EU-Africa Business Summit

Realising the investment opportunities of Africa

Back-to-back with the Royal Belgian Economic Mission to Morocco, the EU-Africa Business Summit will offer a new perspective on economic relations between African countries and the European Union. The Summit will see one day of sessions focusing on investment opportunities in line with the EU External Investment Plan (EIP) including innovative, sustainable agriculture and tackling the digital divide in Africa, among others.

The Summit, taking place in the prestigious setting of the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Marrakech, will bring together national and European policy-makers, business leaders and experts in order to forge a worthwhile and fruitful collaboration to strengthen the future economic dialogue. 

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Join us for these inspiring discussions with business experts and policy-makers sharing their expertise & analysis on economic relations between EU and Africa. The speakers' list is updated on a daily basis. 

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Nasser Bourita

Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation

Kingdom of Morocco
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Kamissa Camara

Minister of Foreign Affairs

Republic of Mali
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Philip Mikos

Head of Cooperation

EU Delegation in Morocco
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Aziz Akhannouch

Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries

Kingdom of Morocco
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Robert Dussey

Minister of Foreign Affairs, Cooperation and African Integration

Republic of Togo
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Marcel Amon-Tanoh

Minister of Foreign Affairs

Republic of Ivory Coast
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Marie-Laure Aknin-Olugbade

Director General West Africa

African Development Bank
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Karim Lotfi Senhadji

Director General

OCP Africa
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Othman Benjelloun

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

BMCE Bank of Africa Group
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Bruno Mettling

Chief Executive Officer

Orange EMEA
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Patrick Dupoux

Senior Partner & Managing Director

Boston Consulting Group
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Brahim Benjelloun-Touimi

Group Executive Managing Director

BMCE Bank of Africa Group
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Lex Paulson

Institut d'Etudes Politiques - Sciences Po Paris

Lecturer in Rhetoric & Political Thought
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Michael A. Köhler

Director Neighbourhood South

European Commission - DG NEAR
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Nathalie Wakam


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Olivier Vanden Eynde

Founder and CEO

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Add to Calendar 2018-11-30 09:00 2018-11-30 22:00 Europe/Paris EU-Africa Business Summit EU-Africa Business Summit Mandarin Oriental - Route du Golf Royal Marrakech 40000 Morocco

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Check here to hear about up-to-date news on sessions, speakers and topics at this year's EU-Africa Business Summit

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Orange confirmed as technical partner

We are delighted to confirm that Orange will be joining the EU-Africa Business Summit as a technical partner.


Orange Maroc is a part of the French Orange Group. The company, previously known as Méditel, holds 31% of the market share and is the main phone operator in the country, covering 99% of the Moroccan territory.


Register now and join the discussion with Orange and top Moroccan companies at the upcoming EU-Africa Business Summit.

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OCP Group confirmed as Strategic Partner

EU-Africa Business Summit is proud to announce that OCP Group, a global leader in the phosphate industry, is joining the Summit as a Strategic Partner.

OCP has been a key player in the international market since its founding in 1920. OCP Group has exclusive access to the world’s largest phosphate resources - one of life’s basic building blocks. As such, OCP is committed to balancing economic leadership with the moral responsibility to ensure the long-term availability of this valuable mineral asset for use around the world.

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BMCE Bank of Africa as joins the summit as Main Partner

We are pleased to announce that BMCE Bank of Africa is a main partner for the upcoming EU-Africa Business Summit. 


BMCE Bank of Africa is a Moroccan bank that strives to strengthen its position internationally while promoting strong shared local values, transfer of know-how, transparency, intra-group synergies, and citizenship.  


Their support of the Summit demonstrates our common interests in an EU-African dialogue, as well as the economic focus of the event. 

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For more information on partnership opportunities, please contact:

Maxime Pierre
Programme and Research Manager
+32 (0)2 645 34 87
Inès Benhima
Programme Assistant
+32 (0)2 645 34 82

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