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The 9th edition of Forum Afrique Expansion will bring together more than 500 African and Canadian decision makers on September 4 & 5, 2019 in Montreal

Montreal, November 2, 2018 – The 9th edition of Forum Afrique Expansion will be held September 4 and 5, 2019 at the Centre Sheraton in Montreal. The event will attract over 500 African and Canadian investors, entrepreneurs and decision makers who will gather to forge partnerships and discuss business opportunities between Africa and Canada. “Africa […]

Forum Afrique Expansion 2017: a popular and successful 8th edition

Montreal, Wednesday, October 11, 2017 – The organizers of Forum Afrique Expansion had set high expectations for the latest edition of the major biennial business gathering, and they did not disappoint. Organized by Afrique Expansion in partnership with the African Development Bank and the Government of Québec, the event has as its mission to promote […]

Danièle Henkel: event ambassador

The 8th Forum Afrique Expansion will bring together more than 500 African and Canadian decision makers in Montreal on October 2 and 3   Montreal, September 5, 2017 –   The 8th edition of Forum Afrique Expansion (formerly Forum Africa) will be held October 2 and 3, 2017 at Montreal’s Sheraton Centre. The biennial event, organized […]

International participants: Time is limited to request your visa

Forum Afrique Expansion is a biennial event that brings together hundreds of people. It will be held from the 2nd to the 3th of October, 2017, in Montreal. Influential business leaders, policymakers and representatives from leading organizations in Africa and in North America gather to network and to promote investment on the emerging continent.

Agri-food: ICTs as vectors of development

In 2016, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Africa published a report titled “AgTech – Don’t wait for the future, create it: Africa Agribusiness Insights Survey 2016,” a survey of agro-industry players whose principal activity is supplying agricultural and related services to large farms. “Advancements in technology and innovation shape the future of agriculture, with agri-business struggling to feed […]

The electrification of Africa: the challenge and the battles ahead

The many experts who have studied this immense undertaking have clearly stated that the continent’s stepping out of the “shadows” will require numerous resources. Financing relies on the raising of colossal sums, funds that will never come from one single source. One of the players in this arena is French politician Jean-Louis Borloo, who is […]

Shifting into high gear with the digital revolution

The investment needed to truly build up a digital economy is at the heart of this edition of Forum Afrique Expansion. For Fadi Chehadé, president and CEO of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), “there needs to be a new discussion about the opportunities of a digital Africa; a scenario wherein Africa […]

Digital technology at the heart of economic innovation

To say that Africa is in pole position for emancipation from its traditional industries is a euphemism. The continent constitutes an enormous, booming marketplace for new technologies. At the World Economic Forum on Africa held in Kigali, Rwanda in May 2016, Olivier Cann, the event’s spokesperson, adopted a professorial tone to get his point across. […]

The agri-food industry in Africa is no myth

All the data published over the past decade is unequivocal. In a study on the roles and opportunities for the private sector of the agri-food industry in Africa, the opinion of the United Nations Development Programme’s African Facility for Inclusive Markets (AFIM) is rather instructive. “Africa remains a strategic continent for the world’s agri-food industry […]

Partnerships at the core of Africa’s electrification

Intended for governments, agencies and investors, the latest report by the Africa Progress Panel (APP), titled “Lights, Power, Action: Electrifying Africa,” suggests interesting and inspiring directions by “providing pertinent information and useful, complementary analysis designed to propel new, ambitious public and private initiatives.” For the report’s authors, it is necessary to “guarantee everyone access to […]