Business, Entrepreneurs

The 6th Annual NABA Summit 2016 to address Africa’s expanding cities

The Norwegian-African Business Association (NABA) will host the sixth Summit of its kind and is the largest Nordic business conference on Africa. The summit will convene under the theme “Investing in Africa’s Growing Cities”. African and Norwegian leaders from across industries will meet to discuss trends, issues and the great potential for the rising cities of Africa. The summit will take place at the Radisson BLU Scandinavian Hotel in Oslo.

Africa’s future economy hosts the world’s youngest, most rapidly urbanising population. It will also have the world’s largest population in working age by 2034, reaching 1.1 billion. In 2015, 472 million people lived in cities in Africa; a figure that has doubled in 20 years. Yet two-thirds of the infrastructure needed to accommodate this growth has yet to be built. The Nordic-African Business Summit 2016 aims to highlight the business opportunities across the African Continent, and facilitate a dialogue on how Nordic companies can position themselves to capture these. There will also be special sessions focusing on opportunities within Infrastructure, Construction and Real Estate in West Africa, Renewable energy in East Africa, The Urban Consumer in North Africa and Food Production for the Growing Cities

32 speakers and approximately 400 participants will convene with African and Norwegian policy makers, business leaders, and high-level delegates. The summit hosts a unique opportunity to meet with more than 20 African ambassadors.

Confirmed speakers include:

Mr. Thabo Mbeki, Former President Republic of South Africa

Mr. Børge Brende, Norwegian Minister of Foreign Affairs

Mr. Kai Mykkänen, Finnish Minister for Foreign Trade and Development

Ms. Irene Muloni, Minister of Energy and Minerals, Government of Uganda

Ms. Ebi Atawodi, General Manager, Uber Nigeria

Mr. Tutu Agyare, Managing Partner and Chief Investment Officer, Nubuke Investments

Mr. Kjell Roland, Managing Director, Norfund

Mr. Henri-Bernard Solignac-Lecomte, Head of Africa Unit, OECD

Mr. Dan Dorner, Senior Energy Analyst, International Energy Agency (IEA)

Mr. Svein Tore Holsether, CEO, Yara International

Ms. Ana Hajduka, CEO, Africa GreenCo

Mr. Mark Eddo, CEO, Mark Eddo Media

Mr. Lanre Akinola, Editor, African Business

Mr. Hans Jochum Horn, Chairman, Rendeavour

Ms. Khanyi Dhlomo, CEO, Ndalo Media

Ms. Juliet Anammah, CEO, Jumia Nigeria

Mr. Antti-Jussi Ahveninen, Director of Real Estate Funds – International Taaleri Oyj

Mr. Mark Whyte, Senior Partner and Head of Global Real Estate Group, Control Risks

Mr. Jos Tromp, Executive Director – Head of Research Continental europe, CBRE

Mr. Nicolai Skridshol, Partner, Steenstrup Stordrange

Mr. Zin Bekkali, Chief Investment Officer, Silk Invest

Mr. Hichem Elloumi, Chairman & CEO, Coficab, Vice President UTICA

Mr. Mark Davis, Head of Clean Energy, Norfund

Mr. Christian Victor Bernau, Partner, Spear Capital

Mr. Henry Aszklar, CEO, Globeleq

Mr. Svein Stolpestad, Group Vice President Group Strategy & Business Development, Jotun

Mr. Joakim Hauge, CEO, Sahara Forest Project

Mr. Tiku Shah, CEO, Vertical Agro

Mr. Vegard Moltubakk, CEO, WA, Fish Farmers AS

Mr. Ryan Anderson, Head of Energy Analysis, Multiconsult AS

Ms. Hilde Gillebo, SVP & Head of Development, SN Power

Mr. Carl Ottar Rafner, former CEO, Scancem International/ Heidelberg Cement

“Due to its great success, what used to be the Norwegian-African Business Summit became the Nordic-African Business Summit. We are thrilled to see such great interest from business leaders, politicians and civil society. We hope that this year’s summit will not only stimulate a dialogue across industries and continents, but inspire action”, says Eivind Fjeldstad, Managing Director of NABA.

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