African and European Entrepreneurs

 
 
 
 

About Our Platform

European Entrepreneurs CEA-PME, Pan African Chamber of Commerce and Industry PACCI, and national members like BVMW/Der Mittelstand , with the support of GIZ/German Cooperation,  provide this matchmaking platform to grow shared value in business for SMEs in Africa and Europe.

This matchmaking platform is the result of promising ideas generated during and after the first EU-Africa SME Summit which was held on 20 & 21 March 2019 at the European Committee of Regions in Brussels.

A strategic roadmap was set for further collaboration based on the business concept of Shared Value. With this new matchmaking tool African and European entrepreneurs can directly connect and match their business interests, projects and ideas.

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We have opened the call for "Best Shared Value Business Ideas"

Send us your proposal for a "Best Shared Value Business Idea" by July 10. The entrepreneurs who will have sent us the top five best idea will be invited to present their proposals at the first EU-Africa SME Online Summit on 16 and 17 July 2020 and receive further support, tailored to their business needs.

You can find more information and instruction on how to submit your idea here

The winners will be awarded at the First EU-African Online Business Lab for SMEs on July 16-17. You can discover the agenda of the event and register here.



What makes African and European Entrepreneurs so special?

We can meet here without travel! Present your project. Offer support, discuss and find the business partners.

Find your business partner directly! You can tailor your research and single out the best profile for your needs.

Free, intuitive and easy to use! Three steps: free registration, search for partners, connect and meet with them virtually.

We foster a continuous match-making process by organising online and offline meeting for business opportunities in Africa and Europe.

 
 

 

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Discover our Resources

All the documents, videos and presentations from our webinar are now available in one page, which you can use to answer all your questions and prepare your proposal for a "Best Shared Value Business Idea"

Explore them here

Featured Events

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Our upcoming events



 
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First EU-African Online Business Lab for SMEs

16th , 10.00 CEST - 17th of July, 13.30 CEST

The event will highlight the chances for entrepreneurs to share the best roads towards a successful economic cooperation of smart and open-minded companies in Africa and Europe for a common future.

You will have the chance to:

  • grow your network,
  • hear from experts about funding and new cooperation alliances between the two continents,
  • meet fellow entrepreneurs with whom you can start new partnerships.

Working language is English. We will offer simultaneous interpretation for French.

Africa and Europe – A new opportunity for investment and trade among small and medium-sized enterprises in the two continents

1. Learn more about the potential of business cooperation

2. Connect with interested companies in the other continent

3. Discover concrete opportunities for investment and sustainable business

Our past webinars



 
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Webinar in French and English - L'Afrique: un continent d'opportunités .... et celles-ci peuvent se réaliser, malgré la crise du Corona!

19th of June, 14.00 - 15.30 CEST

Video in French and presentations available on the event page

28th of May, 15.00 - 16.30 CEST

Video in Polish and English and presentations available on the event page

Webinar in Spanish and English - África: un continente de oportunidades.... y estos pueden hacerse realidad, ¡a pesar de la crisis de Corona!

28th of May, 10.00-11.30 CEST

Video in Spanish (coming soon) and English  and presentations available on the event page


Guest Events



 
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Roadshow Africa - Business Opportunities By Region - Mittelstandsallianz Afrika

Webinar series organised by BVMW Mittelstands Allianz Afrika

MAA Roadshow Africa - Business opportunities in North Africa: What opportunities for German SMEs despite the pandemic?

25.06.2020, 16.00 - 17.15 O´clock

Guest: Ambassador Egypt, H. E. Khaled Galal Abdelhamid

MAA Roadshow Africa - Business opportunities in West Africa: What opportunities for German SMEs despite the pandemic?

30.06.2020, 16.00 - 17.15 O´clock

Guest: Ambassador of Ghana H.E. Gina Ama Blay

Program (in German only/ event in English)

MAA Roadshow Africa - Business opportunities in East Africa: What opportunities for German SMEs despite the pandemic?

07.07.2020, 16.00 - 17.15 O'clock

Guest: Ambassador of Rwanda, H.E. Igor Cesar (tbc)

MAA Roadshow Africa - Business opportunities in Central Africa: What opportunities for German SMEs despite the pandemic?

09.07.2020, 16.00 - 17.15 O´clock

Guest: Ambassador of Gabon, I.E. Marianne Odette Bibalou Bounda (tbc)

Online Workshop series: Doing Business in Africa 

Webinar series organised by NextAfrica

The pandemic has shown us a huge need for change. While some are calling for disengagement and de-globalisation, we believe that the future of African-European relations lies in increased exchange, based on resilient and sustainable networks. Hence, with this online-workshop series we are looking for new forms of collaboration and new business models.

24/06/2020, 01/07/2020, 08/07/2020, 16.00 - 18.15

EU-African Shared Value Business Project Launch

The event, that took place in Addis Ababa in October 2019, was the result of promising ideas generated during and after the first EU-Africa SME Summit which was held on 20 & 21 March this year at the European Committee of Regions in Brussels.

The three parties set a strategic roadmap of further collaboration based on the business concept of Shared Value: it was then they decided to test and implement a new match-making tool where European and African entrepreneurs can directly connect and match their business interests, projects and ideas - the platform you are visiting today!

EU-African SME Summit 2019

On March 20th and 21st 2019, European Entrepreneurs CEA-PME hosted the first EU-African SME Summit in Brussels. The event began on the 20th with the Shared Value Business Lab workshop dedicated to find solutions to local issues through business networking. Entrepreneurs from the two continents joined in.

On the afternoon of the second day, the Summit hosted the EU-African SME Conference - an international symposium dedicated to the presentation of key ideas, like the importance of the role of SMEs in development cooperation with Africa, the need to build an SME Alliance between the two continents, and the necessity to create European financial support tools for the investment of small and medium-sized companies in Africa.

During the Summit the Signature of the Memorandum of Understanding for the European-African SME Alliance was signed. The document laid the foundation for the alliance between SMEs in Africa and in Europe.



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