TGAIS - COMESA & Government of Rwanda 2016
Event name: The Global African Investment Summit COMESA & Government of Rwanda Dates: 5-6 September 2016 Location: Kigali, Rwanda Website:
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The Global African Investment Summit COMESA & Government of Rwanda will debut at the new Kigali Convention Centre in Rwanda on the 5th and 6th September 2016.
Held under the high patronage of His Excellency Paul Kagame, President of the Republic of Rwanda, and in partnership with COMESA & Government of Rwanda, the summit seeks to drive trade and investment into Africa’s most dynamic region, with Rwanda hosting the first edition on the continent.
The summit will attract 1,000 public and private sector leaders representing US$200 billion of funds and with an interest in the investment, trade and business opportunities arising in the region.
Delegates include African heads of states, government ministers and senior officials, chief executive officers and chairmen, who will gather to transact on project opportunities and deploy investment.
Programme agenda
Delivering trade and investment to Africa’s most dynamic region.
Featuring presidential keynotes, expert panels, sector-focused discussions and unlimited networking, this year's programme aims to engage the private sector on the TFTA initiative, and explores how the public and private sector can work together to realise the aspiration of Africa's largest single market.
The summit themes and agenda will closely reflect the ambition of the landmark Tripartite arrangement, aimed at creating the largest trading block in Africa, comprising 26 countries, 620 million consumers, a combined GDP of almost $1.2 trillion USD.
The summit 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.
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