EU-Africa Business Summit: Brussels Roundtable

6 May 2019

09:15 - 12:30

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Marcel Amon-Tanoh

Ivory Coast

Minister of Foreign Affairs
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Didier Reynders

Kingdom of Belgium

Minister of Foreign Affairs & European Affairs
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Aurélien Agbénonci

Benin

Minister of Foreign Affairs
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Salaheddine Mezouar

General Confederation of Moroccan Enterprises

President
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Nasser Bourita

Kingdom of Morocco

Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation
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Phil Hogan

European Commission

Commissioner for Agriculture & Rural Development
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Luisa Santos

BusinessEurope

Director for International Relations
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Arnaud Thysen

European Business Summit

Director General
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Victor Harisson

African Union

Commissioner for Economic Affairs
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Amine Bouabid

Bank of Africa Group

Chief Executive Officer
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Philippe Scholtès

UNIDO

Managing Director

 

Following the Royal Belgian Economic Mission to Morocco and the EU-Africa Business Summit 2018 in Marrakech, this roundtable will focus on the new perspectives on economic relations between African countries and the European Union.

 

Despite the existing barriers, economic integration in Africa is underway and gathering speed. To move towards efficient collaboration between the two continents, a multi-sectorial dialogue must be consolidated at both the political and the commercial level. This morning session, consisting of several debates (followed by a networking lunch), will be dedicated to investment opportunities (M&A, Greenfield Investments, Public and Private Funds...) and trade exchanges that represent the African market in many areas such as digital, energy or agriculture.

 

At the upcoming EU-Africa Business Summit 2019 in Marrakech, national and European policy-makers, business leaders and experts will gather to deepen and find effective answers to the observations raised during the debates in Brussels.