Since its initial edition in 2012, Africa Works! has grown into the largest Africa-focused Business Conference in the Benelux. Last year’s Africa Works! 2019  “Future African Cities” took place in April, 2019 with Mayor Aboutaleb of Rotterdam delivering the opening speech. This highly succesful edition welcomed 600 participants from the African and European private sector, governement, knowledge institutions and the civil society.

  • 11 African delegations and 16 African ambassadors in the Benelux attented
  • 24 thematic workshops, 4 country-focused workshops and 2 high-level Round Tabels took place
  • Over 120 companies connected
  • 60 plus B2B meetings and 3 MoU´s signed
  • High attendance of financial institutions, private equity firms and impact investors

The first day of Africa Works! 2019

07:45 - 08:45 | Walk-in and Registration

09:00 - 10:30 | Keynote Speakers & Panel Discussion

Special Envoy for International Water Affairs

OECD Development Centre for Africa, Europe & Middle-East

NABC's Deputy Managing Director and Africa Works! Moderator

10:30 - 10:45 | Short Break

Informal networking while taking a coffee 

11:00 - 12:30 | Morning Workshops & Round Tables

12:30 - 14:00 | Lunch

Enjoy a nutritious lunch and make new business contacts

14:00 - 15:30 | Afternoon Workshops

15:30 - 15:45 | Short Break

Networking while taking a coffee break

16:00 - 17:00| Matchmaking and Marketplace

Africa Works!2019 Conference will offer organized matchmaking sessions for all interested attendees

17:00 - 18:00| Networking Reception

Informal networking reception

Conference Organiser

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