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We’re in Kigali, Rwanda this week for the Global African investment Summit (TGAIS) being held under the patronage of the country’s President, His Excellency Paul Kagame.
The summit provides a rare opportunity for influential African heads of state, government ministers, heavyweight business leaders, and elite investors (who represent US$200 billion funds under management) to come together and create plans to transform the future of Africa.
Notable speakers include the Secretary General of COMESA Dr Sindiso Ngwenya; the former chairman of the International Monetary and Financial Committee Dr Youssef Boutros Ghali; as well as UK Trade Envoy to Uganda & Rwanda Lord Dolar Amarshi Popat, and Goldman Sachs Managing Director Colin Coleman.
Paul Sinclair, Director of TGAIS, says: ‘This summit is a grand opportunity for African nations to begin the framework of mutual projects that would attract investment interest and ultimately stimulate growth. It also is excellent to see such support from various influential figures all willing to develop new business opportunities with international investors.
‘The summit will galvanise the growing interest in Africa and the myriad opportunities it represents. The landmark gathering of investors and business leaders is expected to give birth to many new partnerships, alliances and collaborations to drive momentum in the economic growth of Africa, creating platforms for stability and establishing it as a serious competitive force on the global economic stage.’
We’ll be on the frontline connecting with delegates, and reporting live from the event via Twitter on 5th and 6th September