EABF 2020 DRAFT PROGRAMME, 26 and 27 October

https://www.euafrica-businessforum.com

DAY 1 - 26 October 2020 

DRAFT PROGRAMME

9h00-10h00: Official Welcome and Opening Ceremony (public webstreaming)

Keynotes
  • European Commission (tbc)
  • African Union Commission (tbc)
  • EU Business Representative  (tbc)
  • AU Business Representative (tbc)

 

10h00-11h30: High-level Plenary Panel: How to build regional and intercontinental value chains and bring African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) to its full potential (public webstreaming)

Opening/Closing
  • Commissioner, European Commission (tbc)
  • Commissioner, African Union Commission (tbc)
Panelists - tbc
 

11h45-13h15: Roundtable on private sector’s contribution to improving the investment climate

 

11h45 – 13h15: Skills, education and employment for young people

 

13h00 - 14h00  Foods and Drinks in Africa / Lunchtime 

 

14h00-15h30: MSMEs, innovation and entrepreneurship

 

14h00-15h45: Health systems

 

15h45-17h15: De-risking investment and increasing access to finance for the private sector. Financial sector solutions to business needs.  

 

15h45-17h15:  Integrating industrial value chains for the climate neutral and circular economy

 

17h30-18h45:   Workshop of EU and African business organisations

Exchange space for business organisations from Africa and the EU to foster the structured dialogue between them during and after the EABF. 
 

19h00-20h00 EU-Africa Start up Network Awards

 
 
 

MARKETPLACE

12h00-12h15: Opening remarks by K. Doens, DG International Partnerships, European Commission (tbc)

 
(Virtual) Villages by sectors/themes showcasing success stories, flagships, projects, around the announced priority themes and information from the private, financial sector and public sectors. They will include virtual stands and different set-ups depending on the activities and pitches
 
 
 

Business to Business (B2B) and Business to Government (B2G) 

All day B2B and B2G meetings. B2B linked website tbc. 

 

EABF DAY 2 – 27 October 2020 

FORMAL PROGRAMME

9h00-9h30: Opening of Day 2

  • EU Council (tbc)
  • African Union (tbc) 

 

9h30-11h00: High level Plenary Panel with HoSG and Business: EU-AU Partnership and business in the post COVID context (public webstreaming)

Opening/Closing

  • Commissioner EU

  • Commissioner AU

Panelists- tbc

 

11h15-12h45: High level Panel on Digital (public webstreaming)

 

11h15-12h45: Sector panel - Circular economy and green tech

 

13h45-15h15: Sector panels (in parallel)

Sustainable energy (renewables, energy efficiency)

Mobility (automotive, railway), transport 

 

 
15h30-17h00: Sector panels (in parallel)

Sustainable agriculture, food and beverages

Infrastructure and Logistics

 

18h00-19h00: Official Closure: Fostering the AU-EU Partnership and public-private dialogue (public webstreaming)

  • Commissioner, European Commission (tbc)
  • Commissioner, African Union Commission (tbc)

Presentation of the EABF Business Declaration by EU and African Business Organisations/CEO

 

MARKETPLACE

Villages by sectors/themes showcasing success stories, flagships, projects, around the announced priority themes and information from the private, financial sector and public sectors. They will include stands and different set-ups depending on the activities, and pitches

 

Business to Business (B2B) and Business to Government (B2G)

All day - Individual B2B and B2G meetings 

 

 

EABF related events (also digital)

26 - 27 October 2020 EU – South MED Cluster Matchmaking Event & #TechDays

 

From 19th to 23rd October

Date TBC Second Roundtable of EU and Africa Venture Capital industry   (Organised by VC4A)

 

Date TBC First EU-Africa Roundtable on regulatory aspects 

 

Date TBC First EU-Africa Rountable on Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) 

 

Date TBC First EU-Africa Roundable on Innovative Health, technology exchange and financing  (tbc)

 

Date TBC Workshop on AFCFTA study