The UK-Africa Investment Summit brings together UK and African businesses to discuss emerging and relevant themes around doing business in Africa, and to connect UK companies to opportunities of today and tomorrow across the continent. Despite the current global economic context, the UK’s ambition to be Africa’s investment partner of choice has never been stronger, and strengthening investment relationships will be central in recovering from the disruption caused by the international COVID-19 pandemic.
The Africa Investment Conference will explore how inclusive, sustainable and resilient investment can serve to help Africa transition to a cleaner, greener growth trajectory, in particular as we seek to build back better from COVID-19. Highlighting the UK Department for International Trade’s support that is available to business, and driven by the insights of the recently established Africa Investors Group (a grouping of some of the UK’s largest investors in Africa), the conference will make the case for a strengthened, closer collaboration and partnership between the UK and Africa.
The conference will have a focus around four key sectors of activity, and will showcase UK capability and the emerging opportunities across Africa in sustainable infrastructure, renewable energy, financial & professional services and agriculture and agri-Tech.
The Department for International Trade (DIT) helps businesses export, drives inward and outward investment, negotiates market access and trade deals, and champions free trade. The Department for International Trade is a United Kingdom government department responsible for striking and extending trade agreements between the United Kingdom and foreign countries, as well as for encouraging foreign investment and export trade.