Recent Public Events & Recordings

Access the most recent events with our wide array of speakers from across Canada and African markets on trade and investment

August 2021

Securing Africa’s Free Trade Future: Explore the Vital Role of Youth and Women in AfCFTA

The Seminar on Critical Metals: Advancing Canada-Africa Collaboration: Critical metals are central to the transition to a net-zero emmissions economy, while driving economic development

July 2021

Graduate Summer Fellow, Akinyi J. Eurallyah, has completed a report on AfCFTA for The Canada-Africa Chamber of Business. Toward Effective Implementation of a Sustainable African Continental Free Trade Area. Read the Full Report or download the audio interview in conversation with Garreth Bloor     

June 2021

Zimbabwe is Open for Business: The forum welcomed Ministerial and business leaders from Zimbabwe. The country is a member of the African Trade Insurance Agency, providing various options to mitigate risk on investments and trade - rated "A/stable" by S&P, and "A3/Stable" by Moodys.

Senegal's New Economic Policy:Joined by Canadian government and business leaders, our first forum with Senegal presented the new economic policy for one of Africa's most respected markets

May 2021  

De-Risking the World's Future Growth Engine: In our 27-year history as a Chamber of Business, the latest range of risk insurance instruments is a major leap forward for Canadian institutional investors and African countries - standing to unlock billions in investment capital.      

Tanzania Business and Investment Session: Together with Ministerial and private sector leaders we showcased opportunities in an exciting market - with a GDP projected to grow 4.1% this year and by 5.8% in 2022, according to the African Development Bank.   

April 2021

Leveraging technology to help manage and monitor water quality during the pandemic. On Thursday 15 April 2021, The Canada-Africa Chamber of Business was honoured - in conjunction with MAPP Africa - to host a vital forum on water quality technologies. Attendees included MP Yasmin Ratansi, Ambassdors, High Commissioners, business leaders and academia.

March 2021

Post-COVID Prosperity in Africa: Assessing the Prospects and Path to Recovery. In response to popular demand, the Chamber welcomed the return of the Centre for Risk Analysis in Johannesburg for a webinar on the outlook for Sub-Saharan Africa. We explored the required measures to handle the post-COVID recovery

Africa's Informal Sector Recovery - Opportunities for Canadian Businesses:The informal economy comprises a significant size of Africa's economic activity and is dynamic - though sometimes overlooked outside the continent. The opportunity to develop solutions for Africa’s informal sector remains large and companies are thriving by serving this market.

P3 on Ethiopia: Showcasing Public-Private Opportunities for Canada's Private Sector: On 25 March 2021 we hosted this forum on behalf of Global Affairs Canada. The event assessed public-private sector opportunities in healthcare, energy, and transport, in the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia.   

ICT in South Africa: Understanding the Regulatory Environment: Presentations and discussions covered the Protection of Personal Information Act, the Cyber Security Bill (soon to be an Act of Parliament) and a proposed Software Tax.

Canada-Africa Clean Growth SymposiumThe Chamber managed the program session on 'Investments and Collaboration in Climate-Resilient Solutions in Agriculture and Precision Farming' which was followed by a key financing announcement with the African Development Bank.

3-day program during PDAC with MineAfrica Inc: 22nd Annual African Mining Breakfast and 19th Annual Investing in African Mining Seminar: 9 - 11 March 2021

February 2021

Agriculture in Action: Advancing the Canada-Africa Relationship.

Virtual Trade Mission to Mozambique: Exploring Agriculture, Energy and Oil & Gas opportunities: 

Official Opening of the Ottawa Office: Welcoming dozens of dozens of leaders from across Canada and African governments.

January 2021

Financing Africa's Clean Energy Revolution: From large-scale ventures to early-stage companies.

December 2020  

Spotlight: the African Continental Free Trade Area - Opportunities for Canadian women entrepreneurs.

November 2020

Pioneering Canada-Africa Startup Innovation: Exploring Pan-African Investment & Collaboration.

October 2020

Africa Accelerating 2020: 3 days, 45 speakers and a range of topics under the themes of agriculture, natural resources and free trade.

Central Africa Investment Webinar. Canada's Trade Chief, five Cabinet Ministers from Central Africa and added senior officials present investment opportunities for Canada.

Nigerian Independence Day: A celebration of deepening commercial ties, amidst VIP remarks from across Canada in celebration of the 60th Anniversary of Independence in Africa's most populous nation.

September 2020

Rwanda Investment Session: Opportunities in a range of sectors across Rwanda. Opening remarks from representatvies of the governments of Rwanda and Canada.

Powering a Canada-Africa Agenda: Clean Energy in Action.

August 2020

Canada-Africa Leadership: Natural Resource Development for Stronger Communities: Profiling the Vital Role of Canadian Natural Resource Companies.

Enabling Broad-Based Canada-Africa Trade and Investment. Discover how Canada's partners across Africa are supporting new markets, and investing in the entrepreneurs and companies active within them.

July 2020

Canada-Africa Mobility: Insights into the post COVID-19 market. An interactive session featuring Samson Arega (Canada's Country Manager at Ethiopian Airlines) and Michael Goshko (Corporate Risk Manager, Western Union)

Canada-Nigeria Business & Investment Series Session held on July 15, moderated by Chamber President Garreth Bloor and held by MineAfrica.

Technology and Innovation for Managing and Monitoring Water Quality During COVID-19. Chamber Director Brian Dodo moderated this session with leading practitioners in the field.

June 2020

The African Union Online Procurement Platform: Canadian Minister Mary Ng in conversation with Strive Masiyiwa, the AU's Special Envoy on COVID.

Leadership with Wray Carvelas

Legal Considerations Amidst Covid-19 including a comprehensive Q&A 

Trade Commissioner Service:The latest for Canadian firms on business and export support for African markets

Poverty, Inc: Special Recording and Panel Discussion 

China, Canada and Business in Africa: A Chatham House session (Members Only)

May 2020

Canada, Africa & Free Trade 

Minister Mary Ng on Measures for Canadian Firms in Africa 


Economic Freedom in Canada and African markets (Members Only)

23 April 2020: 10:00 to 11:30 Attendees from across Canada and over 20 African countries joined Fraser Institute director Dr. Fred MacMahon, who leads the Economic Freedom Project with and a network of over 100 think tanks globally. Fred shared his analysis on considerations for doing business in future in Africa, with a lively discussion and debate that followed.

COVID 19 - Accelerating a move toward "e-investor" relations?

17 April 2020: 12:00 till 13:30 Welcoming top thinkers at and Deloitte, speakers assessed the changing nature of investor relations in a digital age, at a time of crisis

The Africa Opportunity Session

16 April 2020: 12:00 till 13:30 Led by Mukani Moyo of McKinsey, this cutting-edge presentation covered the latest in potential for Canada-Africa trade and investment during uncertain times. Representatives from Embassies and High Commissions from over a dozen African countries also attended.

March 2020

21st Annual African Mining Breakfast during PDAC. View here.

Members may submit questions ahead of time for speakers at all events. A series of smaller events and private events are set up for members on request.

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