Africa Works! 2020

Africa Works! 2020 “Innovation for Growth”

By 2030, one in five people will be African. Innovation will play a vital role in catering for the continent’s soaring population needs and can solve the numerous challenges Africa faces. Innovation will not only change the nature of doing business in Africa but will play an important role within the development of the private sector and in turning Africa into this century’s economic growth powerhouse.

The theme of the fifth edition of Africa Works! – the largest Africa-focused Business Conference in the Benelux- is “’Innovation for Growth” and will be held on 9th and 10th  June, 2020 at the Fokker Terminal in the Hague.

Theme of Africa Works! 2020

 

On Day 1 of Africa Works! 2020 innovative solutions in the areas of Digitalisation, Food of the Future, Circular Economy, Jobs of the 21st Century and Fintech will be presented during inspiring keynote speeches and further explored in workshops and high-level Innovation Round Tables. 

Day 2 of Africa Works! 2020 will feature in-depth country sessions with pre-selected stakeholders focusing on doing business, forming partnerships and connecting African challenges to innovative solutions.

To maximise the potential partnerships and collaborations between African and European companies and organisations, the 2020 edition of Africa Works! will once again welcome strong African delegations with concrete investment opportunities and projects for partnerships and cooperation. 

Africa Works! 2020 aims to:

  • Make visible the investment and trade opportunities in different African countries
  • Connect Dutch/European companies with competent authorities and businesses from Africa
  • Accelerate strategic partnerships between businesses
  • Facilitate Public-Private-Partnerships
  • Connect (international) investors with top scalable and profitable opportunities across Africa 
  • Enable SMEs and start-ups to find an alternative financing solution that local banks do not offer, and much more…

Smart Facts

By 2030 one in five people will be African
By 2050 Africa's population will reach 2.5 billion
Food import in Africa will rise to $110 billion by 2025
The continent's GDP is set to grow to $1.7 trillion by 2030
Private consumption in Africa will grow to $2.1 trillion in 2025
It is expected that seventeen cities in Africa will inhabite over 5 million people by 2030
In Africa, innovation means the chance to beat everyday challenges and to ensure basic conditions for the life of large populations

Highlights of Africa Works! 2019

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NABC is the leading Dutch networking organization for trade and investment facilitation on the African continent.