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The Global African Investment Summit COMESA & Government of Rwanda Programme Launched

The Global African Investment Summit COMESA & Government of Rwanda (TGAIS – COMESA Rwanda), today launched their eagerly awaited summit programme.The inaugural event will be taking place in Kigali, Rwanda on 5th and 6th September 2016.

As attitudes towards the continent shift, the number of investors looking towards the region is growing steadily. The varied natural resources, ever growing population, and countries taking strides to ensure that they are considered internationally investable, is making Africa an attractive option.

This was clearly demonstrated in 2015 when private equity fund Helios Partners raised an African fund worth more than $1 billion, they were closely followed by their rival Abraaj, who raised a fund of $1.3 billion.

The summit which will be attended by African politicians, selected high net worth investors and business leaders, will cover various topics including: how investment is spearheading Africa’s transformation, the pros and cons of the Tripartite Free Trade Area (TFTA), digitalisation, agricultural development and growth and intra-regional trade.

The keynote which will be focused on the Smart Africa Initiative, and how African countries are coming together and transforming ICT and knowledge driven economies to promote growth across the continent will be given by His Excellence Paul Kagame, President of the Republic of Rwanda.

Paul Sinclair, Director of The Global African Investment Summit, comments: “The summit encourages regional trade and investment by giving African governments, business leaders and visionaries the opportunity to present their projects and set up partnerships to new investment pools, operators and partners. The commitment and support from heads of state, ministers and private sector business, means that without a doubt we have a summit that can easily be considered a true game changer.”


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