- The capital of Ghana, Accra, will host investors and government leaders from over 30 countries at the Africa Investment Forum on 8-10 February this year.
The Africa Investment Forum provides a platform for countries to profile investment opportunities in sectors including energy, agriculture infrastructure and manufacturing to an international audience of 500 Business Leaders, just as the continent prepares for renewed growth in the wake of the global downturn.President of Ghana, John Atta Mills, who will open this year’s Forum, described it as “one of the longest standing Business Events on the Continent” with a reputation for making “practical contributions to the economic development of many countries”.
Dr Mohan Kaul, Director General of the CBC, said “I am delighted that the 7th Africa Investment Forum is to be held in Ghana for the first time. As Africa’s latest oil and gas producer the international focus on the country has intensified over the last year, and I believe this Forum will help turn the excitement and interest into new partnerships and business deals.”The Forum, organised by the Commonwealth Business Council (CBC) and the Ghana Investment Promotion Center (GIPC), will focus on the theme “Accelerating Intra-African Trade and Investment”.
The organisers have said that confirmed presenters include Investment Promotion Agencies from Ghana, Mozambique, Namibia, Tanzania, Togo and Mpumalanga (South Africa), each of whom will bring projects and have people on hand throughout the Forum to meet with potential investors.Keynote speakers will include amongst other Hifikepunye Pohamba, President of the Republic of Namibia, Mahmoud Mohieldin, Minster of Investment, Arab Republic of Egypt and a host of other key players in both the public and private sector of the continent.The Africa Investment Forum runs from the 8 – 10 of February 2010, at the Accra International Conference Center, Accra Ghana.
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