Greater Manchester  African Forum  - Doing Business and Trade with Africa

Greater Manchester African Forum - Doing Business and Trade with Africa

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Accelerating Manchester - Africa Internationalisation, trade, investment, exports, innovation , partnerships and doing business

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Africa’s population is expected to grow to 2.5 billion by the year 2035. Currently 70% of Africans are under the age of 30. The region boast 30% of the world’s mineral resources and 65% of the planet’s arable agricultural land. South Africa, for example, holds 90% of the world’s platinum reserves, while Nigeria and Libya are among the top ten countries with the largest oil reserves. Africa also has the largest cobalt reserves, with the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) accounting for more than two-thirds of global supplies. As the world transitions to green energy sources, cobalt has become a strategic resource, particularly in the automotive and power generation industries. Kenya and Ghana have the second and third highest mobile payment usage after China, demonstrating Africa’s enormous potential. Mobile transactions account for 87% of Kenya’s GDP and 82% in Ghana. To put this in context, the African mobile payment market could have 850 million customers by 2025, which is 100 million more than Europe’s total population.

Register to attend AfBC Greater Manchester African Business Forum - Doing Business and Trade with Africa on Thursday 25 August 2022 between 18:00 - 21:00 GMT to connect , learn and hear from our panel speakers, business leaders and industry experts.

The forum will be hybrid : both "live" in-person and "virtual" online to enhance participation.

THEME: Accelerating Manchester - Africa Internationalisation, trade, investment, exports, innovation , partnerships and doing business best practice

TOPICS:

  • Accelerating Greater Manchester - Africa economic, export and trade activities
  • Investment and business opportunities in Africa for Manchester businesses and entrepreneurs
  • Economic landscape and market opportunities in Infrastructure, innovation, technology, T4D, healthcare, agribusiness, manufacturing, renewable energy and manufacturing
  • Developing effective market entry and growth strategy
  • Establishing effective and mutual beneficial partnerships and collaboration
  • Navigating market complexities, de-risking operation and doing business best practices
  • Enhancing Cross Boarder Trade and Supply Chain Linkages
  • Support to grow your business in the African region

Session Chair: Eugene Nizeyimana - CEO, African Business Chamber (AfBC)

PANEL SPEAKERS:

Prof Keith Brennan - Associate Dean for Internationalisation, University of Manchester

Prof Nalin Thakkar - Vice President at The University of Manchester

Grafton Chimanikire - Senior Vice President Manufacturing, DD Williamson

Dr Lotanna Emediegwu - Lecturer in Economics, Manchester Metropolitan University

Dr Temidayo Akenroye - Senior Lecturer in Procurement and Supply Chain Management, Liverpool Business School

Kwame Asamoah Kwarteng - Founder/CEO at PolicyCON and Agricultural Value Chain & Sustainability Consultant

Terser Adamu - Director of Growth and Strategy, ETK Group and Founder of Unlocking Africa

Attend the forum to learn from the speakers and industry leaders emerging business, procurement, investment, innovation and economic opportunities across the Greater Manchester region. Join the forum to connect with like minded businesses, leaders, policy markers, professionals, entrepreneurs, investors, exporters, academia and ProfTech in the region.

CONTACT US

For enquiries to become a speaker, sponsorship opportunities, exhibition, partnerships and to sign up for AfBC membership, email us at info@african-chamber.com

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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