Africa Infrastructure and Power Forum to take place in China


Beijing conference will bring together “Government Ministers and project developers from across Africa with Chinese investors and technology providers to create a deal making environment”.


A major conference later this year will see stakeholders congregate at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Beijing to discuss opportunites for Chinese companies to invest in emergent African economies.

The Africa Infrastructure and Power Forum, taking place from 31st October to 1st November, aims to “meet, learn and do deals with Chinese investors prepared to enter Africa with available finance and credible technologies”.

The forum is an attempt to put Chinese investors face to face with key figures from Africa’s energy, transport and infrastructure industries. China has been a major investor in African industry in recent years.

Speakers at the event include the South African public enterprises minister Malusi Gigaba , Gabon’s industry and mining minister H.E. Regis Immongault, Mozambique’s energy minister Salvador Namburete and the Wall Street Journal’s china editor Andrew Browne.

On its website the forum says: “Whilst China’s economy remains extremely strong, a great number of the organisations that have been a part of this vast industrial growth are now looking overseas for additional value creation.

“Not only will senior representatives be present at AIPF who are looking to invest in Africa, but also the buyers for local projects will be there to discuss what is happening in China and to explore with you where additional synergies may lie. AIPF is the only trading post for Africa’s power and energy infrastructure investors in the heart of China where you can learn about possible partnerships with Chinese investors and manufacturers.”
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