Africa Singapore Business Forum 2023
Africa Singapore Business Forum 2023
Promoting business exchange and thought leadership between Africa and Asia

The Africa Singapore Business Forum (ASBF) is the premier platform for business exchange and fostering trade between Africa and Asia. Since it was launched in 2010, it has brought together over 5,000 business and government leaders from 30 countries to explore partnerships and growth opportunities between these two dynamic regions.

The African market presents strong potential for businesses, arising from a growing consumer market and the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA). With borders reopened, more companies can uncover business and investment opportunities in digitalisation, manufacturing and sustainability.

This year, ASBF addressed critical issues and opportunities in these areas through insightful panel discussions, while enabling more business leaders to network with potential partners.

ASBF is organised by Enterprise Singapore every two years. This year, ASBF was back for its seventh edition, as the event returned to a fully physical format since the start of the pandemic.

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Key highlights


Growth opportunities in key growth sectors


With business and government leaders


With more than 500 C-suite executives and key policy makers

In the spotlight

Going far, growing together at the Africa Singapore Business Forum 2023

The Forum welcomed over 500 delegates, mainly from Africa and Singapore.

Singapore firms find opportunities, build confidence to do business in Africa

A sizeable number of companies are stepping foot in Africa for the first time.

Five new business deals signed as more Singapore firms respond to call of Africa

Five new agreements to boost business ties between Singaporean and African companies.

Taking the leap from Singapore to Africa

Its potential draws interest.

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Digitalisation and innovation in Ghana

Ghana and Nigeria lead the digitalisation and innovation space in Africa, with the largest amount and volume of startup funding in the continent. Tech and E-commerce sectors are key driving forces of the region's digital and innovation efforts. Learn about West Africa's latest developments and opportunities from our speakers.

How to expand to East African markets

East Africa offers opportunities for Singapore companies, across various sectors such as digital services, built environment, retail, as well as oil & gas. Hear from industry experts on their outlook towards key economies in East Africa, as they share opportunities in growth sectors, offer tips on how to navigate local market nuances, and overcome potential challenges.

About the organiser

Enterprise Singapore is the 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.

Enterprise Singapore builds trust in Singapore’s products and services through quality and standards.

In Africa, we have offices in Accra (Ghana), Johannesburg (South Africa) and in Nairobi (Kenya). These Overseas Centres help to facilitate greater business partnership and trade cooperation between Singapore and Africa. Enterprise Singapore also supports Singapore companies who are keen to explore growth opportunities in Africa, and African companies looking to enter the Asian market by using Singapore as a base for their regional operations.

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Speakers & Panelists

Expand into Africa

Africa presents many opportunities in sectors such as agriculture, oil and gas, urban solutions, and the digital economy.