GTR‘s Asia Trade & Treasury Week returns to Singapore at Marina Bay Sands on 4-7 September 2018, reflecting on a momentous year for global trade, with Asia very much at the forefront of developments.

Firmly established as the largest international event in the trade, treasury and commodity finance market, this flagship event is set to welcome over 1,000 delegates, enjoying the full support of Enterprise Singapore and the Ministry of Trade & Industry.

With trade now in the headlines more than ever before and with global concerns over protectionism and trade barriers continuing to escalate, this year’s gathering will consider both the key risks and primary opportunities from a geopolitical perspective, as well as the ongoing industry discussions over market disruption, new market entrants and the role of technology.

The Africa Singapore Business Forum (ASBF) is the platform for promoting business exchange and thought leadership between Africa and Asia.

Organised by Enterprise Singapore, the forum has brought together over 2,000 business and government leaders from 30 countries to develop opportunities and partnerships between these two dynamic regions.

ASBF 2018 will address critical issues and identify opportunities in key sectors, including real estate, oil and gas, digital economy and manufacturing.

The forum will also address the important question of financing when doing business in Africa.

Mr Paulo Gomes and Mr Kelvin Tan, Chairman of the Advisory Board and Secretary-General of ASEACC, attended the Africa Sovereign Wealth Funds Summit 2018 in Ghana. In attendance was H.E. Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, Vice President of Ghana. Panelists included Mr Solomon Asamoah (CEO, Ghana Infrastructure Investment Fund), Mr Mamadou Mbaye (Executive Director, FONSIS, Senegal), Mr Kola Owodunni (Head, Investment Risk, Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority), Mr Tariq Senhaji (CEO, Ithmar Capital, Morocco SWF), Mr Patrick Shyaka (CEO, Agaciro Development Fund, Rwanda) and Mr Michael Kottoh (Managing Partner at Konfidants).

The Singapore – Angola Business Roundtable organised by Singapore Business Federation (SBF), in partnership with Enterprise Singapore (ESG) and Africa South East Asia Chamber of Commerce (ASEACC), was held on 8 May 2018. The Roundtable was chaired by Mr. S.S. Teo, Chairman of SBF and Co-Chairman of ASEACC, while the Angola Government delegation was led by H.E. Manuel Domingos Augusto, Angola Minister of External Relations.

South Africa might have emerged from the apartheid oppression in April 1994, but its legacy continues to present itself as a formidable challenge to the state. Illiteracy is still prevalent among millions of adults, and the number of school dropouts is increasing at an alarming rate. In attempts to change this for the better, South Africa has put a premium on education as the only viable socio-economic equaliser and therefore catalyst for change. Will South Africa be able to completely free itself from the shackles of apartheid by using education as a catalyst?

Africa Now ForumOct 4, 2017

Participate in the AFRICA NOW FORUM and take advantage of a real commercial opportunity and visibility. Cameroon, a bilingual country, is a vast market in the heart of Africa and especially the economic lung of Central Africa. Come energize your sales, broaden your networks and communicate your expertise on 19 and 20 Oct 2017 at the Palais des Congrès and have a chance to attend the Africa Espoir Avenir award gala at the Hilton Hotel in Yaoundé, Cameroon.

To indicate interest, please contact Tarik Mounim via t.mounim@hubafrica.co

NTU African Angle Breakfast Series: Business & Investment Opportunities in the Agri Sector of NigeriaSep 26, 2017

The demand for convenience and processed food is growing in Nigeria. Nigeria’s packaging and food processing market is one of the largest in Africa, estimated at about US$545 million. However, the agriculture and agribusiness industry is plagued with numerous challenges including business, infrastructure and regulatory problems. These provide numerous investment opportunities for the Africa-savvy investor. Dr Adefolake Adeyeye, a Nigerian citizen and Research Fellow of the NTU-SBF Centre for African Studies, has researched these possibilities. Joining her to discuss these issues was Mr Venkataramani Srivathsan, Managing Director & CEO, Africa and the Middle East, Olam International Ltd.

Bringing Francophone Africa to the National University of SingaporeJan 16, 2017

Co-organised by Africa South East Asia Chamber of Commerce (ASEACC) and National University of Singapore (NUS), a panel discussion about France and Africa was held at NUS on January 16, 2017. The panellists were Ms Estelle Yousouffa, independent journalist at French television channel “France 2”, Mr Kelvin Tan, Secretary-General of ASEACC and Professor Daniel Chan, NUS French lecturer.

2016 ASEACC Annual General Meeting in ShanghaiAug 22, 2016

On 22 August 2016, the leadership and members of the Africa South East Asia Chamber of Commerce (ASEACC) convened at Shanghai, for its Annual General Meeting (AGM). Supported by Pacific International Lines (PIL), the event was co-chaired by Mr. S.S. Teo, Managing Director of PIL Group, and Mr. Jean Kacou Diagou, CEO of Groupe NSIA.

2016 MTI African Journalist Visit ProgrammeJun 15, 2016

As part of the annual African Journalist Visit Programme organized by the Singapore Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI) in 2016, the Africa-South East Asia Chamber of Commerce (ASEACC) hosted a media brief session introducing the formation and activities of the Chamber and its exclusive member companies to a group of 8 journalists from various leading African business publications. Representatives from Pacific International Lines (PIL) and International Enterprise (IE) Singapore also attended the session.

Doing Business in Africa Megatrends and OpportunitiesAug 24, 2015

Seminar on “Doing Business in Africa: Trends and Triggers”, organised in conjunction with the visit of the Centre’s Distinguished Visiting Fellow, Mr Paulo Gomes, former World Banker and international business leader.

Okinka African Art ExhibitionJul 22, 2015

The OKINKA African Art Exhibition was officially launched in Singapore, The Art Space at Suntec City Mall on 22 July 2015. It is organized by Mr. Paulo Gomes, Chairman of Advisory Board of Africa South East Asia Chamber of Commerce (ASEACC).

Olam Book Launch – “Amazing Africa”Feb 24, 2015

On 24 February 2015 at the Ocean Financial Centre in Singapore, Olam International, a founding member of ASEACC, held a book launch and sharing session “Amazing Africa – A Corporate Journey”. The book was launch in conjunction with Olam’s 25th anniversary.

Opportunities in Cote d’Ivoire SeminarNov 6, 2014

The Cote d’Ivoire-Singapore Business Seminar 2014 organized by the Singapore Business Federation was held on 6 November 2014, in conjunction with the visit of H.E. Mr Patrick Achi, Minister of Economic Infrastructure of the Republic of Cote d’Ivoire.

Visit from Cameroon and Senegal Port OfficialsJun 19, 2014

A group of senior officials from Cameroon Douala Port Authority and Senegal Dakar Port visited Malaysia and Singapore on a study tour to interact with companies and public sector agencies for identifying best practices from South East Asia on port management, financing, infrastructure planning, technologies deployment, marketing strategies among others. Mr. Alioune Gueye, the Editor-in- Chief for Afrique Business Journal also joined the visits.

ASEACC Media Brief with African JournalistsJun 5, 2014

As part of the African Journalist Visit Programme 2014 organized by the Singapore Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI), the Africa-South East Asia Chamber of Commerce (ASEACC) hosted a media brief session with the group of journalists from six influential African business publications, with a combined circulation of more than 400,000 copies annually. Officials from the MTI and International Enterprise (IE) Singapore also attended the media brief session.

Spotlight on Burkina FasoApr 24, 2014

The Burkina Faso Singapore Business Forum 2014, jointly organised by the Singapore Business Federation and the Africa Business Group Singapore, was held on 24 April 2014 at Conrad Centennial Singapore Hotel. The event was graced by H.E. Blaise Compaoré, President of Burkina Faso, who also gave the keynote address. The Chamber sent 4 representatives to attend the event.

Spotlight on Togo and visit to ASEACCApr 14, 2014

The Africa Business Group (AfBG), part of the Singapore Business Federation (SBF) group, organized an awareness seminar on Togo on 14 April 2014. The seminar allowed the Singapore business community to obtain first-hand information on the latest developments and business opportunities in Togo.

Niger-Singapore Business Forum 2014Jan 23, 2014

The inaugural Niger-Singapore Business Forum 2014 organized by the Singapore Business Federation was held on 23 January 2014, in conjunction with the visit of H.E. Mahamadou Issoufou, President of the Republic of Niger.

Visit of Senior Officials from CameroonDec 6, 2013

President of Afrique Challenge in Morocco, Mr. Alioune Gueye, was joined by a district mayor in Yaoundé, a former Member of Parliament of Cameroon, and a senior official from Doula Port Authority for a visit to the Chamber office on 6 December 2013.

Africa Asia Oil Gas Summit 2013Nov 27, 2013

The Africa Asia Oil Gas Summit (AAOGS), held on 27 – 28 November 2013 in Singapore aimed to strengthen the partnership between the two continents in Africa’s oil and gas sector. The event brought together policy makers, National Oil Companies (NOCs), International Oil Companies (IOCs), infrastructure and service providers and financiers.