Over the past 15 years, Africa
has ranked as the second-fastest growing region in the world after Southeast
Asia, with per capita incomes having grown twice as fast as the global
average from 2002 to 2017. However, when it comes to doing business
on the continent, context matters. Understanding the drivers, dividers,
diversions, distractions and complexity that make up this continent, is key to
building stronger businesses, implementing more effective policies and
developing paths to prosperity for our companies and countries.
This conference sets out to
explore, understand and interpret these complexities.
- Reward versus Risk: The Economics of
Doing Business in Africa;
- Ease of Business: ACFTA and the Fall of
African Trade Barriers;
- Africa’s Digital Revolution: Technologies, Trends and
the People Driving them;
- Reaping the Benefits of Global Value Chains: New Avenues, New Models and New Markets for Africa;
- FDI Sweet Spots: Gaining Market
Analysing and Prioritising Markets in Africa;
Investing in African Companies: unpacking the success of companies like: SoGB (Côte d 'Ivoire) Attijariwafa Bank and Maroc Telecom (Morocco), Cavertone Offshore Support Group and Dangote Cement (Nigeria),
Equity Bank and Safaricom (Kenya) and Lafarge Cements (Zambia), Bank of Kigali (Rwanda) and Umeme (Uganda); and
Country Success Case Studies: Lessons from Rwanda, Ethiopia and Kenya.
In 2018 Rwanda
will add to its record of 23 years of economic growth without interruption, at an
annual average rate of 9.3% per year since 1994. The ease of doing business
in Kenya will continue to improve, helping the country add to the 49 places it has
gained since 2014, in moving from 129th place to 80th
place. And Ethiopia’s
location gives it strategic dominance as a jump off point in the Horn of
Africa, with Ethiopian Air connecting to 58 destinations in Africa, and more than 100 cities in five continents globally.
Speakers to be confirmed shortly.
Discount rate: Receive a 20% discount with group bookings of five or more.