Comesa Invest 822009 [final]


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Comesa Invest 822009 [final]

  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 MINISTER 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: Tel: +202 240 55 428 Fax: +202 240 55 421
  3. 3. 2nd COMESA INVESTORS CONFERENCE Draft Agenda 8:30 Registration 9 (White Canyon Hall) 0 9: 00 Opening Remarks: COMESA Secretary General, Mr. Sindiso Ngwenya 0 9: 10 Unleashing the power of COMESA 2 H.E. Hon. Gaggawala nelson Wambuzi Minister of State, Tourism, Trade and Industry y Uganda H.E Hon. Henry Mussa r Minister of Trade and Industry Malawi a H.E. Dr. George Bureng u Minister of Investment Sudan r H.E Hon. Felix Mutati b Minister of Commerce, Trade and Industry Zambia e H.E Dr. Mahmoud Mohieldin Minister of Investment F Egypt 10:15 Networking Break and Press Conference 10: 30 Challenges and Opportunities Within the COMESA Region Chairperson: Mr. Assem Ragab Chairman 25 General Authority for Investment and Free Zones (GAFI) Mrs. Heba Salama Manager COMESA Regional Investment Agency Mr. Cyprien Sakubu Vice Chairman African Trade Insurance Agency Dr. Michael Gondwe President PTA Bank Y Mr. Mahmood Mansoor A Chief Technical Adviser COMESA Clearing House D Mr. Talal Abu Ghazaleh Chairman and CEO S Talal Abu Ghazaleh Organization E Networking Coffee Break 11:30 N D E W
  4. 4. 2nd COMESA INVESTORS CONFERENCE Draft Agenda Parallel Workshops (Granite and Coral Halls) 11:45 9 Investment Opportunities “Tourism” Investment Opportunities “Infrastructure” 0 Ms. Amina Houssein Guireh Chairperson: Dr. Essam Sharaf Head of Promotion Dept. Former Minister of Transport, Professor of Transportation 0 National Investment Promotion Agency (ANAPI), Djibouti Engineering, Cairo University, Egypt 2 Mr. Raju Jaddoo Dr. Margret Kigozi Managing Director Executive Director Board of Investment, Mauritius Uganda Investment Promotion Agency y Ms. Rosemary Mbabazi Mr. Zizwe Vilane r Director, Investment Promotion Director, Foreign Direct Investment Rwanda Export and Investment Promotion Agency Swaziland Investment Promotion Agency a Ms. Florence Mumba Mr. J R Banda u Director Managing Director Zambia Development Agency Malawi Investment Promotion Agency r Mr. Richard Mbaiwa Managing Director b Zimbabwe Investment Promotion Agency e Networking Lunch (Colored Canyon Hall) (Sponsored by GAFI) 13:00 F Parallel Workshops (Granite and Coral Halls) 14:30 Investment Opportunities “Agriculture” Investment Opportunities “Energy” Mr. Amis Herady Mr. Gerard Muringa Investment Promotion Manager General Director of Development National Investment Promotion Agency, DR Congo Ministry of Trade and Industry, Burundi 25 Mr. Abi Woldemeskel Ms. Susan Kikwai Director General Managing Director Ethiopia Investment Promotion Agency Kenya Investment Promotion Agency Mr. Johary Rajosefa Ms. Sherin Renaud Investors Relation Director Chief Executive Officer Economic Development Board, Madagascar Seychelles Investment Bureau Mr. Abdallah El Haj Mohammed Mr. Zizwe Vilane Under Secretary Director, Foreign Direct Investment Ministry of Investment, Sudan Swaziland Investment Promotion Agency Y A Vote of Thanks (White Canyon Hall) 16:00 Dr. (Eng.) Cyrus Njiru D Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Trade, Kenya S Wrap up and Closing remarks 16:15 E Mr. Stephen Karangizi N Assistant Secretary General, Programmes COMESA D Mr. Chalimba Phiri Chairman E COMESA RIA 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: Surname: First Name: Title: Organization / Company: Business Sector: Address: City: Country: Telephone Fax: Email: Date: Signature: