The AFRICA BUSINESS DAY is the largest annual platform in Switzerland for doing business in and with Africa. The 2023 edition took place on June 20, 2023 at the Trafo Event Center in Baden under the patronage of the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs SECO and organized by the Swiss-African Business Circle. The event brought 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.
This year’s edition was 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. Over 300 participants, from more than 30 countries and representing a variety of sectors took part in the event. African Embassies were present with country desks in the physical exhibition area to present trade and investment opportunities in their respective countries.
ESG (Environmental, Social, Governance) was at the center of conversation and the following questions were addressed throughout the day:
Why do companies integrate ESG into their corporate activities? How do companies implement innovative, credible, and impactful ESG strategies? How can a green transition be balanced with the needs of African populations? How does the regulatory environment in Europe and on the African continent affect doing business in African markets? What is the key to measuring ESG? What role and responsibilities do SME’s have in all of this?
ABD 2023 Highlights video
The event program of ABD23 can be downloaded HERE
Read the press release of ABD23 HERE
Read the post-event report 2023 HERE
Africa Business Day 2023 Gallery
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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 Swissinfo.ch (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