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.