INVEST IN AFRICA SUMMIT AND EXPO 2012 (IIA 2012)

Venue: Marriott Ottawa

Location: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Event Date/Time: Nov 20, 2012 End Date/Time: Nov 22, 2012
Registration Date: Nov 18, 2012
Early Registration Date: Jun 29, 2012
Abstract Submission Date: Aug 20, 2012
Paper Submission Date: Sep 20, 2012
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Description

The potential for highly profitable foreign investments in Africa is enormous, but many investors remain unaware of the past records and current opportunities. Although external investments in Africa have been increasing in recent years, there are still various untapped investment opportunities.

The profitability of foreign companies in Africa has been consistently higher than in most other regions of the world. Since 1990, the rate of return on foreign direct investment (FDI) in Africa has averaged 29 per cent and since 1991 up to 2011, this has been higher than in all other regions, in many years by a factor of two.

Local governments and municipalities in Africa are closer to the grassroots, where most of the wealth from the continent emanates. Local government chairmen and mayors in Africa are now playing vital roles in harnessing investments in their territories, with readily available data on investment opportunities for investors.

Governments in Africa are giving special incentives to investors to promote investments in their different territories. On the other hand, investors are looking for the right and safe place to invest wisely, without worries.

INVEST IN AFRICA SUMMIT & EXPO 2012 brings together government leaders and investors, thereby eliminating bottlenecks. The summit brings into focus the African aspiration both in rural and urban areas with the opportunity of coming together to promote these aspirations in economic and grassroots development. Strategies to avoid recession will be presented to assist countries in Africa. Participants at this unique international forum should look forward to a very rewarding business event.

The summit provides showcase for new innovations and platform to network and generate opportunities and partnerships.

This is an invaluable event that will showcase major investment opportunities in PPP & infrastructure projects from countries in Africa, as well as a platform to meet government leaders, stakeholders and major international investors.

ORGANISERS

INVEST IN AFRICA SUMMIT & EXPO 2012 is being organised by INVEST IN AFRICA LTD., in collaboration with INVEST WORLDWIDE INC, IWI and INVESTMENT EXPO MAGAZINE.

DATE

The summit takes place from 19th – 20th November 2012, while the site visit is on 21st November 2012.

VENUE

The event will take place in the heart of Ottawa, the Government nerve centre, capital of Canada.

OBJECTIVES

The following are the main objectives:
 To promote investment opportunities in Africa, for sustainable grassroots and economic development;
 To promote strategies to avoid recession in Africa;
 To promote trade in Africa;
 To create a forum for partnerships and joint ventures in Africa;
 To create springboard for poverty eradication in Africa;
 To promote the adaptation of modern technologies in Africa;
 To provide showcase for wide variety of goods produced in Africa;
 To promote export and import from Africa;
 To promote industrial estates and free trade zones in Africa;
 To promote commercialisation of successful research breakthroughs from Africa.

Venue

Ottawa
Ottawa
Ontario
Canada
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