African-Nordic Business Conference 2017

4 MAY, 2017
EY, Helsinki, Finland


The conference will focus on the strategies integral to building sustainable and innovative business partnerships between players from Africa and the Nordics. Sessions will also explore market potential in areas such as infrastructure, consumer goods, education, energy, renewable energy, entrepreneurship, finance, healthcare and ICT/ technology.

 Get insights from case studies, expert panels, a business fair and don't miss our “meet the buyer” segment. Keynote speakers represent a heavyweight line-up of influencers from public, private, government and NGO sectors in the Nordics and Africa.




Venue Info & Where to Stay

VENUE: EY, HELSINKI, Alvar Aallon katu 5 C 

African-Nordic Business Conference 2017 will be held at EY premises. The modern campus located at the heart of Helsinki, offers a beautiful and unique setting for the seminar and networking.


Scandic Simonkenttä  is also very centrally located in Helsinki.  As soon as you register to attend the seminar, you will receive a special discount code for accommodation in the confirmation email. 



Featured Speakers


Minister for Foreign Trade and Development, MFA of Finland 

Minister Mykkänen is known for his expertise on energy. He was the first chairman of the Parliament’s informal and inter partisan working group called "the energy renovation group", which brings together parliamentarians, academics and entrepreneurs to define and lead a new narrative on energy politics. As a minister he is responsible for trade policy and development cooperation matters.


President and Chief Executive of TDB 

The President and Chief Executive of TDB , the Eastern and Southern Africa Trade and Development Bank, covering 20 countries from Egypt to Mozambique and Swaziland, Mr Tadesse is passionate about promoting renewable energy in Africa through 'green financing' projects. The Bank has assets of about 4.5 billion USD, which grew by some 300% over the past 5 years. 


Co-founder and President of Ovamba Solutions Inc.

An Africa Investment powerhouse from Global technology consulting sector with over 10 years experience in alternative assets and the FinTech industry. Ovamba is Africa’s first “Market Place Funder” FinTech company created to fund African SME businesses. Ovamba’s technology gives global accredited and$ institutional investors the opportunity to invest in the fast growing African private sector.


Chief of Staff of RENDEAVOUR

A private equity professional with broad experience in emerging markets, possessing a comprehensive view on infrastructure and urban development in Africa. RENDEAVOUR IS Africa's largest urban land developer with more than 30,000 acres (12,000 ha) of land in the urban growth trajectories of major cities in Kenya, Ghana, Nigeria, Zambia, and the Democratic Republic of Congo.