2nd Comesa Investment Conference


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2nd Comesa Investment Conference - Cairo [Egypt] - 25th February 2009
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2nd Comesa Investment Conference

  1. 1. 2nd COMESA INVESTORS CONFERENCE Paving the road to Comesa 25th February 2009 Fairmont Towers Hotel, Cairo, Egypt under the patronage of the EGYPTIAN MINISTRY O INVESTMENT F
  2. 2. 2nd COMESA INVESTORS CONFERENCE Fairmont Towers Hotel, 25th February 2009 The COMESA Secretariat in collaboration with the Ministry of Investment in Egypt invites you to the second major COMESA Investor Conference. The COMESA Regional Investment Agency (RIA), under the aegis of the COMESA Secretariat, will spearhead the Conference. The conference is expected to draw more than 200 people, including government officials and businessmen from the COMESA region, including the heads of the COMESA Investment Promotion Agencies, development organizations, financial institutions and private sector organizations. This conference will serve as a network for Egyptian businessmen and COMESA Investment Promotion Agencies that will get the chance to promote investment opportunities in the most feasable conditions while enhancing intra COMESA investment and trade within the COMESA Member States. About Comesa The Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) was established to replace the preferential Trade Area for Eastern and Southern Africa States (PTA). COMESA is today a group of 19 African states stretching from Libya to Swaziland that have agreed to promote regional integration through the trade development and to development and to develop their natural and human resources for the mutual benefit of their peoples. In attaining the goal, COMESA recognises that peace, security are key factors in providing investment, and regional economic integration. The COMESA agenda is to deepen and broaden the integration process among Member States through the adoption of more comprehensive trade liberation measures through the free movement of capital, labour. About the Comesa Regional Investment Agency RIA is the Regional investment Agency for the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA),. Launched in 2006, the Agency aims to make the COMESA region a viable, attractive destination for regional and international investors. In the long term, RIA's shared vision with COMESA is to present the region as a fully integrated, internationally competitive regional economic utility. RIA's key role is to be the strategic driver for capacity building amongst COMESA member states' Investment Promotion Agencies, promoting best practice and facillitating each member state to generate a positive business environment for potential investors - thus creating a strong region within Africa for investment. , Your contact at COMESA RIA: Ms. Dina Helal Email: events@comesaria.org/ dhelal@comesaria.org Tel: +202 240 55 428 Fax: +202 240 55 421
  3. 3. 2nd COMESA INVESTORS CONFERENCE Draft Agenda 8:30 Registration 9 9: 00 Opening : Remarks COMESA Secretary General, Mr. Sindiso Ngwenya 0 9: 10 Unleashing the power of COMESA 0 2 H.E Dr. Mahmoud Mohie El Dien Minister of Investment y Egypt r H.E Hon. Uhuru Kenyatta Vice prime Minister a Minister of Trade Kenya u r H.E Hon. Henry Mussa Minister of Trade and Industry b Malawi e H.E Hon. Felix Mutati Minister of Commerce, Trade and Industry F Zambia 10:00 Networking Break and Press Conference 10: 30 Challenges and Opportunities Within the COMESA Region Mrs. Heba Salama 25 Manager COMESA Regional Investment Agency Mr. Peter Jones CEO African Trade Insurance Agency Dr. Michael Gondwe President PTA Bank Y Mr. Mahmood Mansoor A Chief Technical Adviser COMESA Clearing House D 11:30 Networking Coffee Break S E N D E W
  4. 4. 2nd COMESA INVESTORS CONFERENCE Draft Agenda Parallel Workshops 11:45 9 Investment Opportunities “Tourism” Investment Opportunities “Infrastructure” 0 Mr. Celestin Mizer Dr. Margret Kigozi 0 Permanent Secretary Executive Director Ministry of Trade and Industry, Burundi Uganda Investment Promotion Agency 2 Ms. Amina Houssein Guireh Mr. Phiwayinkosi Ginindza y Head of Promotion Dept. Chief Executive Officer r National Investment Promotion Agency Swaziland Investment Promotion Agency (ANAPI), Djibouti a Mr. J R Banda Mr. Raju Jaddoo Managing Director u Managing Director Malawi Investment Promotion Agency Board of Investment, Mauritius r Mr. Richard Mbaiwa b Ms. Florence Mumba Managing Director Director Zimbabwe Investment Promotion Agency e Zambia Development Agency F Networking Lunch 13:00 Parallel Workshops 14:30 Investment Opportunities “Agriculture” Investment Opportunities “Energy” 25 Mr. Amis Herady Mr. Gerard Muringa Investment Promotion Manager General Director of Development National Investment Promotion Agency, DR Ministry of Trade and Industry, Burundi Congo Ms. Sherin Renaud Mr. Abi Woldemeskel Chief Executive Officer Director General Seychelles Investment Bureau Ethiopia Investment Promotion Agency Mr. Phiwayinkosi Ginindza Mr. Eric Rakoto Chief Executive Officer Y Chief Executive Swaziland Investment Promotion Agency Economic Development Board, Madagascar A Mr. Abdallah El Haj Mohammed D Under Secretary Ministry of Investment, Sudan S Wrap up and Closing remarks 16:00 E N Cocktail 18:30 D E W
  5. 5. 2nd COMESA INVESTORS CONFERENCE Attendance is free but previous registration is required REGISTRATION PARTICIPANTS FORM Comesa Regional Investment Agency 3A, Salah Salem Road, Nasr City, Cairo, Egypt General Authority for Investment BLDG Tel: + (202) 2405 5428 Fax: + (202) 2405 5421 E-mail: events@comesaria.org Family Name: Surname: Title: Organization / Company: Business Sector: Address: City: Country: Telephone Fax: Email: Date: Signature: