Back to events Next event Previous event




On the 6th of April 2017, a Sierra Leone Business Seminar will take place at the Heineken Experience in Amsterdam. 

This event will target 60 Dutch entrepreneurs and investors, who are either already active in the country or interested in moving their business here in the future. The day will start with some opening speeches with general information about the business climate and business opportunities in Sierra Leone. After the plenary part, there will be roundtables for each sector which will provide the opportunity to discuss business cases and government tenders in greater depth. Moderators for each roundtable will be carefully selected from Dutch companies that are currently doing business in Sierra Leone. In addition, there will be plenty of opportunities for participants to ask questions, exchange experiences and network. 

The seminar will be organised by the Netherlands-African Business Council (NABC), in collaboration with Abubakarr Bangura at Migration and Development Consultancy and is sponsored by Heineken. 

Interested to take part? Register now! 

For more information about this event, please contact Daan Vreeburg:





Preliminary programme: 




13:00 – 13:30 

Registration and networking 

13:30 – 14:00 

Opening speeches  

Irene Visser (Managing Director, NABC) 
Abubakarr Bangura (MDConsultancy)
Binta Jalloh (Project Manager Sierra Leone, SNBCC)
Boudewijn Haarsma  (Managing Director East & West Africa, Heineken)
Florence Bengaly (Head of Chancellery, Embassy of Sierra Leone in Brussels)

14:00 – 14:30 

Sierra Leone: Country Overview & Business Climate 

Abubakarr Bangura on behalf of the Sierra Leone Investment and Export Promotion Agency (SLIEPA)

14:30 – 16:00 

Sector roundtables:
Business opportunities in Agribusiness, Energy, Maritime and Construction (sector round tables)  

Agribusiness: Mark Lemkes (Drie Wilgen Development) 
Energy: Donald Keus (PowerNed) 
Construction: Eric a (BAM International)
Maritime: Capt. Peter Huizinga (Holland Shipyards)

16:00 – 16:20 

Roundtable round-up

Moderators conclude in panel discussion

16:20 – 16:30  


NABC & MDConsultancy & SNBCC

16:30 – 18:00 

Drinks & networking


Event details

Sierra Leone Business Seminar
From April 06, 2017
Till April 06, 2017
NABC events
Amsterdam, Netherlands