IABW 2021: Italia Africa Business Week – 5th edition ROME 09-10 October 2021



IABW 2021: Italia Africa Business Week – 5th edition ROME 09-10 October 2021

IABW is the ideal place to bring supply and demand together, to build bridges of high economic value and growth between Italy and Africa

ROME, Italy, October 9, 2021 / APO Group / –

“Rebuilding Better Together”! This is the slogan of the fifth edition of Italy Africa Business Week (IABW) (, the first and most important Italian-African business forum, which will take place on October 9 and 10. 2021 in Rome, at the Palace of Congresses of Villa Aurelia, via Leone XIII 459, 00165 (Piazza Pio XI), in hybrid form, that is to say online and live.

Download the document: Program 2021 (FR)

The new edition will start immediately after the third Italia Africa conference (7/8 October 2021) organized by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation.

“Italian SMEs are the best partner of African SMEs” Cleophas Adrien Dioma, Executive President of Italy Africa Business Week.

As in recent years, this edition will also be organized by the Association “The Network” with the support of the Ministero degli Affari Esteri e della Cooperazione Internazionale (for the opening conference) and the Agenzia Italiana per la Cooperazione allo Sviluppo. The forum also has a partnership with the Confederazione Nazionale degli Artigiani e delle Piccole e medie imprese (CNA), Confindustria Assafrica & Mediterraneo, with Promos-Italia, Businessmed, Loukil Group and with the Università Luiss Guido Carli. The main sponsor of the fifth edition is the law firm BonelliErede.

“Africa is a key continent for Italy”, Marina Sereni, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs in charge of international cooperation.

Italian and African institutional guests will participate such as the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Marina SERENI; the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Madagascar, Patrick Rajoelina; the Minister of International Cooperation and Public-Private Partnership of the Republic of Congo, Denis-Christel SASSOU; the Minister of Energy of Kenya, Charles KETER; the EU representative for the Sahel, Emanuela Claudia Del RE, representatives of the private sector such as Gianpiero SUCCI, Partner BonelliErede, Tameru Wondm Agegnehu, Partner fondatore di Tameru Wondm Agegnehu Law Office in partnership with BonelliErede, Ruggero Aricò, Vice President of Confindustria Assafrica & Mediterraneo, Andrea CHIESI, Head of Special Projects – Chiesi Farmaceutici, Saliou DIEYE, Presidente del WAUTI (Union of Fiscal Institutes of Western Africa), Sandra MOMAH, President of the African Network of Women Experts, Federico BEGA, Chief Strategy Officer ( CSO) Promos Italia Scrl, Christian Richmond Nzi, founder of Mygrants Srl, Piergiorgio VALENTE, President of CFE Tax Advisers, Marco Francesco MAZZU, Recruiting Leader and Professor of Marketing & Digital, Università Luiss Guido Carli, Bertrand TCHANA, Head of pediatric cardiology Azienda Ospedaliera Universitaria di Parma, Gérard Komonsira Dioma, Pharmacist, Yalgado Ouédraogo University Hospital Center and many others his.

Innovation, Digitization, Sustainability, Communication, Ecological Transition will be at the heart of this new edition of the forum, all within the framework of the largest Italian-African business networking platform. Not just business and investment: IABW 2021 will host specific panels on science and scientific research on the African continent and on the growth and development opportunities represented by academia, on the value of culture and know, about new perspectives and opportunities for Italian. PME in Africa, on the promotion of young people, women and the African diaspora and migrant entrepreneurship as key players in co-development and post-pandemic recovery action

Hundreds of African and Italian companies, professionals and experts from various sectors of activity will be present in the hall, as well as a large representation of the African diplomatic corps (more than 15 African embassies in Italy are represented at the IABW by ambassadors, consuls and diplomats advisers) to participate in the fifth edition of the IABW.

Because the IABW is a space to organize high-level bilateral institutional meetings, B2B and B3B meetings between Italian and African companies, professionals and institutions, country presentations and high-level conferences. In addition, it represents an opportunity for in-depth analysis and networking to explore new business opportunities for Italian companies in Africa and vice versa and visibility for those who intend to support entrepreneurial realities through their products and / or services.

In this sense, the IABW is the ideal place to bring together supply and demand, to build bridges of high economic value and growth between Italy and Africa, with a particular focus on start-ups and small and medium enterprises. The IABW 2021, which asserts itself as the first event of its kind in Italy, will be multilingual and multi-level, an excellent opportunity for Italian and African entrepreneurs to meet and forge new economic and business relationships based on knowledge. mutual and new opportunities.

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