EU-Africa Business Summit 2023


Cercle Royal Gaulois, Brussels

Promoting the voices of companies in Europe & Africa to achieve concrete outcomes.

In recent years, the EU-Africa Business Summit has expanded into a leading annual platform where prominent figures from the business world meet high-level policy makers to discuss the current global trends and challenges affecting the EU and Africa.

The 6th edition, titled “Africa-Europe: Re-energising a Common Future”, cognisant of the critical role of sustainability and the green transition, created the perfect opportunity to follow up on the discussions, and pursued the mission of promoting and facilitating the dialogue between EU and African stakeholders. 

Discover the speakers

Koen Doens
Director General, DG INTPA, European Commission
Jean-Marc Peterschmitt
Managing Director, Industry, Commerce & Agribusiness, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
Albert Muchanga
AU Commissioner for Trade and Industry
Josefa Leonel Correia Sacko
AU Commissioner for Agriculture, Rural Development, Blue Economy and Sustainable Development
Charlina Vitcheva
EU Director General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, DG MARE, European Commission
M. Chakib Alj
President, CGEM
Mohamed Benchaâboun
Director General, Moroccan Sovereign Fund
Jean Van Wetter
Abou Dosso
Ambassador of Côte d’Ivoire to the Kingdom of Belgium and the European Union, and Ambassador to the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg
Asma Ennaifer
VP, Managing Director of Orange Digital Center Foundation
Hanan Sakr
Head of Private Sector engagement, COP28 Secretariat
Christophe Yvetot
UNIDO Representative to the European Union, the European Investment Bank, OACPS, Belgium and Luxembourg
David Weiss
Up-Scaling Programme, KfW – DEG
Flavien Kouatcha
Managing Director, “Save our agriculture”
Johannes Bochdalofsky
Co-Founder & Project Lead, SeaH4
Franc Kamugysha
CEO, Ecoplastile
Fatime Kante
Senior Economist, Blue Economy Department, Republic of Seychelles
Shada Islam
EU Analyst

Check the 2024 Agenda

Our mission statement

Our mission is twofold: we aim to bring politics and business together in order to provide them with an opportunity to debate and pursue their common goals, giving a voice to all sides of the debate. The other priority of EBS is to provide European institutions with a platform where they can place their top priorities in the spotlight and advance the development of new pieces of legislation through discussion with a variety of actors and stakeholders.

Arnaud Thysen
Director General

They trust us

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