iAdvisory Seminar: Doing Business in West Africa - A Focus on Ghana, Nigeria, Ivory Coast and Senegal

Wed, 8 May, 2019, 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM (GMT+8)
Little Red Dot, Level 10, Enterprise Singapore Office (Bugis) 230 Victoria Street, Bugis Junction Office Tower, Singapore 188024

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Exciting opportunities exist across the vibrant economies of West Africa including Ghana, Ivory Coast, Nigeria and Senegal. Rapid population growth, urbanisation and growing consumption present attractive business opportunities for Singapore companies.

Join us to obtain the latest market insights on West Africa and learn about key sectoral opportunities in oil & gas, housing and infrastructure development, fast moving consumer goods (FMCG), digital technology and manufacturing. You can also pick up tips from Singapore companies operating successfully in West Africa. 

If you are a part of the manufacturing and packaging value chain (plant design, packaging equipment, materials, system integration) especially in food and FMCG manufacturing, join us for our post-seminar West Africa Manufacturing Roundtable to gain deeper specific insights into the manufacturing sector!

Seminar Highlights
  1. Market and investment opportunities in Ghana, Ivory Coast, Nigeria and Senegal
  2. Addressing business and operating challenges in West Africa
  3. Sharing session by Singapore companies operating in West Africa
08:30am - 09:00amRegistration and Networking Breakfast
09:00am - 09:05amWelcome Address
Mr G. Jayakrishnan, Global Markets Director, Middle East & Africa, Enterprise Singapore
09:05am - 09:35amOverview: Understanding West Africa and its Opportunities
Ms Jean Ng, Regional Director - Designate, Accra, Enterprise Singapore
09:35am - 10:05amFinancing in West Africa
Ms Bola Adesola, Managing Director, Africa, Standard Chartered Bank
10:05am - 11:15amPresentation & Panel Discussion: Opportunities in Francophone West Africa
Moderated by: Mr Douty Fadiga, Partner, Assurances, PwC
  • Mr Venkataramani Srivathsan, Managing Director & CEO, Africa & Middle East, Olam International Ltd
  • Mr Joseph-Olivier Biley, Managing Director, WeFlyAgri
  • Ms Aida Diallo, Director, LogiQ
11:15am - 12:30pmPanel Discussion: How Companies Can Thrive in West Africa
Moderator: Mr Nur Iman Aris, Deputy Director, Middle East & Africa, Enterprise Singapore

  • Mr Raymond Wong, General Manager, Well & Able Holdings
  • Mr Saikat Chowhudry, Managing Director, Nivesal International
  • Mr Steve Vickers, CEO, TransferTo
  • Mr Andy Choy, General Counsel, Yinson
12:30pmNetworking Lunch
2:00pmManufacturing in West Africa Roundtable
*Subject to change without prior notice

Who Should Attend: 
CXOs, CIOs, Business Owners of SMEs and key decision makers with interest to understand innovation and how it can help in their internationalisation plans. 

More about Enterprise Singapore's Plug & Play Network (PPN):
Enterprise Singapore’s PPN is designed to provide in-market assistance to Singapore SMEs looking to expand abroad. With networks in China, India, Southeast Asia and Dubai, PPN aims to address top challenges SMEs face when venturing overseas such as the lack of market knowledge, the difficulty in identifying suitable business partners and the setting up of offices overseas. Click here to find out more.

iAdvisory Seminar: Doing Business in West Africa - A Focus on Ghana, Nigeria, Ivory Coast and Senegal

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