BlueInvest Africa 2024

3–4 Jul 2024 | Diani, Kwale County, Kenya

3 July 2024 - 4 July 2024

Diani, Kwale County, Kenya

Diamonds Resort, Diani, Kwale County, Kenya and Online

BlueInvest Africa 2024

Welcome to BlueInvest Africa 2024!

BlueInvest Africa is an important business event, initiated by the European Commission in 2022. The objective of BlueInvest Africa is to facilitate meetings between African entrepreneurs seeking financing and international investors scouting for opportunities, all centred around projects capable of propelling Africa's blue economy forward.

This initiative is a testament to the power of collaboration, symbolizing a new era of partnership between Europe and Africa. Building on the resounding success of our inaugural edition in 2022, which brought together 500 delegates from 40 African countries, BlueInvest Africa 2024 aims to further elevate the blue economy in the EU-Africa political agenda.

The focus for 2024 is to spotlight transformative projects within maritime and coastal sectors, as well as interior waters, emphasizing sustainable innovation, job creation, and marine ecosystem preservation. This event provides a unique platform for African-based companies and global investors to forge strategic alliances, exchange knowledge, and propel the blue economy to unprecedented heights. BlueInvest Africa 2024 is more than just a conference; it's a movement towards a sustainable future, driven by the shared vision of a thriving blue economy that benefits both continents.

Join us in Kwale County, Kenya, for this transformative event and be a part of shaping the future of the blue economy.

How do participants benefit from attending the event?

Participants of BlueInvest Africa 2024 stand to gain significant benefits from attending the event. Key advantages include:

  1. Networking Opportunities: Attendees will have the chance to connect with a diverse range of industry leaders, investors, and entrepreneurs from across Africa and Europe, offering unparalleled opportunities for networking and forming strategic partnerships.

  2. Access to Investors: For entrepreneurs and companies, the event provides a platform to present innovative projects to potential investors, opening doors to funding, mentorship, and collaboration opportunities.

  3. Knowledge Exchange: The event features expert talks, panel discussions, and workshops, enabling participants to gain insights into the latest trends, challenges, and opportunities in the blue economy sector.

  4. Visibility and Recognition: Presenting projects at such a prestigious event enhances visibility and recognition within the industry, which can be pivotal for emerging businesses and innovators.

  5. Collaboration with Public Authorities: The event facilitates interaction with public authorities, providing insights into regulatory frameworks and policies, which is crucial for businesses operating in the maritime and coastal sectors.

  6. Skill Development: Entrepreneurs and professionals can benefit from skill-building sessions and exposure to new ideas and technologies, which can be instrumental in driving their business strategies.

  7. Contributing to Sustainable Development: By participating, attendees contribute to the broader goal of sustainable development, helping to shape a blue economy that is environmentally responsible and economically viable.

Overall, BlueInvest Africa 2024 offers a comprehensive platform for learning, collaboration, and growth, making it an invaluable event for anyone involved in or interested in the sustainable blue economy.