23 November 2023

African SEZs Annual Meeting 2023

The African Union Commission (AUC)’s Department of Economic Development, Trade, Tourism, Industry and Minerals and Africa Economic Zones Organization (AEZO) are joining efforts to organize the African Special Economic Zones Annual Meeting 2023 scheduled to take place on November 23 – 24, 2023 in Tangier, Morocco, under the theme:
« Fostering Sustainable Industrialization and Economic Diversification: A Roadmap for African Special Economic Zones ».

This year’s edition will be hosted by Tanger Med Group and will gather more than 400 participants to follow the deliberations and interact with eminent experts and C-level representatives from Economic Zones and Investment Promotion Agencies.

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30 November 2022

7th Annual Meeting

The AEZO 7th Annual Meeting will be hosted by the Nigeria Exports Processing Zones Authority (NEPZA), Oil and Gas Free Zones Authority (OGFZA), Nigerian Economic Zones Association (NEZA), in partnership with the prominent partners such as AUC, UNCTAD, UNIDO, AfDB.

This year’s edition will be held in Abuja – Nigeria, under the theme “African Special Economic Zones: Engine for Resilience and Accelerator for Sustainable Industrial Value Chain Development”, from November 30th to December 2nd, 2022.

The event coincides with the 30th anniversary of Special Economic Zones Scheme in Nigeria and will gather prominent government officials, ministers, and heads of international organizations. This event will offer the opportunity to a thousand participants to follow the deliberations and interact with eminent experts and C-level representatives from Economic zones and Investment promotion agencies.

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25 November 2021

6th Annual Meeting

The AEZO 6th Annual Meeting will be hosted by the AfCFTA Secretariat and Ghana Free Zones Authority (GFZA), on November 25th, 2021 under the theme: “Connecting African Special Economic Zones to Global Value Chains at the era of the African Free Trade Area (AfCFTA)”.

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3 December 2020

5th Annual Meeting

The AEZO 5th Annual Meeting will take place on December 3rd, 2020 in conjunction with AfCFTA Business Forum under the theme: “The Role of Economic Zones in supporting the implementation of the AfCFTA and Regional Integration“.

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18 November 2019

- 20 November 2019


The 4th Annual Meeting co-organized with The African Union Commission (AUC), the event took place in conjunction with Africa Industrialization Week on November 18th – 20th 2019, at the Africa Union Headquarters, Addis Ababa Ethiopia.

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20 September 2018

- 22 September 2018


The 3rd Annual Meeting has successfully concluded its work on Saturday 21 nd September 2018, in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire. This meeting gathered 100 C-Level Participants, 18 International Experts, and 35 Economic Zones to discuss “Economic Zones contribution to sustainable Economic Development in Africa”.

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10 November 2015


in  November 2015, a group of African Countries  Association launched where the Headquarter is based in Tangier – Morocco . Strategic board assemble: Egypt, Cameroun, Ivory coast, Gabon, Mauritania, Senegal, Chad, Tunisia,…

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