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The rapidly growing Cote d’Ivoire and its neighbouring French-speaking countries in West Africa have excited both African and international investors in recent years. With Cote d’Ivoire’s impressive GDP growth of over 7% year on year with neighbouring countries such as Senegal hot on its heels; West Africa proves a strong commodities market, with many power, manufacturing and infrastructure projects demanding liquidity. The regional investment opportunities with strong returns here are very real.
This dual language event brings together international and local players to structure innovative deals, and roadmap the investment landscape across trade, structured commodities, export and project finance.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
Cote d’Ivoire Presidency & Ministry of Finance
DFIs: AfDB, IFC, EIB, FMO, AFD, BOAD, Afreximbank, AIIB
State owned utilities
ECAs: ECIC, SACE, UKEF, JBIC, SInosure, China EXIM
Institutional Investors & Asset Managers
Registration & Networking
View from the top: Minister of Finance Keynote
We kick off the day with this ministerial address to outline the demand for liquidity and international investment in infrastructure,
power, energy, commodities & manufacturing projects
Accelerating the top 5 priorities: AfDB Keynote
This outline of President Adesina's vision for Africa's economic transformation focuses on the successful implementation of the High 5
Priorities, and how the local and international communities can work with the AfDB to promote growth
Economic & risk overview in French-Speaking West Africa
An economic overview delivered by EXX Africa's CEO, Dr Robert Besseling
Coffee & Networking
We split the room into four tables across two streams. Each stream has an English and French speaking table
Power & Energy in West Africa
We focus on the roles of power generation, electricity transmission, renewables, off-grid & mini-grid solutions and oil & gas in the West
Structured Commodities Finance
This roundtable explores the agribusiness industry, taking a look at the main exports of cocoa, rubber & cashews. We also
examine the potential for streamlining production efficiency through localisation of manufacture and digitisation
From the development of the Abidjan metro and further rails, road and port development, to sanitation and telecoms, we look at the ins and
outs of financing infrastructure projects in West Africa.
Trade & SME Finance
Access to liquidity is a global challenge. This session examines the platforms available for SMEs in West Africa, confronting the challenges
associated with KYC and correspondent banking
Closing remarks followed by networking drinks
The inaugural TXF West Africa took place at the African Development Bank's headquarters in Plateau, Abidjan. The best place to celebrate West African economic growth.
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