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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 bringing the views of business to European and African leaders together on critical issues pertaining to both continents' relations.

It brings together African and European business leader representing multi-nationals, large corporations, small and medium-scale enterprises and confederations, multilateral and regional institutions to discuss ways of improving 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 conclusive event on 27 November 2017 in the margins of the 5th AU-EU Summit in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire on 29-30 November.

The EABF series of events of 2017 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 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, October 2017, Brussels (tbc)

7.      World Economic Forum/SDIP workshop with banks and institutional investors, October 2017, London (tbc)

8.      Forum on Renewable Energy and Green Economy, 1-3 November 2017, Conakry (tbc)

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

10.  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 to the Summit of Heads of State and Government on 29-30 November 2017.

Further information can be found at the official EABF website:

Useful links:

Video Euronews (EABF June 2017)

Video CNBC Africa (EABF June 2017)

5th EABF Brussels (2014)

Follow-up Workshops:

1st EABF Follow-up Workshop (Brussels, June 2014)

2nd EABF Follow-Up Workshop (Nairobi, December 2014) - Video

3rd EABF Follow-Up Workshop (Addis Ababa, July 2015

4th EABF follow-up workshop (Brussels, June 2016)

4th EABF, Tripoli (2010)

3rd EABF, Nairobi (2009)

2nd EABF, Lisbon (2007)

1st EABF, Brussels (2006)