African Nordic Business Conference 2017
COMESA RIA and Springboard Afro-Nordic Platform collaborated in organizing a one-day event in Helsinki, Finland, entitled "Africa Innovates 2017: African Nordic Business Conference" in Helsinki, Finland.
With participation of 200 delegates from Africa and the Nordics, the event discussed the challenges and the massive opportunities found in the African continent for the Nordic business and investor; in the field of Infrastructure, ICT, Education and Healthcare as well as Energy and Entrepreneurship in Africa.
Speakers included, Mr. Karim Sadek, the Managing Director of Qalaa Holdings; Ms. Catherine Kimaryo, Director for Project and Infrastructure Finance of Trade and Development Bank (TDB), Mr. Matti Copeland, Executive Director of Nordic Business Development for Ernest and Young Finland, as well as Ms. Viola Llewelyn, President and Co-founder of Ovamba in Cameroon.
African national investment promotion agencies (IPA) also had the opportunity to display the latest business news and investment opportunities available in their respective countries. Among the participating IPAs, were Burundi Investment Promotion Authority (API), Swaziland Investment Promotion Agency (SIPA) and Egypt's General Authority for Investment and Free Zones (GAFI).
Photo below: Mrs. Heba Salama, Director of COMESA RIA with Mr. Kingsley Ify, Co-Founder and CEO of Springboard Afro-Nordic Platform