A continent of opportunity The emergence of Africa as a profitable place to do business

London Monday 2 November 2009, 17:15 start Attendance is free There is a perception, held by some, that Africa is a challenging place to do business. With the right guidance any such difficulties can be addressed and businesses can benefit from the wealth of opportunity available in Africa. This seminar will provide you with an expert overview of the commercial environment across the African continent, focussing on recent developments that make it simpler to be successful. This will include information on steps being taken to ensure better transparency and predictability. The wider opportunities available will also be discussed. Featuring expert speakers who are in touch with Africa's legal, business and political landscape, this is a must-attend for representatives of businesses already active in Africa or considering investing or expanding into this exciting part of the world as well as for those who advise or support such businesses. If your professional remit includes Africa, this event will be a source of valuable information and insight and will offer opportunities to network with fellow guests who are interested in African affairs. Participants will also receive a preview of the soon-to-be-launched Africa Business Law, an online database providing in-depth appraisals of the legal framework and business laws in over 40 African countries. Programme 17:15 - Introduction by Alan Jenkins, Chairman, Eversheds LLP 17:30 - Keynote speech by Paul Boateng, former UK High Commissioner to South Africa 17:45 - Michael Foster, Chairman, Copperbelt Minerals Limited 18:00 - Richard Dowden, Director, Royal Africa Society 18:15 - Boris Martor and Terry Mahon, Eversheds Africa Group 18:30 - Q&A session 19:00 - Drinks and networking To register for this event, or to request further information, please contact Laura Pyke-Jean on Highly ranked by sources such as the Legal500, our Africa group consists of practitioners based in Africa, Asia, Europe and the Middle East complemented by a network of local correspondent firms in over 40 African countries. We advise clients on all aspects of doing business in Africa, acting as both a single point of contact for day-to-day advice and as an international Pan-African project manager. Click here to register


  • 30/09/2009 21h40 PETER NGWAH

    Quite interesting and a good thing for the BLACK CONTINENT. Such investors cum businessmen shall find excellent ground to do business.

  • 21/09/2009 10h28 MICHAEL GEH

    Dear Laura,

    I wish to seize this opportunity to commend the organisers of this forum for the formidable idea and to introduce a document which I think could be of great use to participants who might be interested in Cameroon. The publication, which is in English, is titled: "Doing Business in Cameroon - The Fiscal and Investment Gude". It is 10-volume, 800-page guide covering all aspects of Cameroon taxation as well as the investment opportunities that Cameroon has to offer to investors. It has been described as the the "Cameroon investors' bible" and is indeed a valuable tool for investors in Cameroon. A brochure about the guide has been attached to your mail for the benefit of your seminar participants. It carries the contacts of the publisher and the author.

    Thank you and best regards,

    Michael Geh, J.D.
    PO Box 9389 Douala, Cameroon
    Phone: +237 7950 3473, +237 9950 3473, +237 3306 3827

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