The Netherlands-African Business Council (NABC) organizes a Trade Mission to Sudan from 24 to 27 February 2015. We cordially invite you to join this mission and explore your business opportunities in Sudan! The Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Khartoum, and the Embassy of the Republic of Sudan in The Hague are our facilitating partners in this misison.
The mission will focus on agro-food and agro-logistics but is also open to companies active in related industries (such as machinery, water (irrigation); port-development; transportation). NABC and its partners offer you a diverse programme including bilateral meetings; company visits and a networking reception.
The trade mission coincides with the Sudan Poultry Expo. The Sudan Poultry Expo is a leading specialized exhibition for the poultry industry in Sudan. Profiles for exhibitors include poultry equipment, feed manufacturing equipment, feed additives, poultry breeders, veterinary supplies, slaughter house and meat processing equipment.
As organizers of this mission, we realize that Sudan is a challenging environment for companies, due to its political climate and internal conflicts. But, we also recognize that Sudan offers great opportunities in above-mentioned sectors and is in need of foreign trade and investment to further develop these sectors and, on a more general note, to develop as a country. The mission aims to foster mutually beneficial partnerships between the Dutch and Sudanese private sectors.
The mission will include the following elements:
Please note, the objective of this mission is to link Dutch (or European) companies with their Sudanese counterparts; thus, the programme will be tailor-made to fit the objectives of these companies.
Click here to view the preliminary program
Dates: 24-27 february, 2015
Location: Khartoum, Sudan
Participation fee: Including accommodation (from 24-28 February) and collective local transport
Also, note that you can use a Trade Mission Voucher to cover up to EUR 1500,- of the participation fee for this misison. For more information about the mission voucher, please contact Quirine de Graaf.
Contact persons within NABC
Quirine de Graaf (email@example.com)
Sudan is strategically positioned on the coast of the Red Sea, which makes Sudan the center of international markets: the Middle East, Far East, Asia, Europe, and the USA as well as the recipient of ships crossing the Red Sea through the Suez Canal. Moreover, Sudan is tied to its neighboring countries by airlines, roads, sea, and river transport. Besides its geographic position Sudan offers a good potential market for the agrofood sector with its fertile land, a variety of climates and animal resources.
One of factors complicating doing business with and in Sudan are the US-imposed economic sanctions. However, the agricultural sector and related activities (agro-logistics, water etc.) are exempted from these. NABC and the Embassy of the Netherlands in Khartoum are there to provide you further information. You can also refer to the Sudan Information Document for more information.
Click here for the NABC factsheet
Click here for economic information provided by EKN Khartoum (in Dutch)