‘How the private sector can help realise the aspiration of the Africa’s largest single common market’ is the central theme of the inaugural Global African Investment Summit – COMESA & Government of Rwanda, taking place in September 2016.TGAIS - COMESA & Government of Rwanda takes place at the new Kigali Convention Centre in Rwanda on the 5-6 September 2016 and will help in delivering international trade and investment to Africa’s most dynamic region. The focus of the conference is:
The programme agenda will closely reflect the ambition of the landmark Tripartite arrangement of the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA), East African Community (EAC) and Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) – launched in June 2015 – aimed at driving intra-African trade by creating the continent’s largest trading block with 26 countries and a combined GDP nearing $1.2 trillion and a market of close to 620 million consumers.
“New private-sector participation is undoubtedly the key to unlocking Africa’s infrastructure investment aspiration and ensuring the expertise is in place to support the move to regional harmonisation. This summit will provide a timely and essential meeting place for Africa’s most senior influencers in government and the private sector to engage with global representatives interested in gaining direct access to the region’s current investment opportunities.” said COMESA’s Secretary General, Mr. Sindiso Ngwenya.
The programme has now been released and can be found at http://tgaiscomesarwanda.com/node/426.
- Development of trade and investment corridors in the TFTA region;
- Contribution of investment and private sector players in enhancing the physical infrastructure to facilitate the movement of goods and persons;
- Creation of an environment that enables harmonisation through policy and regulation.
Held under the high patronage of His Excellency Paul Kagame, President of the Republic of Rwanda, the two-day investment and networking platform will gather 900 senior-level delegates that have a direct interest in African business and investment opportunities including multiple African heads of State, government ministers & senior officials, private sector business leaders, global investors and project developers.