What are the benefits of becoming a member of the AFFORD Business Club (ABC)?

Grow business contacts and network
Attending our local and national events and conferences will allow you to connect with fellow members, businesses and provide opportunities to hear from inspirational business people and global thought leaders.

Develop skills and knowledge
In addition to providing access to extensive information sources from policy papers to factsheets, we also offer a dedicated training programme covering a wide range of business areas.

Access trusted and reliable business information
As ABC members, you will have flexible and exclusive access to our expert business advisers and researchers as well as free confidential advice on strategic business issues, including international trade, access to finance, business planning[1] and procurement.

African Diaspora Business Information Services– free entry into the African Diaspora Business Directory and access to business intelligence.

Free access to our Business Resource Centre – the Members’ Lounge with a cafe and free wireless internet connection, and workstations within the Resource Centre.

Discounted export documentation – up to 50% discount on most export documents.

International Openings for Trade – Free access to international trade opportunities, including international procurement and contract opportunities.

Manufacturers’ representations and Trade Missions – access to joint venture opportunities, trade representatives and participation in trade missions.

Professional Skills and Job Boards – Free Access to professional job opportunities and skills bank.

Find out about membership benefits here and complete the application form to become a member.


[1] For those businesses entering the Diaspora Enterprise Accelerator Business Planning Competition, ABC will provide free business support to develop your idea into a viable business plan and throughout the application process.  Successful grantees will be supported regularly through a tailored and co-ordinated programme of business development support during the life-time of the project.