On the 25th of June 2021, the annual Africa Business Day, organized by the Swiss-African Business Circle took place virtually. The theme of this year’s event was ‘The power of regional value chains: African markets and the new operating environment’. More than 300 participants, from 27 countries attended the event, with 7 African Embassies based in Switzerland presenting investment opportunities in their respective countries in the virtual exhibition area.
3 keynote speakers, including Dr. Hippolyte Fofack, Chief Economist and Director – Research & Cooperation; Rolake Rosiji, CEO, Jobberman; and Nicol Meyer, Head of Country, Clariant Southern Africa, shared their insights on ‘The power of regional value chains: African markets and the new operating environment’. A conversation, moderated by Ana Maria Montero, was held with Dr. Stephen Karingi from the the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa. The Breakout Sessions included speakers and moderators from the following companies: IOTA Group, Valtronic Morocco, Vanda Advisory, African Economic Zones Organization AEZO, alba Group, The Private Infrastructure Development Group PIDG, Novartis, Afreximbank and Handelszeitung. Following the Breakout Sessions, SICPA led a session entitled ‘Enabling trust in global and regional value chains and shared their contributions’ where business cases were shared.
Watch the ABD21 highlights video aired on Voxafrica
Read the full press release HERE (in English and French).
See the full program for the ABD21 HERE
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 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
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