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About the summit

Strengthening African and Nordic business relations

400 guests from more than 35 countries will gather for the 9th consecutive Nordic-African Business Summit in Oslo on Tuesday 8th of October. South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa and founder of Econet Group Strive Masiyiwa are among this year’s distingusihed speakers.

This year’s Summit will focus on experience sharing in sectors such as finance, energy, technology and health. As in previous years, African Ambassadors will be ready to meet guests during the dedicated speed-meetings session. It is expected government delegations from South Africa, Nigeria, Ghana, Angola, Kenya and Ethiopia.


“We are looking very forward to gather Nordic and African companies in Oslo this fall. We believe we can create better business together, with the Summit being the starting point.”

— Mr. Eivind Fjeldstad, CEO | NABA 

The Nordic-African Business Summit is organised by the Norwegian-African Business Association (NABA) in partnership with Norfund – the government’s investment fund, and the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. It has become one of Europe’s leading business and investor conferences focusing exclusively on the African continent.


NABA in Brief

Creating a link between the Norwegian and African business communities


Bridging Opportunities

NABA seeks to promote business opportunities on the African continent and serve as a bridge between Norwegian and African business communities.

Bridging Business

NABA is the most relevant network for Norwegian companies working in African markets, bringing together Nordic companies working on the African continent.

Bridging Knowledge

NABA is an information hub for knowledge and analysis about new African markets through reports, expert meetings, seminars and conferences.


NABA was established in 2012 by the Confederation of Norwegian Enterprise (NHO), Virke, Norfund, Statoil, Yara, Jotun, Innovation Norway and others.


NABA currently has 155 member companies operating in 44 African countries, representing sectors such as energy, finance, services, logistics, technology, health, media, etc.


Through our partners and European Business Council for Africa (EBCAM) in Brussels, NABA is Norway’s most extensive private sector network in African markets.