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13 Jun 2014 7:45 - 10:00 Business Sweden, Klarabergsviadukten 70, Stockholm

Breakfast seminar: Nigeria and Ghana – the strongest growing markets in West Africa

Welcome to a breakfast seminar, Friday 13 June, during which we will take a close look at the vast business opportunities in Nigeria and Ghana. Learn more about the latest development in different sectors such as ICT, Transportation, Energy, Creative Industries, Construction, Mining, Agriculture and Financial services and how Swedish companies can be part of the booming economy of these countries.

In April 2014, Nigeria surpassed South Africa in terms of BNP and is now the largest economy in Africa, partly due to the strong growth in new sectors such as ICT, Creative Industries, and Air Transportation. Nigeria is also defined as one of the MINT countries (Mexico, Indonesia, Nigeria and Turkey) qualifying through its large population of over 170 million, abundant natural resources, growing middle class and strategic location. Nigeria is today Sweden’s second largest export market in Sub-Saharan Africa. With the population predicted to hit 221 million by 2020 (over 60% under 24 years of age), the country will continue to be one of the largest and fastest growing economies in Africa for the foreseeable future. Key industries in Nigeria are Energy, Security, ICT, Creative Industries, Financial Services among others.

Ghana is referred to as the gateway to West Africa due to its long history of political and economic stability. This is emphasized by the number of Swedish companies established in the country, making it the third largest export market for Sweden in Sub-Saharan Africa. It has been growing steadily by 8-9 percent in recent years and in 2011 reached 14 percent boosted by new oil production and a rebound in the construction sector. Ghana is Africa's second-largest gold producer with ease of doing business index of 67 out of 189 (2013) on par with Italy and Turkey making it the easiest market entry in West Africa. Key industries in Ghana are ICT, Mining, Energy, Construction, Agriculture among others.

Please confirm your participation by 30 May 2014 by registering below. The seminar is free of charge.

For further information:

Cecilia Leideman Bäck
T: +46 70 883 74 11
M: cecilia.leidemanback@business-sweden.se

The registration for this event is overdue. Please contact us for more information.

Agenda

  • 7:45 – 8:00 Registration and light breakfast
  • 8:00 – 9.40 Introduction by Olov Hemström, Area Manager for Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Doing business in Nigeria – Africa´s largest economy, H.E. Benedict Onochie Amobi, Ambassador of Nigeria to Sweden
  • Business opportunities in ICT and Energy in Nigeria upcoming activities within these sectors by Håkan Lind, Market Unit Manager, West Africa,
  • The Security Situation in Nigeria, Axel Lindahl, Head of SRS Global Projects, SRS Group
  • Presentation on opportunities in mining and energy in Ghana, Olov Hemström
  • 9:40 – 10:00 Q&A Session