The European Business Council for Africa

Date: 14 April 2022, 15:00 CET

Online

In collaboration with the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO) and The Netherlands Embassy in Morocco, the NABC will be hosting a webinar on the business opportunities in the Moroccan poultry sector.

During the session, NABC will present the findings of the Opportunity Identification Study for the Dutch Poultry Sector in Morocco.

Date: 20 April 2022, 12:00-13:00

Online

Invest Africa invites you to attend its event to address local investment strategies with traditional models of investment structures, weighing in on major and minor investments.

African investors are increasingly aligning their investment strategies with the strong demand for capital in the middle market. Close to 25% of investors record a preference for deals between $1m and $5m, followed closely by a preference for ticket sizes of $5m – $10m and $10m – $25, at just over 20% each. Investing in developing countries can create diversification for investment portfolios and expand home markets. We specifically want to address local investment strategies with traditional models of investment structures.

Date: 5 April 2022, 12:00-13:00 CET

Online

In connection with Nor-Shipping 2022, NABA members are welcome to the African Shipping Outlook lunch conversation with Ms. Funmi Folorunso, Secretary General of the African Shipowners’ Association.

Date: 13 April 2022, 11:00-13:00 CET

Online

Afrika-Verein invites you to attend their event on investment guarantees, financing via AfricaConnect and the status quo of German business in South Africa.

South Africa is Africa's most important industrial location, the third-largest economy on the continent, the only African member of the G20 and the BRICS countries and notably South Africa is Germany's most important African trading partner.

Date: 4 April 2022, 12:00-14:00 CET

Online

Afrika-Verein invited you to attend their online event on the opportunities that the AfCFTA offers to investors in East Africa.

The EAC region plays an important role for the German economy when it comes to business relations with our neighboring continent Africa. The Afrika-Verein supports German and African companies in establishing bilateral economic relations. We place a particular focus on cooperation with national and regional business associations - the Afrika-Verein has been closely linked to the East African Business Council (EABC) since April 2016 through a memorandum of understanding.

Date: 31 March 2022, 15:00-16:30 CET

Online

Afrika-Verein invites you to their online event to discuss the political and economic implications that the war in the Ukraine has on the African continent.

The Russian invasion of Ukraine has put an abrupt end to 30 years of peace on the European continent. In response, Germany joined many other states in adopting far-reaching sanctions against Russia and proclaimed a "turning point" in foreign policy. The United Nations General Assembly - with a historic majority of 141 votes - condemned Russia's attack on Ukraine in a resolution. As the war continues, it becomes increasing clear that not only its humanitarian and political, but also its economic fallout will have impacts on a global scale.

Date: 31 March 2022, 09:30-11:00 CET-1

London

Invest Africa invites you to attend its event where H.E. Wamkele Mene, Secretary General of the AfCFTA Secretariat will be giving a briefing on jump-starting regional trade in Africa.

The stock of UK FDI increased by 7% from £44.7 in 2019 to £47.9 in 2020. However, the UK’s share of FDI in Africa has declined from 10% of total FDI in Africa in 1992 to 7% of total FDI in Africa in 2019. The AfCFTA presents a clear opportunity to increase UK FDI in Africa through the elimination of regional trade barriers and the creation of a highly investable connected market with an estimated $3 trillion in combined GDP.

Date: 30 March 2022, 12:00-13:00 CET-1

Online

Invest Africa, in partnership with Control Risks, invites you to attend its event on ESG Risk Management and supporting sustainable private investment in Africa.

Over the past decade, tens of billions of dollars have been invested in businesses and enterprises across Africa, contributing to the economic growth of the continent. The mainstreaming of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) frameworks and reporting obligations means that investors are having to integrated ESG principles into their risk management processes. There is a huge amount of change expected in the coming year around the regimes governing ESG standards and obligations. In the meantime, investors are under pressure to interpret emerging regulatory obligations related to ESG due diligence in their investee and portfolio companies, those companies’ supply and value chains, as well as new regimes governing corporate ESG and sustainability reporting disclosures. Embedding ESG-specific risk management systems across value chains can help mitigate the impacts of any regulatory or reputational risks but knowing where to start while the ground is still shifting is the key to doing this successfully.

Date: 29 March 2022, 18:00-20:30 CET

Johannesburg, South Africa

Invest Africa invites you to attend its event on the future of work and the future development of Africa's real estate industry.

The world of work has changed but the realities for Africa are complex. The trends across the world have seen rapid urbanisation, demographic changes, hybrid models of working, e-commerce flurrying with vast opportunities and growth. Africa’s young population drives the demand for different types of real estate across the sector. Industrialisation will continue across Africa and will be accompanied by a rapid growth in the retail sector. The Real Estate industry is a place where decisions are expensive, committed, and long-lasting – brick and mortar don’t move. Every industry has seen a major shift in how people work and where. There has been a significant impact on the physical workplace anticipated that occupiers, developers, and investors will need to carefully consider for the future and how this will exist. Africa needs to accelerate the pace with which we embrace digitisation and technological change as it will have a significant impact on the high unemployment levels as e-commerce will create more jobs. There must be recognition that certain jobs are going to be disrupted and employers must manage the transition by upskilling employees for the jobs of the future.

Date: 28 March 2022, 11:00-13:00 CET

Online

As an official side event of the Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue (BETD) this meeting will portrait best practices as well as opportunities to unlock RE investments in Africa and discuss: How can public engagement enable the needed rapid growth of sustainable energy in Africa? What can private sector learn from each other? And what will be the best financing-mix for a green future?