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Unlocking Economic Relations, Investment, SMEs, Innovation, Digital, Tourism and Cultural Linkages between Greater Manchester and Africa

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Join us for the inaugural AfBC Manchester - Africa Business Forum 2022 on Thursday 24 March 2022 at 13: 00 - 17:00 GMT. The theme for the event is: Unlocking Economic Relations, Trade, Investment, SME Supply Chains, Innovation, Digital Opportunities , Tourism and Cultural Linkages between Greater Manchester and African Countries.

Join the forum to learn from our speakers and industry leaders current business growth, investment, internationalisation and emerging opportunities between the Greater Manchester region and African countries. Join the forum to connect with like minded businesses, leaders, professionals and entrepreneurs in the region.

THE PROGRAMME

13:00 Welcome and keynote session

13: 30 Discussion Panel and Q&A

15:30 Closing

15:00 Networking

AGENDA

  • Greater Manchester - Africa internationalisation, trade and DIT export strategies
  • Enhancing city diplomacy, trade, commercial, investment and cultural relations between the GM and Africa
  • Trade and investment opportunities: Digital and Creative Technologies, Renewable Energy and Power, Sustainability, Food and Drinks, Travel and Tourism (Visitor Economy), Fashion, Life Science and Health Innovation, manufacturing, infrastructure and real estate
  • Foreign Direct Investment (FDI), Diaspora Direct Investment (DDI) and Remittances
  • Innovation, R&D, T4D, M4D and DigTech development opportunities
  • Accelerating Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTP) between GM universities, RTO and African countries
  • Doing business and trading in Africa: Navigating cross-boarder trade and local context
  • DIT North West Africa activity and support to UK companies.

AGENDA

Alastair Long - Her Majesty’s Trade Commissioner for Africa

Eric Olanya - Country Director, Department for International Trade, British High Commission, Uganda

Faheem Chowdhury - Portfolio Lead - Transaction Facilitation, Manufacturing Africa , Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO)

Mary Bukola Adekugbe - Chairperson, Nigeria Community Association

ABOUT MANCHESTER - AFRICA BUSINESS FORUM

The Annual Manchester - Africa Business Forum is a business-led initiative aimed at increasing Greater Manchester ’s economic ties, commercial connectivity, trade relations, investment, FDIs, tourism, innovation, knowledge transfer, strengthening cultural and diaspora engagement with African countries. Find more

Learn more and sign up for AfBC Membership, visit www. african-chamber.com/membership. For enquiries, to express interest to become a speaker at our events or sponsorship opportunities, contact us at info@african-chamber.com


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