunities in Botswana. The conference will be followed by a drink.

The hybrid event will be held on 21st September 2021 under the theme “Doing Business in Botswana: Business Climate and Opportunities”, and will target all sectors of importance to Botswana i.e. Agriculture and Agro-processing; Resource beneficiation; Manufacturing; Financial and Business Services; Business Process Outsourcing; Information Communication Technology (ICT); Transport, Cargo and Logistics; Hospitality and Tourism; Education and Skills Development; and Health Care Services.

The objectives of the event are:
– Create awareness of investment opportunities in Botswana, focusing on
sectors of strategic importance (see above);
– Create a platform for an exchange of ideas and experiences on import and export procedures and market opportunities between Botswana, Belgium and Luxembourg and,
– Facilitate interaction and networking between experts, potential investors, and Botswana private sector and Government.


- M. Guy Bultynck, President of CBL-ACP - HOST
- M. Tony Verbeke, Head of Section CBL-ACP South Africa - Moderator
- M. Jean Gonçalves, Permanent representative in Botswana - Moderator
- Mrs. Tebatso Future Baleseng, Deputy Ambassador, Embassy of Botswana - Moderator

1. S.E. M. Didier VANDERHASSELT, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Belgium to Botswana and South Africa (TBC)
2. S.E. M. Samuel Otsile OUTLULE, Ambassador to the Kingdom of Belgium & Permanent Delegation to the European Union
3. M. Keletsositse Olebile, CEO Botswana Investment and Trade Centre (BITC)
4. M. Lonely Mogara, CEO Special Economic Zones Authority (SEZA)
4. M. Robson Mugomba, Acting Chief Executive Officer at Minerals Development Company Botswana (MDCB)
5. Representatives from CBL-ACP companies/members:
- M. Jord Van Wassenhove: AWDC Antwerp
6. M. Norman Moleele, CEO Business Botswana

Practical information
Hybrid event: Online (from Botswana) and physical conference in Brussels followed by a drink of friendship
Date: 21th September 2021
Time : 14h00 - 16h00
Covid-19 safety measures applicable
Location: Sofitel Brussels Europe - Place Jourdan 1.B-1040 Brussels, Belgium

Participation fees:
For CBL-ACP members: 15 euros
For non members: 50 euros


Please register here