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Indian Ocean Rim Business Forum (IORBF)

The IORBF is IORA’s private sector arm which first met in 1995.

The IORBF is positioned as the primary IORA body for business representatives to advise IORA ministers and officials on business issues and ways to accelerate intra-regional trade and increase Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) flows in the region. Members of the IORBF comprise of senior members of chambers of commerce and members of the business community who can effectively represent the national business interests of their economies.

Key areas of attention include trade facilitation, exploring options for trade policy coordination, harmonization and simplification of procedures, creating regional value chains, and dissemination of information through appropriate arrangements, including trade fairs, business-to-business meetings and capacity-building workshops.

 

The IORBF is currently chaired by Ms Judi Nwokedi, President of the Black Business Council in South Africa.

 

To connect with the IORBF, contact us at hq@iora.int

 

The last IORBF was held on 18 June 2019 as part of IORA’s biggest trade event for 2019, the Modernising Trade in the Indian Ocean Rim Conference.

 

Read the conference report here

Press Releases
Events
  • 14 Oct
    2017
    Indian Ocean Rim Business Forum (IORBF)
    23rd Meeting of the Indian Ocean Rim Business Forum (IORBF)
    Durban, South Africa
  • 13 Oct
    2016
    Indian Ocean Rim Business Forum (IORBF)
    22nd Meeting of the IORBF
    Jakarta, Indonesia
  • 20 Oct
    2015
    Indian Ocean Rim Business Forum (IORBF)
    21st Meeting of the IORBF
    Jakarta, Indonesia
  • 06 Oct
    2014
    Indian Ocean Rim Business Forum (IORBF)
    20th Meeting of the IORBF
    Perth, Australia
  • 30 Oct
    2013
    Indian Ocean Rim Business Forum (IORBF)
    19th Meeting of the IORBF
    Perth, Australia
  • 31 Oct
    2012
    Indian Ocean Rim Business Forum (IORBF)
    18th Meeting of the IORBF
    Gurgaon, India
  • 09 Nov
    2011
    Indian Ocean Rim Business Forum (IORBF)
    17th Meeting of the IORBF
    Bengaluru, India
  • 01 Aug
    2010
    Indian Ocean Rim Business Forum (IORBF)
    16th Meeting of the IORBF
    Sana'a, Yemen
  • 21 Jun
    2009
    Indian Ocean Rim Business Forum (IORBF)
    15th Meeting of the IORBF
    Sana'a, Yemen
  • 30 Apr
    2008
    Indian Ocean Rim Business Forum (IORBF)
    14th Meeting of the IORBF
    Tehran, I.R. of Iran
  • 05 Mar
    2007
    Indian Ocean Rim Business Forum (IORBF)
    13th Meeting of the IORBF
    Tehran, I.R. of Iran
  • 17 Feb
    2006
    Indian Ocean Rim Business Forum (IORBF)
    12th Meeting of the IORBF
    Tehran, I.R. of Iran
  • 22 Aug
    2004
    Indian Ocean Rim Business Forum (IORBF)
    11th Meeting of the IORBF
    Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • 08 Oct
    2003
    Indian Ocean Rim Business Forum (IORBF)
    10th Meeting of the IORBF
    Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • 05 May
    2002
    Indian Ocean Rim Business Forum (IORBF)
    9th Meeting of the IORBF
    Muscat, Sultanate of Oman
  • 04 Apr
    2001
    Indian Ocean Rim Business Forum (IORBF)
    8th Meeting of the IORBF
    Muscat, Sultanate of Oman
  • 03 - 04 Jul
    2000
    Indian Ocean Rim Business Forum (IORBF)
    Maputo, Mozambique
  • 28 - 29 Mar
    1999
    Indian Ocean Rim Business Forum (IORBF)
    6th Meeting of the IORBF
    Maputo Mozambique
  • 30 - 31 Mar
    1998
    Indian Ocean Rim Business Forum (IORBF)
    5th Meeting of the IORBF
    Balaclava, Mauritius
  • 03 - 04 Mar
    1997
    Indian Ocean Rim Business Forum (IORBF)
    4th Meeting of the IORBF
    Grand Bay, Mauritius
  • 15 - 16 Aug
    1996
    Indian Ocean Rim Business Forum (IORBF)
    1st Meeting of the IORBF
    Port Louis, Mauritius
  • 14 May
    1996
    Indian Ocean Rim Business Forum (IORBF)
    2nd Meeting of the IORBF
    Port Louis, Mauritius