Platform for African – European Partnership in Agricultural Research for Development

Saturday, May 23, 2015

EU-Africa B2B Forum 2015

6 - 8 May, 2015. Mons, Belgium. For this first edition the tourism was in the spotlight. This forum promotes business meetings between African traders and those of Europe. It is a platform for discussion on Europe-Africa business relationship, but also a direct contact between economic operators platform between the two continents with practical workshops led by experts. It also gave to African countries the opportunity to promote investments in their territories.

Extract of the programme:


  • Mr Guy CALLEBAUT (Belgium) (VBT/BelOrta), GLOBALGAP Chairman 
  • Mr. Ernest Mintah, Matching Fund Manager African Cashew initiative (ACi) 
  • Mr. Jean Baptiste Satchivi, Chairman, Agrisatch Group, Chairman of the National Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Benin 
  • Viktória PALOTAI, International Policy Officer - Unit A3 – ACP and Development Issues, Directorate General for Agriculture and Rural Development, European Commission.

Access to finance for SMEs 

  • Mr. Luuk Zonneveld, CEO, BIO INVEST 
  • Mr. Daniel Monehin, Division President of Sub-Saharan Africa, MasterCard Inc.

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