The 3rd COMESA Investment Forum will take place 12-13 April 2010, in Sharm-El-Sheikh, Egypt. Organised by COMESA Regional Investment Agency (COMESA RIA), in collaboration with the Egyptian Ministry of Investment and General Authority for Investment (GAFI), the forum will focus on driving investment to COMESA and Africa, according to Biz Community
Ministers from the 19 member states will be present at the forum. Participation is strictly by invitation and will host senior policy-makers with regional and international business leaders and investors.
Speakers and participants include Donald Kaberuka, president of the African Development Bank, Dr Ahmed Heikal, chairman of Citadel Capital, Michael Joseph, CEO of Safaricom. One of the key addresses will be delivered by Dambisa Moyo, the controversial author of Dead Aid.
The two-day programme plans to cover key issues on the sectors relevant to the COMESA region, such as infrastructure, ICTs, agriculture and agro-processing, renewable energy, financial services and tourism. Participants and potential investors will be able to engage one-on-one with ministerial officials to deliberate these topics.