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 a worthwhile and fruitful collaboration to 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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Othman Benjelloun

BMCE Bank of Africa
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Brahim Benjelloun-Touimi

BMCE Bank of Africa
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Philip Mikos

EU Delegation in Morocco
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Nathalie Wakam

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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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Flavia Palanza

European Investment Bank

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Add to Calendar 2018-11-30 09:00 2018-11-30 22:00 Europe/Paris EU-Africa Business Summit EU-Africa Business Summit Mandarin Oriental - Route du Golf Royal Marrakech 40000 Morocco

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OCP Group confirmed as Strategic Partner

EU-Africa Business Summit is proud to announce that OCP Group, a global leader in the phosphate industry, is joining the Summit as a Strategic Partner.

OCP has been a key player in the international market since its founding in 1920. OCP Group has exclusive access to the world’s largest phosphate resources - one of life’s basic building blocks. As such, OCP is committed to balancing economic leadership with the moral responsibility to ensure the long-term availability of this valuable mineral asset for use around the world.

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BMCE Bank of Africa as joins the summit as Main Partner

We are pleased to announce that BMCE Bank of Africa is a main partner for the upcoming EU-Africa Business Summit. 


BMCE Bank of Africa is a Moroccan bank that strives to strengthen its position internationally while promoting strong shared local values, transfer of know-how, transparency, intra-group synergies, and citizenship.  


Their support of the Summit demonstrates our common interests in an EU-African dialogue, as well as the economic focus of the event. 

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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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