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Africa Day 2015

Africa Day 2015

  •  Date: 09 July 2015
     Time : 08.30 To 17.00
  •  Location:
    • Hotel Novotel-Kirchberg
    • Luxembourg
    • Luxembourg

The Conference

European Investment Bank President Werner Hoyer, in cooperation with Luxembourg’s Presidency of the European Union, will be hosting the EIB Africa Day. On this occasion, the Bank is honoured to be welcoming Phil Hogan, European Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development, Romain Schneider, Minister for Development Cooperation and Humanitarian Aid, Luxembourg and Donald Kaberuka, President of the African Development Bank.

Background Information

Where are the opportunities in Africa? Where is investment needed to allow the continent to thrive? Which are the best courses of action to promote sustainable growth and job creation? How can Development Finance Institutions support private sector players and mobilise the funds and instruments to benefit Africa’s economic evolution? These are some of the questions we will be addressing over the course of two plenary sessions and three breakout panel discussions.

High level speakers from Europe as well as Africa will share with us their experience of doing business on the continent, across several sectors and from various backgrounds. By participating, you will have the opportunity for networking, learning and sharing.

With the kind cooperation of the EU-Africa Chamber of Commerce and the Afrika-Verein der deutschen Wirtschaft.

Who should attend

This event is open to CEOs and CFOs from businesses in Europe and Africa alike.

Brief outline of the conference

  • Opening session
  • Plenary session I: The Internationalisation of African businesses
  • Plenary session II: Sustainable Energy in Africa – Prospects and Limits
  • Break-out session 1 – Banking in sub-Saharan Africa. From financing to investment
  • Break-out session 2 – Agri-business
  • Break-out session 3 – Infrastructure
  • Closing Remarks

Related Documents

      Conference programme
      Visa information
      Luxembourg Hotels within easy reach of EIB Headquarters
      Opening session (video)

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