UK-Sudan Trade & Investment Forum

12th December 2017, Central London


We are delighted to announce that, following the lifting of unilateral U.S sanctions on Sudan last month after a period of twenty years,  DMA has been asked by the Government of Sudan to host the first UK-Sudan Trade & Investment Forum. The Forum will be the country's first ever global investment summit and the first to be held in Europe since the lifting of sanctions.  

A senior delegation from Sudan will be present to cover key sectors of the country’s economy, providing an in-depth look at Energy, Mining, Agriculture, Infrastructure among others. This land mark event represents a unique opportunity for foreign investors and businesses to obtain first-hand information on the country’s latest developments and investment opportunities in key sectors.


0830-0930: Registration & Refreshments

0930-0950: Welcome
• Atam Sandhu, Chief Executive, DMA
• HMA Michael Aron, British Ambassador to Sudan
• HE Mohammed Abdalla Ali Eltom, Sudanese Ambassador to the UK
• Chris Trott, Special Representative for Sudan, FCO

0950-1010: Keynote Address
• Hon Prof Ibrahim Ghandour, Minister of Foreign Affairs
• Representative, UK Government

1010-1020: Spotlight on Lifting of Sanctions
• Tarek Fahmy,
Acting Director, Office of Sanctions Policy and Implementation, U.S Department of State

1020-1140: Session 1 – Political & Economic Outlook 
Chair: The Lord Sheikh, Co-Chair APPG Sudan
• Hon Mubarak El-Fadil El-Mahdi, Minister of Investment
• Hazim Abdegadir Ahmed Babiker, Governor, Central Bank of Sudan
• Private sector speaker x2
Q&A Session

1140-1210: Refreshments Break

1210-1340: Session 2 –  Investing in Energy & The Extractives
Chair: Rt Hon the Lord Hain, Former Cabinet Minister & MP
• Hon Prof Hashim Ali Mohammed Salim, Minister of Minerals
• Hon Abdel-Rahman Osman, Minister of Petroleum
Adil Omer Ali, Director GeneralSudapet
• Aimen Mohamed Ahmed Aboujoukh, CEO, Ram Energy 
• Hugh Stuart, President, Orca Gold 

Q&A Session

1340-1440: Networking lunch - sponsored by INTL FCStone

1440-1600: Session 3 – Investing in Infrastructure & Agriculture
Chair: TBC
• Hon Abdul-Latif Al-Ojaimi, Minister of Agriculture
• Private sector speaker x2
Q&A Session

1600-1615: Closing Remarks
• Atam Sandhu, Chief Executive, DMA
• Hon Prof Ibrahim Ghandour, Minister of Foreign Affairs

1645-1800: Gala Drinks Reception - sponsored by BACB