EU-Africa Business Summit

The EU-Africa Business Summit is an annual event taking place in Marrakech, Morocco. Our mission is to debate political, economic, social and environmental issues to promote the voices of enterprises in Europe and Africa. In order to move towards a more efficient partnership between the two continents, a multi-sectorial dialogue must promptly be consolidated at both institutional and business levels.

Our aim is for the public and private sectors to join forces at inter-continental, regional and local levels.  

 

Our Formats
SPEAKERS
PLENARIES
(250+ participants)

High-level keynote speakers, such as C-level representatives and decision-makers set the tone with inspirational speeches.

NEW TOPICS
HIGH-LEVEL PANELS
(150+ participants)

Exchanges of views between the main political and economic partners on strategic but also cross-cutting themes.

WORKSHOPS
CONVERSATION WITH...
(50+ participants)

Informal dialogues with well-known personalities for their leadership and expertise in their field.

EXHIBITIONS
SHARING AND STEERING
(50+ participants)

Informal workshop-style exchanges facilitated by an international expert aiming at identifying best practices in a given area.

 
SPEAKERS 2019

Join us for inspiring discussions with business experts and policy-makers sharing their expertise and analysis on economic relations between EU and Africa.

Programme 2019

The two-day program will integrate different formats enabling to focus on a topic of choice, to bring about exchanges of good practices and, finally, leading to recommendations and conclusions. The second edition of this Summit will provide the ideal environment for high-level guests, partners and speakers to engage on key areas of economic transformation such as: 

17:00 - 18:00

A panel addressing the challenges and opportunities created by the African Continental Free Trade Area (ACFTA) and the future of the African-EU partnership.

18:15 - 19:45
Skills Gap: Investing in People in the Context of a Transforming Labour Market - views from African and European Employers' Federations / PANEL DINTRODUCTION: Assurer ladquation des comptences avec des marchs du travail en pleine mutation

A panel addressing the skills gap in a transforming labour market - with views from African and European Employers' Federations

19:45 - 20:30
Networking Cocktail

An opportunity to network with other participants

20:30 - 23:00
Business Leaders' Dinner (by-invitation-only)

An exclusive VIP dinner

09:00 - 10:00

High-Level Panel: Developing value chains in Africa hold the potential of boosting social cohesion, driving inter-continental and global trade whilst altogether generating growth. In that endeavor, however, many challenges remain. What are they and how to overcome them?

10:00 - 11:00

High-Level Panel: Developing Africa’s agricultural capacity is key in supporting Africa’s growth as today the continent is a net importer of food while it concentrates 50% of the world's uncultivated arable land. How to support this transformation whilst meeting increasingly stringent international regulation on food quality and safety?

11:00 - 11:30
Coffee Break / Pause caf

11:30 - 12:15
Meet-the-Expert: Innovation and Advanced Manufacturing / Rencontre avec l'expert : Innovation et industries de pointe

'Meet-the-Expert' format is an informal dialogue with well-known personalities for their leadership and expertise in their field. This conversation is focused on Innovation and Advanced Manufacturing

12:30 - 14:15
VIP Networking Lunch (all participants) / Djeuner de Networking VIP ( tous les participants )

14:15 - 15:15

High-level Panel: The digital revolution is gradually transforming societies towards greater efficiency and speed. How to ensure that youth can make the most of this opportunity, to learn how to use the technologies and encourage skilled workers to use them to bolster Africa’s capacities?

15:15 - 16:30

Connecting Africa with the adequate infrastructure is essential for accessible, reliable and renewable energy. This in turn is the cornerstone of economic growth and structural transformation. What is lacking and what are the next steps in achieving this?

16:30 - 17:00
Coffee Break / Pause caf

17:45 - 18:30
Closing Remarks: 'Leading entrepreneurship: Investments' opportunities perspectives in Africa and Europe'

INDUSTRALISATION & VALUE CHAIN

The development of value chains in Africa holds the potential to boost social cohesion, drive inter-continental and global trade whilst generating enormous growth. What are the potential challenges and how to overcome them?

RURAL DEVELOPMENT

The African continent contains 50 percent of the world's uncultivated arable land, and yet it remains a net importer of food. The development of Africa’s agricultural capacity is the key in supporting Africa’s population growth. The creation of international regulation on food quality and safety will ensure that the cultivation will not only benefit Africa but also the rest of the world. How can Europe support this transformation?

DIGITALISATION AND YOUTH

The digital revolution is gradually transforming societies by improving efficiency through new technologies and approaches. Technology remains at the core of development for Africa and the reskilling of the workforce to meet the new usage of technology a contentious issue. What are the key next steps to involving youth in the digital revolution?

 RENEWABLE ENERGY

Investment in infrastructure and renewable energy sources is vital for economic growth and structural transformation in Africa. How can Europe contribute and what are the next steps to achieving a 100% green Africa? 

OUR PARTNERS
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Join the 2019 edition of the EU-Africa Business Summit!

Be a part of the annual meeting point to share and steer Africa's and Europe’s common future.

This second edition provides the ideal environment for high-level guests, partners and speakers to engage on key areas of economic transformation. Register now choosing the business, VIP or networking package.

On now until November 22 - Register and bring a guest for free! 

BUSINESS PASS

690

  • One 2-Day Business pass
  • Invitation to the high-level networking Lunch 
  • Welcome cocktail
  • Mobile App
  • Email Support
VIP ACCESS

990

  • One 2-Day VIP access pass
  • Invitation to the exclusive Gala Dinner and Welcome cocktail (28th)
  • Invitation to the high-level networking Lunch 
  • Fast-access registration on the day
  • Preferential reserved seating
  • Mobile App 
  • Email Support