The 5th edition of the Africa Business Forum will be held for the second time in Ethiopia on the 1st of March 2017, under the Patronage of Saudi Sheikh Mohammed Al Amoudi, one of the largest investors in Africa, Forbes ranked billionaire and Ethiopia’s biggest employer.
A statement issued by Africa business forum said that prior to the conference, the Africa Business Forum B2B Investment Meeting was held successfully on the 25th January 2017 at the Dubai World Trade Center Tower, to welcome potential investors to Africa.
Africa business forum in Ethiopia (photo: African business forum.com)
Since its creation in 2014, The Africa Business Forum has become one of the most important bi-annual gatherings in Africa and the Middle East. Africa Business Forum presents an invaluable opportunity for investors to connect with clients from across industries and from around the world. An opportunity to maximize market share by building connections with African customers and partners.
The conference will host distinguished panelists and speakers, including ambassadors, high government officials, business leaders, investors and CEOs. Among the panelists will be,Fitsum Arega ,the director general of the Ethiopian Investment Commission ,Belachew Fikre,the deputy commissioner of Ethiopian Investment Commission,Mohamad Saeed Al Raqbani , general manager at Dubai investments Industries,sidiary of Dubai Investments, Hussain Bin Jama Al Ishaqi, acting CEO of Oman Oil, John Small, chief executive officer of the Eastern Africa Association and Jari Matero , senior Investment Manager at Finnfund.
“We are very excited about the level of enthusiasm we have received from speakers, sponsors and attendees for this unique conference,” said Mr. R Ahmed, founder and chairman of Africa Business Forum. “We look forward to bringing together the many business leaders and offering international companies considerable opportunities to enter and become successful in one of the fastest growing economies in the world. The 5th Africa Business Forum in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia is an incredible convening center for global stakeholders and an opportunity to share perspectives on the issues facing global business and beyond.” said Mr. R Ahmed.
Emirates Airline has also become the official airline partner of the event and has offered special fares from GCC countries.