EAOGS is firmly established as the most prestigious oil and gas conference and exhibition in East Africa. Now in its 4th year EAOGS once again has the official endorsement of the Ministry of Energy & Petroleum Kenya and this year EAOGS will build on the success of the 2014 Summit which welcomed over 450 delegates from 380 regional and international companies and 30 different countries. Read More
The 4th East Africa Oil and Gas Summit & Exhibition (EAOGS): 15-17 November 2016
AFRICAN UNION TO ORGANISE THE AFRICA INDUSTRIALIZATION WEEK 2018 (AIW 2018)
INVITATION TO REPRESENTATIVES OF THE MEDIA
What: AFRICA INDUSTRIALIZATION WEEK 2018 (AIW 2018)
When: Sunday 18th – Friday 23rd November 2018
Where: AU Headquarters, Addis-Ababa, Ethiopia
Who: Organized by the Department of Trade and Industry of the African Union Commission (AUC)
JOURNALISTS ARE INVITED TO ATTEND AND COVER THE OPENING CEREMONY AT THE AFRICAN UNION HEADQUARTERS ON 18TH NOVEMBER 2018
The African Union Commission (AUC) plans to organize an Africa Industrialization Week (AIW) to be held from the 18th to the 23rd November 2018 at the AUC Headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The afternoon of 18th November 2018 is dedicated for the Official Opening Ceremony by the H.E Paul Kagame, Chairperson of the African Union and President of the Republic of Rwanda, High Level dignitaries from Member States, RECs, United Nations Agencies, Diplomatic Corps and Private Sector will attend the Opening session.
The commemoration of the Africa Industrialization Day (AID2018) to be organized by the Department of Trade and Industry of the African Union Commission in partnership with the NEPAD Agency, United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), Regional Economic communities (RECs) and Development Partners. The Theme for the AID2018 and AIW2018 is: “Promoting Regional Value Chains in Africa: A pathway for accelerating Africa’s structural transformation, industrialization and pharmaceutical production”.
Given the importance of Industrial development as an engine for inclusive and sustainable development, the AIW2018 seeks to enhance consciousness and understanding of the opportunities and challenges associated with the industrialization drive on the continent. This is meant to mobilize African leaders, policy makers, and private sector and development cooperating partners to enhance dialogue on the pan-African industrialisation agenda, with emphasis on how development of regional value chains can a be a major catalyst towards boosting industrial production capacity, and hence accelerated industrialization for the continent as we gear up on the implementation of the Africa Continental Free Trade Area.
The AIW2018 will also among other things, promote the implementation of the Accelerated Industrial Development of Africa (AIDA), the Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Plan for Africa (PMPA), the SME Strategy, the Boosting Intra-African Trade and the African Continental Free Trade Area and the UN General Assembly's Third Industrial Development Decade for Africa (IDDA III) in the context of Agenda 2063.
The 1st AU-NEPAD Africa Pharma Conference will be the flagship event of the Africa Industrialization Week (AIW). This event is co-organized by the Department of Trade and Industry, the Department of Social Affairs and the NEPAD agency. It will be held from the 19th to 21st November, 2018 with aim to contribute to efforts to boost local production of essential medicines. The conference will involve all relevant continental institutions, development partners, UN agencies, Member States and the private sector.
The week will also be commemorated through a series of events which will highlight the progress, achievements, and challenges faced by African governments in developing their industrial sectors. It will also provide a platform for business to business interface, to enhance prospects for developing business partnerships and investment promotion.
Some of the side events during the week will include:
Continental Forum on Regional Value Chains and Mobilizing African Manufacturer’s (to support the linkage of Africa Regional Value Chains to the Global Value Supply);
The Second Symposium on Special Economic Zones (SEZs) and Green Industrialization.
A Workshop on Africa Enterprise Network, catalyzing SMEs and start-ups productivity;
A Workshop on Youth Entrepreneurship to reduce migration, Youth and women empowerment in enterprise development; and
A Workshop on Financing Industrialization.
EIB-UNIDO Africa Day 2018: sustainable Industrialization in Africa.
Heads of State and Government, high level representatives of international organizations and senior policy makers from across the continent are expected to participate in the AIW2018.
The Pan African Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PACCI) is very pleased to announce our participation as Supporting Organization of the 2018 edition of the Africa Trade & Investment Global Summit (ATIGS).
The 2018 edition of Africa Trade & Investment Global Summit (ATIGS) is scheduled to be held on June 24-26, 2018 in Washington D.C. ATIGS is a unique high-level conference and trade show, prestigious, biennial business platform designed specifically to promote and facilitate international trade and foreign direct investment in Africa, with attendance projection of over 2,000 participants from more than 70 countries for a three day of networking, markets knowledge sharing, marketing & matchmaking, B2B, G2B, G2G meetings & deal making.
The event will see the participation of more than 150 speakers, over 160 exhibitors, high-level government delegations, project developers, business leaders, trade promotional organizations (TPOs) and investment promotion agencies (IPAs) from various African countries, and over 350 global investors including pension funds, sovereign wealth funds, private equity and asset management firms.
Unlike most talk-shop conferences focused on Africa, ATIGS moves beyond that instead focus on providing first hand face-to-face access to African markets at a one-stop shop by featuring African countries pavilions inside hall one representative companies sourcing for international partners & investments, and government agencies (TPO’s & IPA’s) showcasing the wide range of trade and investment opportunities that are available in their respective countries to connect with companies worldwide looking to expand or establish their business operations in Africa, and global investors with interests in Africa. There will also be Middle East, Europe, U.S.A, Canada, and Asia exhibition/pavilions representing companies & government agencies with interests to engage with Africa.
For more information and to register follow the link below.