EMRC International, in collaboration with IFC/World Bank, to host AFIF 2013 in Geneva

The 2013 edition of the Africa Finance & Investment Forum (AFIF) is to be organized in close collaboration with the IFC, World Bank and will focus on “Trade for Growth and Development”, held from 13-14 June 2012 in Geneva, Switzerland.
 
 
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* Brussels - Brussels - Belgium

March 1, 2013 - PRLog -- The 2013 edition of the Africa Finance & Investment Forum (AFIF) is to be organized in close collaboration with the IFC, World Bank and will focus on “Trade for Growth and Development”, held from 13-14 June 2012 in Geneva, Switzerland.

Government representatives, experts, business leaders, entrepreneurs and civil society will be represented at the highes level and concrete measures will be proposed for Africa's Small and Medium Enterprises with a particular focus on finance and sustainability.

A pre-forum traning will be held from 11-12 June 2013, focusing on Creating and presenting a business plan to potential investors', followed by two days of interactive plenary sessions and B2B meetings.  The training session is addressed to a limited group of participants with iehter ongoing businesses or well structured ideas wishing to find financing and other support for their projects.

Plenary sessions will focus on Financial Programmes to Promote Trade Relations, Boosting Trade through Entrepreneurship - Building Export Capacities, Agriculture Trade Finance, Technology Transfer & Innovation.

With an expected 250 participants attending, the Forum will also provide business-to-business (B2B) meetings which are tailor-made to ensure maximum business partnership success. Previous forums have seen over 1,000 of these meetings set up over a 2-day period. In addition, the international media will spotlight the various speakers and interview a select group of participants to highlight regional and local business ideas and trends.

“People interested in doing business with and for Africa should join AFIF2013 to get expert know-how on the different financial solutions, tools and programmes available to promote intercontinental and interregional trade” explains Inês Bastos, Senior Programme Manager at EMRC International. “Demand is growing for real tangible solutions for African businesses. AFIF 2013 will target this head on and will ensure that participants leave with real solutions and business opportunities.”

Interested participants are urged to contact EMRC International and book a place for AFIF 2013.
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