Posted by: africanpressorganization | 12 August 2008

Niger / Launch of 2nd UEMOA Min-Tel Conference & Showcase


Niger / Launch of 2nd UEMOA Min-Tel Conference & Showcase


NIAMEY, Niger, August 12, 2008/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Following a successful debut in 2006, the Chamber of Commerce of Niger and ITE Group plc announces the launch of the second UEMOA Min-Tel Conference & Showcase to take place on 24-26 February 2009 in the Palais de Congrès of Niamey, Niger.

The aim of the conference is to allow participants to gain extensive knowledge about the investment opportunities within the UEMOA region, regional cooperation, the regulatory environment surrounding the telecoms market, oil and gas investments and the recent developments in the mining industry.

Located at the crossroads between North and Sub-Saharan Africa, the UEMOA is a hub of trans-Saharan exchanges. In recent years, the region has undergone progressive economic liberalisation and given the private sector a larger role in economic and social development. New investment codes have been established to attract foreign direct investment.

The 2006 event proved a great success, attracting 375 delegates from 36 countries. 47 speakers participated in the conference, including 5 government ministers. Post-show analysis indicates that over 90% of delegates considered the programme good and made useful contacts during the event.

ITE Business Development Director for Africa, Ana Jonic-White, comments on the launch, “We were delighted at the success of the 2006 event. UEMOA Min-Tel is highly effective in providing valuable information and interest in the event was even higher than we’d imagined. A lot has happened since the first edition and delegates to the 2009 event will discover just how much the telecoms, mining and petroleum industries have developed, enabling them to identify new opportunities. UEMOA Min-Tel is extremely worthwhile for anyone operating in the West African market or interested in West Africa as a strategic growth market”.

UEMOA Min-Tel is supported by the West African Monetary Union, the UEMOA, whose members include Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Mali, Togo, Guinée Bissau, Sénégal and Niger. It is also supported by the Ministry of Mines and Energy of Niger, the Ministry of Telecommunications of Niger, ARM, NTIC and the Ministry of Commerce.




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