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Ai CEO Investment Climate Summit 2013

10 October 2013

The Ritz Carlton Hotel, Washington DC, USA

A smart, predictable investment climate is critical to developing a vibrant private sector in Africa, that is capable of creating sustainable jobs, trading within the continent and domestically producing competitive high quality goods and services for domestic consumption and global markets. A number of donor initiatives exist to promote investment policy reforms, but there remains a need for businesses operating in Africa to interact with these programmes and policy makers from African governments to work through investment climate issues and specific regulatory bottlenecks stifling important investment projects. Positive investment news from Africa is rarely reported by Western media organisations. To attract more investment, Africa needs to raise its profile, by showcasing genuine examples of outstanding investment leadership and success.

Cost of participation is US $1595 per person


The Africa investor CEO Investment Climate Summit, in association with the World Bank Group, is a business forum designed to facilitate action, to highlight and address project specific investment climate challenges and shed light on Africa’s investment success stories.

This Summit will bring together private investors with significant investment projects, subject to regulatory challenges, to debate practical solutions to advance those challenges in partnership with donors, the African Union, NEPAD, RECs and African policy makers. Through facilitated discussions the Summit will look at sector specific and regional investment projects that can support Africa in job creation, regional integration and enhance Africa’s competitiveness as a global investment destination.

Benefits of attending

Listen to international keynote presentations
Meet 150+ international investors
Network with CEOs of various multinational corporations from different sectors
Receive information on investment opportunities through informative project pitch sessions
Profit from industry experts through sector-specific sessions
Benefit from interactive debates and open discussion during the various interactive panels
Take advantage of the one-on-one meeting opportunities
Remove the inconvenience of costly road shows by exploiting the many networking opportunities with over 300 relevant companies.
Multimillion-dollar deals are initiated at Ai events

Who should attend

Business and government leaders
* Regulatory and external affairs directors
* Directors from companies
* Investment officers
* Industry associations
* Regulators from across government
* Ministries of Finance, Trade, Economic Planning, ICT
* Economic advisors
* Financial market regulators
* Donors
* Multilateral organisations
* Regional economic communities
* Chambers of Commerce
* Corporate Banks
* Investment Banks
* Development finance institutions
* Private equity firms
* Consultancies
* Law firms

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Suzanne Bishopric

Director, Investment Management Division, United Nations Joint Staff Pension Fund
Sunil Benimadhu

CEO, Mauritius Stock Exchange and Chairman, African Securities Exchanges Association (ASEA)
Gaiv Tata

Director, Finance & Priv. Sector Dev., Africa Region & Global Practice on Financial Inclusion at The World Bank
Tim Turner

Director, Private Sector Department, African Development Bank
John Oliphant

Principal Officer, Government Employees Pension Fund
Gert Gouws

Sean De Cleene

Vice President & Public Affairs for Yara International ASA
Stephen Olabisi Onasanya

CEO, First Bank of Nigeria
Diana Noble

CEO, CDC Group
Luuk Zonneveld

CEO, Belgian Investment Company for Developing Countries (BIO)
Brad Gibbs

Managing Partner, Mara Group
Kjell Roland

CEO, Norfund
Daniel Kablan Duncan

Prime Minister, Côte d’Ivoire
Michael Miebach

President, Middle East and Africa, MasterCard