What can you do on the African European platform?
You can meet here without travel! Present your project. Offer support, discuss and find the business partners.
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We foster a continuous match-making process by organising online and offline meeting for business opportunities in Africa and Europe.
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.
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:
Working language is English. We will offer simultaneous interpretation for French.
We would like to thank to all of you for participating in the Call for Shared Value Business Ideas and hope that you equally found this opportunity as valuable, constructive and interesting as much as we did!
The jury (European Entrepreneurs CEA-PME, GIZ, ECOBANK) has re-assessed the public vote and made sure to be in line with the three main objectives of the call: jobs creation and growth on the African ground, demonstrates the real solution for the African customer as well as tackles SDG goals.
We congratulate to...
TOP 3 entrepreneurs from Kenya, Spain and Uganda who will be proposed by our teams to pitch their business idea at the EABF2020 online.
In addition, each entrepreneur receives the following prizes:
19th of June, 14.00 - 15.30 CEST
Video in French and presentations available on the event page
18th of June, 17.30 - 19.00 CEST
Video in Italian and presentations available on the event page
Video in Polish and English and presentations available on the event page
28th of May, 10.00-11.30 CEST
Video in Spanish (coming soon) and English and presentations available on the event page
Video in German and presentations available on the event page
09.00 - 17.00 CEST - 10th of November 2020
Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Senegal and at least a dozen other countries on the African continent offer great opportunities for expanding a business. New African markets are emerging, and in almost all areas of daily life, an increasing purchasing power transforms huge needs into a dynamically growing demand.
In Africa, globalization and digitalization are happening on a greenfield. A digital transformation with different innovations takes place. New patterns of African contributions to the globalized world are emerging. The growing middle class is doubling or tripling within the next 15 years - unleashing further self-enforcing dynamics and new highlights.
Experts and Facilitators:
Hans Stoisser: Management expert with long time experiences in Europe, Brazil, and also
South Africa, Zimbabwe, Kenya, Rwanda.. and other African countries. Author of the book The Black Tiger - What We Can Learn From Africa.
Andrea Steffal: She worked five years as director for administration and finances in a hospital in Gabon for the company Vamed Management & Service. She is the owner of Diboty Consulting and prepares expats for their assignments in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Working language is English & German
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!
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.