Third Executive Breakfast Briefing: EU platform on public and private sector dialogue on AFRICA, 27th October 2015
On 27th October Schuman Associates organized the Third Executive Breakfast Briefing, which addressed the role and opportunities for the private sector in EU Africa cooperation programmes under the 11th EDF during 2015 and new EU Financial instruments (Agrifi, Electrifi and Africa Trust Fund). The event built on the outcomes of the first and second EEAS/DG DEVCO Schuman Executive Briefings in 2014 and key developments since then.
The objective of the event was to review the challenges and opportunities for enhancing the public private partnership between the EU and Africa to the mutual benefit of both and in ways that are sustainable in the mid to long term.
The breakfast briefing on 27th October was an exclusive, invitation only meeting for senior executives from the private sector. The event will was small and informal in order to allow maximum opportunity for a constructive and useful discussion on how to enhance EU PPP engagement in Africa.
Moderator: Jan Dröge, Partner, Schuman Associates
Antti Pekka Karhunen, Head of Unit Private Sector Development, EC DG DEVCO
Constance Kann, Director for EIB Institutional Relations and Public Affairs
Christine Leurquin, Vice-President, EU and Institutional Relations, SES
Isabelle Adam, Special Advisor, European Cocoa Association