Food and Agribusiness in Africa, June 15th, 2017

We welcome you to this AFRICA INNOVATION NETWORK seminar in Copenhagen about food and agribusiness in Africa.

Under the heading “Food and Agribusiness in Africa” this AFRICA INNOVATION NETWORK seminar will focus on how companies sell, produce and distribute their food and agribusiness products and services to the B2B and B2G segment in Africa –  and the penetration strategy behind.

Target group

This seminar target companies from all sectors that offer goods, products, concepts and solutions for the African B2B and B2C segment.



2.00 pm: Registration

2.10 pm: Welcome and presentation of the programme

2.20 pm: Introduction to new agricultural fund
Managing Director, Mr. Niels B. Thuesen (Formuepleje A/S)
– Examples of how Nordic companies can increase the local living standards – and make profit
– Introduction to the new Agricultural Fund II                 

3.00 pm: Company Case: Aller Aqua A/S
Director, Africa, Mr. Niels Lundgaard
– Our business strategy in Africa
– Investments and penetration in Africa
– Do´s and don´ts

3.45 pm: Company Case: COOP 
Project Manager, Nicolai Jæpelt
– Our business strategy in Africa
– Sourcing and trading in Africa
– Do´s and don´ts 

4.30 pm: Company Case: Cimbria A/S
Sales Manager, Africa, Mr. Ole Haubro Nielsen

– Our business strategy in Africa
– How we distribute and sell our products and services
– Do´s and don´ts 

5.30 pm: Panel discussion
w/ All

6.00 – 7.00 pm: Networking, light dinner including wine and beer will be served.

Coffee, water and snacks will be served during the seminar as we will have many networking breaks enabling you to discuss and share experiences.



Formuepleje A/S / Niels B. Thuesen (
Niels B. Thuesen, CEO of Formuepleje Group (asset management), former advisor to HE President Guebuza of Mozambique, Chairman of MyC4 (microfinance to African entrepreneurs), Former member of the Board of Danida, Former CEO of BankInvest Group. In relation to the private sector of Africa, Niels has experience with impact investing from several African countries. He has also been central for launching the largest fund for investments in African agriculture. This fund can now document strong local inclusion and raising wealth in the areas where they operate. The team behind is now in process with raising fund II

Aller Aqua produce fish feed for freshwater and saltwater aquaculture. Aller Aqua is a family owned company with roots tracing back more than a thousand years. Aller Aqua has produced fish feed for more than 50 years, which makes Aller Aqua one of the worlds most experienced fish feed producers, delivering some of the best products on the market, to the customers and consumers. Today Aller Aqua has factories in Denmark, Poland, Germany and Egypt, and new production ands sales facilities are being built in Africa.

Coop (
Coop Danmark is Denmark’s largest grocery company, which operates the chains Kvickly, SuperBrugsen, Dagli Brugsen, Irma, Fakta, and Coop Danmark has 1200 stores across Denmark, 36,000 employees and a total turnover of approx. 50 billion kroner.Coop has its own brand “SAVANNAH” consisting of various products from Africa.

Cimbria A/S (
Cimbria is one of the world’s leading companies within industrial processing, handling and storage of grain and seed, as well as animal feed and foodstuffs and other bulk products. Cimbria offer project design and engineering and process control – as well as the development, manufacturing and service of individual machines, customised systems and turnkey installations. The core competency of Cimbria is precise project design and engineering in proportion to the required capacity.

Thursday, June 15th, 2017 at 2.00 pm

Mogens Dahls Koncertsal
Snorresgade 22, 2300  Copenhagen S. Denmark.

Members: Free of charge

Non-members: EURO 350 (ex. VAT) each person

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  • You get knowledge about how companies produce and sell their products to the B2B and B2C segment in Africa

  • You will learn how other companies are doing successfully business in Africa

  • Start an ongoing networking journey with both the African diplomatic level and other companies operating in Africa