Africa Trade and Investment Convention
DATES: 23rd to 24th April 2020
Africa Trade and Investment Convention is a business conference and
exhibition designed specifically:
o To promote and facilitate international trade between Africa and Europe, North America and Asia.
o To facilitate foreign direct investment into Africa
o Provide a platform for businesses to expand into new markets
o Build networks and technical capacities for entrepreneurs
Africa Trade and Investment Convention will gather 1000-plus key economic players such as government delegations and policy makers, high-profile African leaders, project developers, investors and entrepreneurs.
The 2-days 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 transportation, Digital Technology tourism, Financing SMEs, Women in Business,Healthcare,telecommunications and Fintech and natural resources sectors. High-potential projects in Africa will be presented to international investors. Featured agenda items will include projects showcase, capacity building workshops deal marketplace, exhibition, country presentations, and among others.
WHY YOU SHOULD CONSIDER AFRICA AS AN INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY?
Africa is the continent which owns, more than any other, the potential to realize sustainable economic growth. This potential is still mostly undeveloped , and the use of new technologies, advanced
productive processes and international trade partnerships will allow a steady development along new business routes.
o The African continent is blooming. The continent offers more investment opportunities than any other continent.
o The drastic increase in the number of middle class families and acres of unused fertile land has been attracting investors from around the world.
o Currently, six of the world’s 10 fastest growing economies are in Africa.
o The ease of doing business in Africa is improving to the extent that a good number of countries (including South Africa, Ghana, Mauritius and Tunisia) now outperform China, India, Brazil and Russia.
Drivers of Investments in Africa
o More than 50% of Africa’s population is under 20 years old, making it the world’s youngest continent – in comparison only 28 % of the population of China is under 20 years old
o 500 million Africans are between the age of 18 and 24.
o By 2040, African population forecast is 1.1 billion — more than in China or India
o Consumer expenditure is set to rise from USD 600 billion in 2010 to nearly USD 1 trillion in 2020
o Urban African consumers spend the largest share of their budgets (45%) on food and groceries –more than the average consumer in the BRIC countries
o More than half of all African households are projected to have discretionary income by 2020 – corresponding to almost 130.000 households
o Consumer Industries (retail/wholesale, banking, telecommunication and tourism) in Africa are expected to grow by USD 400 billion by 2020, with apparel, consumer goods and food accounting for $185 billion
o GDP growth for the continent is forecast at 5.4% in 2013 and 5.7% in 2014
o 6 of 10 of the world’s fastest growing economies are currently in Africa
o FDI inflows to Africa have increased by 13.6% and FDI outflows by 55.6% since 2010
o Average annual return on capital of African companies was 65-70% or higher than that of comparable companies in China, India, Indonesia, and Vietnam
BUSINESS SECTORS TARGETED
o Financial and Investment Institutions
o Agri Business (Climate Smart Agriculture and Circular Agriculture)
o Hospitality and Tourism
o Renewable Energy
o Real Estate and Housing Development
o Mining, Oil and Gas
o Industrial Development
o Telecommunication and Fintech
o Infrastructural Development
o Transport and Logistics
o Water and Sanitation Projects
o Health Sector
o Diaspora Investments
This is an Excellent Opportunity :
o Meet leading international business and government leaders
o Actively reach new customers and promote your products and services
o Have one on one interaction with potential customers and investors
o Get matched to real markets based on your sector preference
o Conclude business partnership agreements