2012-11-08 11:26:32 - According to our speaker Andrew Layman, Chief Executive Officer from Durban Chamber of Commerce, “What seems to have happened is that investors are more ready to take risk in terms of investments into Africa because of the high potential returns and, of course, the decline of appeal in investment in other continents.”
Africa is an attractive market for investors who wish to gain exposure to African growth but wish to avoid the pitfalls of less mature markets in terms of liquidity, trading costs, limited data, and transparency. African GDP is forecasted to reach $2.6 trillion by 2020, up from roughly $1.6 trillion today. South Africa is well positioned to play an integral part in this growth, with its mature and competitive industries and proximity to African markets. ( as informed by Invest in Africa.com)
Investments in Africa have taken a leap forward in the last five years. There has been a substantial surge in the economy due to the development of various sectors such as the agriculture sector and the banking and finance.
Investing in African infrastructure and real estate as of today will be the most profitable return on investment.
Investments in Africa 2013 which will be held on the 5th and 6th of March in Johannesburg, will aim to brainstorm solutions to existing limitations that is faced by investors and identify opportunities to encourage investments in African region.
Further in his presentation entitled A Strong Chamber Movement, Layman elaborates on how Chamber of Commerce operates to strengthen the value system for developing the economic scenario of the region. In his own words investments in Africa would help economic growth as the region faces certain challenges. “The drawbacks are political instability, absence of infrastructure, corruption, red tape and a business regimen that requires a good deal more order and predictability.”
Industry leaders and experts will involve in over 20 knowledge-sharing sessions, intriguing panel discussions and relevant case-studies along with networking sessions to explore growth opportunities and establishing beneficial business relations.
Eminent speakers from World Bank, Africa Export-Import Bank, South African Reserve Bank, Johannesburg Stock Exchange, Ghana Free Zones Board, Coega Development Corporation, Standard Bank, Nedbank Capital, Capital Markets Authority, etc will be presenting and addressing the audience to boost African Investments.
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Keywords: Investments, Agribusiness Investments, Infrastructure in Africa, Banking sector & Investments in Africa, Real Estate in Africa, Andrew Layman, Durban Chamber of Commerce, World Bank, Africa Export-Import Bank, South African Reserve Bank, Johannesburg Stock Exchange, Ghana Free Zones Board, Coega Development Corporation, Standard Bank, Nedbank Capital, Capital Markets Authority