Africa Business Day


The AFRICA BUSINESS DAY is the indispensable annual platform in Switzerland for doing business in and with Africa. AFRICA BUSINESS DAY is organized by the Swiss-African Business Circle under the patronage of the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs SECO.  The 2021 edition will be hosted by the African Export-Import Bank (Afrexim bank) virtually on the 25 of June. We are expecting 300 to 350 participants from more than 30 countries including CEOs, members of the Board, business development managers, African Ambassadors based in Switzerland, Swiss Ambassadors based in Africa, export managers and investors. During the event, African Embassies/Missions  present investment opportunities in their respective countries at country desks in the dedicated virtual exhibition area.

Main theme for 2021:The 2021 edition will focus on the topic of value chains on the African continent under the title ‘The power of regional value chains: African markets and the new operating environment’. Going forward, African regional integration means that local/regional value chains will grow in importance and strengthen Africa’s role within global value chains. What does this mean for companies with a pan-African approach? What role are Swiss companies playing as the African continent consolidates its position on the world stage? And what developments need to be followed to make successful business decisions?

Please access the full program of the day HERE.

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Read the full press release HERE (in English and French). 


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See the overview of ABD 20 below

Access the full 2020 program HERE
Download the Post-Event Report HERE

Media Coverage 2020

19 October 2020 – Simon Petite , Emilia Chisango: «Les faiblesses de l’Afrique peuvent aussi être des opportunités», Le Temps (online): LINK

23 October 2020 – First ever virtual Africa Business Day closes the geographic gap, SABC Press Release:  LINK

23 October 2020, Lassila Karuta, Roche plant auf dem afrikanischen Kontinent mit Wachstum, AWP Press  LINK

23 October 2020, Lassila Karuta, Roche compte continuer à se développer sur le continent africain, AWP Press : LINK

23 October 2020, Roche compte continuer à se développer sur le continent africain,  LINK

23 October 2020, Roche will wachstum auf dem afrikanischen Kontinent vorantreiben, LINK

23 October 2020, Roche vuole crescere in Africa entro 3 anni 1 milliardo fatturato,  LINK

23 October 2020,  Roche will auf dem Afrikanischen Kontinent wachsen, LINK

25 October 2020, ABD @ 10 Introduces new Innovative Format for Global Reach, Africa Link: LINK

28 October 2020 – Samuel Polley, “Over 300 at 2020 ABD: “Africa is a pragmatic result-oriented society…”, Africa Link: LINK

5 November 2020, Trusts between Geneva and Port-Louis stay largely unnoticed, Africa Intelligence, : LINK

Africa Business Day 2019 Gallery