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.

In countries around the globe, climate change has come back to the political agendas.  ‘Building back better’ is a widely-used phrase. But how is that in Africa? Join us on the 25th of March to learn about the future of renewables in Africa.

In countries around the globe, climate change has come back to the political agendas. The US re-joined the Paris agreement while here in the Netherlands more and more parties are calling for a greener future – saying the COVID-19 pandemic was seen as a game changer. ‘Building back better’ is a widely-used phrase. But how is that in Africa? Initially, the low prices of diesel had the opposite effect: renewables became less affordable as compared to diesel-generated power. What does the future look like?

Green Solutions in Cities, is our theme for upcoming EAC Business & Investment Forum 2021 and this is an area of great importance worldwide, not the least in the East African 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 building new green and sustainable solutions in Africa.

SWEACC have a special cluster called Green City where we network and discuss clean and green solutions and now, we want to build a better network and cooperation with companies in Southern Sweden and in greater Copenhagen region. We, therefore, cordially invite you to our first webinar for Skåne and greater Copenhagen region-based companies that work within areas of climate tech, waste to energy, water and sanitation and green transport. This webinar will focus on opportunities for business in East Africa, financing solutions for projects and access to key decision makers at government and industry level.  During the meeting, presentations will cover business opportunities, investment, and network tools available for successful business in Tanzania, Kenya, Rwanda, and Uganda.

The COVID-19 pandemic put a cap on the usual flow of things however, the impact of the coronavirus was not felt evenly across the sexes with many women feeling the economic and social fallout. For this reason, we invite you to the 4th edition of the annual International Women’s Day Celebration.

USAID and Neu Capital Africa, in collaboration with Invest Africa, invites you to the first in a two-part series, looking at strengthening the ties between Southern Africa and global investors.

In this session, our panel of experts will look to unpack investor mandates from across the Southern Africa region and how changing market dynamics will change investors’ portfolio constructions.

South Africa remains the most important business and investment destination for German companies in Sub-Sahara Africa. Also trade between the two countries has reached record levels in the past years. To continue the good partnership, the German-South African Binational Commission is discussing current events that have influence on the German-South African topics such as the Covid-19 Pandemic, Energy partnerships, trade barriers, new policies on both sides and many more. 

This virtual meeting will therefore give an overview over the topics, that have been discussed during the Binational Commission. In addition, H.E. Phumelele Stone Sizani, South African Ambassador to Germany, will give an outlook on business opportunities for German companies, such as the fifth bidding window for renewable energy projects which is supposed to start any day as well as investments in the infrastructure sector via the Infrastructure Investment Fund

We are honoured to welcome Annelize van der Merwe, Director: Investment Promotion (Green Economy) from the Department of Trade, Industry and Competition (DTIC) and a representative from Trade and Investment KwaZulu-Natal to further outline current business prospects in various sectors. 

We also invite participants to actively engage in the discussion and share their experiences. 

NABA members are welcome to a 30 minutes briefing conversation with Norway’s Ambassador to Sudan, H.E. Therese Helene Løken Gheziel.

Please register to receive the webinar details (register maximum 30 minutes before the session in order to secure your place).

Dear Member,  CBL-ACP is pleased to invite you to join its next free live webinar which will be held at 4pm on Thursday 18 March 2021 in english. Mrs Lok will discuss with our members about the strategic opportunities for doing business in Nigeria. Don’t miss an opportunity for gaining key insights into the geopolitical situation of this country and discovering Mrs Lok’s business experience, especially on Supply Chain and her testimony regarding the current business climate. She will be assisted by our Head of Bilateral Section for Nigeria, Mr. Peter van Blanckenberg.

Cette conférence en ligne est animée par Jean-Jacques Lecat, Président de la commission juridique et fiscale du CIAN, abordera les thèmes suivants :

  • les changements apportés à la fiscalité des entreprises par les lois de finances pour l’année 2021 des pays d’Afrique subsaharienne
  • l‘actualité fiscale en Angola (convention fiscale avec le Portugal, retenue à la source sur les rémunérations de services versées à l’étranger et dispositions anti-abus)
  • les récentes modifications apportées à la législation fiscale en Algérie ainsi que les évolutions en matière de contrôle fiscal
  • les changements les plus marquants en matière de réglementation des changes et de fiscalité en Afrique du Sud

Les interventions relatives à la fiscalité en Angola et en Afrique du Sud se tiendront en anglais.

Despite having a population of over 1 billion, Africa’s automotive industry only represents 1% of global new car sales, with 85% of those being sold in South Africa alone. What accounts for this disparity? Invest Africa is delighted to invite you to a detailed examination of Africa’s automotive industry, where the areas of growth will be for the continent’s economies, hit hard by Covid-19, to examine what strategies investors and financial institutions can implement to mitigate the effects of the pandemic and how initiatives such as the AfCFTA will help increase the much-needed infrastructure levels across the continent, critical for supporting sales in key growth markets like Ghana and Morocco.