5th Edition




The African Union and the European Union are pleased to welcome you to the 5th EU-Africa Business Forum. This landmark event will convene from 31 March – 1 April 2014 at the Crown Plaza Hotel in Brussels at a crucial time in the relations between Europe and Africa.

The presence of political leaders at the highest level such as Nkosazana Dlamani-Zuma, José Manuel Barroso and Herman Van Rompuy will be a testimony of the importance of the role of the private sector in the Joint EU-Africa strategy.

With more than 500 high-level participants from the European and the African private sector and the presence of major African personalities such as Ahmed Heikal, Mo Ibrahim and Naguib Sawiris, the Forum will confer a high-level platform to start a constructive discussion on how to use the EU-Africa partnership for meeting today’s challenges. European and African companies will also have a unique opportunity to network and exchange views on EU-Africa business and investment relations. 

If you are interested in participating in this important event, sign up with our online registration form.

Your participation will be confirmed with an official invitation for the 5th EUABF. Should you need any further information, please do not hesitate to contact us.





The Agenda of the 5th EU-Africa Business Forum is available here

The Concept Note for the 5th EU-Africa Business Forum, providing a clear overview of the objectives, history and agenda for the Forum, is available for download here

The Specific Concept Notes are available for download here

The Summary of Proceedings for the 5th EU-AFrica Business Forum is available here

The Joint Business Declaration at the 4th EU-Africa Summit is available to download here

The Matrix of Recommendations  can be found here

The Post Event Brochure is available here

The follow up to the recommendations of the 4th EU-Africa Business Forum is available to download here

Please download the list of the participants  of the 5th EU-Africa Business Forum here


Follow-up Workshops

A series of follow up workshops was organised in Africa and Europe by the European Commission and the African Union Commission, building on the great success of the 5th EU-Africa Business Forum (EABF) held in Brussels in 2014.

2nd EABF Follow-Up Workshop (Nairobi, December 2014) - Video
3rd EABF Follow-Up Workshop (Addis Ababa, July 2015)
4th EABF follow-up workshop (Brussels, June 2016) - news and photos