Africa Works! 2024

The 6th edition of the NABC's flagship conference Africa Works! will take place on the 23rd of April at the Royal Tropical Institute - KIT in Amsterdam.

About the event: Africa Works!

Since its initial edition, NABC’s flagship event Africa Works! has grown into the largest Africa-focused business conference in the Benelux. With an average of 400 visitors and 30% of the participants from Africa, it is THE place where the Dutch private sector meets Africa.

This year, “Africa’s Green Industrialisation - Made in Africa” is the overarching theme we have chosen for the sixth edition of Africa Works! with a focus on green solutions which aim to decouple economic growth from environmental harm. Africa Works! 2024 will explore sustainable economic diversification and opportunities linked to three themes:

  1. Circular Food Production (regenerative approaches to food production and repurposing waste streams in the agro-processing sector).
  2. Renewable Energy (alternative energy sources for the energy transition and advanced waste-to-energy technologies).
  3. Sustainable Agro-logistics (efficient cold chains and sustainable transportation systems).

To maximise the potential partnerships and collaborations between African and European companies and organisations, the 2024 edition of Africa Works! will once again welcome strong African delegations with concrete investment opportunities and projects for partnerships and cooperation.

Africa Works! aims to:

  • Make visible the investment and trade opportunities in different African countries;
  • Connect Dutch/European companies with competent authorities, and businesses from Africa;
  • Accelerate strategic partnerships between businesses;
  • Facilitate Public-Private-Partnerships;
  • Connect (international) investors with opportunities across Africa;
  • Enable SMEs and start-ups to find alternative financing solutions; and
  • Much more!


The Africa Works! 2024 conference will take place on the 23rd of April in KIT Royal Tropical Institute, Amsterdam, located at Mauritskade 63 1092 AD, Amsterdam. The conference consists of inspiring keynote speeches, insightful workshops around the three abovementioned themes, an Investors’ Session, an Innovation Round Table about Financing Africa's Green Industrialisation, and country-focus sessions.  Africa Works! 2024 consists of one conference day (23rd of April) followed by two delegate-focused business days filled with company visits (24th of April) and B2B meetings (25th of April). Like previous editions of Africa Works!, we expect 5-6 African delegations and a high attendance of financial institutions, funds, private equity firms and impact investors.

When zooming into the workshops, the following themes will be addressed with each having two dedicated workshops which will are being further defined in collaboration with our knowledge partner TNO and Wageningen University & Research (Wageningen Livestock Research). Thematic sessions will have real time approach, whereby real-life challenges and solutions are presented.

To secure your seat and register, please go to the website: Africa Works!

About NABC

NABC is the leading organisation for trade and investment facilitation for Africa based in the Netherlands. NABC strongly believes that the private sector has a crucial role to play towards an Africa that is economically thriving and globally competitive in trade and investment. NABC’s purpose is to inspire and connect businesses with Africa’s opportunities and to enable them in making confident decisions about when, where and how to do business in Africa.