For entrepreneurs, conferences are the ultimate platform for networking. You can meet so many people who might share the same interest as you. And who knows, you might even get amazing business ideas for your venture in Africa.

This is how you build your tribe.

And if you are thinking of exploring the African market then here’s a list of top African business conferences that you shouldn’t miss in 2018:

  1. Blockchain Africa Conference 2018, Johannesburg

The blockchain technology is changing the way organisations do business and the way information is exchanged. More and more organisations and start-ups are now exploring this technology to revolutionise their transaction operators and trying out new ways of transactions. And the fourth annual Blockchain Africa Conference is an event that no entrepreneur should miss. This event is going to be held in Johannesburg in March. It is attended by CEOs, CTOs, CIOs, and financial service professionals from all over the globe.

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  1. Africa Trade and Investment Global Summit (ATIGS), Washington D.C

This is a biennial business conference held in June 2018. The aim of this conference is to promote international trade between Africa and other Asian, EU, Caribbean, and the Americas. It also fosters FDI opportunities in Africa and is a platform for businesses who want to venture into African nations. The conference is attended by high-profile delegates from more than 70 countries, including government officials from African and other nations. Many international investors and project developers also eye this conference as a doorway to the African market. The event will be organised in Washington, D.C.

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  1. Africa Climate Smart Agriculture Summit, Kenya

This event brings together the key decision-maker, stakeholders, regional governments, UN agencies, and agricultural experts. This is a platform for discussing and exchanging ideas on sustainable agricultural practices and discovering agricultural innovations. Connect with the top agricultural professionals from all across the globe.

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  1. HBS Africa Business Conference 2018, Boston

This would be the 20th edition of HBS Africa Business Conference and will be mainly focusing on the business opportunities in Africa and the development that’s undergoing throughout the continent. This is a platform for a global exchange of dialogue between the African nations and the rest of the world and for initiating discussions on the scope of Africa as a potential hub for investment.

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  1. Africa Energy Forum, Mauritius

This forum is a platform for the meeting of key players from in infrastructure, energy, and power sectors. This event attracts policy makers, regulators, fund managers, consultants from all over the world.

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  1. Africa CEO Forum

This international event brings together investors, leaders, journalists, and policymakers from over 70 countries in the world. This is one of the biggest annual meetings of the African private sector. This event is attended by over 1200 delegates and is alternately held in Africa and Geneva. In 2018, the event will be held in Abidjan in West Africa. This is a unique platform that’s dedicated to the business leaders to engage in thought-provoking discussions, providing excellent networking opportunities. If you are someone who is looking forward to promoting your business in Africa and want to learn the best business practices, this is a conference that you must attend.

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