"The Blue Economy is about bold new thinking to accelerate Africa’s structural transformation and create jobs for a young population on the rise.”

Mrs Leila Ben Hassen, Founder & CEO, Blue Jay Communication

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About ABEF2018

On 7-8 June 2018, London will be celebrating the World Oceans Day by hosting the first edition of the Africa Blue Economy Forum (ABEF). 

Recognising Blue Economy as a major source of wealth and prosperity for the continent, the forum will bring together government officials as well as high-level experts, investors, businesses, policy leaders, international organisations, civil society, public institutions and other opinion leaders to highlight and debate on the wide range of opportunities emerging from Africa’s aquatic and marine spaces. 


- Learn about the potential of Africa’s Blue Economy and how it can create sustainable growth on the continent;

- Meet with ESG and impact investors, decision makers and government officials who can drive scalable, sustainable investment in the ocean;

- Discuss policy challenges and frameworks to attract more sustainable investments in the oceans; 

- Discover investments opportunities and emerging blue industries in the ocean economy; and

- Build strategic partnerships with the public and private sectors to develop sustainable best practices and help shape Africa’s future.


What to expect?


150 Delegates

Including visionary Speakers, inspirational leaders, high-level decision makers and experts from the public and private sectors

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2 Days

Of Networking opportunities with action-oriented discussions and commitments


8 Panels

With action-oriented discussions and commitments and engagement with high-profile media