Our annual

EAC Business Investment Forum

The EAC Business & Investment Forum is one of the most important business activities each year to promote more business (trade) and investment between Sweden and East Africa. This is a joint venture between SWEACC and the East African Community Embassies in Nordic. The theme for the EAC Business & Investment Forum 2018 was ”Health and Growth” and focus was Medtech and ICT. Next time we will arrange this event in Stockholm and the theme will be “Green Cities in East Africa”.

Today, East African with neighbours offers a market close to 500 million consumers for Swedish goods and services. Focus within sustainable business in East Africa are renewable energy, waste management and waste to energy, water purification (Blue Economy) and sustainable urban planning. Many companies in Sweden are in the front line in terms of innovation and technologies that could meet the demand we see in East Africa. Now it is time to grow that business! EAC Business and Investment Forum 2019 will take place in Stockholm in March 2019 (more detail will follow). We will now organize this for the 7th time, on this occasion in Stockholm as last was arranged in Kigali, Rwanda 2018. As mention the theme is “Green Cities in East Africa” and the focus will be sustainable business opportunities in East Africa. We will arrange special breakout sessions focusing on Waste to Energy, Water and Sanitation and Green Transport. We will discuss both actual business but also skill training as part of every break out session. We will have a large delegation visiting from East Africa to meet Swedish Companies to discuss sustainable business.

If you are interested to be a partner or sponsor for the EAC Business & Investment Forum 2019 you are also welcome to contact any of the team members in the Technical Committee working with this event in 2019; •

Joachim Davidsson, SWEACC
Prudence Persson, SWEACC
Agnes Mwaiselage, Tanzania Embassy
Kerstin Borglin, Uganda Embassy
Marie Elise Umulisa, Rwanda Embassy
Salome Kagosha, Kenya Embassy

Welcome to the EAC Business & Investment Forum 2019

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EAC Business Investment Forum 2018

Selection of images from EAC Business Investment Forum 2018 in Kigali, Rwanda

The Embassies of Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda from the East African Community (EAC) together with the Swedish East African Chamber of Commerce (SWEACC) and Swecare Foundation have for the past five (5) years been organizing investment and business forums in Sweden. The latest forums have been on promotion of business between Sweden and East Africa in Energy and Medtech/ICT.

The EAC-BIF 2018 took place on 20th of March 2018 in Kigali. Building on experiences from past forums, this year's forum focuses on the emerging and more cross cutting subject of "ICT Solutions" in the area of MedTech for health care systems under the Theme “Health and Growth”.

Participants of EAC-BIF 2018

  • Swedish and EAC Companies that offer or are interested in offering or buying ICT-solutions, IT product or ICT technologies for use

  • Government representatives

  • Trade organisations

  • Business Enterprises and Investors from the East African community

  • Business councils

The Aim of the Forum/ Business Conference

The aim of the Forum was to promote successful investments and trade opportunities in ICT based technologies/products for better livelihood. The forum gave an opportunity for business to business (B2B) and Government to Business (G2B) meetings to take place.

Conference location and logistics

The conference were held at At Radisson, Park Inn Hotel and Conference in Kigali, Rwanda

Date of the Forum/ Conference

The conference was on the 20th of March 2018 from 08.00 – 18.00, with field visits the day after on the 21st March.

This was a great opportunity to continue the development of a sustainable partnership between Sweden and the EAC countries. For more information about the EAC Business & Investment Forum 2018, please contact Mr Joachim Davidsson at SWEACC (jd@bopen.se).

The EAC Business Forum 2018 in Kigali was part of the Delegation Trip arranged by Swecare and Business Sweden as they organized a complete program covering both Rwanda and Uganda from March 19th to March 23rd, 2018. For more information about the Delegation Trip, please contact Mrs Shampa Bari, Swecare (shampa.bari@swecare.se).

Please find programme here.

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