MIT Africa Investment Forum: “The Next Growth Frontier”
March 15th, 2013
Africa is experiencing its longest income boom for 30 years, with GDP growth rates averaging about 5% annually over the past decade. The continent is seen to become the next growth frontier with income projected to increase by around 4.5% annually.
However, despite the above encouraging progress, the continent faces momentous infrastructure deficits and challenges, which if not innovatively/sustainably addressed could derail its future growth prospects. Dearth in Infrastructure (Power, Transport, Water, & ICT) poses a major constraint to trade and doing business in Africa. The foregoing challenge however, presents huge investment opportunities for investors with returns of between 10 – 25% annually, according to experts.
The forum aims to provide rich insights about investment opportunities and challenges in Africa and offers new thinking on addressing the continent’s Infrastructure question from diverse perspective via the following themes:
(a) Infrastructure investments and trade flows in Africa
(b) Innovation and entrepreneurship for SME development
2013 Investment Forum Keynotes
The forum’s full agenda aims to provide rich insights about investment opportunities and challenges in Africa and offers new thinking on addressing the continent’s infrastructure paucity from diverse perspective via the following themes, ably marshaled by the panelists listed below:
Session I: Infrastructure investments and trade flows in Africa – Success stories, Challenges, Opportunities, & Lesson learned
Session 2: Innovation and Entrepreneurship for SME development
For the full MIT Africa Investment Forum Agenda, please click here
*Speaker to be confirmed.