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Africa Works! workshops and round tables will be held on December 15th and 16th, 2020 during the Digital African Business Days. Register via

Africa Works! and the Digital Africa Business Days

Africa Works! “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.” Workshops and round tables will be organised on December 15th and 16th. Register via 

Theme 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. 

Africa Works! 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
By 2030 Africa will have 7 megacities
Africa's working-age population will rise to nearly 1 billion in 2030
93% of Africans have access to a mobile phone service

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.