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The EU-Africa Business Forum (EABF) is an integral part of the Joint Africa-EU Strategy (JAES). Its main objective is to bring the views of business to both European and African leaders on critical issues pertaining to both continents' relations.

It brings together African and European business leaders representing multi-nationals, large corporations, small and medium-scale enterprises and confederations, and multilateral and regional institutions to discuss how to improve the business and investment climate between Africa and the EU.

EABF 2017

The 2017 edition of the EU-Africa Business Forum is conceived as a series of high level thematic business-related events across Africa and Europe culminating with a key event on 27 November 2017 alongside the 5th AU-EU Summit in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire on 29-30 November.

The EABF 2017 series of events includes:

1.      High Level Roundtable on Renewable Energy Investments in Africa, 24 April 2017, Brussels

2.      High Level CEO Power Breakfast, World Economic Forum on Africa, 3 May 2017, Durban

3.      High Level CEO Dinner, 6 June 2017, Brussels

4.      EABF highlight event at the European Development Days, 7-8 June 2017, Brussels, including:

a.       Roundtable on scaling power sector investments with a creditworthy purchaser

b.      Bridging the digital divide in Africa – innovation and digitalisation

c.       Innovative agriculture for the next generation farm

d.      Investment pitches: government and investor engagement in fostering an investment climate

5.      Agribusiness Investment Forum, 1 July 2017, Rome

6.      High Level Meeting of African and EU Business Leaders, 22 November 2017, Brussels (tbc)

7.      EU-Africa Youth and Entrepreneurship Forum, 21-22 November 2017, Nairobi (tbc)

8.  6th EU-Africa Business Forum, 27 November 2017, Abidjan (tbc)

Recommendations and a business declaration encompassing all concrete outcomes from the above events will be presented at the Summit of Heads of State and Government on 29-30 November 2017.

Further information can be found on the official EABF website:

Useful links:

Video Euronews (EABF June 2017)

Video CNBC Africa (EABF June 2017)

5th EABF Brussels (2014)

Follow-up Workshops:

Past editions

  • 4th EABF, Tripoli (2010)
  • 3rd EABF, Nairobi (2009)
  • 2nd EABF, Lisbon (2007)
  • 1st EABF, Brussels (2006)