EU-Namibia Business Forum 2023

24–25 Oct 2023 | Belgium

24 October 2023 - 25 October 2023


EU-Namibia Business Forum 2023

Welcome to the EU-Namibia Business Forum 2023!

The first ever EU Namibia Business Forum is taking place in Brussels from 24-25 October 2023. Namibia is ranked amongst the world's most politically stable countries with world-leading wind & solar energy resources and its substantial deposits of rare earth and other minerals, and vast ocean biomass resources, Namibia is emerging as a prospective green hydrogen hub and front-runner in the global market for GH2, as well as a resilient, stable, and reliable market for Critical Raw Materials.

In November 2022, at the COP27 in Egypt, the EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and the President of Namibia, Dr. Hage Geingob, signed a MOU on Renewable Hydrogen (GH2) and Sustainable Raw Materials Value Chains, which has set the ball-rolling, making Namibia the first country in Africa to establish a strategic partnership with the EU on CRMs and green hydrogen value chain, with the potential to become a producer and exporter of green hydrogen, reckoned to catalyze the decarbonization of the planet.

Who is coming to the Business Forum?

The ENBF will bring together public and private sectors stakeholders in investment, trade and finance to network, exchange experiences and explore sustainable win-win business opportunities for Namibian and European companies.

The target audience will be businesses and its business support organizations (BSO), captains of industry, the investor community, policy makers, academia, civil society, technical and financial partners, Public Sector enablers and EU Member States, the European Commission and Government of Namibia.

  • GH2 and Green Energy: Industrial Gases Companies, Potential offtakers, Engineering, Procurement Construction (EPC), Renewable Energy Companies, Electrolyzer Manufacturers, Hydrogen Production companies, Transport and Storage, Fuel Cell, Equipment and Technology Suppliers, Energy Utility Company; Transportation; Industrial Users, Consultancies and Engineering, R&D, Financial Institutions, Association. Stakeholders will also engage on renewable energy sources such as Solar and Wind energy.

  • CRM: Mining Companies, Exploration Companies, Refining and Processing Companies, Technology Companies, Recycling Waste, Trading and Distributions, R&D, Government Agencies, Financial Institutions and Investors, Industry Associations, Supply chain Consultants.

  • Institutions: Development Finance Institutions, Research and Development, Academia, Business Support Organizations, Government Institutions, EU Institutions.


Download the documentation about the Forum

ENBF FlyerENBF_Concept Note