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Afro Business Expo

27 October 2023
Why attend

Why attend

The Afro Business Expo creates a secure environment for UK businesses to partner with and invest in viable businesses in Africa, from IT, Energy, Property Development, Manufacturing, Retail, Export, to Agriculture and many more.


Join us at the Victoria Hall, Town Hall, Reading, UK.

A day of powerful talks
27 October 2023
10:00  - 16:00

2023 conference theme: Remittance

"Western African countries received 27 billion USD in remittances in 2020.

Nigeria, the largest recipient in Sub-Saharan Africa in absolute terms, received nearly 64 per cent of this total (17.2 billion), while the Gambia (15.6 per cent) and Cape Verde (13.9 per cent) received the most remittances as a share of GDP.

Though estimates for 2020 show that remittances to the sub-region dropped by 19.3 per cent due to COVID-19, remittances to 5 of the 15 countries for which data is available increased.

Remittances received in Nigeria fell by 27.7 per cent in 2020 whereas remittances received in Gambia increased by 5 per cent."


(World Bank, 2021)

As a platform for fostering business relationships between the United Kingdom & Africa, this event will be of interest to all who want to explore remittance, its challenges and opportunities, and its impact on businesses.



  • Day delegate early bird:  £130.00

  • Day delegate standard:   £150.00

Payment Policy

Payments may be made securely by Visa, MasterCard or American Express.

Cancellation/Refund Policy


The Advisory Committee will consider each notification for refund on merit. However, the general rules will be as follows:


  • All cancellation/refund requests must be received in writing

    • Twenty-eight (28) days or more prior to the event: Full refund or credited participant fee.

    • Twenty-seven (27) days or less prior to the event: No refund.

  • If Afro Business Expo decides to cancel any part of this event, it will not be responsible for covering airfare, hotel or any other costs. Speakers, agenda, networking and recreational events are subject to change without notice. For more information regarding refunds, please email:


No Show Policy


Written notification must be submitted to Afro Business Expo prior to the event should you no longer be able to attend. Registration fees will apply.


Personal Data & Marketing


Afro Business Expo’s primary goal in collecting personal data from you is to complete your registration and to provide services and features that optimise your conference experience. A benefit of registration is access to the pre- and post-conference online attendee list and networking system. You may exclude yourself from the attendee list, which may be supplied to event sponsors, and online conference networking by emailing


Further details on the use of personal data can be found in our Privacy Policy


Since 2014, Afro Business Expo has enabled businesses from the UK and Africa to engage, learn and discuss subject matters and ideas close to their hearts.
This collaborative approach fosters beneficial long-term relationships for all involved.











Exhibitors at the exposition get a first row seat to showcase what they have to offer and to promote their business!

If you wish to be an exhibitor, please register your interest.


List of exhibitors
Sector of activity
Respite Tea
Tea industry
One Voice Adastrapera Consulting
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Sponsors of the Afro Business Expo want to have direct contact with their audience.

Our Sponsors support us because they want to:

  • support SME growth for African economic development.

  • meet viable SMEs from Africa worthy of direct investment.

  • interact with over 400 people in footfall.

  • engage face to face with their target market.

  • enjoy a positive PR campaign.

  • participate in prolific networking opportunities with key stakeholders.

  • promote bilateral Afro-Anglia trade relations.

Photo of the The Rembrandt Hotel, London


Victoria Hall, Town Hall Reading

Once part of the Georgian Assembly Rooms, the Victoria Hall is a large, bright space with graceful period character.  It provides an elegant space for wedding ceremonies and receptions, and with its excellent technical facilities, it is perfect for conferences, meetings, and special occasions.

Reading Town Hall is easily accessible:

By train
From London to Reading: trains run from London Paddington to Reading at least every 15 minutes throughout the day and late into the night. The journey takes just 25 minutes, if you get a direct train.Reading is also accessible via London Waterloo but the journey will take around 90 minutes.
From Oxford to Reading: trains run every 15 - 30 minutes and the journey takes 30 minutes.
From Newbury to Reading: trains run every 15 minutes and the journey takes between 20 - 30 minutes

From Reading Station, walk down the new concourse to the Heathrow Airbus exit and cross over the road to Blagrave Street, where you will see The Town Hall on the left.

By car
From the M4, leave the motorway at Junction 11 and head onto the A33 into Reading town centre. Follow signs to the train station and turn into Blagrave Street, which is opposite the Reading Airbus terminal at the station's side entrance.
Parking is available at The Oracle, Queen's Road and Reading Station Car Parks.



Victoria Hall
Reading Town Hall
​Blagrave Street

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