The Private Sector Investment Conference for the Great Lakes Region of Africa 24-25 February

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The Office of the Special Envoy of the United Nations Secretary-General for the Great Lakes region (OSESG-GL) and the Executive Secretariat of the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR), with the support of Government of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) are convening the Private Sector Investment Conference for the Great Lakes region of Africa scheduled to take place in Kinshasa, DRC, on 24-25 February 2016.

What are the objectives?

  • To showcase existing business success stories and a selection of concrete investment opportunities in the GLR;
  • To inform existing and potential investors on the investment climate, security situation and evolving risks, and financing options in the GLR;
  • To promote networking opportunities among participants with a view to shape new ventures and an ever more conducive business climate.

What is expected at the event?

  • First-hand experience sharing by leading businesses from the region, headlining discussions on growth sectors and areas of opportunity;
  • Direct interaction with political leaders who will present the strides made towards achieving a secure and competitive business climate in the Great Lakes Region;
  • Specific information about a selection of the most lucrative investment opportunities across seven (7) sectors, including Energy, Mining, Agriculture, Tourism, Infrastructure, Telecommunications and Finance;
  • Financial institutions, development agencies, investment funds and other capital sources outlining financing options available for business opportunities;
  • Networking spaces, meeting spaces and exhibition stalls offering participants opportunities to engage in formal and informal discussions and dialogue.

Who is coming?

  • Representatives from the most successful businesses in the region and project sponsors;
  • Leaders from the regional governments and key development partners;
  • Leading international investors, operators and financiers, in the sectors featured at the event;
  • Regional and international media.

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