Development of the private sector has emerged as one of the key accelerators of the agenda of structural transformation of African economies. Founders, Civil Societies, Governments, Business Leaders unanimously agree that the Economic and Social development of the African continent cannot continue to be solely dependent on development aids.
The task of ensuring Private Sector growth and Job-Creation demands that new measures be put in place to deepen African Integration by connecting Africa better and to reduce Geographical, Political and Economic fractures. Furthermore, it is important to improve the optimal flow of goods, people, services, capital, technology while also increasing trade and value creation, thereby bringing forth economic champions.
This forum is centered around two major themes: Financing SMEs with High Potential and Amplifying Public-Private Partnerships.
Lome, Capital of the Republic of Togo is ready to welcome Invest In West Africa on the 3 & 4 October 2019. The forum is 100% focused on transactions and the strategic role that Public-Private Partnerships stand to play in setting the stage and accelerating the Economic transformation of West Africa.
Invest in West Africa is a one stop shop that will bring regional integration at its next phase in West Africa.
This high-level forum brings together Investors, Business Leaders, Shareholders, Directors of SMEs, Regional and International Organizations, Civil Societies to combine their efforts to improve the economic attraction of West Africa, boost competitiveness in the region and direct incoming investment flows, including Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) and Intra-African investment into economic sectors with high potential, and create jobs and shared prosperity.
A ONE-STOP SHOP FOR INTERNATIONAL INVESTORS .
With over 14 000 billion in GDP, West Africa is the 18th largest economy in the world. Invest in West Africa offers investors the unique opportunity to discover and enter in one place, the potential of a rapidly growing region
BEST FINANCING SME & PPP PROJECTS IN THE REGION .
The forum brings together Economic leaders, Financial Operators, Business operators, Entrepreneurs and Industrialists by offering them a platform to combine their efforts to improve the productive fabric of the region, thicken the value chain, stimulating “coopetition” through public-private partnerships
POWERFUL CONVERSATIONS ON REGIONAL INTEGRATION .
Public and Private decision makers and core players who are committed to investing in structures that would encourage solid Investors would assemble to hold powerful conversations and map out strategies which would inevitably improve the attractiveness of the region, boosting its competitiveness and Invent new models of financing the private sector
WEST AFRICA AND THE WORLD WILL MEET UP IN LOMÉ (REGIONAL HUB) .
Togo is firmly committed to a path of economic transformation, with a National Development Plan set to cost 4622 billion CFA francs, and to be funded by private investment up to 65%. The country, which has a geostrategic position of choice, particularly through the only deep-water port in the sub-region, offers many advantages to become a regional hub.