West Africa Investor Trips
Investor events in 2018 and 2019 to Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana and Nigeria introduced investors to a wide range of local companies, entrepreneurs, government officials and agencies, financial institutions and advisory groups.
***NOTE that the 2020 Investor Trip series has been postponed until 2021 due to the Covid-19 situation
2018 WEST AFRICA INVESTOR TRIP
The final Investor Trip for 2018 took the African Investments team to West Africa visiting Nigeria, Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire in November.
Nigeria is Africa’s most populous country with a reputation for producing some of the continent’s best entrepreneurs. This year’s investor meeting in Lagos comprised a day of large-cap investment presentations and panel discussions followed by a day dedicated to entrepreneurs co-hosted by venture capital fund, LoftyInc Capital. Infrastructure, Energy and Oil & Gas projects dominated the large cap investment proposals and a VIP panel discussed challenges facing the Oil and Gas industry which focused on the lack investment in major infrastructure to support a vibrant domestic market and the ongoing delays and bureaucracy for project approvals.
2018 WEST AFRICA INVESTOR TRIP AGENDA
2017 WEST AFRICA INVESTOR TRIP
The African Investments Investor Trip to West Africa in November 2017 showcased a wide range of investment opportunities in Ghana, Nigeria and Côte d’Ivoire across the Infrastructure, Power and Renewable Energy, Mining, Oil & Gas and Agriculture sectors.
We were delighted to welcome Ecobank Capital as the Country Sponsor for the Ghana event and the bank’s management team provided excellent insights into the investment climate in Ghana and valuable commentary throughout the sessions. The Ghana Investment Promotion Centre (GIPC) discussed key government priorities for investment which include downstream agribusiness, manufacturing, energy, infrastructure and financial services and outlined investment incentives for foreign investors.