This is Africa, in association with IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, presents ‘Business After Conflict’. This high-level event will bring together speakers from government and business to present timely analysis of Africa’s post-conflict states, with a focus on Liberia, Sierra Leone, Cote d’Ivoire, Guinea and South Sudan.
Over the last two decades, several African countries have emerged from conflict and have pursued wide-ranging political, institutional and economic reforms in order to attract much-needed foreign capital. This ‘peace dividend’ provides opportunities for businesses and investors.
Increased demand for goods and services, infrastructure development plans, political will to rethink the institutional framework and support from donors are among the attractions of investing in a reforming country. Yet opportunities often go unrealised due to outdated preconceptions in the international business community. While there are risks in post-conflict states, the difference between perception and reality can often be wide. Several of Africa’s fastest growing economies today were mired in conflict just a decade ago.
Bringing together investors, risk analysts and senior politicians, this full-day conference will address risk perception and reality, and how it affects financing and insurance. The programme will also offer insight into investment dynamics, reform ‘credibility’, the donor tools available to support investment and conflict-sensitive business practices. Invaluable networking opportunities are available for businesses from Europe, the Americas, Africa and Asia.
Join us to discover the investment potential of the new Africa.
Please register now to reserve your place.*
*Complimentary places, available to senior executives and other finance, business and investment professionals, are strictly limited and subject to approval by the Publisher.