Posted by: africanpressorganization | 20 July 2011

FORUM AFRICA 2011 welcomes Mr. Chalimba C. Phiri, Chairman of COMESA’s Regional Investment Agency


FORUM AFRICA 2011 welcomes Mr. Chalimba C. Phiri, Chairman of COMESA’s Regional Investment Agency


MONTREAL, Canada, July 20, 2011/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The organizers of the 5th edition of FORUM AFRICA, which will take place in Montreal this coming September 5 through 8, are immensely pleased to announce the participation of Mr. Chalimba C. Phiri, chairman of COMESA’s Regional Investment Agency. COMESA, or the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa, boasts 400 million potential consumers in 19 countries and promotes regional integration through the development of trade and investment. In addition to the COMESA delegation, the Forum will include the noteworthy participation of Jean-Louis Ekra, President of the African Export-Import Bank (AFREXIMBANK) as well as that of Albert Yuma Mulimbi, President of the Fédération des entreprises congolaises (association of Congolese business leaders) and Chairman of the Board of GECAMINES, the Democratic Republic of Congo’s largest mining company.

These illustrious guests will be joined by numerous officials, various African businesses and boards of trade, and the following organizations: Export Development Canada, Développement international Desjardins.

All will contribute to the central themes of FORUM AFRICA 2011, namely sustainable development and private investment in Africa.

“With growth estimated at 5%, Africa offers the highest return on investment in the world,” states Mrs. Amina Gerba, chairperson of FORUM AFRICA 2011’s organizing committee. Organized by Afrique Expansion in collaboration with the African Business RoundTable (ABR) and the Canadian Council on Africa (CCAfrica), Forum Africa 2011 is an international biennial gathering whose mission is to provide investors and entrepreneurs with up-to-date information on opportunities and conditions for private investment in Africa, as well as to promote such investment in the continent.

In addition to conferences and workshops, the Forum will feature a grand gala dinner September 6, during which awards of excellence will be handed out by Afrique Expansion to those businesses and individuals having made exceptional contributions to Africa’s development over the past two years.

FORUM AFRICA 2011 will take place at Montreal’s Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth hotel September 5 through 8, 2011.


About Afrique Expansion

Founded in 1995, Afrique Expansion Inc. is a consulting agency specialized in international marketing. Its chief mission is to promote business partnerships in Africa. The group also publishes an international business review, Afrique Expansion Magazine, which has in time established itself as an authoritative source of economic information on Africa for North American investors and entrepreneurs as well as for African decision makers.





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