Africa Business Day




The AFRICA BUSINESS DAY is the largest annual platform in Switzerland for doing business in and with Africa. Under the patronage of the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs SECO and organized by the Swiss-African Business Circle, the event brings together CEOs, managing directors, country managers, business development managers, export managers, bankers, investors, government official and representatives of Swiss and African Embassies/Missions to exchange on issues that affect them directly in their day-to-day business.

The 2023 edition will again be organized as a hybrid event, allowing for in-person exchanges as well as for company representatives based across different regions to participate and network virtually. We are expecting over 300 participants, representing a variety of sectors, from more than 30 countries. African Embassies will also have desks in the physical exhibition area to present trade and investment opportunities in their respective countries.

The next edition of the Africa Business Day will take place on June 20, 2023 at the Trafo Event Center in Baden.




The theme of the morning sessions will center around ESG (Environmental, Social, Governance), with sectorial and thematic breakout sessions and roundtables in the afternoon. ESG has evolved to become a core pillar of corporate strategy and management. At the same time, the role of business in society has evolved over time both for companies and investors. From a segregated approach of corporate philanthropy or Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in the 1980’s all the way to a modern, holistic business with purpose and shared value approach, putting ESG elements at the center of corporate activities. How do companies shape, contribute and respond to an innovative, credible, impactful ESG approach? In addition to standards and regulatory requirements, what is the key to implementing and measuring ESG? What role and responsibilities do SME’s have in all of this and what are the opportunities? 


For more information about this event or if you would like to sponsor the Africa Business Day, please send an email to Jafari Mangachi at the following address :






Watch the ABD22 highlights video below:

5-min highlights video ABD22:

Read the Press Release of ABD22 HERE

The event program of ABD22 can be downloaded HERE

Download the Post-Event Report of ABD22  HERE


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Africa Business Day 2022 Gallery 

Media Coverage 2021


22 June 2021 – Simon Petite, Malgré le covid, les entreprises suisses croient en l’Afrique, Le  Temps (online):  LINK

22 June 2021 – Investimenti diretti svizzeri verso l’Africa in aumento, SWI (online):  LINK

25 June 2021 –  La pandémie a aussi affecté les sociétés suisses en Afrique, AGEFI (online):LINK

25 June 2021 – Lassila Karuta, La pandémie a aussi affecté les sociétés suisses en Afrique, AWP (press release): LINK

29 June 2021 – Victor Oluwole, Africa Business Day 2021 fosters dialogue around the dynamics of intra-African trade, Business Insider Africa (online) : LINK

30 June 2021 – Afreximbank serves as gateway to continent for big pharma, Africa Intelligence (online): LINK

30 June 2021 – Afreximbank, porte d’entrée des grands groupes pharmaceutiques sur le continent, Africa Intelligence (online):  LINK