Partner InstitutionsAFRICALLIA is supported by many local, sub-regional and international institutions. B2B MeetingsA well-known and recognized concept internationally. Pleasant MomentsCocktails, coffee breaks, lunches and dinners will be hosted to make your event more convivial.
West African Business Development Forum
May 27 – 29 2020, in Ouagadougou
More than 3000 business leaders have taken part in AFRICALLIA since the first edition in 2010.
More than 20 countries from 4 different continents (Africa, America, Asia & Europe) are represented every year.
Anniversary of the Forum
AFRICALLIA was first launched by the Burkina Faso Chamber of Commerce and Industry in 2010. The 2020 edition is the 10th anniversary of the forum.
Based on the model of FUTURALLIA which has shown its competency throughout the world, participants at AFRICALLIA have the opportunity to engage in 30 minutes of pre-arranged B2B meetings.
Companies interested in participating are requested to fill out a registration form in advance; with information on their field of work and their center of interest.
Our secured platform give access to guests’ profiles allowing all participants to easily choose their appointments based on their interests. Attendees can meet up to 15 companies in two-days.
AFRICALLIA is not only designed for formal business meetings; guests are also welcomed to attend coffee-breaks, lunches, and dinners in a warm and friendly setting where potential connections can also be made.
A VERY HIGH-PROFILE EVENT
AFRICALLIA is supported by the highest authorities of Burkina Faso. It is the most important international economic event organized by the country. The opening ceremony is placed under the high patronage of the Burkina Faso Head of State.
Please refer to the program details and organize your agenda accordingly.
Other than the B2B meetings, the forum has developed and integrated an original concept called “villages”. Appreciated by many, these villages are networking and exchange opportunities for all attendees. 3 villages are expected this year at the forum:
The Partners Village
The partners village gathers all partner institutions and AFRICALLIA’s big sponsors. It is the ideal place to explore the different challenges related to accessing the ECOWAS zone; to discover opportunities offered by national, regional and international institutions, the sub-regional financial market and how to fund and secure investments, etc.… All present partners would have a stand where they can receive attendees.
The Experts Village
This village has been designed for experts in international commerce and trade (bankers, insurance companies, lawyers with experience in international rights, tax consultants, freight compagnies, experts in transport and logistics…). Participants have a chance to meet different experts, to benefit from their advises, and to easily access their services.
The International Village
This is the place for intermediary entities (chamber of commerce and/or support institutions to private sector) that assist their members and represent a country or a region.
LOOKING BACK AT THE 2019 EDITION
Find here the highlights of the 2019 Edition (in French).
FORMER PARTICIPANTS IMPRESSIONS
We were thrilled to receive participants from numerous countries who left content and satisfied with the overall organization of the event and their meetings.
Manager of biodegradable packaging company.
AFRICALLIA is a real success story; participating allowed me to build many connections. I urge every company manager to make it to the 7th edition. The forum is unique through the quality of the organization. I would like to congratulate the organizing team; I encourage them to continue on the same path.
Manager of SOBUCOP
I work in the oil sector. I have been to every edition since 2010. I am satisfied with my participation and the quality of my meetings. I will be present at the 7th edition which will mark the 10th anniversary of AFRICALLIA.
Engineer in infrastructure and hydraulic networks/ Director of CIMA Engineering
AFRICALLIA offers the opportunity for fruitful meetings. During my last participation, I was surprised to locally find the exact expertise I was looking for. I was very satisfied with the organization but even more with the planning of meetings. I was able to better prepare for my technical interventions.
I work for a company that makes construction machines. I had a very good experience during my last participation. I was able to establish good contacts during my meetings. Congratulations to the Chamber of Commerce for such a success.
CEO of a translation and interpreting firm (Ivory Coast)
It is a challenge for a company as young as mine to come to AFRICALLIA. This platform allows me to promote my company, to offer my services outside of my country, and mostly to use the opportunities that are given to me. Because English is the main business language, I was able to build good connections in the linguistic field with people that would need my services (translation, interpreting, training and professional development).
Representing the Belarus Chamber of Commerce and Industry
I am honored to have received an invitation from the sister company of Burkina Faso to take part in AFRICALLIA. My main motivation is that my country produces and exports various products (tractors, trucks, buses, televisions, etc.), and is looking to expand in the very promising market of West Africa. I am entirely satisfied with the organization; through my participation I was able to link up with the different West African Chambers of Commerce (Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, Togo, and Benin) invited to the forum, in order to reinforce our relationships.
Representant of the Netherland Africa Business Council (Netherlands)
I am very satisfied with all my business meetings. I was able to discuss with one of our partners: the Agency of the Promotion of Investments in Burkina Faso. The Prime Minister and the Minister of Commerce stopped by my stand and we talked about agrobusiness and renewable energy; we are opened for new perspectives and expertise sharing for technical or financial partnership. This will create a new way of sharing technological knowledge while encouraging local investments. I was pleasantly surprised with how well the event was organized. Many events are organized worldwide but it is not always easy to set up B2B meetings. This is what makes AFRICALLIA great.
Of the many forums that I know, AFRICALLIA has the highest rate of renewing participation from France. Participants from the 2010 and 2012 editions came back in 2014 and 2016. They don’t necessarily come back every year, but the rate of renewal is good.
AFRICALLIA is organized with the help of important local and international partner institutions which we thank for their precious support.
REGISTRATION IS OPENED!
Don’t wait any longer. Register now to participate in the next AFRICALLIA forum and find many business opportunities!