Spotlight on Africa: Unlocking Growth for Business and Development

Spotlight on Africa: Unlocking Growth for Business and Development

06. 09 2017 from 12:00 to 16:00

The EU is Africa’s main foreign investor and principle trading partner and the ambition is to further enhance cooperation. In November the EU-Africa Summit will focus on stronger public private partnerships within trade and investment. The question is how the EU and Africa can speed up integration in trade and business and at the same time contribute to the UN Sustainable Development Goals? And how is Denmark and key Danish companies actively pursuing this agenda?

We will engage the Danish Minister for Development Cooperation, the European Commission, the Danish Growth Counsellors in Kenya and Ghana and the Ambassador of Uganda to Denmark on how to enable more trade with Africa in order to boost growth, business and development. A.P. Moller - Maersk, Arla and Aller Aqua will showcase how they cooperate and trade with African countries.

The "Unlocking growth for business and development" conference is part of Africa Week in cooperation with the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the African Embassies in Denmark and the Confederation of Danish Industry. The Africa Week will take place during the first week of September 2017.

Date & Location

6th September from 12:00-16:00

Danish Agriculture & Food Council, Axelborg, Axeltorv 3, Copenhagen

See full invitation here

Programme

Time

11.30 Registration and Network

12:00

Welcome

Anne H. Steffensen, Director General, Danish Shipping

Karen Hækkerup, CEO, Danish Agriculture & Food Council and

12:15

Keynote: Ulla Tørnæs, Minister for Development Cooperation

12:30

EU-Africa cooperation – reducing barriers for trade

Birgitte Markussen, Deputy Managing Director for Africa, European External Action Service

13:00

Partnerships – the way forward for participating in global trade?

Exchanging experiences on the Danish Strategic Sector Cooperation in the food sector in Kenya and in the maritime sector in Ghana.

Nicolas Bastholm Roy-Bonde, Growth Counsellor Maritime, Danish Embassy Accra, and Henning Høy Nygaard, Growth Counsellor Food, Danish Embassy Nairobi

13:30

Network break with light sandwiches

 

Trading with Africa: Danish cases

14:10

How to strengthen trade and cooperation between Denmark and Africa?

Ambassador Zaake W. Kibedi, Embassy of the Republic of Uganda, in capacity as Dean of African Ambassadors’ Group

14:30

AP Moller - Maersk: Transport and logistics in Sub-Saharan Africa

There are currently about ten Maersk Group companies operating in sub-

Saharan Africa. Maersk Group employs +10.000 people in Sub-Saharan Africa. Speaker to be confirmed

15:00

Aller Aqua: Production and sales of fish feed in Africa

Aller Aqua has production in Egypt and Zambia and sales in Ghana, Kenya and Nigeria.

Henrik T. Halken, Group Vice President, Aller Aqua

15:30

Arla: Dairy business and value chain development in West Africa

Arla has joint ventures in Nigeria and Senegal and has committed to invest in local dairy production in Nigeria.

Kasper Thormod Nielsen, Director, Global Trade Policy & Regulatory Affairs, Arla Foods

16:00

Final remarks and network

Registration

Please register here as soon as possible. Participation is free. No show fee of 500 DKK.

Deadline for registration is 23rd August.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Thomas Sylvest, Danish Shipping: ths@danishshipping.dk or Anne Sofie Munk Kruse, Danish Agriculture & Food Council: ask@lf.dk.

Contact information

Susanne Zwergius Teilmann
+45 33 39 40 35
szt@lf.dk

Anne Sofie Munk Kruse
+4533 39 42 44
ask@lf.dk

EVENT DETAILS

TIME AND DATE

06. 09 2017 from 12:00 to 16:00

LOCATION