Be ready to cash in on the latest investment opportunities in East African Infrastructure
Gain access to top government and economic decision makers in Rwanda, Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda under one roof at the first Infrastructure Partnerships for African Development (iPAD) East Africa conference and exhibition, taking place at the Kilimanjaro Hotel Kempinksi from the 11-13 August 2009 in Dar Es Salaam Tanzania. iPAD East Africa is co-located with the 11th East African Power Industry Convention.
Why you cannot afford to miss these relevant discussions at iPAD East Africa:
- East Africa in the context of global economic downturn.
- National and regional infrastructure plans particularly for power.
- The role of extractive industries in the light of the region’s oil and gas potential.
- The role of the private sector and industry.
HIGHLIGHTS AT iPAD and EAPIC
- Keynote address by the Tanzanian Minister of Energy and Minerals, Honourable William Ngeleja.
- Opening session chaired by the Secretary General of the East African Community, Honourable Ambassador Juma Mwapachu.
- Welcome remarks from the Secretary General of COMESA, Mr Sindiso Ngwenya.
- A high-level panel discussion will look at perspectives on what the middle road is for the region in creating an enabling investment environment.
- International exhibition– top products and services on display.
A DISTINGUISHED LIST OF TOP SPEAKERS
- Honourable Dr. Shukuru Kawambwa, Minister of Infrastructure, Tanzania
- Dr Naomi Katunzi, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Communication, Science and Technology, Tanzania
- H.L. Chaudhary, Managing Director, Tanzania Railways, Tanzania
- Khomotso Phihlela, Chief Executive Officer, Transnet National Ports Authority, South Africa
- Joe Eshun, Director, Public Sector Industry Leader: Mid-Africa, Deloitte, Tanzania
- Clare Akamanzi, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Rwanda Development Board, Rwanda
- Ali Mfuruki, Chief Executive Officer, Infotech, Tanzania
- Dr Chrisant Mzindakaya, National Development Corporation, Tanzania
- Omari Issa, Chief Executive Officer, Infrastructure Advisory Facility, Tanzania
ESTABLISHED SERIES OF INVESTMENT EVENTS
Already a respected networking brand amongst the international business community and well-established in the DRC, West Africa and Angola, iPAD now comes to Tanzania for East Africa.
The iPAD series launched in 2005 as a means to closely examine the infrastructure requirements of key regional hubs AND to bring together the stakeholders and the entire project value chain: government, project developers, financiers, big business, local and international investors, engineers, vendors and civil society.
WILL REGIONAL INTEGRATION & INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT MAKE EAST AFRICA A MORE ENABLING INVESTMENT & BUSINESS HUB?
According to a recent African Union think-tank, the answer is a resounding ‘yes’. The role of regional integration in reducing exorbitant infrastructure costs in Africa provides an achievable way forward for tackling Africa’s mounting infrastructure backlog. Africa’s infrastructure needs require more than money. Among the additional areas that require attention are: political commitment, sound policies and wise management. The funding gap could also be reduced by as much as half through the proper maintenance of the current infrastructure.
In October 2008, the first TriPartite – Comesa, EAC, SADC – Summit was held in Uganda. The Tripartite Summit agreed on a programme of harmonization of trading arrangements amongst the three regional economic communities (RECs), free movement of business persons, joint implementation of inter-regional infrastructure programmes as well as institutional arrangements on the basis of which the three RECs would foster cooperation.
Tanzania offers tremendous opportunities for investors as it is endowed with abundance of natural resources such as arable land, a wide base for raw materials supply from local source; political stability, good market policy (privatization, investment incentive, liberalized foreign exchange controls and the ongoing establishment of socially responsible economy) excellent geographical location in the East African region and excellent tourist attractions. Mineral and industrial production have picked up since private sector was allowed more participation.
MINING SECTOR ROUND TABLE
Tanzania if Africa’s third largest gold producer and the government will next month table a parliamentary bill for amendment of the country’s mining legislation in line with recommendations of the report of the presidential mining sector review committee chaired by retired Judge Mark Bomani.
On Tuesday 11 August 2009, a round-table will take place with the Ministry of Energy and Minerals and the Tanzanian Chamber of Minerals and Energy and will include prominent participants from the World Bank, Ernst & Young, Barrick Tanzania, the Southern and Eastern African Mineral Centre, Dawasco and more to look at the pending legislation and discuss issues relating to sustainable mining and infrastructure.
SPACE IS LIMITED!
To register, contact Zonika Koen: firstname.lastname@example.org or register online. Go to: www.ipad-africa.com/east
iPAD East Africa and the 11th East African Power Industry Convention is proudly sponsored by:
SONGAS, AREVA, EL SEWEDY ELECTROMETER, ERNST & YOUNG and SERGI FRANCE.
In partnership with:
THE CORPORATE COUNCIL ON AFRICA; THE CONFEDERATION OF TANZANIA INDUSTRIES; THE EAST AFRICAN BUSINESS COUNCIL; THE EAST AFRICAN POWER POOL; THE FOUNDATION FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF AFRICA; THE NILE BASIN INITIATIVE; THE POWER INSTITUTE FOR EAST AND SOUTHERN AFRICA; THE SOUTHERN AND EASTERN AFRICAN MINERAL CENTRE; THE SOUTHERN AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT COMMUNITY; THE TANZANIAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, INDUSTRY & AGRICULTURE; THE TANZANIAN CHAMBER OF MINERALS & ENERGY; THE TANZANIA INVESTMENT CENTRE; THE TANZANIAN PRIVATE SECTOR FOUNDATION; UK TRADE & INVESTMENT; WORLD ASSOCIATION OF INVESTMENT PROMOTION AGENCIES.
We look forward to welcoming you to the Kilimanjaro Hotel Kempinski in Dar es Salaam from 11-13 August 2009!