NEPAD Council International Trade and Investment Conference (NEPAD)

Venue: Regent Hotel, East London, South Africa

Location: East London, Eastern Cape Province, South Africa

Event Date/Time: May 25, 2005 End Date/Time: May 27, 2005
Registration Date: May 15, 2005
Early Registration Date: Apr 25, 2005
Abstract Submission Date: Apr 25, 2005
Paper Submission Date: May 05, 2005
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Organised by NEPAD Council, Commission for Trade and Investment

Chairperson - Prof Dr Lynette Louw

In collaboration with:
* Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University

Supported by:
* The Office of the Premier of the Eastern Cape Province
* NEPAD Secretariat
* Buffalo City Municipality
* Border Kei Chamber of Business
* Eastern Cape Development Corporation
* Development Bank of South Africa
* The Industrial Development Corporation
* The East London Industrial Development Zone
* National Ports Authority - East London

Conference Significance:
Helping Africa attract foreign direct investment and implement policies conducive to economic growth is central to the NEPAD goal of mobilizing resources for poverty reduction and development. While a comprehensive effort is required to stimulate economic activity in all productive sectors, strategies to attract foreign direct investment are critical to ensure high economic growth in Africa.

Conference Scope:
Potential investors from Africa and the rest of the world, as well as African leaders will endeavour to provide a framework for the development of trade and investment in Africa. The specific focus will be attracting foreign direct investment, implementing policies conducive to economic growth, and improving the quality of support for trade-related technical assistance and capacity-building in Africa. 

Reasons to attend the conference:
* Attendees will be exposed to:
* Internationally renowned and prominent speakers from industry
* High profile international policy makers from government and industry who will share their experiences
* Discussions that give insight into the practical aspects of trade and investment challenges in Africa
* Practices of translating policies into workable documents
* Debates on the need for trade-related technical assistance and capacity-building in Africa
* The identification of concrete interventions and solutions to attract FDI and promote trade and investment in Africa


Additional Information

Conference packages All delegates will be entitled to: * Unlimited participation in the Conference * Admission to African Day Celebration * Participation in a day technical excursion * Lunches, teas and coffees * Conference documentation and branded items * Access to networking activities and social programme planning Individual conference package (R2900) Corporate conference package (R15000) For a group of 6 delegates. The six conference delegates are not restricted to members from one organisation and may be allocated at the firms own discretion. Names of organisations that purchase corporate packages will be acknowledged.