The Netherlands African Business Council
NABC is the leading network organization for the Dutch private sector active in Africa. NABC is founded in 1946 and has developed extensive experience in the field of doing business in Africa.
NABC is a non-governmental private sector organization, driven and funded by its members.
What we do
- NABC organizes Trade Missions throughout the year; the focus is on strengthening business-to-business (B2B), knowledge-to-knowledge (K2K) and government-to-government (G2G) relations. Many trade missions have been organized in close cooperation with Dutch embassies and local agencies;
- NABC builds up strategic alliances with Dutch companies, knowledge institutions and government. The aim is to (pro-actively) enter, create, and develop business opportunities in African markets. Another important objective is to strengthen local supply chains, farmers and infrastructure in these markets. Examples are:
NABC consortia in the food sector (Kenya, Uganda en Ethiopia), maritime/port development sector (West Africa) and the water sector (North Africa);
- NABC organizes events like the annual and monthly business networking events, international conferences (see Africa Works! 21st Century Trends in 2012 on www.africaworks.nl.), workshops, seminars and other customized events for our members and partners.
- NABC offers customized services (e.g. market research, advice and individual matchmaking)
- NABC represents the interests of our members when it comes to trade and investment policies in Africa (e.g. NABC Position Paper 2012).