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West Africa is waiting for you .

About the Forum .

On the theme of making integration a driver for industrialisation, innovation and sustainable investment, the second edition of the Forum will take place on 20 & 30 May 2020. Focused 100% on competitive and sustainable development strategies, it will highlight several strategic economic sectors.

ONE-STOP SHOP FOR INTERNATIONAL INVESTORS

With more than $ 14 trillion in GDP, West Africa is the 18th largest economy in the world. Invest In West Africa offers investors the unique opportunity to discover and capture in one place the potential of a fast-growing region

POWERFUL CONVERSATIONS ON REGIONAL INTEGRATION

Public and private decision-makers and investment infrastructure actors will engage in powerful conversations to improve the attractiveness of the region, boost competitiveness and invent new private sector financing models boosting its competitiveness, inventing new models of private sector financing, and preparing together for cooperation in the face of the common challenges of tomorrow.

FINANCE THE BEST SME-SMI & PPP PROJECTS IN THE REGION

The forum brings together economic, financial and industrial operators by offering them a platform to combine their efforts to improve the productive fabric of the region, densify value chains, stimulate ``coopetition`` through public-private partnerships and promote sustainable development.

#CHOOSE WEST AFRICA

18th world economic power with a GDP of $ 18 billion / year

A large consumer market of 400 million inhabitants

Financial and monetary integration in progress

A common market that guarantees the effectiveness of free

movement of goods, people, services, capital and technologies

Meeting in Abidjan, regional power

As the first regional power of Francophone West Africa with 23 million inhabitants and economic growth of 8% per year since 2012, the country bases its growth on solid assets. It is, among other things, a dynamic demography, a robust infrastructure network with the 2nd largest port in sub-Saharan Africa, a diversified agricultural sector (the world’s largest producer of cocoa and among the leading producers of coffee, cotton, rubber), a 520-kilometer seafront and an immense potential for mineral resources.

Participants attendus
1000
Expected participants
Deals Meetings
300
Deals Meetings
Projets d’investissement
150
Investment Projects
Décideurs économiques
100
Economic decision makers
Speakers
50
Speakers

SECTORS OF INVESTMENTS .

A projects portfolio from all West African countries, in five key investment areas.
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Agribusiness

Agriculture, livestock and fisheries are the main livelihoods in the West African region, with more than 60% of the working population (…)

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Infrastructures

The significant investments made in the last twenty years in infrastructures have not satisfied the immense needs of the sub-region (…)

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Innovation

Digital technology can enable West African countries to break free from the traditional development process to skip steps (…)

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Industry

West Africa does not have a sufficiently strong productive base because of an industrial fabric made up of obsolete equipment (…)

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Renewable Energies

The cost of energy production in West Africa is among the highest in the world.
the highest on the continent, so that barely 45% of the population
has access to electricity, not to mention the brakes on economic activity.
These high costs make it necessary to use renewable energies and
other resources that the countries of the region have in abundance.

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