FABS 2024

About Francophone Africa Business Summit (FABS)

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Francophone Africa Business Summit

Africa is home to over 300 million French speakers ‑ the largest French‑speaking population globally. Francophone countries make up 21 of the continent’s 55 nations, creating immense potential for trade and cross‑border investment.

While interest from companies in English speaking Africa continues growing across sectors like finance, mining, and technology, prospective investors still face significant barriers, ranging from unfamiliarity with the regulatory systems, cross‑border legal differences, and not least limited knowledge of the business environments and communities across markets.

However, momentum keeps building. The stability of the CFA currency zone, among other factors, appeals to foreign parties.

To foster more seamless, mutually beneficial deals between these two “worlds”, Epena Law launches the pioneering Francophone Africa Business Summit on February 28th – 29th, 2024 in Lagos, Nigeria convening senior policymakers, investors, legal experts, and business leaders from economic powerhouses like Nigeria, Ivory Coast, Cameroon, Senegal, and beyond.

Investing in Francophone Africa - Playbook and Opportunities

The First Edition of this summit organised by Epena Law, a law firm headquartered in Cameroon with offices in Nigeria, Abidjan and London, with the support of major operators of the private and public sectors will serve as a catalyst in providing English‑speaking businesses with a roadmap for expansion while unlocking opportunities for mutual prosperity with major French‑speaking African economies such as Senegal, Ivory Coast, Cameroon to name a few.

FABS 2024 promises to be the first of a series of business summits that will boost intra‑African trade between Francophone and English‑speaking Africa. The summit will gather investors, decision-makers and entrepreneurs around the table to discuss the various opportunities for growth available in neighboring francophone markets. FABS 2024 is positioned as an essential founding event to initiate lasting interconnection. An event not to be missed.

Themed “Investing in Francophone Africa – Playbook and Opportunities”, the Francophone Africa Business Summit 2024 edition will serve as a platform to discuss the brightest opportunities and most pressing issues, but also incentivization frameworks with a view to fostering regional cross‑investments.

In addition to pathbreaking leadership insights and analyses, FABS promises to offer rich interactions and insights to form strategic relationships between entities and linguistic spheres that can transform the economic landscape.

This first‑of‑its‑kind Lagos summit marks the genesis of an annual tradition where policymakers, executives and investors from Anglophone and Francophone Africa will continue bridging divides to fulfill the continent’s unbridled potential.

Some of our Confirmed Attendees

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