EVENTS

Agribusiness in Africa : Creating value from farming to distribution - June 1st 2017, Brussels

Given the fast growing of the African population, understanding value creation in the agriculture sector becomes crucial for the continent. Moreover, the specificity of each region must be taken into account when we draw the key drivers of value creation in the agribusiness.

The Rush on the Energy Market: New Scramble in Africa ? - December 8th 2016 , Brussels

In recent years, the African continent has drawn a lot of attention because of its economic growth and its growing population. Nevertheless, although the energy demand is expanding, Africa is facing a lack of energy supply. Thus, one of the biggest challenges of the African continent in the coming years will be the exploitation of the energy sector potential. It is reported that two-thirds of the African population is lacking energy: it represents 621 millions people. As such, energy is a challenge but also an opportunity for companies. An energy shift would definitely enable the continent to attract new investors and improve the wellbeing of the population.

Retail Market: The African Middle Class As An Opportunity - June 23rd 2016 , Brussels

Africa will represent 1,5 billion people in 2026. Moreover, the African urbanisation rate is expected to reach 60% in 2050 according to the World Bank. In addition, it expects the African middle class to account for more than 40% in 2060. With 7 African countries in the top 10 fastest growing economies, Africa is the place to be in the future for retailers. Retail market is often understood from a western point of view and western companies often tend to implement the same strategies throughout all markets.

Understanding The Financial Environment In Africa - November 4th 2015, Brussels

Over the last decade, the African continent has experienced exceptional economic performance. With an average compound annual growth rate of 5% since 2000 for the continent, despite the global economic slowdown, African countries are among the fastest growing in the world. Finance is one of the sectors offering new opportunities and challenges for companies.

Business In Africa : Opportunities & Perspectives April 2nd 2015 , Brussels

Over the last decade, the African continent has experienced exceptional economic performance. With an average 5% growth since 2000, despite the global economic slowdown, African countries are among the fastest growing in the world. This growth is boosted by strong household spending and by an increase in net private capital flows to the continent, thanks to the positive business-friendly environment, as shown by the World Bank’s report entitled “Ease Doing Business.”.