The Africa Singapore Business Forum (ASBF) is the premier platform for promoting business exchange and thought leadership between Africa and Asia.
ASBF, organized, by Enterprise Singapore, brought together over 2,000 business and government leaders from 30 countries to develop opportunities and partnerships between these two dynamic regions.
The forum was to address critical issues and identify opportunities in key sectors, including Real Estate, Oil and Gas, Digital Economy and Manufacturing. The forum also addressed the important question of financing when doing business in Africa.
Enterprise Singapore is a Singapore government agency championing enterprise development. It also supports the growth of Singapore as a hub for global trading and startups. The agency attracts global commodities traders to establish their global or Asian home base in Singapore. Today, Singapore is a leading global trading hub with a complete ecosystem for the energy, agri-commodities and metals & minerals trading clusters. Singapore is also home to many global enterprises, startups and investors that operate in its robust pro-enterprise environment.
In this year’s ASBF, Edlis International participated and was represented by its Chief Operating Officer and co-founder; Mr. Edward Dorsaa. The Guest-of-Honour for the Forum was Mr. Chan Chun Sing, Minister of Trade and Industry, Singapore. Other featured speakers were; Dr Benedict Oramah (President & Chairman of Board of Directors, African Export-Import Bank) Mr. Harkishin (Haresh) Aswani (Managing Director, Tolaram Group), Mrs. Juliet Anammah (CEO, Jumia Ltd, Nigeria), Mr Kweku Bedu-Addo (CEO, South Africa & Southern Africa Standard Chartered Bank), Mr V. Srivathsan (Managing Director & CEO, Olam International).
Subsequently, Mr. Simon Ng – of ASOM and Mr. Silvio Gourgel of EMC, Angola visited Ghana to continue partnership discussions and formal engagements with regulators and stakeholder in the upstream sector of the oil and gas space.