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Afrique Expansion Forum

October 1, 2017 @ 2:30 pm - October 3, 2017 @ 10:00 pm


About Afrique Expansion Forum

Highlights 2015 Afrique Expansion Forum

About the Afrique Expansion Forum

The Afrique Expansion Forum is a biennial event organized by Afrique Expansion since 2003 in Montreal with the support of the African Development Bank and in partnership with the Canadian Council on Africa for this 7th edition in 2017.

Its main objective is to provide innovative tools and approaches to increase private investment in Africa and to bring African project leaders to Canada to showcase business opportunities in their countries to Canadian companies and organizations.

Recognized for organizing successful B2B meetings among participants, the Afrique Expansion Forum also allows Canadian companies to update themselves on the political situation in some African countries, the business environment and project funding.

The Afrique Expansion Forum hosted high-level African personalities such as former President of Mali, Alpha Oumar KONARÉ; the former President of Nigeria, Olusegun OBASANJO; the current Vice-President of Côte d’Ivoire and then Prime Minister Daniel KABLAN DUNCAN. It also welcomed high-level Canadian personalities including Quebec Prime Minister Philippe Couillard and key financial institutions such as the World Bank, the African Development Bank and AfreximBank.

Scheduled at the Center Sheraton Montréal on October 2 and 3, 2017, the Afrique Expansion Forum will bring together hundreds of participants including corporate presidents, high-level African and Canadian policy-makers, stakeholders from international organizations and non-governmental organizations.

2:30 – 7 p.m.: Registration of participants

3:00 – 6 p.m : Jacques Greg Belobo concert
Salle PIERRE-MERCURE (Centre Pierre-Péladeau)

7:30 p.m.Forum Afrique Expansion 2017 opening cocktail reception

7:15 – 8 a.m.: Registration of participants

 8 – 8:30 a.m.: Breakfast (buffet)

 8:30 – 9 a.m.Official opening of Forum Afrique Expansion 2017  

 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.: “ESPACE Innovation” exhibit

9 – 9:15 a.m.Opening conference   

9:15 – 11:30 a.m.Roundtable: “Doing business in Africa”

 Noon – 2 p.m.Conference luncheon 

2:15 – 3:55 p.m.: Panel

2:30 – 5 p.m.: B2B meetings

4 – 5:30 p.m.: Panel

6:30 – 8 p.m.: Networking cocktail reception

7:30 – 9 a.m.: Networking breakfast (buffet)

8 – 9 a.m.: Registration of participants

9 – 9:15 a.m.: Partner’s statement

 9:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.Ministerial Panel

9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.: B2B meetings

 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.: Panel

 Noon – 2 p.m.Conference luncheon: Presented by the delegation head of Morocco

 2:30 – 3 p.m.Signing of MOUs in the presence of the delegation head of the Featured Country

3:15 – 4 p.m.: Press conference by the delegation head of Morocco

 6 – 7 p.m.: Networking cocktail reception

7:05 – 10:10 p.m.Gala Dinner under the high patronage of the Kingdom of Morocco, with entertainment and the Afrique Expansion Excellence Awards ceremony

Are you a CCAfrica member?

You have access to a 15% discount!

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Are you a CCAfrica member?

You have access to a 15% discount!

Contact the team for you promotional code!

You want to sponsor this event?

Many opportunities are available!

For more information, please contact Léonie Perron, Director of International Development and Events at leonie.perron@ccafrica.ca or 1-514-758-3011


October 1, 2017 @ 2:30 pm
October 3, 2017 @ 10:00 pm
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Centre Sheraton Montreal
1201 René-Lévesque W.
Montreal, Québec H3B 2L7 Canada
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