Africa Heads of Mission Meeting
September 2018

At the request of the London African Union Heads of Mission Group, SABE arranged the successful Heads of Mission Meeting in September 2018 in Edinburgh. 17 Heads of Mission and their Commercial Teams attended: Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Zambia, Mozambique, Ethiopia, Malawi, Swaziland, Ghana, Senegal, Cote d’Ivoire, Angola, Cameroon, Gambia, Gabon and Sierra Leone.

The 3-day event was supported by the UK and Scottish Governments with attendance from the Scottish Government’s Minister for Trade, Ivan McKee and the Minister for International Development, Ben Macpherson as well as HM Trade Representative to Africa, Emma Wade-Smith. Other attendees included CBI Scotland, Chambers of Commerce from Scotland, all 12 Scottish Universities as well as representatives from over 100 Scottish companies ranging from SMEs to multinationals.

Trade Conference Programme

Conference Attendee List

Infrastructure Round Table Attendees

Full 3-day programme


“The event was slick in organisation, well prepared and thought through and in comparison to events that are run by other trade organisation, I found yours to be of both a higher quality and also to carry far more benefit after the event. Two direct opportunities have been generated from contacts at the Heads of Mission event, one in decomm and the second in training.”

Just a short note to thank you for your support last week and to congratulate you on a great event, seamlessly executed! It is always challenging to get Ambassadors and their teams together. To have achieved that over a few days is impressive – especially as they all genuinely seemed to stay engaged throughout. It’s not often we get the opportunity to work on something so positive and which generates such obvious and immediate buy-in”

“We were delighted to be involved and congratulations on leading and organising such a terrific initiative”

“Big congratulations for pulling off a great day and week! It was a privilege to host the event and to interact with the delegates”

“Hope you’re delighted in how the event has gone. I thought it was great”

“This is just to say thank you for an extremely insightful and well-organised event, I truly enjoyed being part of it”