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Africa Rising: Doing business in sub-Saharan Africa
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Africa Rising: Doing business in sub-Saharan Africa

This event is now fully booked. Africa is home to 6 of the top 10 fastest growing countries in the world, and gaining increased attention from UK exporters. Our event will highlight the opportunities for British business in Nigeria, Kenya, Uganda, Ghana and South Africa and how to take advantage.

09/02/2016
When: 09/02/2016
From 8.00 AM until 2.00 PM
Where: Mickleover Court Hotel
Etwall Road
Derby, Derbyshire  DE3 0XX
United Kingdom
Contact: emita team
01332 826424


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Africa is home to 6 of the top 10 fastest growing countries in the world, and gaining increased attention from UK exporters. Our event will highlight the opportunities for British business and how to take advantage.

About the event

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The vast potential of the second largest continent is starting to come to fruition as global businesses and individual entrepreneurs are starting to recognise Africa as a desirable and largely untapped market for trade.


Increased political stability and improvements in education and healthcare are transforming Africa’s economies and demographics. Over the past decade, six of the world’s ten fastest growing countries were African and half of the global increase in population over the next 40 years will come from Africa.

Foreign investment has improved infrastructures and boosted manufacturing throughout the continent. A strong enthusiasm for technology is manifested in 600 million mobile phone users and widespread mobile internet services.

Africa’s consumer facing industries are expected to grow by more than £260 billion by 2020. The proportion of people with disposable income in Africa is the fastest growing in the world, predicted to reach 1.1 billion individuals by 2060.

British companies are in a unique position to tap into this market, ‘Brand Britain’ is held in high regard and products from the UK are considered symbols of quality, tradition and style.

Attending this event will allow you to take advantage of the collective insight and knowledge of highly experienced international trade specialists.

  

Programme (subject to change):

08h00

Registration and refreshments

08h30

Welcome and introduction

08h40

Overview on sub-Saharan Africa
David Dawson, Chief Executive, British Chamber of Business in Southern Africa

09h00 Market overviews
           
Nigeria James Houston, Chairman, Nigerian-British Chamber of Commerce

Ghana Kofi Addo, Minister Counsellor - Head of Trade & Investment Section, The Ghana High Commission

South Africa David Dawson, Chief Executive, British Chamber of Commerce South Africa

Kenya Jonathan Huxley, CEO, British Chamber of Commerce Kenya (via Skype)

Uganda Eric Olanya, Head of UK Trade & Investment, British High Commission Kampala


10h15 Government Financial Support for Exports
Tony Petersen, Export Finance Adviser, UK Export Finance
10h30 Refreshment break

11h00 Roundtable discussions with Africa market experts

13h00 Networking buffet lunch

14h00 Close and depart

  

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