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Business in Africa – The Opportunities

February 5, 2016 @ 8:15 PM - 10:00 PM

| Free

The Greater Manchester Chamber has partnered with North & Western Lancashire Chamber of Commerce, West Cheshire & North Wales Chamber, and UK Trade and Investment to bring to you market specialists from Nigeria, Kenya, South Africa, Tanzania, Ghana & Uganda, so you can gain insight into the growing business opportunities these high growth markets offer to UK companies.

Why Africa?
Due to greater political stability and economic reforms, Africa has been the second-fastest growing region in the world over the past 10 years, with an average annual growth of 5.1%. By 2035 Africa’s labour force will be bigger than that of any individual country in the world of whom are better educated than ever before providing UK businesses with a wide range of opportunities to tap into this high growth markets.

Countries in Africa are looking to diversify their economy from over-specialisation on natural resources to development in sectors such as tourism, technology, engineering, services, telecommunications, construction and other non-traditional sectors. This diversification is acting to expand Africa’s range of products, exports and engage with new economic and development partners. This diversification is predicted to rapidly grow Africa’s economy from a current $2 trillion to $29 trillion by 2050.

Who should attend?
• New exporters /importers who are export/import ready and have identified Africa as a key priority market
• Experienced exporters/importers who are looking to expand into Africa

The Event
The event will include presentations from these key markets followed by one to one meetings (20 min slots) with Market and Trade Advisers.

Please note that slots will be booked on first come first served basis, and exporters and importers will be given priority over non-exporters/importers companies.

Registration & Cost
It is free of charge but registration is required.




February 5, 2016
8:15 PM - 10:00 PM
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Elliot House
Manchester, United Kingdom


Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce
0161 393 4368/69