Nordic-African Business Summit 2018

The Blue

Thursday 8th of November, 8AM – 9PMOslo, Norway

Nordic companies are well positioned to take part in Africa’s sustainable blue opportunity, especially in the maritime and energy sector. About 90 % of Africa’s imports and exports are conducted by sea.

With 2 billion people by 2040, some of the world’s fastest growing economies and more conducive business environment – Africa is the continent of opportunities. Do not miss out!

Highlights include

H.E. Patrice Talon

President of Benin

H.E. Ine Eriksen Søreide

Norwegian Minister of Foreign Affairs

Dr. Mo Ibrahim

Chairman, Mo Ibrahim Foundation

Ms. Razia Khan

Chief Economist, Africa, Standard Chartered Bank

Prof. Robert Dussey

Minister of Foreign Affairs, Togo

Ms. Arancha González

Executive Director, International Trade Centre (ITC)

Ms. Trudi Makhaya

Economic Advisor to President Cyril Ramaphosa, South Africa

Schedule at a glance

Wednesday 7. Nov 2018

16:30 – 18:00

Welcome reception for all delegates


Thursday 8. Nov 2018

Day 1
08 Nov 2018
07:30 - 08:30

Breakfast seminars

08:00 - 08:30

Registration, Coffee and Tea

08:30 - 10:00

Plenary Session Part I

10:00 - 10:30

Networking Break

10:30 - 11:45

Plenary Session Part II

12:00 - 13:00

Networking Lunch

13:00 - 14:00

Parallel Sessions Part I

14:00 - 14:30

Networking Break

14:30 - 15:30

Parallel Sessions Part II

15:45 - 17:00

Speed Meetings



The Nordic-African Business Summit is the Nordic region’s leading business conference focusing exclusively on African markets. Meet business executives, policy makers – and perhaps your future business partner at the summit with 500 delegates from more than 30 countries.

Presentation of last year's Summit

Last year, nearly 500 delegates from 30 countries took part in our Summit. Since our first Summit in 2011, more than 200 speakers, and more than 2200 delegates, have made this conference the place to be for business people focusing on Africa.


Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel, Oslo
Holbergs gate 30, 0166 Oslo


We recommend you to book your room at the RadissonBLU Scandinavia Hotel directly on this link:

You can also book at Scandic Holberg Hotel, just ten metres from the RadissonBLU Scandinavia Hotel, at a slightly cheaper rate on this link:


For flight bookings through our main partner KLM, please visit

The fastest way to get from the Oslo Gardermoen to the conference venue is with Flytoget Airport Express Train. Departs every 10 minutes (every 20 minutes on Saturdays and early morning/late night) between Oslo Airport and Oslo Central Station (Oslo S). The journey takes 19-22 minutes.

Join the Nordic-African Business Summit 2018

We promise you that you will meet useful connections, get insight and lessons learnt from our key speakers – and you will have a unique starting point for your next business or investment venture.


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