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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 worthwhile and fruitful collaboration and strengthen the future economic dialogue. 

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

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Johannes Hahn

European Commission
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Stefano Manservisi

European Commission - DG DEVCO
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Othman El Ferdaous

Government of Morocco
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Flavia Palanza

European Investment Bank
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Philip Mikos

EU Delegation in Morocco
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Michael A. Köhler

European Commission - DG NEAR
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Victoria Zinchuk

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
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Salaheddine Mezouar

General Confederation of Moroccan Enterprises (CGEM)
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Stéphane Darracq

Programme Officer - Investment and Innovative Financing
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Ingrid Schwaiger

European Commission - DG NEAR

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Add to Calendar 2018/11/30 06:00 AM 2018/11/30 06:00 PM America/Los_Angeles EU-Africa Business Summit EU-Africa Business Summit Mandarin Oriental - Route du Golf Royal Marrakech 40000 Morocco

EU-Africa Business Summit
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About the EU External Investment Plan


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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Partnership with Close the Gap

EU-Africa Summit is proud to announce it's partnership with Close The Gap, an organisation that donates computers to schools all over Africa. The EU-Africa Summit is focused on reducing the digital divide, and Close the Gap is an instrumental part of the equation. 


Close the Gap is an international non-profit organisation that aims to bridge the digital divide by offering high-quality, pre-owned computers donated by large and medium-sized corporations or public organisations to educational, medical, entrepreneurial and social projects in developing and emerging countries.

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EU External Investment Plan

The EU External Investment Plan forms an instrumental part of the EU-Africa Summit. The partnership signed by the European Union and Morocco is set to 'to pave the way to a better business environment and foster economic development'.


Through the European Union's commitment and support of North African and Sub-Saharan countries, the EU-Africa Business Summit is poised as the first event in North Africa to discuss the future of African and European relations in relation to the EIP. 

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First Edition of the EU-Africa Business Summit in Morocco!

Set in the breathtaking Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Marrakech, the one-day Summit will provide a unique discussion and networking platform for European and African policy-makers, business leaders and experts. The principal topic will be investment opportunities stemming from the EU External Investment Plan. Morocco as the gateway to Africa is the perfect choice for the first edition of this topical and high-level event.  


If you are interested in getting involved please contact Edwin Sluismans (Partnerships) or Joanna Nowak (Communications and Operations). 

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