Hybrid Event

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Event Date Sun Nov 28 CET - Mon Nov 29 CET (5 days ago)
In your timezone (EST): Sun Nov 28 2:00am - Mon Nov 29 11:00am
Location Hybrid Event
Region EMEA

The EU-Africa Business Summit is an event organised by European Business Summits to promote the voices of enterprises in Europe and Africa. This event is independent from the EABF organised by the European Commission and the African Union.

The fourth edition of the EU-Africa Business Summit, held in a new hybrid format, will seek answers to the most critical economic challenges shaping the shared future of both continents by bringing influential business leaders, policymakers and experts together. Thanks to its role of stable North gate to the African continent, Morocco continues to represent the perfect host of the Summit within the renewed EU-Africa Alliance.

After the interruption due to the Covid pandemic, EU and African companies cannot miss the chance to resume their business relations and take them to the next level. This ambitious Summit will position itself in this framework, providing a privileged debating and networking platform to directly engage in finding answers to the most crucial challenges. In particular, the participants will address the topics of Africa’s Value Chain Expansion, Healthcare Innovation, Digital Transformation and Clean Energy Transition.

The aim of the event is to bring politics and business together in order to provide them with an opportunity to debate and pursue their common goals. For the future of EU and Africa to be mutually prosperous, all actors must be involved in creating a new alliance based on fair and sustainable partnerships.


2021 Speakers

Jutta Urpilainen
European Commissioner for International Partnerships

Didier Reynders
European Commissioner for Justice

Olivér Várhelyi
European Commissioner for Neighbourhood and Enlargement

Akinwumi A. Adesina
President, African Development Bank Group

Inger Andersen
Under-Secretary General, United Nations; Executive Director, UN Environment Programme

Albert Muchanga
Commissioner for Trade and Industry, African Union Commission

Maria Shaw-Barragan
Director, Lending in Africa, Caribbean, Pacific, Asia and Latin America, European Investment Bank

Chrysoula Zacharopoulou
Member of the European Parliament, Rapporteur on the new Africa-EU Strategy

Wamkele Mene
Secretary-General, AfCFTA Secretariat

Dr Matshidiso Moeti
WHO Regional Director, Africa

Patrick Child
Deputy Director-General, DG ENVI, European Commission

Lacina Koné
CEO, Smart Africa

Billy Tom
President, CEO, Isuzu Motors South Africa, Isuzu

Chiza Charles Chiumya
Acting Director, Directorate of Industry, Mining and Entrepreneurship, African Union Commission

Alberto Magnani
Journalist il Sole 24 ore

Markus Thill
President, Region Africa, Bosch

Dr. Vera Songwe
United Nations Under-Secretary-General, Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission, Africa

Samira Rafaela
Member of the European Parliament

Fatou Haidara
Managing Director, Directorate of Corporate Management and Operations, United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)

Marina Sereni
Vice Minister, Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Italy

Shada Islam
Brussels-based commentator, Analyst, Founder of New Horizons Project

Jeremiah Fisayo-Bambi
AfricaNews Journalist

Monique Pariat
Director-General, Directorate-General for Migration and Home Affairs

Manuel V. Rodríguez Díez
Head, ICEX Moroccom Economic and Commercial Office in Casablanca, Spanish Embassy in Morocco

Ali Zerouali
Director, International Cooperation, Masen

Fifi Peters
CNBC Africa

Sheila Aggarwal-Khan
Director, Economy Division, UNEP

Federico Maria Grati
Head, Agroenergy services, ENI

Ivor Ichikowitz
Chairman of the Ichikowitz Family Foundation and TransAfrica Capital

Gainmore Zanamwe
Senior Manager (Trade Facilitation), Afreximbank

Badreiddine Mansouri
Managing Director, Sub Sahara Africa, Stellantis

Michael Spindelegger​
Director-General, ICMPD

Ahmed M. El Wakil​
President, Association of the Mediterranean Chambers of Commerce and Industry (ASCAME)

Lex Paulson
Executive Director, UM6P School of Collective Intelligence

Joakim Reiter
Chief External, Corporate Affairs Officer, Vodafone

Arnaud Thysen
Director General of European Business Summits

Sponsors & Partners

2021 Partners

• Centre Regional d'Investissement - Marrakech Safi
• European Commission
• European Investment Bank
• Eni
• Iff
• Masen