The African economy has undergone fundamental changes over the last decade. The rising investor’s interest in the African economy is driven by strong economic growth, rising foreign exchange reserves, quality and cost competitiveness and encouraging Government policy-making. The strong level of economic growth achieved in Africa in recent years has led to an expansion of industry, commerce, innovations and per capita income. This in turn has fuelled demand for infrastructural services including energy, transportation, air & maritime connectivity and urban infrastructure. In 2015, FDI flows to Africa was estimated at USD54 billion. However, the potential investment value is yet to be reached with an existing gap of USD 100 billion in infrastructural development sector alone.
The Africa Partnership Conference 2016 will hence provide a unique platform to address the infrastructural funding gap, which is a major constraint to optimising FDI flows in Africa. The three key areas of this year’s programme will address the:
- Attracting investment and private sector players to enhance the hard and soft infrastructure in Africa
- Creating shared value by improving investment climate in Africa through better collaboration
- Positioning Mauritius as the platform for boosting trade and investment into Africa
- Identify concrete investment and business opportunities across the African Continent
- Network with international investors looking for investment opportunities and project financing in the region
- Debate and tackle business-critical, African investment and trade issues
- Gain access to head of investment promotion agencies
Who Should attend?
- Senior government officials: Heads of state, ministers, investment promotion agency leaders, and policy makers from Africa
- Executive-level global business leaders, including: CEOs, CFOs, CIOs, COOs, Presidents, MDs, VPs, Heads of Africa
- Financiers and investors: investment banks, development banks private equity, sovereign wealth funds, pension funds, family offices, UHNWIs, operators
- International governmental organisations and multilateral agencies
- Professionals services: consultants, legal advisors, risk consultants, academic, industry sector specialist
- Leading international, regional and local media and publications