The European Business Council for Africa

Speakers:
Dr Stefan Cibian, Associate Fellow, Africa Programme, Chatham House
Faten Aggad, Senior Advisor to the African Union High Representative on AU-EU Negotiations
Bernard Quintin, Deputy Managing Director for Africa, European External Action Service
[Additional speakers to be confirmed]

In the framework of MedaWeek Barcelona 2020, we will hold the New Africa Business Development Forum: “Africa’s way into the post-Covid-19 future”.

The Coronavirus pandemic has strained the socio-economic tissue of Africa.  In early 2020, prior to the health and economic crisis, the African continent was considered among the fastest growing regions in the world, a new frontier for international investments. African countries and transnational institutions now face the challenge to maintain this trend in the aftermath of the current downturn.

The African continent is vast and ever-diverse, and no single simple narrative could portray its complexity. High inequality, poverty, political instability, and violent conflicts undermine the security and well-being of millions of people. Cooperation and economic integration may be positive first steps towards regional development. An attentive and precautionary removal of trade barriers could boost economic relationships while encouraging constructive interaction and transnational infrastructure projects.

The New Africa Business Development Forum aims to provide a platform for experts, policy-makers, industry leaders, academics and investors, to explore new potential areas for financial assistance for key infrastructure players.

La Banque Africaine de Développement (BAfD) est l’une des banques où les entreprises françaises réussissent le mieux : en 2019, elles ont remporté 68 M $ d’appels d’offres pour des prestations de services, de biens et des marchés de travaux dans des secteurs comme l’énergie, les technologies de communication, l’eau et assainissement, les transports et infrastructures. 

Vous souhaitez en savoir plus sur les projets financés par les banques de développement en Afrique ? Participez aux ateliers virtuels le mardi 24 novembre à 8h30 et mercredi 25 novembre à 10h (heures françaises) !

Lors du premier atelier, découvrez comment mieux travailler avec le Groupe de la Banque africaine de développement, ses mécanismes de financement et les modalités d’accompagnement du secteur privé avec l’intervention du nouvel Administrateur pour la France auprès de la BAfD. Vous pourrez bénéficier de rendez-vous individuels avec des responsables sectoriels/chefs de projets.

The 12th edition of Africa PPP, Infrastructure Investment Partnerships Conference, is back in 2020 but this year will be online, on 1 - 2 of December 2020, under the theme: “Partnering on public infrastructure projects for sustainable development and economic growth”.

The entire world being hit by Covid-19, developing Infrastructure, now more than ever, is important. Africa PPP will help rebuild the economy by gathering both public and private sectors to develop partnerships in Electricity, Transport, Health, Water and ICT industries. 

Africa PPP is a unique event: To access information on new project opportunities; network with leading decision makers in the sector, from the comfort of your own home/office; hear from 50+ industry experts and key stakeholders during the 2-day event, and to hear presentation of defined bankable projects. 

Les ports Africains à l'ère des alliances

East meat west

Les ports On 9th and 10th November, Djibouti will be hosting the 2020 Africa Ports Forum. This hybrid event will be both physical and virtual, bringing together over 200 stakeholders from around the world. It is being organised by DPFZA, GHIH, TangerMed S.A., Proparco, SSATP and aims to serve as a platform for the development of African ports. The impact of the development of ports on the hinterland, best practice for improving competitivity, and digitalisation will be key themes of the event.

Since launching the registration for the AidEx 2020 webinar programme last week, we have seen over 500 members of our community sign up to attend. Across the 18th and 19th November we have 11 highly engaging sessions featuring over 45 speakers all focused on response, recovery and resilience following the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The Brazil Africa Forum 2020 will gather virtually, on November 3rd and 4th, global leaders, government and private sector representatives, academics and potential investors to exchange experiences and discuss the current international scenario under the theme “Overcoming the Challenges of the Pandemic: What’s next?”.

Already established as the major event to connect decision-makers from Brazil and Africa, this year BAF reinforces its commitment in promoting major discussions, engaging leaders from multiple origins and sectors, cross-cutting key issues of the contemporary world.

In our rapidly-evolving global market, the choice of fund domiciliation has become an increasingly salient issue for both investors and fund managers looking for efficiency, stability and transparency.

Jersey Finance has therefore commissioned an independent research report from African Business Magazine surveying more than 60 LPs and GPs operating in jurisdictions worldwide and with a connection to South African managers to find out the emerging trends for fund domiciliation and capital raising, particularly as a route for private equity impact investing into the wider African continent.

Join us on Thursday 5 November 2020, where we’ll discuss the findings of the report and hear from our panel of expert speakers, who will provide their views and insightful analysis.

For more information, please contact a member of our Events Team.

Business from around the world are leveraging data-driven digital technology to participate in global markets. The free flow of data across borders - and the government policies that enable data flows - underpins such cross border trade, and provides benefit to a myriad of connected stakeholders. 

despite this, undue restrictions on data flows, are threatening the balkanisation of the internet, which is likely to hamper competition and innovation, dent economic growth, and infringe upon fundamental rights of consumers.

In light of this, the proposed workshop session would bring in experts from different stakeholder groups to shed light on pertinent concerns regarding cross border data flows.

Furthermore, it would suggest a way forward to create greater trust and digital cooperation to achieve sustainable development goals of promoting sustained economic growth, fostering innovation, promote productive employment and improving trade. 

Tanzania's Embassy in Sweden welcomes NABA-members to a webinar on manufacturing and industrial investment opportunities in Tanzania.

The Embassy of the United Republic of Tanzania in the Nordic Countries, Baltic States and Ukraine is planning to hold a webinar on manufacturing and industrial investment opportunities in Tanzania.

The webinar will be organized in partnership with the Tanzania Investment Center (TIC)The Tanzania Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture (TCCIA) and the Swedish East African Chamber of Commerce (SWEACC).

Through the planned webinar and networking, The Embassy, TIC, TCCIA and SWEACC will identify and welcome Nordic, Baltic and Ukrainian manufacturers and industrial developers to showcase for shifting production base from the Nordic and Baltic Countries and Ukraine to Tanzania. This move by the Embassy is towards the implementation of Tanzania’s Integrated Industrial Development Strategy 2025 (IIDS 2025).