Doing Business In Africa

From November 28, 2017 09:00 until November 28, 2017 14:00

This half day workshop exposes participants to the fundamentals of doing business and growing their businesses in Africa.


According to The Africa Competitiveness Report 2013 put together by the World Economic Forum, The World Bank, The African Development Bank and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark, there is a growing international attention focused on Africa as an investment destination and mounting talk of an African economic renaissance.
The report emphasized the enthusiasm in global players driven by ten years of increased strong growth in Africa amidst the global economic crises that other continents of the world have faced. With over a billion people and averaging growth rates of over 5 percent in the last decade, it is a business destination of immense potentials. Across different sectors, Africa provides a market for extensive business growth and development especially for UK companies – whether big companies or SMEs.


9.30 am to 9.45 am - Welcome and Introduction by the Chamber of Commerce 

9.45 am to 10.30 - Doing Business in Africa Talk - Part 1- Dr. Akanimo Odon

10.30 am to 11.00 - Interactive Session - Q/A

11.00am - 11.20am - Teas and Coffees

11.20am - 12.00 noon - Doing Business in Africa Talk and Interaction - Part 2 - Dr. Akanimo Odon

12.00noon  - 12.20pm - Case Study from of Lancaster University Africa Activities - Prof Kirk Semple

12.20pm - 12.40pm - A Presentation about CGE - Dr. Ruth Alcock

12.40pm - 1.15pm - Wrap Up and Follow-Up Offer and Opportunities - Dr. Akanimo Odon

1.15pm - Lunch and Networking 


Lancaster & District Chamber of Commerce in conjunction with Envirofly Consulting UK Limited and Lancaster Environment Centre of Lancaster University.