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East Africa International Business Forum October 6, 2008

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From 29 to 30 October 2008 in Kigali, Rwanda will bring together stakeholders in the East African Business Community as well as potential investors. The Forum is being organized by the Commonwealth Business Council (CBC) and the East African Business Council (EABC) with the support of the government of Rwanda and should be an important shop window for the five countries that make up the East African Community -Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda and Burundi 

The East African region has a market of approximately 100 million people. Already the US-based Corporate Council on Africa (CCA), Germany’s Afrika-Verein and the French Council of Investors in Africa (CIAN) have announced their support for the forum, bringing with them representation of well over 250 companies. These organizations along with CBC will represent a huge number of Africa’s leading investors – bringing together five of the G8 countries as well as India, Nigeria and South Africa. Their involvement is said to likely contribute to increased investment in East Africa. The forum is themed  Trade and Investment Opportunities: East Africa – One Market, One Destination.

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East African Community Investment Forum in New York September 11, 2008

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Investment Forum Mission A thriving, vibrant private sector is paramount to sustainaible economic development, innovation and long lasting prosperity in East Africa. The growth of Africa’s private sector, particularly the crucial Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs), faces the primary challenge of linking to and accessing global financial capital. To this end, this forum provides a platform for government agencies, private companies and financial institutions to showcase investment opportunities in East Africa to a wider global audience

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