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African Business 2020 edition

  • Text
  • Agenda
  • Business
  • Invest
  • Union
  • Industry
  • Sustainable
  • Development
  • Regions
  • Trends
  • Sectors
  • Afcfta
  • Trade
  • Investment
  • Africa
  • Global
  • Continent
  • Projects
  • Economic
  • Infrastructure
  • Countries
A unique guide to business and investment in Africa. Global Africa Network is proud to launch this inaugural edition of African Business 2020 at a time of energetic planning for a prosperous future for the continent. The African Union’s Agenda 2063 is much more than a document about a hoped-for future, it contains concrete goals and deliverables. The Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa (PIDA) and the development finance institution, the African Development Bank (AfDB) are already rolling out valuable projects that are changing the reality on the ground in vital areas of the African economy. Perhaps the most significant event of recent times is the signing by African leaders of the African Continental Free Trade Area agreement (AfCFTA) which will bring together all 55 member states of the African Union and cover a market of more than 1.2-billion people. African Business 2020 has articles on all of these recent trends, plus overviews of the key economic sectors and regional and country profiles. In 2019 Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed received the Nobel Peace Prize for peace-making efforts in his region. The economic dividends of peace are beginning to be felt. In 2020 South African President Cyril Ramaphosa assumed the mantle of AU Chairperson. He brings to the role considerable experience in conflict management, constitution-writing and seeking consensus. Global Africa Network is a proudly African company which has been producing region-specific business and investment guides since 2004, including South African Business and Nigerian Business, in addition to its online investment promotion platform www.globalafricanetwork.com

AFRICA’S LEADING

AFRICA’S LEADING CONVENTION CENTRE The Durban International Convention Centre (Durban ICC) prides itself on being leading venue for meetings, business events, conferences and exhibitions on the African continent. However, this is not their own opinion, but rather the overwhelming feedback received from their clients who have voted it in the top 1% of Convention Centres worldwide, as well as “Africa’s Leading Meetings and Convention Centre” no fewer than 17 times! This world-class facility, renowned for its high standards of service excellence and has successfully staged some the world’s most prestigious and complex events. The Centre’s track-record includes the hosting of both the largest and second-largest conferences ever held on the African continent, (International AIDS Conference 2016 - attended by 22 000 delegates and the UN Climate Change Conference COP- 17 held in 2011 - attended by 15 000 delegates.) The Durban ICC is a versatile venue of enormous dimensions, flexible enough to meet any need, no matter how extraordinary. The Centre offers the largest column-free, multipurpose event space on the African continent. International and national conventions, exhibitions, sporting events, concerts and special occasions of every kind can be accommodated. Flexibility and versatility are key factors in the design of this state-of-the-art, technologydriven Centre. The Durban ICC’s highly experienced and friendly team will ensure that your event is seamlessly executed giving you complete peace of mind. Providing exceptional customer service remains the heartbeat of the AFRICAN BUSINESS 2020 4

Durban ICC, striving to ensure that every delegate who walks through the five-star facility has a memorable experience. Delegates visiting the Centre can look forward to superb standards of culinary excellence and hospitality. As part of the Durban ICC’s gourmet evolution over the past 22 years in the industry, they are completely reinventing their culinary offering in order to showcase some of Durban’s authentic African Cuisines. Furthermore a wide range of new innovative packages have been designed to meet the unique needs of each target market, at the best possible rates. Located in the City of Durban, affectionately known as South Africa’s entertainment playground, the Durban ICC offers you first-world convenience and a proudly African meetings experience. When one considers the Centre’s impeccable track-record, uncompromising commitment to service excellence and stunning destination it is clear to see why it is recognised as “Africa’s Leading Convention Centre.” 5 AFRICAN BUSINESS 2020

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