Africa Business Day

AFRICA BUSINESS DAY 2020 – The annual platform for business between Switzerland and Africa

Africa Business Day will be hosted by Roche on 23 October 2020 in Basel

*Please note the change of date from 26 June 2020
due to the current COVID-19 situation

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. It brings together around 250 participants including CEOs, members of the Board, business development managers, export managers and investors. During the event, African Embassies/Missions  present investment opportunities in their respective countries at country desks in the dedicated exhibition area.

Theme: Emerging Business Models
The theme of AFRICA BUSINESS DAY 2020 is Emerging Business Models. Digitalization, an increasingly shared and collaborative global economy and rapidly changing customer behaviors are changing the nature of business models that define how companies create, distribute and capture value for stakeholders (shareholders, clients, partners etc.). What new and innovative business models are on the horizon? And how will multi-dimensional expectations from stakeholders beyond pure shareholder thinking influence and shape business models going forward?

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Highlights Video Africa Business Day 2019

Download the 2019 programme HERE
Download the 2019 Post-Event Report HERE
Media Coverage 2019

Giorgio V. Müller, NZZ: Wer füllt Afrikas Infrastrukturlücke? Chinas Strategie bringt wenig Fortschritt, Read HERE

Raphael Bühlmann, Luzerner Zeitung & Zuger Zeitung: ‘Libra ist gut aber es braucht Strassen’, Read HERE

Florian Hofer, Zuger Presse: Grosse Investitionen in die Infrastruktur, Read HERE

Samuel Polley, Africa Link: ABD 2019 – Africa called to prioritise its energy sector…Read

Africa Link: Reliable, efficient infrastructure in Africa is a challenge but…Read


Africa Business Day 2019 Gallery