11 December 2018 08:25 PM

Africa 2018… Business for Africa and the World

Wednesday، 05 December 2018 - 02:49 PM

The Africa 2018 Forum is an international, landmark event hosted under the High Patronage of H.E. Abdel Fattah El Sisi, President of the Arab Republic of Egypt, aiming to promote greater economic integration through increased investment flows into Africa.

This year’s edition will take place from the 8-9 of December 2018 in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, and is organized by the Government of Egypt – through the Ministry of Investment and International Cooperation – and COMESA Regional Investment Agency (RIA).

The two-day Forum will convene more than 1,000 leaders in business and policy from across Africa and the world. It promises to be the biggest and most important gathering-taking place in Africa this year. With Egypt, and President Al Sisi, taking over the chair of the African Union in 2019 it will be a Forum that will help shape Africa’s agenda in 2019.

Africa 2018 is a unique business-to-business and government-to-business platform, bringing together policy makers, financiers, leading industrialists and young entrepreneurs. This year’s Forum will focus on developing intra-African investments and the effort to create the world’s largest trading bloc of 1.2 bn people.

The program features world-renown keynote speakers, interactive panel discussions, expert presentations and B2B engagement opportunities.

The Forum will include a by-invitation CEO round table where captains of industry will be able to bring up to the African leadership key constraints to greater investment and jointly develop solutions to foster greater private sector growth.

The economic role of young people and women in unlocking the economic potential of Africa will be highlighted in one full day of the forum.

Activities

Saturday 8/12/2018

Meetings of Africa Forum 2018 kicked off in Sharm El Sheikh under the patronage of President Abdel Fattah El Sisi with the participation of a galaxy of African leaders. More than 3,000 entrepreneurs from Africa are participating in the investment forum.

Investment Minister Sahar Nasr witnessed signing a cooperation protocol between mass transit app Swvl, EFG Hermes’ ValU, and the Export Development Bank of Egypt on the sidelines of the of Africa 2018 Forum, held at the Red Sea resort city of Sharm El Sheikh.


President Abdel Fattah El Sisi took part in the Young Entrepreneurs Day Presidential Dialogue session on the sidelines of the Africa 2018 Forum, hosted by the Red Sea resort city of Sharm El Sheikh. More

Addressing a session of the Africa 2018 Forum, President Abdel Fattah El Sisi asserted that Africa is the future of the world economy. More


Egypt and the EU signed two grants worth 55.8 million euros, to be directed to the water and renewable energy sectors. The documents were inked on the sidelines of Africa 2018 Forum, hosted by the Red Sea resort city of Sharm El Sheikh. More


Cairo and the Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development (KFAED) signed two deals to establish a water system for Bahr el Baqar canal and to finance setting up water desalination plants in South Sinai. More

Minister of Investment and International Cooperation Sahar Nasr witnessed the inking ceremony of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to establish an investment fund specialized in supporting emerging companies working in the field of clean technology. More


Addressing the Young Entrepreneurs session of the Africa 2018 Forum in Sharm El Sheikh, President Abdel Fattah El Sisi stressed that challenges must be faced and youth should be supported. More

On the fringe of Africa 2018 Forum, President Abdel Fattah El Sisi posted on experiments of a number of young African entrepreneurs. More

Sunday 9/12/2018


President Abdel Fattah El Sisi witnessed the official inauguration of the third edition of Africa 2018 Forum, held at the Red Sea Resort of Sharm El Sheikh. More


President Abdel Fattah El Sisi and African heads of state and ministers posed for a photo op ahead of the official inauguration of the third edition of Africa 2018 Forum. More


President Abdel Fattah El Sisi expressed hope for more investments among African states through carrying out more joint transboundary projects, especially in the infrastructure, new and renewable energy and information technology and communications domains. More


Minister of Investment and International Cooperation Sahar Nasr said Egypt is the gate of Africa and a meeting point of the old and modern civilizations. More

Speaking at the opening session of the 2018 Business for Africa Forum, Director of COMESA Regional Investment Agency Heba Salama said women empowerment and entrepreneurship are important for Africa's development and future. More


Addressing the inaugural session of the Africa 2018 Forum, Madagascar's President Hery Rajaona Rimampianina hailed Egypt's leading role in Africa. More


Addressing the Africa 2018 Forum in Sharm El Sheikh, Niger President Mahamadou Issoufou - who chairs the African Union's Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA) - urged ditching all obstacles and tariff problems facing the establishment of the CFTA under which an African market will be set up. More


On the sidelines of the Africa 2018 Forum, Trade and Industry Minister Amr Nassar discussed cooperation with his Algerian counterpart Youcef Yousfi. More

Addressing the Africa 2018 Forum session, Sierra Leone President Julius Maada Bio said the forum provides opportunities for adopting decisions and policies that serve the whole continent. More

Addressing a discussion session at the third edition of Africa 2018 Forum, Director General of the Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa (BADEA) Dr. Sidi Ould Tah described Africa as a continent of opportunities.  More

Addressing a workshop on African investments themed "strong leadership and collective commitment at the Economic Africa 2018 Forum, President Abdel Fattah El Sisi asserted that Egypt and Africa need to overcome the challenge of racing against time to accelerate economic growth rates. More

On the sidelines of the Africa 2018 Forum, The European Investment Bank, Sawari Ventures Chairman Ahmed el Alfi and representatives from the British Business Bank, the Dutch Development Bank and the French Development Agency signed the agreement establishing the fund for investment for small and medium enterprises. More

During the Africa 2018 Forum, Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry has pressed for action to enhance foreign and inter-African investments. More


President Abdel Fattah El Sisi witnessed the closing session of Africa 2018 Forum held in the Red Sea resort of Sharm El Sheikh. More


During the closing session of Africa 2018 Forum, Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry said the International development partners and all African countries consider the event as the most important continental forum for leaders, ministers and senior officials concerned with the investment sector and a promising platform for showing commercial investment opportunities in Africa. More

On the sidelines of the Africa 2018 Forum, Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouli attended the signing ceremony of an agreement between the Investment and International Cooperation Ministry and the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB). More

Addressing the closing session of the Africa 2018 Forum, President Abdel Fattah El Sisi ordered establishing a fund to provide guarantees against risks for Egyptian businessmen willing to invest in Africa. More

During a seminar entitled "Egypt investment gate in Africa" held during Africa 2018 Forum, Premier and Housing Minister Moustafa Madbouli stressed that Egypt is an integral part of Africa and that the issue tops the cabinet's current priorities. More


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