Invest in Africa Now! is set to be represented at the 5th edition “Egypt Can with Investment”, organised by the Ministry of Emigration and Egyptian Expatriates Affairs – in cooperation with the Ministries of Investment, International Cooperation, Planning and Administrative Reform – and held under the auspices of H.E Abdelfattah El-Sisi, President of the Arab Republic of Egypt. The conference will take place on October 15-17, 2019 at El-Manara Conference Center in New Cairo.
The conference aims at discussing the investment climate and opportunities in Egypt, exploring ways for the government to facilitate investments of the Egyptian Diaspora into Egypt. The Conference is preceded by a survey aimed at informing the government on needs identified by investors and collecting suggestions on investment facilitation.
The 3-day event is set to see the attendance of several ministerial officials, heads of major companies and civil society organizations, Egypt’s development partners, as well as investors and high-level Egyptian business and finance figures. A key topic to be discussed during the event will be on the role of Egyptian investors abroad and how to integrate to integrate them into the country’s development efforts and serve Africa at large.
Egyptian minister of immigration, Nabila Makram, stated that this year’s edition of Egypt Can is held under the chairmanship of President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi as the current chair of the African Union, making it a platform to mobilize the efforts of Egyptian investors abroad to invest in Africa. She noted that the event is expected to discuss the role of migrant women in investment, in addition to young entrepreneurs, while shedding light on the investment opportunities in the agricultural sector.
The conference will discuss the policies and orientations of the Egyptian government to promote economic and social development and will also focus on the most important reforms and laws recently issued to promote economic development. Investment opportunities in some sectors and national projects will be profiled. Moreover, the conference will review experiences of successful entrepreneurs and success stories of Egyptian businesswomen abroad notably in Africa in light of Egypt’s presidency of the African Union.
The Conference is an unrivalled opportunity for Invest in Africa Now! to meet with investment funds and Angel investors and discuss win-win partnerships aligned with our objectives and core business of connecting African entrepreneurs and investors. Besides finding suitable investors, our offering includes the organisation of investment events, assistance to entrepreneurs (e.g. mentoring, training) and communication. We will seize the opportunity to spread the word about our flagship event “International CEOs Summit” for 2020.
Invest in Africa Now! aspires to become a preferred platform and gateway to Europe for investment funds and other funders in Africa, as well as for individual entrepreneurs seeking foreign investment. We have geared up ourselves to be able to satisfactory accomplish the task and will use the Egypt Can conference to showcase our abilities. Invest in Africa Now! is also moving towards becoming the representative in Brussels of African investment promotion agencies and their show room and assistant in targeting European investors.