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19 Sep 2023 • Conference

Mauritius spearheads Pan-African Collaboration with the Africa Partnership Conference 2023

The Economic Development Board (EDB) of Mauritius, in collaboration with the Ministry of Finance, Economic Planning & Development, is proud to announce the hosting of the Africa Partnership Conference (APC) on the 2nd and 3rd of October 2023. The event will take place at the Intercontinental Balaclava Fort in Mauritius.

Under the theme “Unity in Partnership: Enabling Sustainable & Inclusive Investment”, the conference aims at fostering a conducive investment climate, catalyzing cross-border collaboration and promoting harmonious interactions among a diverse array of stakeholders. This theme not only underscores the importance of strategic partnerships but also highlights the role played by Mauritius in propelling Africa towards a future characterized by sustainable growth, innovation, and shared prosperity.

The APC is EDB’s flagship conference for 2023 and is expected to bring together Investment Promotion Agencies (IPAs) from 25 African nations, forward-thinking venture capitalists, fund managers, Development Finance Institutions (DFIs), expert tax advisors, institutional investors, and groundbreaking entrepreneurs.

Designed with the vision of nurturing collaboration and encouraging insightful dialogues on key aspects that define Africa’s growth trajectory, the APC aims to position Mauritius at the forefront of investment and trade hubs within the African region.

The two-day conference will be packed with mastermind keynotes, special addresses and panel discussions. These sessions will delve into crucial themes such as Intra-Africa Trade, Infrastructure, Trade Financing, AfCFTA, ESG, and Fintech, to name a few. Attendees will gain insights into emerging investment and business opportunities in African markets, network with global leaders, foster collaboration among Investment Promotion Agencies, and work towards optimizing Africa’s growth potential.

With an expected turnout of 400 participants, the event is set to welcome CEOs representing more than 100 international organizations. The APC will gather over two days eminent personalities and thought leaders.

For Dr. the Honourable Renganaden Padayachy, Minister of Finance, Economic Planning and Development, the APC Mauritius 2023 sets the tone for a transformative event that promises to redefine the future of pan-African collaboration.

“The Africa Partnership Conference is more than just an event; it’s a testament to Mauritius’s steadfast dedication to nurturing pan-African collaboration. The APC 2023 is where groundbreaking ideas meet unparalleled opportunities, where lasting partnerships are established, ties are built, and key economic issues are debated. We are privileged to welcome some of Africa’s most distinguished personalities. Together, we can redefine the investment, business, and trade landscape, further solidifying Mauritius’s position in relation to Africa”, he adds.

The APC enjoys the backing of ABSA as the platinum sponsor along with 18 sponsors, comprising 3 technical partners (Heritage Golf Club, MTPA, and Maurice Stratégie) and 24 investment promotion agencies (

Jeune Afrique and Africa Report have been appointed as the official Media Partners and CNBC Africa will provide live coverage of the APC Conference launch. Mrs. Tania Habimana, anchor for CNBC Africa’s primetime financial markets and business show, ‘Closing Bell’, will be the Master of Ceremony on the 2nd October.

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