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Africa Finance and Investment Forum - AFIF 2013

  Start date: 6/13/13  End date: 6/14/13
 Contact person: Diogo Vasconcelos

The Africa Finance and Investment Forum (AFIF), organized by EMRC in collaboration with the IFC/World Bank, will be held in Geneva, Switzerland for the first time on June 13 and 14, 2013. This edition will address the steps being taken to finance the projects of SMEs and cooperatives operating in Africa. The aim is to strengthen the private sector by encouraging entrepreneurship and attracting investments to the African continent (


The forum will focus on "Trade for Growth and Development", since trade is crucial to sustainable long-term economic growth in sub-Saharan Africa.  At least 200 entrepreneurs  from across the globe are expected to participate.  This is an opportunity for businessmen interested in securing finance for their projects and in seeking partnerships, as well as meeting with financiers, authorities, investors and fund managers in search of successful investments.  Consequently, this is an opportunity to access dynamic and high growth markets, since representatives from most of the countries in the region will attend.  


AFIF 2013 will feature:


- Training on "Creating and presenting a business plan to potential investors"

- Interactive Plenary Sessions

- Arranged personalized meetings between participating companies, entities and organizations

- Access to the "EMRC 2013 Project Awards" for African projects



Click here  for the provisional program


For further information contact:


Diogo Vasconcelos

Market Development Assistant

Tel: +32 2 6261519

Fax: +32 2 6261516



Inés Bastos

Senior Programme Manager

Tel: +32 2 6261518

Fax: +32 2 6261516


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