Events Conference & Seminar

Ambition Africa 2019

French Ministry for the Economy and Finance
139 rue de Bercy

•Free registration for African companies
•Participation of 350€ (excl tax) for French companies and their subsidiaries abroad

Register now ! *please note that booking the event in your calendar does NOT mean that you are registered. You need to register first if you want to attend an event.

Business France in collaboration with the Ministry of Economy and Finance will be holding Ambition Africa 2019 from October 30th to 31st.


  Under the High Patronage of Mr Emmanuel MACRON President of the French Republic


Participate in the 2nd edition of the forum Ambition Africa, which has become the main annual event for Franco-African economic and trade relations in the presence of ministers, ambassadors, high-level speakers and business delegations from all over the African continent!

•38 African Countries

•12 Thematic Workshops

•2 Days Program

+1,000 Participants 

+1,100 Targeted B2B Meetings

+400Qualified  African Companies

+200 Testimonials & Success-Stories

+70 High-Level Speakers

Ambition Africa is the leading business event between Africa and France. The event is free for African companies and entities, and payable for French ones (this includes French subsidiaries). 

The FSACCI can propose packages with regards to accomodation and flights. Please contact us.



Wednesday, October 30 - French Ministry for the Economy and Finance

8:00      Arrival of participants and coffee

9:00     Official opening

10:30   Africa it’s now! (economic overview)

11:30   Business climate in Africa

12:30   Networking lunch break

14:00   How to support urban mobility in Africa?

15:00   Choosing the right energy mix for the future of Africa

France Invest’s Africa Club Conference: Invest for growth in Africa

16:00 – 16:10   Introduction by Hervé Schircke, Chairman of France Invest’s Africa Club

16:10 – 16:25   Drivers of African economies and opportunities for investors

16:25 – 17:10   Africa: diversification opportunities for equity investors

17:00 – 17:55   Private equity, a means of support for African and non-African companies

18h00   Water and waste management: 2 main issues for Africa

18h50   Concluding remarks

19h00   Networking cocktail  

Thursday, October 31 - French Ministry for the Economy and Finance

9h00    How digital technology is transforming Africa?

10h00  Efficient and sustainable Healthcare systems 

11h00  Transport infrastructures and multimodal logistics services: vital catalysts to trigger growth for the continent

12h00  Financing solutions for African companies

13h00  Networking lunch break

14h00  How will Africa become the next agricultural and agri-food giant

15h00  Professional training: a major strategy for Africa

16h00  Africa: a very promising consumer market

17h00  African women: the next new leaders’ generation

18h00  African diasporas to play a key role in the co-development of the continent

18h50  Concluding remarks

19h00  Ending





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