The European Business Council for Africa

Webinar with a focus on life science companies, medtech, biotech and pharma from Sweden to Africa. Southern Cluster is a new network within SWEACC with a focus on the Öresund region where companies with special interest in healthcare opportunities can meet and develop relations with other SWEACC members with similar interests.

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NABA and our co-hosts: Norfund and the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, as well as our main partner Financial Times (FT), welcome you to the 10th consecutive Nordic-African Business Summit in Oslo.

Join 400 Nordic and African business executives, investors, companies, politicians and Ambassadors – all focusing on African markets - in our anniversary Summit.

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  • Learn everything about business opportunities in Zambia during this webinar, organised by the Netherlands-African Business Council and the embassy of the Republic of Zambia. More information to follow shortly.

The Invest Africa Connect Mining Summit is a half day virtual programme covering the key trends in the African mining sector and bringing together leaders in the industry.

Following the Trump administration’s unilateral and confrontational approach to international affairs, the election of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris promises to steer a new course for American foreign policy with a renewed focus on multilateralism. Where Africa sits in this shift is not altogether clear. Tensions with China will not disappear overnight while the links between Black Lives Matter and social movements on the Continent, including the EndSars campaign, creates a febrile social backdrop. In this webinar Invest Africa will offer an update on the state of US-Africa policy and discuss the geopolitical implications of Joe Biden’s election for the region.

Despite the disruption caused by Covid-19, East Africa remains the continent’s fastest-growing region. Though growth in Kenya, Ethiopia and Tanzania has slowed, it continues to be positive. East Africa is a key region for many multinational business hub offices, not to mention the rapid growth of entrepreneurs and tech-based hubs in the region. The success of the region can largely be attributed to major infrastructure projects, agricultural opportunities and significant economic growth. However, with recent violence in Ethiopia attracting global concern, could the region become destabilised?

  • With the current crisis in Ethiopia and the knock on effect on the Horn of Africa and expected elections in Uganda early next year, followed by Rwanda and Kenya in 2022, what can we expect in terms of regional stabilisation?
  • Despite the global pandemic, what business trends have emerged from the region and what are key sectors for investor interest?
  • What will the AfCFTA mean for the region, what strides have been made so far to harmonise common policies to encourage regional investment?

West Africa comes into 2021 off the back of a series of key elections and facing the economic fallout of the Covid-19 pandemic. The region has fallen into recession this year with exports hit hard by the slump in global demand. With negotiations over the future of the CFA continuing into the new year, how will ECOWAS respond to these new pressures? And what are the domestic policies needed to promote recovery and growth? Join Razia Khan, Chief Economist and at Standard Chartered Bank and Vincent Rouget, Associate Director, Africa at Control Risks for Invest Africa’s 2021 outlook for the region.

Jersey Finance invites Invest Africa members to its annual private wealth conference. At the half-day virtual conference, expert speakers will discuss sustainable finance trends, impact investing, philanthropy and how international finance centres like Jersey support these ambitions – through its expertise, connectivity and global networks. Delegates can expect first-class networking opportunities via live video, audio and instant messaging, access to an interactive information hub, and the opportunity to browse virtual stands. The conference is free to attend for those not based in Jersey, Channel Islands.

As previous years, we will start the NABA year by looking into the future: what will happen on the continent in 2021?

AGENDA
13:00-14:00: High Level Plenary
14:00-15:30: Country roundtables

Speakers:

H.E. Wamkele Mene (TBC) Secretary General of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Secretariat

We invite all NABC members to an online session about the initiative: ’15 consortia for 15 focus countries.

Over the past months, we have evaluated the things we do and the impact we have. At a time when international travel was nearly non-existent, our carefully built consortia of companies continued operations in a number of African countries. While half the world was in lock-down, the hybrid seeds-project in Nigeria, supplied by Dutch companies, continued to grow. Trainings were given to groups of farmers and via local radio stations and videos. Also, our poultry consortium in Tanzania continued its operations, with chickens fed on nutritious food containing Dutch ingredients.

Cooperation, something the Netherlands has been historically good at, is in 2020 more than ever the way to go. Joining forces means sharing risks. Therefore, we initiated the plan of actiontitled ’15 consortia for 15 focus countries’ under which we intend to build 15 of such consortia.