Summary: The First Afghan British Business Forum created a platform for Afghan-led businesses to connect, to expand and to strengthen their business networks in London.
The Embassy hosted an unprecedented Business Forum on the 15th February, where more than 100 businessmen and -women participated. In continuation to last year’s Afghanistan-UK Business Conference, the embassy aimed to similarly create a platform for Afghan-driven businesses to connect, to expand and to strengthen their business network in London.
A wide array of businesses, of all sizes, across a number of different sectors, participated in the Forum to discuss opportunities and challenges regarding import/export, franchising, digital marketing, UK legal requirements and entrepreneurship. The participants welcomed the initiative, supporting the Embassy’s idea of establishing an Afghan British Business Council to bring together companies, organisations and individuals with a stake in helping Afghanistan succeed. Indeed, such a council would be able to advocate for Afghan interests and to promote regular exchange of information through conferences, seminars, networking events, publications and other avenues to promote business and investment.
The Embassy will continue to work with Her Majesty’s Government to expand trade and commerce to encourage investment in Afghanistan.