Economic Crisis: How Africa Can Help

Published on 26th September 2008
To coincide with the French Presidency of the European Union, EMRC International will host the Africa Finance & Investment Forum 2008 in Paris, 7- 9 December. It will focus on the latest investment and financing opportunities on the African continent. The target audience is all who look for viable business opportunities in Africa as well as those from the continent who wish to collaborate in such projects.

EMRC is working with development agencies, independent experts, business schools, financial institutions and corporations to offer the best platform to match the demands for investment from Africa with investors worldwide and to turn the "Africa Finance & Investment Forum 2008" into an effective instrument for the full integration of the African continent in the world economy as a true key player.

The forum will feature the Project Incubator Award - a joint EMRC-Rabobank initiative to encourage more professional and bankable project proposals from Africa. The winner will receive 10.000 USD during the Gala Evening on Monday 8th December.

Confirmed expert speakers include

Jacques Attali (keynote speaker) economist, Chair of President Sarkozy's Economic Modernisation Commission, France; Mawuli Abadio, MD African Venture Capital Association, South Africa; Loïc Sadoulet, Director of the  Africa Initiative, INSEAD Business School France; John Mullins, London Business School; Bart Jan Krouwel, MD Rabobank Netherlands; Jon Maguire, CEO Africa Invest, UK & Malawi; Pierre Van Hedel, MD Rabobank Foundation

Full programme details are available on our website:

Event: EMRC Africa Finance & Investment Forum 2008
Location: Paris, France, 7 - 9 December
Organiser: EMRC International
Contact: Seán Kerrigan
(   / +32 2 626 15 17)

About EMRC:

An international association established in 1992 in Brussels, Belgium, EMRC promotes private sector development in Africa and encourages North-South economic relations through business events, economic missions and business-development services. EMRC is composed of a network of entrepreneurs, financiers, consultants and officials from some 100 countries worldwide.

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