Opening and Closing

  • Many high profiles are featured throughout the 5th EABF, starting with a Welcome address performed by Emma Marcegaglia, President of BusinessEurope and Jacqueline Mugo, Secretary General of Business Africa.
  • The Opening will be assumed by José Manuel Barroso, President of European Commission and Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, President of African Union Commission.
  • For this EABF there will be only one Keynote speaker, business leader, Mr. Ahmed Heikal, Chairman and Founder of Citadel Capital. He will be interviewed by Ms Isabelle Kumar from Euronews.
  • Finally, the scene of the Forum will be set with our host for the event, Mr. Antonio Tajani, Vice-President of the European Commission.