All roads lead to Africa now. If you aren't doing business with Africa, you aren't doing business.

Africa is increasingly becoming a hub for global trade and investment. We work closely with our members to promote business opportunities and facilitate sustainable investment across the continent.

Moving Africa Forward (MAF) platform for business leaders, investors, and entrepreneurs to gain insight and exposure to information and opportunities from Africa.

Moving Africa Forward (MAF)  with the vision to create thriving African economies. Working in partnership with both private and public sector companies, MAF more effectively identifies and tackles the challenges of doing business in Africa, delivering more impactful and cost-efficient solutions.

We do this in 4 ways:

  • Creating sustainable cross-sector partnerships
  • Empowering local enterprise
  • Championing private sector-led growth
  • Simplifying doing business in Africa
We believe the challenges of doing business in Africa cannot be solved by one company or one sector alone. But by pooling resources and sharing knowledge, MAF leverages existing and new opportunities to drive long-term growth across African economies.

Members profit from a wide range of benefits:
  • Networking opportunities
  • Access to companies
  • Business insights
  • On-the-ground assistance throughout our African network
  • Targeted, high-profile events and investment forums

MAF Sectors

Moving Africa Forward bring together over 1,500 high-level delegates from Africa and around the globe interested in African business opportunities for the following sectors: energy, ICT, financial services, trade, logistics, agribusiness, Manufactering and health care & pharmaceuticals.
​High-level conferences, covering Infrastructure, Water, Energy, Health, Education, Transport, Finance and Networking that brings together businesses to explore new trading opportunities, establish new business networks, develop and form partnerships and plan a way forward to address some of the continent’s requirements.
​​MAF is focused on job creation and improving the business environment for both investors and local SMEs. Our priority is to increase the linkages between large international and domestic companies and smaller local business and increase access to skills, markets and finance
Investor Resources.

Event management:
We organize and execute industry events in the region with the goal of providing business and networking platforms between the various industry players,investors, governments, suppliers and other stakeholders.
The company, alone or in partnership with various partners, plans and executes various types of seminars, buyer-seller meets and B2B events covering a wide range of business sectors.

We also provide consultancy services on penetrating new and emerging markets around the world; conduct studies and research; compile market reports and collect market intelligence; organise field marketing activities through our extensive network of associates and partners in the Middle East and African markets.

We continually deliver a comprehensive networking and events programme of:

Seminar and lectures from influential business leaders and high-level members of governments, exploring the practicalities of doing business in a particular country or region in Africa. Join us for an ideal opportunity to network and get your questions answered.

An in-depth look at specific business sectors and regions in Africa. Join us to hear from a wide range of industries, companies and multinationals and learn about their success stories.

Intimate roundtable meetings with key business figures and politicians limited to approximately 20-25 members. The ideal platform for top-level investors interested in doing business in Africa.

Join us for our eagerly anticipated Annual Events, including our Summer Lecture, the Business Council for Africa Annual General Meeting and other special events.

Become a Moving Africa Forward member and enjoy a whole year’s worth of exclusive benefits – including networking opportunities, select participation in a wide range of high-profile events, and access to useful insights. All this and more at tailored membership rates.

Your beniefents will be:
  • Access to companies
  • Tap into a unique selection of companies and entrepreneurs successfully doing business in Africa.
  • Networking opportunities
  • Meet prominent business people, important leaders and well-informed entrepreneurs. Raise your profile, meet and engage.
  • Dynamic events
  • Take part in numerous high-profile events, sector-specific seminars and bespoke investment roundtables throughout the year.
  • Valuable insights
  • Get access to in-depth research and monthly publications on local markets that come directly from our expert In-Country Directors.