Mark your calendars for Thursday, September 28, 2023, as the African Business Chamber (AfBC) UK presents a game-changing event - the UK-Africa Trade and Investment Conference. Taking place in London, this conference is set to be a convergence of leading business minds, government officials, investors, entrepreneurs, experts, and professionals from around the world. The event aims to explore and showcase the plethora of economic growth opportunities in Africa, fostering collaborative partnerships between local, regional, and international businesses and investors.
Aims and Theme:
The conference's central theme is "Boosting UK - Africa Trade, Investment Relations, FDI Flows, Impact Financing, Commercial Activities, Innovation, Internationalisation, and Supply Chain." Covering a wide spectrum of topics, the event endeavors to enhance economic cooperation and collaboration between the UK and Africa across various sectors. From promoting trade relations to exploring investment opportunities, the conference aims to pave the way for sustainable growth and development in both regions.
SESSION 1 - Boosting UK - Africa Economic, Investment, and Trade Relations:The first session of the conference, scheduled from 10:00 to 11:30, will focus on bolstering economic ties between the UK and Africa. Distinguished speakers and panelists will deliberate on strategies to enhance trade relations, foster foreign direct investment (FDI) flows, and explore commercial activities that can drive mutual prosperity. This session promises to shed light on untapped potentials and how collaborative efforts can lead to shared growth.
SESSION 2 - Investing in Africa, Investment Project Financing (IPF), Development and Infrastructure Funding Opportunities:From 11:30 to 13:00, the second session will dive into the exciting world of investing in Africa. Discussions will revolve around investment project financing (IPF), exploring opportunities in development and infrastructure funding. The session will shed light on the continent's vast potential and the multitude of opportunities that await investors looking to support impactful projects and contribute to Africa's sustainable growth.
SESSION 3 - Sustainable and Impact Investing, ESG, Clean Growth, Climate Finance, Exports, and Supply Chain Business Opportunities:The final session of the day, scheduled from 14:00 to 15:30, will focus on the imperative of sustainable and impact investing. The discussions will encompass topics like environmental, social, and governance (ESG) considerations, clean growth, and climate finance. Attendees will also explore the diverse business opportunities in renewable energy, agribusiness, healthcare, mobility, and tech innovations. The session aims to inspire action towards building a greener, more resilient, and inclusive Africa.
The AfBC UK - Africa Trade and Investment Conference 2023 promises to be a groundbreaking event that unites global business leaders, policymakers, and experts to explore the immense economic potential of Africa. Through three enlightening sessions, participants will uncover opportunities for investment, sustainable development, and impactful initiatives that can drive progress for both the UK and Africa. This conference serves as a catalyst for meaningful collaboration, fostering enduring partnerships that uplift economies, empower communities, and shape a brighter future for all. Join us on September 28th in London to be part of this momentous event and pave the way for a prosperous tomorrow.