Europe-Africa Business Summit

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Europe-Africa Business Summit


WARSAW, MARCH 19-20, 2015

The 2015 Europe-Africa Business Summit is open to challenge-oriented entrepreneurs intending to boost their enterprises and harbouring ambitions of developing a large company in Africa. Africa is still a land of opportunity. At the Summit, we will provide you with all the essential tools necessary to set up your African investment.

Keynote speakers include: Jan Kulczyk – Founder and owner of Kulczyk Holding and Kulczyk Investments, Horst Köhler – President of Germany from 2004 to 2010 and Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund – 2000-2004, Dariusz Kacprzyk – President of the Management Board, Bank Gospodarstwa Krajowego.

The second day of the Summit will feature the Business Booths initiative. European investors will be encouraged to visit contact points where information on selected African cities will be provided, along with comprehensive business-related support. This initiative is part of the Council of Polish Investors in Africa project launched in March. On the second day of the Summit, the focus will also be on presenting participants with proposals of specific business projects in which African state authorities and businesspeople would like to cooperate with European partners.


The main objective and mission of the Summit is to walk entrepreneurs through the whole process of starting a business in Africa, from business environment analysis, through offers of preferential business services, legal advice and opportunities for establishing business relations to business partner selection.

The following will be presented at the 2015 Europe-Africa Business Summit:

  • case studies of enterprise establishment in Africa,

  • methods of financing cooperation with African partners,

  • available public-private partnerships,

  • protection against unfair practices,

  • preferential office and networking services in Africa rendered by high-profile entities,

  • opportunity for establishing African-European business contacts.


IESE Business School

IESE, established in 1958, the graduate business school of the University of Navarra, has been at the forefront of management education, developing and inspiring business leaders who strive to make a deep, positive and lasting impact on the people, companies and society they serve.

IESE maintains very close and strategic ties with Harvard, as well as alliances with other top U.S. business schools including Stanford, MIT Sloan, Wharton and Kellogg.

IESE has been active in Africa for over 50 years. IESE launched the Africa Initiative, a new project which aims to bring together the school's various Africa-related activities under one umbrella. IESE programs have been completed by thousands of business executives and administration officials in Africa.

IESE Business School is regularly ranked among the best business schools in the world by strong media influencers.

# 2 in the world
for Executive Education
Financial Times, 2014.
# 5 in the world
for Global Executive MBA
The Economist, 2013
# 1 in the world
for Executive Education
Financial Times, 2012  
# 1 in Europe
 for Full Time MBA
The Economist, 2013

Program Partners

Rada Inwestorów w AfryceLagos Business SchoolStrathmore Business School

Main Partners

Bank Gospodarstwa Krajowego(BGK)  Gide Loyrette Nouel  Gras SavoyeMazars  

Media Partners

Bloomberg BusinessweekRzeczpospolita



Magdalena Bryszewska

Date and Venue

March 19, 2015

InterContinental City Hotel 
Emilii Plater Street, 49

How to Get to the hotel

March 20, 2015

Prymasowski Palace
Senatorska St. 13/15