Breaking Down Barriers: The Norwegian-African Business Summit 2013

NABA, The Norwegian-African Business Association  NABA, The Norwegian-African Business Association

The Norwegian-African Business Association (NABA) welcomes Ethiopian companies, professionals and business people to their third annual Norwegian-African Business Summit on Friday November 1st, 2013 at the RadissonBLU Scandinavia Hotel in Oslo, Norway.

NABA is Norway’s chamber of commerce linking Norwegian and African business communities. The Norwegian-African Business Summit is their annual flagship event. 

- We hope this Summit will enable new and additional Norwegian investments in Ethiopia and other Africa countries, says Managing Director Mr. Eivind Fjeldstad. This year’s topic is: Breaking Down Barriers: How to Succeed on the African continent.

-The Summit will be addressing the cultural, political and practical barriers many companies face when establishing themselves in African countries, as well as addressing how companies can overcome these challenges in order for a successful venture, says Fjeldstad.

The Norwegian-African Business Summit is a relevant event for decision makers in companies with international ambitions, investors interested in the world’s most exciting emerging markets, business people keen to learn more about the many opportunities in African markets, as well as African business people promoting their business or looking for new partners. Last year more than 330 delegates gathered in Oslo. Key-note-speakers included Google's Africa Director Jo Mucheru as well as His Majesty Otumfuo Osei Tutu II from Ghana. This year Nigeria’s awarded Central Bank Governor Lamido Sanusi and business magnate Mr. Aliko Dangote (Dangote Group) are among the speakers.

Summit participants will have an opportunity to meet policy makers, business leaders, government representatives and potential African and Norwegian business partners. Summit participants will also have the opportunity to choose from a number of sub-seminars arranged to address in depth issues. This year’s parallel sessions include Human resources, political risk/due diligence and finance. Country presentations, one-on-one expert meetings, and networking with African Ambassadors are additional reasons that make NABA’s annual business summit an increasingly attractive event for business representatives, investors and government officials alike.

-We hope many Ethiopian business people would like to attend this year's Norwegian-African Business Summit. This is a platform to meet new business partners and expand the network, says Fjeldstad. Conference main partner KLM Royal Dutch Airlines provides discounted flights for Ethiopian business people who would like to attend.

The Norwegian-African Business Association (NABA) has been founded by the Confederation of Norwegian Enterprise (NHO), Virke – the Enterprise Federation of Norway, Norfund, Statoil, Yara International, Nortura, DLA Piper, Norwegian Shipowners’ Association, Jotun AS, Astrium Services, Innovation Norway, Aqua Unique, Belief AS, Green Energy Group, Marine Research Institute and the Oslo Chamber of Commerce.

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