Minister for Africa set to deliver keynote address at Addleshaw Goddard briefing

Minister for Africa Mark Simmonds MP is set to deliver the keynote address at a high-level business briefing being hosted by Addleshaw Goddard in association with UK Trade & Investment (UKTI). The evening event will take place on 16 May 2013.

The event will also play host to business leaders, government officials and influential commentators.

Entitled ‘Doing Business in Africa’, the business briefing will focus on the growing number of consumers in Africa and the opportunity this presents for UK businesses.

The minister for Africa’s keynote address will set the scene for the event before an expert panel, including Philip Walker, African regional editor at The Economist, Chris Davis, commercial director at PZ Cussons, and Tutu Agyare, managing director at Nubuke Investments take questions from the audience.

The panel will discuss the changing investment profile in African states and the opportunity the growing number of young, technologically literate consumers and increasing urbanised population presents for UK companies. Drawing on key experience of doing business in Africa, the panel will provide an insight to highlight the opportunities and challenges for any businesses looking to invest in the thriving market.