Africa is the world’s next big growth market. Home to a market of more than 1.3 billion people and a combined GDP of U.S.$3.4 trillion, Africa is resource-rich, has a youthful and eager workforce and some of the world’s fastest-growing consumer markets. In an era of slowing growth, Africa continues to promise long-term growth and business opportunities across multiple sectors.
Africa is also transforming itself for the future, diversifying into new industries to reduce the region’s vulnerability to commodity boom-bust cycles. A surplus of workers, more stability and adoption of new technologies are transforming Africa’s economies, spurring new areas of growth and opportunities. Business conditions in many African states have also improved significantly to encourage greater foreign direct investment.
At this FYIstival, join our invited experts and panel of business leaders from Africa and Singapore to learn about the latest market developments and emerging trends across different regions of Africa and how Singaporean companies can succeed in this growing and rapidly evolving continent.
Presentation on SBF by Ms Ho WenYiing, Senior Manager, SBF Global Division 3 (AEMEA), SBF
Welcome Address by Mr Ranveer Chauhan, Chairman, SBF’s Africa Business Group
Opening Address by His Excellency Jean de Dieu Uwihanganye, High Commissioner of the Republic of Rwanda, and Dean of African Diplomatic Missions in Singapore
Presentation on Africa by Mr Amit Jain, Director, NTU-SBF Centre for African Studies
Roundtable Discussion: Finding Success in Africa
Mr Amit Jain, Director, NTU-SBF Centre for African Studies
Mr Ranveer Chauhan, Chairman, SBF’s Africa Business Group
Ms Neo Poh Ling, Executive Director, Singapore Cooperation Enterprise
Mr George Chan, Cofound & CEO, Pyxis
Mr Seydina Omar Dia, Connect Africa Committee Member and Partner & Senior Advisor, AFRIA Advisory & Investments