East Africa Investor Trips
The African Investments team led investor trips to Tanzania, Ethiopia and Rwanda in 2017 and 2018 bringing together investors, local companies, entrepreneurs, government officials and agencies, financial institutions and advisory groups to discover investment opportunities in the growing East Africa economies.
***NOTE that the 2020 Investor Trip series has been postponed until 2021 due to the Covid-19 situation
2018 EAST AFRICA INVESTOR TRIP
The African Investments team returned to East Africa to host investor meetings in Tanzania, Rwanda and Ethiopia in September 2018.
In Tanzania the TIC highlighted the country’s strong GDP growth rate (7.2% 2017E), growing per capita income, falling interest rates and a wide range of incentivised investor-ready opportunities across pharmaceuticals, agribusiness, automotives, tourism and infrastructure, but noted falling FDI inflows into the country over the past three years which has been attributed to a declining business environment. Against the backdrop of political uncertainty, particularly around mining and oil & gas projects, law firm Clyde & Co Tanzania outlined the latest changes to legislation discussed various risk mitigation measures and an expert panel shared insights into the power sector. Excellent investment opportunities included hazardous waste management, renewable energy solutions, agribusiness and a number of highly promising gold projects. Site visits hosted by Trend Solar (innovative rural affordable power solutions) and African Investment Advisors (frozen meat cold chain) highlighted the vibrant opportunities possible in this booming economy.
2018 EAST AFRICA INVESTOR TRIP AGENDAS
2017 EAST AFRICA INVESTOR TRIP
The September 2017 African Investments’ East African Investor Trip was attended by a total of 90 delegates. Local and international groups gave presentations on over 30 investment opportunities in Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda and Ethiopia covering the Infrastructure, Power and Renewable Energy, Mining, Oil & Gas and Agriculture sectors. These presentations were interspersed with contextual presentations from law firms, accounting firms and government investment agencies which highlighted government priorities and incentives for foreign investment, the local economic climate, tax issues and strategies for navigating the local investment process.