Doing Business in Gabon



6 Jul 2012
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Oxford Business Group is pleased to announce its media partnership with Doing Business in Gabon which will be held on the 6th July in London. In this respect we send you the following message from the conference organisers:

Dear Oxford Business Group Subscribers,

Doing Business in Gabon
“Gabon Emergent”
Friday 6th July 10.30am to 2.15pm
(2.15pm to 5.00pm for one-to-one briefings with APIEX)
Ticket price, which includes VAT, a buffet lunch and refreshments:

BCA W&S Member: £30.00
Non-BCA W&S Member: £60.00

Hilton London Olympia Hotel
380 Kensington High Street, London
W14 8NL
To register for this event please go to:

The Event
The Business Council for Africa West and Southern is delighted to invite you to a half day meeting, jointly hosted bythe Agency for the Promotion of Investments and Exports (APIEX) and the Embassy of Gabon to promote the opportunities of doing business in Gabon. We are very pleased that Nina Alida Abouna, the Director General of APIEX, has kindly agreed to give the keynote speech highlighting the many new cross sector investment opportunities in Gabon.

The Economist Intelligence Unit will start the meeting by giving an economic overview of Gabon, and Nina Abouna’s talk will be followed by members giving their practical experience and advice of working in the country.

Gabon’s growth in 2011 was over 5 ½% and with low inflation, Gabon has attracted more than 4 billon dollars of foreign direct investment during the period 2010-2012. There is a real desire to diversify the economy through a sustainable development strategy called “Gabon Emergent” which is based on 3 pillars: Gabon Vert, Gabon Industriel and Gabon des Services.

Gabon Vert focuses on the development in a sustainable way Gabon’s 22 million hectares of forest, 1 million hectares of arable land, 13 national parks and 800 kilometres of coastline. Gabon Industriel promotes adding value to raw materials locally, the export of high value products and the diversification of the national economy. Finally Gabon des Services centres on the development of infrastructure and human resources. On Friday 6th July join us and hear more about these opportunities and from members what it is like to do business in Gabon.

The Programme
10.30 Registration, coffee and networking.
11.00 Welcome by HE Mr Omer Piankali, Ambassador of Gabon and HE Mr Bharat Joshi, British Ambassador in Gabon
11.10 Economic overview by Jonathan Hyman, Economist Intelligence Unit.
11.30 Cross sector address, by the CEO of APIEX, Ms Nina Alida Abouna.
12.15 Experience of doing business in Gabon, by Maria Eduarda Godinho, Senior Associate, Miranda Law
12.25 Experience of doing business by Rob Tashima, Regional Editor for Africa, Oxford Business Group
12.35 Q&A panel
13.15 Networking lunch
14.15-17.00 Briefings between the Director General of APIEX with the attendees

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