Africa Blue Economy Forum (ABEF)

On 25 – 26 June 2019, Blue Jay Communication will be organising the second edition of the Africa Blue Economy Forum (ABEF). The first edition was held in London on 8 June 2018 to discuss the wide range of opportunities emerging from Africa’s aquatic and marine spaces.

As a key driver for global trade and commerce and a major source of food and energy (90% of world trade and 2/3 of energy supplies are carried by sea), the ocean has every reason to become a strong economic force and even more so in Africa where more than 70% of the states are coastal.

Recognising the Blue Economy as a major source of wealth and prosperity for the continent, ABEF 2019 will bring together government officials as well as high-level experts, investors, businesses, policy leaders, international organisations, civil society, public institutions and other opinion leaders to highlight and debate emerging and frontier sectors of the Blue Economy.