Have you considered investing in Africa but are unsure of the potential risk and potential returns?
African economies continue to outperform expectations. They are stimulated by an improved policy environment, growing numbers of private sector businesses and rising private consumption. This series of flagship investor missions to Africa is part of the Africa Expert Forum's annual programme of international activities. It offers a unique hands-on experience whereby members undertake a series of site visits to some of the most accomplished African businesses today proving you with an unparalleled insight to the challenges, opportunities and potential rewards of doing business with the worlds next economic powerhouse.
This is not a traditional conference or trade mission in which you rarely step-outside of the confines of a five-star hotel. Prepare yourself to hit the ground running, get your hands dirty and be ready to hear from the "doers" who are shaping Africa's economic landscape. With our extensive local networks and expertise, you will be able to dive into local cuisine and cultures and see a side of Africa which few visitors experience.
Simply put, our objective is to match investors to investments and talent to projects and ultimately tell the story and showcase the story of Africa's connected growth and our wealth in culture and natural resources. This multi-sector programme will focus on businesses in agriculture, renewables, energy, mining, ICT, education and training provision, manufacturing, retail, professional services and more. It will allw you to:
explore and understand the current investment climate
discover new investment opportunities during meetings with local business leaders and entrepreneurs
gain a competitive advantage and critical insight to this vast emerging market
develop in-market networks and partnerships with reputable professionals
assess social and environment impact of business investments
During the program you will visit commercial businesses in flourishing sectors where vetted deals will be presented to you. Our local partners will talk us through each opportunity. You will be provided with high quality insights into the marketplace, hearing from key business leaders representing various associations ad leading firms. Following these site-visits, meetings with key senior managers and CEOs will take place on site so that you can better understand business fundamentals and cultural nuances.
- Unparalleled networking opportunities
- Unique cultural experiences and insights into emerging opportunities
- Pre-visit and in-country briefings providing market information and advice on how to do business in Africa
- Extensive local media coverage to enable discussion, debate and learning
- Services of an experienced mission manager before and during the visit
Member Discounted Fee:
$ 9,500 USD
Non - Member Fee:
$ 10,000 USD
The Africa Expert Forum will appoint a travel agent who will provide a competitive travel package. This will include flights, transfers, hotels and some meals.
Friday, April 21 Depart Canada / US
Saturday, April 22 10 Arrive Nairobi
Sunday, April 23 Orientation Briefings Kenya Investment Overview & Nairobi National Park Safari
Monday, April 24 Infrastructure, Real Estate & Retail, Cultural visit
Tuesday, April 25 Briefings. Focus: Banking, Finance, IT & Communications
Wednesday, April 26 Focus: Agriculture, Education, SMEs / Social & Environmental Impact Investment travel to Lusaka, Zambia
Thursday, April 27 Briefings Lusaka Focus: Mining, Energy & Solar
Friday, April 28 Saturday Focus: Insurance, Banking, Agriculture
Saturday, April 29, Review Meetings & Return Canada / US
Who should attend
To accompany this mission, you should be interested in investing in Africa. Projects presented will be open to investments in the range of $10,000 to $20 million USD. The programme will be particularly relevant to: Investors and allied professionals in the finance and securities industry, African, Caribbean, and South Asian Diaspora entrepreneurs, Friends of Africa, incuding those who are are social & environmental impact investors.
Space is limited.
Stay tuned for upcomming events to Ghana, Nigeria and South Africa.