What: Africa Trade and Investment Convention

When: 23–24 April, 2020

Where: Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam, The Netherlands, will host the biggest Africa trade and investment convention. Africa has the fastest growing economy in the world. Evidence suggest that Africa has now entered a cycle of strong economic growth. Investors are now positioning themselves to understand the opportunities across the African continent.

Despite the opportunities, securing finance is a big hurdle for local entrepreneurs as well as foreign companies operating in Africa. Companies that approach banks for investment in Africa are met with doubts and skepticism. All the existing possibilities however need to be explored.

The objectives of the convention are:

  • To facilitate foreign direct investment into Africa
  • To promote and facilitate international trade between Africa and Europe, and North America, and Asia
  • To provide a platform for African businesses to expand into new markets
  • To build networks and technical capacities for African entrepreneurs

 

The convention is focused on highlighting Africa’s investment opportunities while creating a meeting ground for entrepreneurs, government delegations and business leaders and investors. Over 50 speakers will provide detailed insight into the economic transformation that many parts of Africa are currently experiencing.

The two-day event will provide a unique platform to gain strategic knowledge about African investment opportunities and business networking. The convention will cover economic sectors such as manufacturing and infrastructure development, agribusiness, renewable energy, real estate and construction, transportation, digital technology, tourism, financing SMEs and micro finance, women empowerment through business, healthcare, telecommunications and fintech, and oil and gas and mining.

Featured agenda items include projects showcase, capacity building workshops, deal marketplace, exhibition and country presentations among others. There will be matchmaking sessions dedicated to making the process of meeting investors easier, country-specific presentations, sector-focused sessions and evening networking meetings. This will ensure investment deals are concluded during the convention.

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Photo source: USAID in Africa

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