The COVID-19 outbreak shows the necessity of multilateral responses, international cooperation and global solidarity. In this regard, the strategic partnership centred on mutual-benefits and economic development between Turkey and Africa has been maintained even during the pandemic.
Based on the assumption that trade, investment and stimulus are needed to cushion the economic impact of the current crisis and increase the resilience of the economies, we are proud to announce you that Turkey-Africa Economic and Business Forum (TABEF) will be held online for the first time ever on 8-9 October 2020 to provide an open space for eminent representatives of Public and Private sector actors, from both Turkey and Africa, to discuss and to jointly identify steps for scaling up private sector engagement and innovative catalytic Public-Private Partnerships for broad-based, sustainable, inclusive growth and development while building on their respective experiences.
As a unique platform promoting Africa and Turkey investments and trade relations since 2016, TABEF Online Edition will be a precursor and an in-depth preparatory stage leading up to the Turkey-Africa III. Economy and Business Forum (TABEF-III) held in Istanbul in April 2021. The suggestions and recommendations originating from the digital event are expected to feed directly into and enrich discussions at TABEF-III paving the way for sustainable win-win relationships.
TABEF Online Edition, co-organized by Turkish Ministry of Trade, African Union Commission (AUC) and Foreign Economic Relations Board of Turkey (DEiK), will continue to be vital source of information, support, guidance and networking, and will provide the unique opportunity for the business circles of Turkey and African countries to meet and interact, and discuss the models necessary to manage business through this catastrophe, the strategies for reviving the economies and finding solutions in a post-COVID world.
The opening session of the Forum will be honoured by President of the Republic of Turkey H.E. Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
The free, global, digital-first and two-day event will provide you access to hot business topics, high-level speakers, live networking & video chats, project presentations, virtual country desks with downloadable intro videos, brochures & presentations, and virtual exhibition with demo videos and downloadable product & services catalogues.