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Welcome Message

We are pleased to invite you to the 6th Korea-Africa Economic Cooperation (KOAFEC) Conference which will be held in Busan, Korea on 22 and 24 May 2018.

The KOAFEC Conference is a platform established in 2006 jointly by the Ministry of Strategy and Finance of Korea, the African Development Bank Group and the Export-Import Bank of Korea to promote economic partnership between Korea and Africa. KOAFEC has been playing a pivotal role in enhancing economic ties between Korea and Africa focusing on six priority areas: energy and infrastructure, ICT, human resources development, agricultural development, climate change, and sharing of Korea’s development experiences.

More importantly, the 2018 KOAFEC Conference will be held back-to-back with the 53rd African Development Bank Group Annual Meetings, bringing together about 4,000 participants representing governments, businesses, academia, and the media, making this year’s KOAFEC the largest event to date.

The theme of the 2018 Conference is “Africa and the Fourth Industrial Revolution: Opportunities for leapfrogging?” In the face of the Fourth Industrial Revolution driven by innovative technologies, experts from various fields will be gathering to discuss Africa’s future engine of growth in the context of formulating industrialization strategies.

To this end, several programs will take place throughout the conference:

We are confident that this conference will contribute to building a better future and promoting sustainable growth for both Korea and Africa. We look forward to welcoming you to the 2018 KOAFEC Conference.