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Why should I join?

If you are interested in doing business in Africa, Africa Works! is the ideal opportunity to expand your professional network. Professionals from the private sector, as well as from NGOs, government bodies and knowledge institutes from both the Netherlands and Africa will join us on the 10th and 11th of November. Africa Works! offers an interesting programme that covers highly relevant themes concerning Africa. It brings together a diverse array of participants to develop new insights and foster knowledge.


Can I sponsor this conference?

It is possible to become a partner in multiple way, with varying degrees of financial sponsorship. Discover more about these possibilities with this brochure. Feel free to contact us via africaworks@nabc.nl

Date & Location

Where will Africa Works! 2016 take place?

The conference will take place at the Koningklijk Instituut Tropen (Royal Tropical Institute), in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

The physical address is:

Mauritskade 63

1092 AD Amsterdam

When will Africa Works! 2016 take place?

The conference will take place on the 10th and 11th of November 2016.

Will the conference be accessible for wheelchairs?

Yes, the venue is wheelchair accessible.

What is the floor plan of the venue?

For a simple overview of the floorplan of the venue please view this PDF.

Transport to and from venue

Is my plane ticket included in the conference fees?

No, your plane ticket is not included in the conference fees. We ask you to arrange your flight to and from the Netherlands yourself.

Will the conference organization team arrange my bookings at the travel agency?

No, the conference organization will not arrange for your bookings. We kindly request to book your flights yourself.

Is it possible to reach the conference location using public transport?

Yes, this is possible. Take trams 9, 10 or 14 or bus 757 to Alexanderplein.

How can I reach the conference using my own transportation?

This is possible, but please consider how you will park your vehicle. There are multiple public parking garages close to the venue, but there is not sufficient parking at the venue itself.

Is parking included in the conference fee?

Parking must be arranged according to the local fees. The locations closest to the Koninklijk Instituut Tropen for parking are:




Linnaeusstraat 2C


Oosterparking B.V.


Oosterpark 9


Q-Park (Centrum Oost)


Wibautstraat 3b

Is there a discount available for flights?

As a Mobility Partner, Turkish Airlines offers all Africa Works! 2016 Participants 15% discount on their flight to the conference.


How to grab your 15% discount:

1. Find your preferred Turkish Airlines Flight via www.skyscanner.com
2. You’ll need to contact the Africa Works! Booking Agency Uniglobe on: woerden@uniglobesbt.nl or call them on: +31 34 84 30 293,
3. The designated Africa Works! Coordinators are Wendy and Mario, ask for them when getting in touch with Uniglobe,
4. Wendy and Mario from Uniglobe will finalize the booking with you!

Conference Fees

What is the conference fee?
  • Regular Registration Fee: €495.00 exl. VAT
  • Early Bird Discount (First 50 Tickets): €100.00
  • NABC-Member Discount (Additional to Early Bird Fee): €100.00
What is covered by the conference fees?

The conference fee includes the entrance for both days of the conference. Lunches, receptions and coffee breaks mentioned in the programme are included in the fee.

Is there a separate rate between private parties/government bodies/knowledge institutes/NGO’s etc?

Early Birds receive a €100,- discount, NABC members are eligible for an additional discount of €100,-. Every attendee, company, non-profit or governmental participant pays the same conference fee. Africa Works! brings together parties from diverse organisations and institutions to form partnerships on an equal basis, therefore we do not offer differentiated fees.

What are the payment options for the conference fees?

We made IDEAL and Paypal available as payments options. Invoicing will take place upon request. Please be aware that your registration will only be completed after payment of the full amount.

Is it possible to get an invoice for my registration fee instead of paying digitally?

Primarily, Africa Works! will not provide an invoice option as method of payment. You may request to receive an invoice. Please contact africaworks@nabc.nl. Make sure to fill out your contact details correctly. Please note: registration will only be completed after the conference fee has been transferred to our account. It is very important to mention your invoice number when transferring the fee to our account.


At what time can I pick up my conference badge?

On both conference days, between 08:00 and 09:00, the hostesses are happy to provide you with your conference badge. Do not forget to bring your e-ticket. This e-ticket will be sent to you one week prior to the conference.

What is the conference programme?

The latest program can be found here.

Who is organizing Africa Works! 2016?

Africa Works! 2016 is organised by the Netherlands-African Business Council located in The Hague. For more information please visit: www.nabc.nl


All speeches and workshops at the conference will be in English.


How to register?

You can register for the conference using this button. It is also possible using the ‘register’ button on the homepage of this website. Your registration will only be completed after you have paid the conference fee.

Will I receive a confirmation of my registration?

Yes, you will receive an e-mail confirming your registration within 24 hours. Please note, this confirmation will not allow your access to the conference. You will receive your e-ticket one week prior to the conference, however, only after your payments have been processed.

When will I receive my E-ticket?

You will receive your E-ticket by e-mail one week prior to the conference. Please note, when your payment is not processed, the E-ticket will not be send out.

Will I still be able to register after registration has closed online?

Yes, it is still possible to attend the conference after online registration has closed. During registration on both days of the conference it will be possible to pay the entrance fees by bankcard. However, we cannot guarantee your participation in the preferred workshops.

Is it possible to register for only one of the two conference days, or part of one day?

The conference fee includes the costs for both conference days. It is not possible to register for one day only. Of course, you do not have to attend the full programme, but there will be no reduction in the registration cost. Also, it is a possibility for a colleague to come instead. The registration hostesses are happy to change the badge name for you during morning registration.

How do I register for specific workshops and networking activities?

After registering, you will receive a separate e-mail inviting you to register for the workshops. This registration e-mail will be sent out to those who have registered to the conference as soon as the conference programme has been completed.

Do I need to register for specific workshops and networking activities?

You need to register for the workshops separately. The plenary sessions have open access. The number of participants of each workshop is limited, so if you notice a topic of your interest, please register in time.

I forgot to register for specific workshops, will I still be able to attend?

If you did not register for a specific workshop, we cannot guarantee you to participate at the preferred slots. It is, however, still possible to join us during the plenary sessions and attend those workshops that still have seats available.

Please make your wishes known during registration on the first day of the conference. We will do our utmost to accommodate you.

When and how will I know which workshops I have registered for?

You will receive immediate confirmation via e-mail after submitting your response to the workshop registration e-mail. This could take up to 24 hours. If you haven’t received your confirmation e-mail after 24 hours, please contact us via africaworks@nabc.nl

Cancellation policy

Will I get a refund if I cancel my registration before the conference?

It is possible to cancel your registration for Africa Works!.

Be aware that refund amounts are strictly subjected to the date of cancellation.

+4 Weeks prior to the conference (until 11 October) you will receive a full refund.+2 weeks prior to the event you will receive a 50% refund (Between 11 October and 25 October). Within two weeks of the event (after 26 October) Africa Works! Will not refund your participation ticket.

Please contact africaworks@nabc.nl to cancel your participation.

Lunch & Dinner

Will lunch and dinner be provided on the conference day?

The lunch, drinks and snacks will be provided during the conference to keep you sharp and able make the best of the conference. We will take into account wishes of vegetarians.


Are hotel rooms included in the conference fee?

No, a hotel room is not included in the conference fee. The conference team did however make special arrangements with the conference hotel and with other hotels in the close vicinity of the conference venue.

Will I have to arrange my hotel bookings myself?

Yes, we ask you to arrange your booking yourself. The conference team did, however, make special arrangements with the conference hotel and with other hotels in the close vicinity of the conference venue. You can download this form and send it to reservations@amsterdamtropenhotel.com; the agreed price of a hotel room is 125.- including breakfast (excl. 5% tourism tax).


Does the conference organization team help with applying for a visa?

No, the conference organization team does not have the capacity to facilitate your visa application.

When will I receive an invitation letter to apply for my visa?

Once your payment has been processed, the invitation letter will be send to you by e-mail upon request. Please send your e-mail to africaworks@nabc.nl.

Is your question not on the list? If your question is not answered above please contact us via africaworks@nabc.nl