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View a listing of Registered Particpants- 13 November, 2012 Rgional Participants here.

Who will attend;
•         SMEs
•         Businesses from COMESA Region;
•         South African Businesses;
•         Corporates;
•         International Investors;
•         Traders
•         Media houses from the region;
•         COMESA  key Policy Makers
•         Government Officials;
•         Investment Promotion Agencies-COMESA
•         Export Promotion Bodies- COMESA;
Invited Guests;
•     ECOWAS Business Community- West Africa;
•         Indian Business Community;
•         China Business Community;
•         US Business Community;

Why Attend:
•         Meet business leaders in the regionally, across Africa and from the global market;
•         Establish joint venture partnerships;
•         Contribute to influencing policy formulations affecting business in the region;
•         Regional and International Business networking;
•         Share success stories;
•         Learn from International experiences;
•         Buyer- seller meetings organized;
•         Business-to-Business Meetings;
•         Promote your products and services;
•         Make a DEAL!
Topics of Discussion…….
GOING GREEN- A NEW WAY TO DO BUSINESS IN AFRICA;
•         Today’s necessity for sustainable businesses. What are the various approaches to renewable energy that support the SME sector?
•         A green business has become less of a luxury and more of an obligatory effort for a company’s sustainability. The Forum will address the various opportunities of going green and the alternatives available to your businesses.
THE TOP SHAPERS / VISIONARIES OF AFRICA’S BUSINESS LANDSCAPE;
•         Setting a benchmark for the latest business trends in Africa- how should business be done?
•         The Role of Women in Business- mainstreaming gender in the business world.
AGRICULTURE AND FOOD SECURITY;
•         Agricultural Innovation for Africa; Using science and technology to build entrepreneurship and increase agricultural output!
BOOSTING INTRA-TRADE IN COMESA;
•         Taking products to the market- Made in Africa, consumed by regional and global markets;
•         Business Mobility for enhanced Trade;
•         Smart Investments, Smart Partnerships;
•         Governance, advocacy, accountability and transparency– Addressing Private sector needs for increased trade and investment.
FINANCIAL MARKETS AND SMES;
•         Capital markets are an important source of long term finance, especially since SMEs have been primarily dependent on banks for financing.
•         Regional Approach to SME financing; African Guarantee Fund and other sources;
INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT;
•         The Power of ICT;
•         PPPs for Energy and Power Infrastructure initiatives- how to make it work?
INNOVATION FOR JOB CREATION;
•         Inventive Africa; Mobile Banking shape shifts from rural to cross border and international transactions;
•         Stimulating technology led innovation.
•         Providing Enterprise technology Solutions to eradicate Poverty-
TOURISM AND BUSINESS;
•         E- tourism; Tourism Online- bridging gaps across the region;
•         The World Tourism Organization (WTO) General Assembly in Africa- what is on the agenda?
YOUTH AND ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT;

•         Providing a platform for young entrepreneurs to present their businesses impressively at a crucial juncture, hence opening a window of opportunity to sell their ideas.
•         Success Stories of Eastern and Southern Africa
WOMEN AND BUSINESS;
•         Noting that the larger percentage of SME businesses are led by women, it is important to mainstream gender in a more corporate profile of competitive corporate culture. Some may say this has already been done. What are the constraints faced by women in the business world?
OPEN DEBATE- PUBLIC PRIVATE DIALOGUE- LIVE MEDIA COVERAGE ;

•    INTERNATIONAL PARTNERSHIPS- REGIONAL BENEFITS; WHAT THE WORLD SEES IN AFRICA- WHAT WE SEE IN OURSELVES; COMMERCE AND TRADE; OUR APPROACH TO DOING BUSINESS IN THE REGION.
Register Now!   - Registration Form Final
National Delegates -Ugandans                         200 USD
International Delegate fees;                          400 USD

COMESA INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION, 2012;
LET’S NOT JUST TALK BUSINESS…….. LET’S TRADE!
The 8th COMESA International Exhibition will allow the vibrant SME and Corporate sector to showcase their products and services.  Countries from all over Africa and International Community will be invited to participate in this event and promote their products along International Businesses interested in setting up shop in Africa.  
This year’s theme is targeting the Innovation, diversification and of course- the most competitive prices on the market. Please download the Exhibition form - Registration form for Exhibition
Expected businesses are;
1.     SMES
2.     Corporate Companies,
3.     COMESA’s top investors(Regional and International )
4.     Importers, Exporters,
5.     Trade Promotion Agencies,
6.     COMESA Regional Investment Authority;
7.     Financial Institutions;
8.     Telecommunication companies,
9.     Regional Financial Institutions;
10.  Trade Fair Specialists;
11.  Research Institutions;
Corporate Rate;
Primary Booth: 2m*5m- US$ 1,000
Standard booth: 3m*3m- US$ 500
National Association Rate    Standard Booth: 3m*3m-US$ 250
SME Associate Rate-Standard Booth    Standard booth: 3m*3m- US$ 200

If you have any questions, Please don’t hesitate to ask. We welcome you all to the upcoming event- Come and explore the various opportunities of doing Business in the COMESA Region!



 

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