Egypt will host the 2015 Africa Business Forum from October 30 to 31, to discuss how to accelerate private sector engagement and investment within Africa and help develop new ties and partnerships, as well as highlight the African opportunity.
According to the Egyptian Trade Ministry, the forum will provide the platform needed for the public and private sector to network, discuss and further advance African business projects.
“The decision by Egypt to hold the forum is strategic as it is positioned at the crossroads of Europe, the Gulf, Asia, and Africa, where trade and investment have been taking place with cultures crossing paths for over 7,000 years” the ministry said in a statement.
“Africa 2015 reaffirms Egypt’s commitment to participate actively in Africa’s renaissance and its commitment to strengthen partnerships and promote cross-border private sector engagement”.
The Secretary General of the Egyptian Agency of Partnerships for Development (EAPD), Ambassador Hazem Fahmy, said that the forum is expected to bring together over 1,500 high-level delegates from Africa, the Gulf, Eastern Europe, Asia, India, South America and other traditional markets interested in African business opportunities for the following sectors: Energy, Information and Communication Technology (ICT), financial services, trade, agri-business, health care and pharmaceuticals.
Ambassador Fahmy said the delegates would also participate in the ‘Invest in Africa Space’ where African countries would showcase their current opportunities and answer specific questions regarding doing business in their home countries.