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Africa-ASEAN Business Expo & Forum in Johannesburg,South Africa is designed to be the strategic platform that links businesses between ASEAN and the African Union.Investors, manufacturers, importers and distributors will meet their counterparts from ten South East Asian (ASEAN) nations at the inaugural Africa-ASEAN Business Expo (AABE) and Forum.
DATE: 6 to 8 November 2017
TIME: All day
VENUE: Sandton Convention Centre
The two-day conference and exhibition will address the opportunities available to increase bilateral trade and review current trade and investment policies and opportunities, while the free-to-attendbusiness expo and multiple networking opportunities will allow delegates to explore new import and export potential across sectors including environmental, construction, infrastructure, water, ICTs, transportation, and a multi-sectoral Singapore Pavilion.
South Africa, Nigeria and Egypt have the largest import markets for ASEAN goods. Significant bilateral investment has also taken place in recent years, with Singaporean companies the largest ASEAN investor in Africa. Singaporean investment in Africa passed the US$16-billion mark in 2012, followed by Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia. Over 300 ASEAN companies operate in Africa, primarily in manufacturing, oil and urban development.
Under the theme “Creating strategic partnership between African and ASEAN countries”, the expo will be addressed by South Africa’s Minister of Small Business Development, Lindiwe Zulu, in the morning of 6 November 2017.
The forum will include talks on trade and commerce with ASEAN nations, South Africa, Ghana, and Rwanda, as well as the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the Singapore Manufacturing Federation and local organisations including the Black Business Council, South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Johannesburg Chamber of Commerce and Industry (JCCI).
The exhibition is free to attend, while seats at the Africa-ASEAN Business Forum (AABF) should be reserved.
The AABF is co-organised by the Singapore Manufacturing Federation and Conference & Exhibition Management Services in partnership with the Johannesburg Chamber of Commerce & Industry.
Kenneth Omeruo
Omeruo Ndukaku Kenneth is an Innovation Management expert,the CEO of Emerging Media,a new media company.He is a member of ISPIM - International Society for Professional Innovation Management and the US-Africa chamber of Commerce.He is the Founder of TechTrends Nigeria Blog,Nigeria Innovation Summit and the African Innovation Academy.Kenneth is a highly sought-after Internet Marketing Consultant who has through his seminars, articles, training and consulting, helped many organizations, Individuals, Businesses maximize the Internet for business purposes.Kenneth has also being featured as a guest on the TV show TODAY ON STV Nigeria and on Bloomberg Africa TV.He is the author of the best –selling Internet Book: How To Create Unlimited Internet Wealth. He is a syndicated columnist with the following Newspapers in Nigeria: Daily Independent, Financial Standard, PUNCH, BusinessDay, and Sun.Kenneth organises the EduNet Conference for Universities in Nigeria. Kenneth is a member of Institute of Software Practitioners of Nigeria( ISPON ) Roundtable For Capacity Development in Nigeria,member pre-selection committee for Nigeria at the UN World Summit Awards,a Panelist for Youth Enterprise With Innovation in Nigeria(YouWIN)-a Federal government initiative created by the ministry of finance,supported by ministries of Communications Technology,Youth Development,Worldbank and DFID. A 2013 Judge at the Google Cloud Developers Challenge for Sub Saharan Africa.He has been a contributing editor of Nigeria Communications Week,Africa Telecom and IT Business Magazine,ICT Today magazine,M2 magazine.Kenneth has been invited to the Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation Forum, Oracle Open World Conference USA, Oracle Cloud World Dubai, and GITEX Dubai. He now lives in New York with his family and presently working on an Open Innovation project for Nigeria. You can contact Kenneth through email: (kenneth (at)techtrendsng.com) Facebook:www.facebook.com/Kenneth.omeruo On Twitter:www.twitter.com/kennethomeruo Skpe:Kenneth.Omeruo

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