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Investment and Asset Management

Investing in Africa

Exploring Regional Trade Opportunities

London |
Speakers include:
Jonathan Wheatley

Jonathan Wheatley

EM Squared

Overview

As global competition intensifies and emerging markets - like China and India - continue to expand, companies are turning to these economies in their search for growth. Despite reduced barriers to cross-border trade,  businesses seeking new opportunities in the region still face the complexities of operating with multiple nations, each with its own currency, regulations, culture, markets and risks. Thus it can be difficult to assess where the best prospects lie and what factors to consider when investing in the continent. Companies need guidance from governments, regulators and other regional stakeholders to understand the best strategies and business models. 

What are the barriers to doing business in Africa?  What are the main issues companies face as they attempt to establish a presence in the region? How can policymakers and banks help companies understand the continent and build trade ways? What are the most promising sectors for growth?

This exclusive breakfast co-hosted by the Financial Times and Standard Chartered will uncover the strategic options available to businesses investing in Africa, and to discuss the emerging models, tools and strategies for successful expansion.

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Agenda - 7th Oct

  • 8:30am
    Welcome Refreshments
  • 8:45am
    Opening Remarks

    Jonathan Wheatley, Editor of EM Squared and Emerging Markets Specialist, Financial Times

  • 8:50am
    Discussion Commences
  • 10:25am
    Closing Remarks

    Jonathan Wheatley, Editor of EM Squared, and Emerging Markets Specialist, Financial Times

Chair (1)

Jonathan Wheatley

Jonathan Wheatley

Editor
EM Squared

Jonathan Wheatley is the editor of EM Squared, a premium service from the Financial Times offering data-driven analysis of all things concerning emerging markets. He is also the editor of beyondbrics, an online forum on emerging markets for guest contributors from the worlds of business, finance, politics, academia and the third sector. He writes news and analysis on emerging markets across the FT's output, is a regular contributor to FT videos and podcasts, and is a frequent participant in FT and outside conferences as a moderator, speaker and chair.Jonathan was a founder member of the FT's emerging markets desk in 2011. Previously, he was the FT's bureau chief in São Paulo, Brazil, where he lived for the best part of two decades, writing about economics, politics, business, finance, the environment and social issues in Brazil and elsewhere in Latin America. He was previously São Paulo bureau chief for Business Week magazine and a contributor to other publications including the Economist, the Economist Intelligence Unit and the FT. Before moving to Brazil he worked in television news and current affairs in London.

Venue

Bracken House
1 Friday Street
London EC4M 9BT

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