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UKTI - Aim for Africa 2012

28 05 2012

UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) is hosting a one day conference which will explore business opportunities available to UK companies in sub-Saharan Africa.
 
Date: 12/06/2012 - 12/06/2012
Start/End Time: 8:30 - 17:00
Registration Open: 15/05/2012
Registration Cut Off: 12/06/2012
Event Organiser: UK Trade & Investment
Location: Nursery Pavilion, Lord’s Cricket Ground, St John’s Wood, NW8 8QN, London, United Kingdom

Cost: £65.00
Main Contact: Stewart Gibbon
Tel: +44 (0)20 7215 4987
Email: stewart.gibbon@ukti.gsi.gov.uk
Organisation: ST - Africa - Libya

Alternative Contact: Emma Henry
Tel: +44 (0) 117 933 9549
Email: event@uktiaimforafrica.co.uk
 
Some 250 UK companies and key trade bodies with experience of, or an interest in, doing business in Sub-Saharan Africa are expected to participate in the conference. It will give the opportunity to:
Engage with businesses already active in Sub-Saharan Africa including expert panel members and Q&A discussions
Learn about business opportunities in Sub-Saharan Africa from in-country Heads of UKTI
Hear what UKTI can do to help your business export to Sub-Saharan Africa and learn more about the range of services available.

The conference plenary will include three panel discussions covering West, East and Southern Africa where successful UK companies active in each country will give insights into their experience plus answer your questions.

After a networking lunch, in-country Heads of UKTI will host roundtable discussions where UK companies are invited to share experiences, learn about current business opportunities and gain export advice.

Speakers include:
Edward Oakden, Managing Director, Strategic Trade, UKTI (Conference Chair)
Lord Marland, Chairman of the UK Business Ambassadors Group (Keynote Address)
Banké Laycock, Managing Director, Caxton Manor (West Africa Panel Session - Nigeria)
Ike Duker, Chairman, Tullow Oil (West Africa Panel Session - Ghana)
Robert Wakeling, Chief Executive Officer, Wadaro (East Africa Panel Session – Kenya)
Patrick Crawford, UK Export Finance and Richard Hodder, HSBC (Export Finance in Africa)
Matthew Dawes, Managing Director, All Amber (Southern Africa Panel Session - South Africa)
Gisela Gonçalves, Recruitment and Training Director, Elite International Careers (Southern Africa Panel Session - Angola)
UKTI is active in nine Sub-Saharan African markets and in-country Heads will host roundtable discussions including:
Andy Henderson, Head of UKTI South Africa
Karen Neal, Head of UKTI Angola
Mike Purves, Head of UKTI Nigeria
Alasdair Hamilton, Head of UKTI Ghana
Margaret Magera, Head of UKTI Uganda/Ethiopia
Susie Kitchens, Deputy High Commissioner of UKTI Tanzania
Greg Gibson, Head of UKTI Kenya
Simon Brown, Senior Country Manager, Sudan