Tokyo to host African Investor CEO Investment Climate Summit


The African Investory (Ai ) CEO Investment Climate Summit 2012 will be held on October 11, 2012 at The Courtyard Marriott Ginza Hotel (Tokyo, Japan). This event  is a business forum designed to facilitate action.  It will  highlight and address project-specific investment climate challenges, while also showcasing Africa’s investment success stories.

This summit will bring together private investors with significant investment projects to debate practical solutions to advance those efforts in partnership with donors, the African Union, NEPAD, REC’s and African policy makers. Through facilitated discussions the Summit will look at sector specific and regional investment projects that can support Africa in job creation, regional integration and enhance Africa’s competitiveness as a global investment destination.

Benefits of attending

Listen to international keynote presentations
Meet 150+ international investors
Network with CEOs of various multinational corporations from different sectors
Receive information on investment opportunities through informative project pitch sessions
Profit from industry experts through sector-specific sessions
Benefit from interactive debates and open discussion during the various interactive panels
Take advantage of the one-on-one meeting opportunities
Multimillion-dollar deals are initiated at Ai events

Who should attend

Business and government leaders
* Regulatory and external affairs directors
* Directors from companies
* Investment officers
* Industry associations
* Regulators from across government
* Ministries of Finance, Trade, Economic Planning, ICT
* Economic advisors
* Financial market regulators
* Donors
* Multilateral organizations
* Regional economic communities
* Chambers of Commerce
* Corporate Banks
* Investment Banks
* Development finance institutions
* Private Equity Firms
* Consultancies
* Law firms

A smart, predictable investment climate is critical to developing a vibrant private sector in Africa, that is capable of creating sustainable jobs, trading within the continent and domestically producing competitive high quality goods and services for domestic consumption and global markets. A number of donor initiatives exist to promote investment policy reforms, but there remains a need for businesses operating in Africa to interact with these programs and policy makers from African governments to work through investment climate issues and specific regulatory bottlenecks stifling important investment projects.