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Published On: Mon, Jan 13th, 2020

UK, partners African govts, hold investment summit in January

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By Miriam Humbe

Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission (NIPC) is taking part in the UK-Africa Investment Summit (UK-AIS) organised in the United Kingdom by Her Majesty’s Government on 20 January 2020.
A manufacturing pre-event, is expected to hold at the De Vere Grand Connaught Rooms, in London on the 14th and 15th of January 2020; as a prelude to the UK-AIS, with the aim to match African countries’ investment needs with leading UK capability.
It will provide a unique opportunity for UK companies to learn more of the growing possibilities of investing in manufacturing in Africa and to raise African governments’ awareness of investor needs.
Keynote address, presentations on manufacturing sub-sectors, one-to-one business meetings with investors and investment promotion agencies will be features of the event.
Focus sectors include pharmaceuticals & healthcare consumables, agri-processing, construction materials, fast-moving consumer goods, packaging and electronics.
Investment promotion agencies and senior government officials from Nigeria and other African countries including Algeria, Côte d’Ivoire, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Morocco, Rwanda, Senegal, Tunisia and Uganda are expected to attend.
With over 500 African and UK businesses invited, the UK-AIS will secure investment deals and showcase the UK’s unique offer to Africa.
NIPC is to use the opportunity to build new partnerships, promote Nigeria as an investment destination, and aim to secure investments in priority projects. In partnership with UKAid and supported by KPMG, NIPC is also expected to release the “Nigeria Investment Guide” at the Summit.

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