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The 2017 edition of The Annual African Ambassadors Dinner will be hosted on Friday November 24 at the Rabobank headquarters in Utrecht. The Dinner provides the most fitting networking platform for both African Ambassadors and representatives of the Dutch private sector to seek new connections while enhancing existing business relations.

The program will consist of  Ambassador matchmaking session and speeches by guest speakers such as Hans Docter from Foreign Affairs, Coert Beerman from Rabobank and Boudewijn Haarsma from Heineken. Also, one of NABC's members will be awarded the 'Doing Business in Africa Award'. As a participant, you can vote for this year's winner of the Doing Business in Africa Award.   Please check the Factsheet for more information and to vote.


This year's attending embassies: (Please note that the embassies attending are subject to change accordingly to the registrations) 


Practical information

Date: Friday, November 24th 

Time: 14:30-21:45

Location: Rabobank Nederland

Address: Croeselaan 18, 3521 CB Utrecht

Train: The Rabobank Head Quarters is within walking distance of Utrecht Centraal

Parking at location (Limited Space): After the new building, follow the signs ‘Parkeren bezoekers’ (visitors’ parking). You will need to drive around the building to the car park entrance at the back. Please report at the reception, where you will be given directions to the venue.

(Paid) Parking Adress: If the main parking is full you can try, in order of distance from the venue: Jaarbeurs Parking or Moreelsepark, Spoorstraat 22.

Language: English

Dress code: Formal/Chic: Dress to impress



The "Doing Business in Africa" Award

Every year during the Ambassadors Dinner, a prestigious award is presented to one of our notable members. The "Doing Business in Africa" (DBA) Award aims to reward, with recognition, a company's contribution to the sustainable and inclusive economic development within Africa. Apart from being an active member in the NABC community, the criteria include working in an innovativeinclusive and sustainable manner, and having a clear strategy and an active engagement in the African market that has proven a business success. The following four companies have been pre-selected as nominees for the DBA awards: KukuaEast-West SeedSafisana, and AgroFair Benelux! The top three companies with the most votes will be given the floor during the Ambassadors Dinner to pitch their successful business stories, and the audience will get a chance to vote for the winner at the event. Now we ask for your help - vote for the three companies you believe should battle for the DBA award, and you could possibly win two tickets to the Ambassadors Dinner! 



Kukua is a weather data and forecasting service that aims to close Africa's weather information gap by implementing new weather station technology and providing better weather forecast accuracy within Africa. Their goal is to provide such services to smallholder farmers, commercial farmers and other stakeholders throughout the continent, in order to help them make critical decisions regarding climate change, agriculture, health, and energy.

                                                       Watch this clip to know more about Kukua!  


East-West Seed

As one of the 10 largest vegetable seed companies in the world, East-West Seed works to provide innovative products and services that will help increase the income of smallholder vegetable farmers, and promote the growth and quality of the tropical vegetable industry. By improving local vegetable varieties, farming skills, and growing practices through Knowledge Transfer programmes, East-West Seed remains as the market leader for high-quality vegetable seeds in East Africa. 

                                                         Watch this clip to learn more about East-West Seed!




Based in Ghana Safisana is a unique company that is the first to launch a complete circular industry: by converting human waste - combined with refuse from organic food markets and abattoirs - into electrical power, clean water for irrigation and organic fertilizer. Improving conditions for people living in the slums, and creating commercial profit from waste is what makes  Safisana a dynamic organization that is happy to use business methods to ensure that they are creating a positive impact.  

                                                              Watch this clip to know more about  Safisana!  






                                                       * By voting, you get the chance to win two free tickets for the Ambassadors Dinner! 









Paul Hol, CEO of FORM International, and NABC's deputy Managing Director Marina Diboma, after receiving the Doing Business in Africa Award, 2016 edition. 

Event details

Annual Ambassadors Dinner
From November 24, 2017
Till November 25, 2017
NABC events
Annual Event
Utrecht, Netherlands
+31 (0)610278647