A renewed partnership
between the EU & Africa

is key for the global recovery

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

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.

4 PILLARS

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Africa's value chain
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Green Transition

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 of the African Development Bank Group

Inger Andersen

Under-Secretary General of the United Nations and Executive Director of the UN Environment Programme

Albert Muchanga

Commissioner for Trade and Industry of the African Union Commission

Maria Shaw-Barragan

Director of Lending in Africa, Caribbean, Pacific, Asia and Latin America at the European Investment Bank

Chrysoula Zacharopoulou

Member of the European Parliament

Wamkele Mene

Secretary General of the AfCFTA Secretariat

Dr Matshidiso Moeti

WHO Regional Director for Africa

Florika Fink-Hooijer

Director General at DG ENVI, European Commission

Leila Farah Mokadem

Director at African Development Bank

Vera Songwe

United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Exective Secretary of the Economic Commission for Africa 

Georges Rebelo Pinto Chikoti

Secretary General of the Organisation of African, Caribbean and Pacific States 

Fatou Haidara

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

Marina Sereni

Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of Italy

Victoria Sekitoleko

Chairperson, Uganda Agribusiness Alliance 

Ibrahim Guimba-Saidou

Minister – Special Advisor of the President of Niger

Lex Paulson

Executive Director at UM6P School of Collective Intelligence

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

Deputy 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

CONTACT

Arnaud Thysen

DIRECTOR GENERAL

+32 (0) 2 645 3 482

Raffaello Stefani

Project Manager

+32 (0) 2 645 3 485