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Business trip to the Congo & DRC: 21-26 september 2014

The Netherlands African Business Council, in cooperation with the German-African Business Association, would like to invite you to a European multisectoral delegation mission to the Republic of Congo ( Pointe Noire, Brazzaville) and the Democratic Republic of Congo ( Kinshasa) from the 21st to the 26th of September 2014. In cooperation with our local partner - the Fédération des Enterprises du Congo (FEC) and the Embassies in Berlin, Brazzaville and Kinshasa we will provide you with ample information concerning sectors, markets and economic policy. Furthermore, we will organize meetings with potential business partners, representatives of Ministries and the economy, as well as locally established European business people in Pointe Noire, Brazzaville and Kinshasa.



Please click here to view the preliminary programme

Practical information

Practical Information & costs

Dates:                    21-26 September, 2014 
Location:               The Republic of Congo & DRC (Pointe Noire, Brazzaville and Kinshasa)
Sectors:                 Multisectoral


Participation fee:

  • NABC members : EUR 1.300,- ex. VAT 
  • NON NABC members: EUR 1.800,- ex. VAT 

* Please note the participation fee does NOT include: accommodation, individual transport, visa, flights etc.


Contact persons within NABC:

Quirine de Graaf ( & Marina Diboma (


The Congo & DRC

The Republic of Congo has to diversify: by strengthening the mining sector, amongst others, the dominant role of the oil sector is meant to diminish. Currently oil is still generating the biggest share of public revenue. Major infrastructure projects such as the extension of the deep sea port Pointe Noire, extension of roads, connecting minerals from the East to the sea via train are on track. Besides, the energy sector, especially the construction of dams, is high on the agenda. Further opportunities are evident in telecommunication and agriculture. On top the government seeks to introduce favourable investment policies, for instance by establishing free trade zones.

The Democratic Republic of Congo ranks amongst the five fastest growing economies on the African continent with an estimated GDP of 8.4 per cent in 2014. Similar to its neighbour, the government targets diversification. Aside of the mining sector especially trade, construction and agriculture are driving forward economic growth. In the energy the DRC aims to access its immense hydropower potential, however renewables should not be neglected. The development of infrastructure including roads, railway tracks and airports is high on the government’s agenda as well.

Trade mission details

Business trip to the Congo & DRC: Pointe Noire, Brazzaville & Kinshasha
From September 21, 2014
Till September 26, 2014
Pointe Noire, Brazzaville and Kinshasa, Congo,
+31 (0)70 3043618