Africa Rise

Africa Rise organizes the forum ABBW.

Africa Rise is a Belgium-based organization. It aims to facilitate contacts between European entrepreneurs and their African counterparts. Africa Rise is committed to promoting Africa economic and social emergence.
Africa Rise achieves this goal by organizing an annual economic forum : the « AFRICA-BELGIUM BUSINESS WEEK - ABBW ». This convenient forum is based on B2B meetings and takes place in April, in Belgium.

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PROVINCE OF BRABANT WALLON

The province of Brabant wallon - co-organizer of the ABBW - is situated in the center of Belgium and is very HIGHLY biased by Brussels of which it is the peri-urban extension.

The Province presents important assets :

- Quality of the economic network : economic region among the most successful in Europe, the Province combines dynamism , innovation and quality , strengths of attraction for Belgian and foreign investors.

- Quality of training: the province is home to many educational institutions including the prestigious Catholic University of Louvain (UCL).

- Quality of life: popular with tourists, the province offers endless opportunities for recreation and discovery through villages , historical sites, amusement parks and museums.

The Province of Brabant wallon welcomes you for your business and leisure!

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    ABBW2017, the Europe-Africa B2B forum in the heart of Europe.

    - April 18-20, 2017, Hotel Château du Lac, Genval, Belgium
    - 500 participants from 20 African, European and American countries
    - new participating countries : Burkina Faso, Mozambique and Kenya
    - B2B meetings, 4 h a day
    - 4 th Edition under the sign of Innovation.

    Registration
    • Tuesday, April 18, 2017 08.00 AM - 12.00 AM

      8.00 AM : Arrival of participants
      9.00 AM : Welcome speeches
      9.30-12.00 AM : Focus, Panel & Presentations of companies

    • Tuesday, April 18, 2017 12.00 AM - 05.00 PM

      12.00 AM : Lunch
      01.30 PM : Workshops & B2B
      05.00 PM : End Day 1. .

    • Wednesday, April 19, 2017 08.00 AM - 12.00 AM

      8.00 AM : Arrival of participants
      9.00 AM : Welcome speeches
      9.30-12.00 AM : Focus, Panel & Presentations of companies

    • Wednesday, April 19, 2017 12.00 AM - 05.00 PM

      12.00 AM : Lunch
      01.30 PM : Workshops & B2B
      05.00 PM : End of Forum ABBW2017.

    • Thursday, April 20, 2017 9.00 AM - 01.00 PM

      9.00 AM : Bus departure visit environment sites
      01.00 PM : Return to the hotel

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    Few actors of ABBW 2017

    Speaker
    Togo Guest Country
    Speaker
    René Branders CEO CCI-BW & Forum President (Belgium)
    Speaker
    Komi Selom Klassou Prime Minister (Togo)
    Speaker
    Cina Lawson Ministre of Posts and Digital Economy (Togo)
    Speaker
    Bernadette Légzim-Balouki Minister of Trade and Private Sector Promotion (Togo)
    Speaker
    Mathieu Michel President of Provincial Government - Brabant Wallon (Belgium)
    Speaker
    Isabelle Kibassa-Maliba Provincial Minister for Economy & Forum Godmother (Belgium)
    Speaker
    HEM Côme Hassan Minister of Commerce and Industry (Central Africa)
    Speaker
    Germain Essouhena Meba President of CCIT (Togo)
    Speaker
    Philippe Suinen Chairman - Walloon Chambre of commerce and industry (Belgium)
    Speaker
    Kristian Vanderwaeren Administrator general Customs
    and Excise Department (Belgium)
    Speaker
    Colonel Gnama Latta Managing Director of civil Aviation (Togo)
    Speaker
    Pierre Drapeau CEO - Club Economique de Québec (Canada)
    Speaker
    Patricia Nzolantima Managing Director
    EXP-Communicart (DR Congo)
    Speaker
    Emile Gros Raymond Nakombo Mayor Bangui City
    (Central African Republic)
    Speaker
    Arouna Ouedraogo CEO - EOAF Sarl (Burkina Faso)
    Speaker
    Louis Michel State Minister & European MP (Belgium)
    Speaker
    André Flahaut Budget Minister (Belgium)
    Speaker
    Nicolas Wit Deputy Managing Director,
    Cités Unies France (France)
    Speaker
    Chareddib Abdelmadjid CEO - Groupe Chareddib (Algeria)
    Speaker
    HE Marie-Thérèse Gerengbo Gouvernor of Nord-Ubangi
    (DR Congo)
    Speaker
    Herve Mukoko CEO & Co-founder of Fabrique Panafricaine de Mat. (Cameroon)
    Speaker
    Mouhib Khatir Honorary Mayor of Zeralda (Algeria)
    N°9 Mayor of World Mayor 2012
    Speaker
    Mathurin Kaptué CEO - Cambuilding (Cameroon)

    ABBW 2016

    Venue : Hotel Château du Lac, Genval, Belgium
    Dates : April 20-22, 2016

    Participation :
    - 12 African countries : Algeria, Benin, Cameroon, DR Congo, Côte d’Ivoire, Mauritania, Niger, Senegal, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia
    - 6 European countries : Belgique, England, France, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Switzerland
    - 1 American country : Canada
    - 400 entrepreneurs in total.

    ABBW 2015

    Venue : Hotel Château du Lac, Genval, Belgium
    Dates : April 28-30, 2016

    Participation :
    - 17 African countries : Algeria, Benin, Cameroon, DR Congo, Côte d’Ivoire, Gabon, Equatorial Guinea, Morocco, Mauritania, Niger, Rwanda, Senegal, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda
    - 5 European countries : Belgique, England, France, Luxembourg, Switzerland
    - 2 American countries : Canada and USA
    - 800 entrepreneurs in total.

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    ABBW 2014

    Venue: Hotel Charleroi Airport, Charleroi, Belgique
    Dates : april 1-4 2014

    Participation :
    - 12 African countries : Algeria, Benin, Cameroon, Congo, DR Congo, Côte d’Ivoire, Gabon, Equatorial Guinea, Morocco, Mauritania, Togo, Tunisia
    - 5 European countries : Belgique, England, France, Luxembourg, Switzerland
    - 119 African entrepreneurs
    - 152 European entrepreneurs.

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