EVENTS

SABA hosts a full programme of Africa focussed events in Scotland, from private meetings to round tables and conferences, covering multiple sectors. Below is a selection from our programme, please do register interest and be the first to know the full details.

Networking Event
 

Upcoming Events & Meetings

  • Cote d'Ivoire - Visit to Scotland from HE Mrs Sara Affoue Amani, Ambassador of Cote d'Ivoire to the UK
    09 Dec, 09:00
    Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK
    A series of round table meetings with Her Excellency looking at opportunties for Scottish companies and institutions covering energy, agriculture, healthcare and water. Invitations will be sent to members shortly.
  • Kenya Maritime - Visit to Scotland from Principal Secretary State Department for Shipping and Maritime, Nancy Karigithu
    25 Jan 2022, 19:00
    Various, Scotland, UK
    A week long visit to Scotland from the Kenyan PS Shipping and Maritime for round tables and site visits. An opportunity for the Scottish maritime sector to engage with key decision makers from the government of Kenya
  • Scotland - Ghana Maritime Meeting, Coming soon
    Time is TBD
    Online
    The Scotland - Ghana Maritime meeting will be a chance for key stakeholders in the sector to discuss opportunties for partnership across skills training, regulation and security, port infrastructure, logistics and more
 

PAST EVENTS

AFRICA ENERGY SERIES - ANGOLA

Bringing together government, industry and trade professionals to discuss how to take advantage of the opportunities within the country’s energy sector.

May 2021

AFRICA ENERGY SERIES - SENEGAL

Bringing together government, industry and trade professionals to discuss how to take advantage of the opportunities within the country’s energy sector.

February 2021

MEET THE AMBASSADORS – AFRICA (WEBINARS)

SABA supported a series of 6 webinars covering Meet the British Ambassadors. These covered Francophone Africa, Southern Africa, Central Africa, East Africa, West Africa and North Africa.

July 2020

HIGH COMMISSIONER OF NAMIBIA VISIT

On the 30th October SABA held a private round table meeting with Her Excellency Linda Scott, High Commissioner of Namibia in central Edinburgh. Her Excellency covered a broad range of sectors followed by a Q&A.

30th October 2019

UK AMBASSADOR TO TUNISIA VISIT

22nd - 23rd October 2019

our UK Ambassador to Tunisia, Louise De Sousa, will visit to discuss opportunities in Tunisia covering a range of sectors.


On the evening of the 22nd, SABA hosted a meeting and reception covering opportunities in oil & gas and renewable energy in central Edinburgh. The evening started with a presentation from Louise followed by a Q&A session and informal networking.

On the 23rd SABA organised a round table meeting focussing on agriculture and aquaculture with a presentation from Louise followed by a discussion on the opportunities for Scottish business and institutions.

TANZANIA BUSINESS VISIT TO SCOTLAND

24th – 25th June 2019

Following Her Excellency’s first visit to Scotland for the African Heads of Mission meeting in September last year, High Commissioner Dr Asha-Rose Migiro will lead a team to Edinburgh to follow up on the previous engagement and introduce Tanzania’s priority sectors in more detail.
The delegation will visit Edinburgh on the 24th and 25th June and will attend round table meetings on healthcare, renewables and oil and gas.

KENYA BUSINESS VISIT

April 2019

Organised and hosted by SABA, His Excellency Manoah Esipisu, High Commissioner for Kenya, and his trade team visited Edinburgh, Aberdeen and Glasgow meeting a range of Scottish ministers and officials, universities, business’ and business organisations to promote the opportunities for Scotland around the Kenyan Big 4 trade agenda.
Covering sectors such as health, oil & gas, education, infrastructure and manufacturing the trip has laid the foundations for an increase in engagement between our countries.

SOUTH AFRICA HIGH COMMISSIONER VISIT

January 2019

Her Excellency Nomatemba Tambo travelled to Glasgow for a day of private meetings with Scottish government and trade associations as well as a round table on opportunities for Scottish legal services firms in South Africa, arranged by SABA.
As a result of this engagement a legal services trade mission is due to travel to South Africa in September.

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.

2ND SCOTLAND AFRICA OIL & GAS CONFERENCE

With government officials and speakers from Mozambique, Ghana, Uganda, Cote’ d’Ivoire and Tanzania, the 2nd edition of this conference widened the engagement to other parts of the continent and was the basis for the ongoing and successful partnership between Scotland and Ghana.

21st November 2017

GHANA VISIT

19th – 21st October 2017

From the 19th – 21st October 2017 a Ghanaian business delegation led by High Commissioner HE Papa Owusu-Ankomah visited Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen meeting with the Scottish government, Lord Provosts, universities and companies across sectors including Oil & Gas, agriculture, renewables and education. As a direct result of meetings organised by SABA, several Scottish companies have since entered the Ghanaian market.

KENYA VISIT

June 2017

In June 2017 the previous Kenyan High Commissioner, HE Lazarus Ombai Amayo, led his team on a three-day visit to Scotland which included meetings focussing on partnerships in agriculture, education and training, financial services and renewable energy. A particular highlight was an oil & gas focussed round table with over twenty Scottish companies attending which led to our increased activities with Kenya.

UGANDA VISIT

June 2017

In May 2017 HE Julius Peter Moto, High Commissioner of Uganda travelled to Scotland for a series of meetings concentrating on Oil & Gas, education and training, manufacturing and infrastructure.
As a result of this visit SABA is working with the High Commission to develop a strategy of investor engagement in Scotland.

COTE D’IVOIRE VISIT

March 2017

SABA had the pleasure of hosting HE Georges Aboua in March 2017 for a trade visit that concentrated on Oil & Gas and energy. His Excellency attended round table meetings in Aberdeen and Edinburgh to promote the opportunities in Cote d’Ivoire which has led to country visits by several companies and will again visit Scotland for the Francophone focussed oil & gas conference in Scotland in 2019.

1ST SCOTLAND AFRICA OIL & GAS CONFERENCE

With government representatives from Ghana, Uganda, Senegal, Mauritania and the Central Africa Republic as well as Paul Wheelhouse MSP, Minister for Energy, the conference showcased the opportunities for Scotland and provided information to ease market entry to these growing markets.

24th November 2016