Francophone Africa Business Forum

After a very successful edition last year, the Francophone Africa Business Forum (FAB Forum) will be back with another exciting programme on June 19th! The FAB Forum is the perfect opportunity to meet close to 200 business men and women (as well as public sector representatives) from Mali, Niger, Burkina Faso and other Francophone countries, all in a single day! The Francophone African region, which is often overlooked in the Netherlands, offers myriad business opportunities for companies that are interested in discovering new and emerging markets. This year the FAB Forum focuses on creating partnerships for sustainable value chains in agribusiness! Or in other words; the business that enables the world to grow, trade and feed everyone utilizing the earth’s finite resources. This year experts will share their insights in different sub-sectors (such as livestock, fruits and vegetables and agro-logistics) during the morning program, while you have the chance to network and attend workshops about relevant topics, and be involved in facilitated B2B matchmaking sessions.

Attending African companies are looking for:

The NABC staff has traveled extensively to Francophone West- and Central-Africa and have personally met with hundreds of companies active in the agro-food sector. Companies attending the trade mission to the Netherlands and the FAB Forum are mostly looking to buy Dutch products (seeds, processing equipment, agricultural machines and vehicles, irrigation systems, solar solutions, cold stores, animal feed, fertiliser, dairy products, packaging and so on), sell their produce (fruit and vegetables, meat, etc.), or engage in knowledge transfer (sustainable production, growing your business, import/export Africa-Europe, etc.)

You can now access the full list of registered African companies, and what they are looking for, here.

Interested to buy, sell, or share your knowledge? Don’t wait any longer, register now!

An Impression of FAB Forum 2017

Reasons to participate:

  • More than 100 companies are looking for your products and expertise!
  • No language barriers as translation will be provided during the day
  • Experts share insights on doing business in Francophone Africa
  • A great introduction to the region without having to travel abroad
  • Expand your network


Welcoming 100 African and 200 Dutch participants, the FAB Forum will be the largest forum in the Netherlands focused on the French-speaking African countries. Being a partner of such a high-level event will grant your company a number of opportunities. Contact us about all the possible partnerships.

Event Location

George Maduroplein 1, 2584 RZ, The Hague 
The Netherlands

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