18 - 19 SEPTEMBER 2015

The European Commission – the Directorate General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMES organised  a focused event on EU-Sub Saharan Africa with 362 European and African companies, clusters and Institutions.

The event allowed participants to get information on the European Commission tools supporting SMEs and the business relations between Europe and Sub Saharan Africa. To download the presentations please visit the page "Program".

More than 700 Business Meetings took place among African and European companies as occasion to discuss concrete cooperation projects in business, technology transfer and research.

Results Achieved

Participants 362
- European 182
- African  180
Participating Countries  30
B2B 711
General Satisfaction Rate 88%
No. of partnership agreements (after 3 months) 18
No. of ongoing negotiations (after 3 months) 152
Rate of outcomes on B2B 51%




  • 58% SMEs
  • 12& Large Companies
  • 3% Clusters
  • 2% Research Centers
  • 23% BSOs and Institutions

Involved African Countries

  • Central Africa: Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Democratic Republic of Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Republic of Congo 
  • East Africa: Burundi, Comoros, Djibuti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Seychelles, Somalia, Sudan, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda
  • West Africa: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Cote d’Ivoire, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Togo
  • Southern Africa: Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Sao Tome and Principe, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Sectors of the B2B Meetings

  • Agro-food manufacturing, food security,  safety and quality control, food traceability, food conservation and shelf life
  • Health biotechnology
  • Water technologies, space application to agriculture, environmental management
  • Energy production, renewable energies
  • Other topics relevant to the thematic focus of the brokerage event


Bilateral Talks

  • Participants324
  • Meetings Requested1747
  • Meetings Accepted482

Profile views

  • Before Event38931
  • After Event1112146


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