a renewed partnership
between the EU and Africa

is key for the global recovery

EU-Africa Business Summit: Unlocking Africa's economic potential

Based on previous successful editions of the EU-Africa Business Summit organised in Marrakech (2018 – 2019) and in Brussels (2019), the EBS organisation is willing to pursue its mission of promoting and facilitating the interaction between the EU and Africa. 

The fourth edition of the EU-Africa Business Summit, held in a new hybrid format, will seek to find answers to the most important policy challenges shaping the common 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, the EU cannot miss the chance to resume the EU-Africa partnership and take it 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 critical challenges. 

In particular, the participants will address the topics of  Africa’s Value Chain Expansion, Healthcare Innovation, Digital Transformation and Clean Energy Transition.

The European Union and Africa must continue their privileged partnership. Nevertheless, for this future to be mutually prosperous, both continents must create a new alliance based on fair and sustainable partnerships. It is also essential for the EU and Africa to clearly establish their common objectives and the means to fulfil them.

Speakers

Jutta Urpilainen

European Commissioner for International Partnerships

Didier Reynders

European Commissioner for Justice

Olivér Várhelyi

European Commissioner for Neighbourhood and Enlargement

Li Yong

Director General of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)

Margaritis Schinas

Executive Vice-President for Promoting our European Way of Life of the European Commission

Albert Muchanga

Commissioner for Trade and Industry of the African Union Commission

Valdis Dombrovskis

Executive Vice-President for An Economy that Works for People of the European Commission

Chrysoula Zacharopoulou

Member of the European Parliament

Wamkele Mene

Secretary General of the AfCFTA Secretariat

Lorena Boix Alonso

Director at DG CNECT, European Commission

Leïla Farah Mokaddem

Country Manager of the African Development Bank

Arnaud Thysen

Director General of European Business Summits

“The executive team in Brussels has made Africa a priority. Collaboration with the continent will be based on equality. “

Joanna Drake

Director – DG ENVI, European Commission

“For its development, Africa does not need more aid but it needs investments”

Leila Farah Mokaddem

Country Manager, African Development Bank

“Listing problems is one thing, defining priorities is another”

Ibrahim Guimba-Saidou

Minister – Special Advisor of the President of Niger

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