Norwegian-African Business Summit 2014

Date: Thursday 30. October 2014
Venue: Radisson BLU Scandinavia Hotel, Oslo (Show map)
Event contact: Daniella Woldemichael
Phone: (+47) 900 55 635


The 4th annual Norwegian-African Business Summit will take place at the Radisson BLU Scandinavia Hotel in Oslo, Norway, Thursday the 30th of October 2014.

The theme for this year’s summit is “Mapping the African Infrastructure Landscape”, the conference will address the main challenges and opportunities facing African infrastructure development. Take part in the largest Nordic business conference on Africa, and share the room with policy makers, business leaders, ambassadors and high-level delegates.

Confirmed speakers include:

– H.E. John Dramani Mahama, President of the Republic of Ghana
– Mr. Børge Brende, Norwegian Minister of Foreign Affairs
– Sir Paul Collier, Co-Director, Centre for the Study of African Economies, Oxford University
– Mr. Joseph Makoju, Honorary Adviser to the President/CE Dangote Group
– Mr. James Mworia, CEO, Centum Investments
– Mr. Reynir Indahl, Partner, Altor Equity Partners
– Mr. Kim Wahl, Chairman, Voxtra
– Dr. Fatih Birol, Chief Economist, International Energy Agency (IEA)
– Mr. Alex C. Taylor, MD, EMEA Head of Export & Agency Finance Treasury and Trade Solutions, Citi
– Ms. Tove Stuhr Sjøblom, Senior Vice President Sub-Saharan Africa, Statoil
– Mr. Kalle Moene, Professor, Department of Economics University of Oslo
– Ms. Helen Hai, CEO, China Africa Consulting
– Mr. Mark Davis, Head of Department for Clean Energy, Norfund
– Mr. Charles Boamah, Vice President Finance, African Development Bank (AfDB)
– Mr. Sverre Skogen, Chairman, AGR Energy
– Mr. Kristian Siem, Chairman, Siem Industries/Subsea7
– Mr. Phillip Ihenacho, CEO, SevenEnergy
– Ms. Koosum Kalyan, Board of Director, Aker Solutions
– Mr. Jyrki Koskelo, Head of Strategy, Atlas Mara Group
– Mr. Jon Fredrik Müller, Rystad Energy
– Mr. Mark Eddo, CEO, Mark Eddo Media Ltd.
– Mr. Lanre Akinola, This is Africa/Financial Times
– Dr. Jolyon Ford, Associate Fellow, Chatham House

The parallel sessions will focus on case studies within chosen sectors: impact investment, renewable energy, agribusiness and aquaculture, oil and gas.

Sign up for speed meetings during the breaks to meet:
– African Ambassadors/embassy representatives (20+ embassies)
– Eksportkreditt Norge and GIEK (Guarantee Institute for Export Credit)
– Information Office for Private Sector Development in Developing Countries
– Comet Consular Services
– FK Norway
– Innovation Norway
– National OEDC Contact Point, Norway

Meet the following Embassies for speed meetings:

African Embassies accredited to Scandinavia:
– Ethiopia
– Nigeria
– Egypt
– Burundi
– Uganda
– Kenya
– Rwanda
– South-Sudan
– Ghana
– Sør-Afrika
– Lesotho
– Marocco
– Tunisia
– Zambia
– Tanzania
– Sudan
– Namibia
– Botswana

Norwegian Embassies accredited to Africa:

– Mozambique (Maputo)- Swaziland, Mauritius
– Angola (Luanda)- DRC Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Congo, Sao Tome and Principe
– South-Africa (Pretoria)- Botswana, Lesotho, Madagascar, Namibia
– Ghana (Accra) – Burkina Faso, Cote d’Ivoire, Gambia, Guinea, Liberia, Mali, Senega, Sierra Leone
– Uganda (Kampala) – Burundi, Rwanda
– Nigeria (Abuja)- Benin, Camerun, Togo
– Tanzania (Dar es Salaam)- Seychelles
– Kenya (Nairobi)- Somalia
– Zambia (Lusaka)
– Zimbabwe (Harare)
– Ethiopia (Addis Ababa)