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)

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