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9. Africa Expo Budapest

Culture- Business- Travel 

28 February - 1 March 2020

Venue: Hungexpo Budapest Fair Center, Pavilion ’A’, co-event of Travel Show, HUNGARY

Africa Expo and Fair is an annual international forum focused on the building of African-Hungarian relations, presenting business and cooperation opportunities, and boosting partnerships between African and Hungarian stakeholders. The first eight editions (2011-2019) of Africa Expo attracted nearly 330.000 visitors and 175 exhibitors from 29 African countries. 


The 9. Africa Expo Budapest will be held at HUNGEXPO Budapest Fair Center's Pavilion A on 29 February- 1 March, as co-event of International Travel Show. The conference will take place in the VIP room of the G Pavilion of the HUNGEXPO Budapest Fair Center on Friday 28 February. The professional event will look at the role of African local governments and government agencies in local development projects, and explore opportunities for involvement in African development projects. The conference will also be attended by a group of 35 business people from Senegal and the Ivory Coast, which is organized by WEFA Industrie, who is a special diamond sponsor of the Expo. At the end of the Conference will be an opportunity with B2B meetings with exhibitors. 


At the Africa Expo 20 African countries will be presented at the Exhibitor's booths  this year: Algeria, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mali, Nigeria, Senegal, the REpublic of South Africa, Madagascar, Sudan, Tanzania and Zanzibar, Uganda, Zambia, Mafia Island (Tanzania). 


On February 29 saturday come and Meet the Exhibitors at the informal Africa Expo After Party  at InToto Budapest Club from 7 pm. (Location: 1072 Budapest, Nyár u. 20 Budapest, close to Blaha Lujza square). 




There will be shows, lectures and interesting content showcased about Africa and the Exhibitors at the Ethiopian Airlines Africa Stage during the duration of the event. Come and visit the Africa Expo to discover the exhibitors and the African countries they represent! At the Expo you will find your next African travel destination or business partner. 



WEFA Industrie - World Exhibition For Africa - Special Diamond Sponsor of 9. Africa Expo Budapest

BAK’SS GROUPE is specialized in Innovations and conception of strategic projects for Africa. Our activity is aimed at contributing to the development and international promotion of Africa through the involvement of experts from different backgrounds. Through our 16 agencies throughout the African continent, we maintain close relationship with local actors, such as local authorities, chambers of commerce, professional federations and clubs, ministries and embassies. The group is composed of a number of entities that serve as technical structures for carrying out specific missions, namely:


  • BAK’SS Engineering: Specialized consultancy to support African local authorities in developing their development programs. For example, we helped develop a complex regional planning for the next 15 years in Guinea called "Boké Vision 2035".
  • World Exhibition For Africa (Wefa-Industry): Company specialized in the organization of business fairs and the of the participation of our partners in fairs organized throughout the world. We also create exchanges between professionals in Africa and Europe helping the transfer of best practices.
  • OEA (Organization of African Companies): the associative structure designed to organize strategic support for the private sector and local communities in Africa, through networking, connecting social partners and finding funding

    Our business missions programming is mainly focused on the types of events and organizations that attract African participants. The events we decided to target in Hungary this year are touch upon issues that interest Africa significantly (ex. The RENEO fair on renewable energy in May 2020). Hungary is a new destination for our organization, but we have been exploring the region since 2015 in order to analyse the market for African professionals. (Example: 2 photos attached, during the business interviews of Mr. Bakary SAGNO in Slovakia, in 2015, with the Chamber of Commerce and the organizer of a security fair). Africa Expo is a major event in that attracts visitor from the wider region, we could not miss it.

    The purpose of our presence at various professional events is to discover business opportunities that strengthen the economic relationship between Europe and Africa. In our experience, the Central European region is known to only a few African professionals, although these countries offer significant business opportunities. Therefore, Central Europe is a strategic development destination for us in 2020, the same way that are the USA, CANADA and France.

    Mr. Bakary Sagno, architect by profession, specialises in project engineering and professional supervision. He is particularly proficient in the following sectors: construction, urban planning, environment, tourism, agriculture, new technology and vocational training. He is of Ivorian and Guinean nationality.

    - Ivory Coast has a very developed economy based on agriculture, being the 1st world producer of cocoa. The investments also focus on real estate, fishing, culture, etc.
    - Guinea is mainly a mining country, with its status as the 2nd world producer of bauxite, but other sectors are booming also (bauxite, gold, granite, forest, agriculture, fishing, tourism, etc.)
    These two countries will, among others, be able to offer large markets for infrastructure and other projects in the future, depending on the know-how Hungary has to offer.

    Our delegation currently consists of 34 members representing 3 countries:
  • Ivory Coast with 16 representatives,
  • Guinea with 8 representatives,
  • Senegal with 10 representatives.

The delegation includes business leaders, travel agency managers, community leaders, artisans, etc.