Sierra Leone Trade & Investment Mission

Opening Session


On the 28th and 29th of October, over 25 foreign delegates joined us for a 2-day trade mission in Freetown. With such a large delegation the Sierra Leone Investment and Expert Promotions Agency (SLIEPA) excellently coordinated the program. Following June's hugely successful forum, this mission provided a deeper dive into the countries potential investment sectors and more networking opporunities; a drinks reception at the British High Commissioner's Residence was a highlight for this. 

Day 1 began with an investment overview from the Corporate Affairs Comission, Chamber of Commerce and National Investment board. A presentation from Minister of Tourism highlighted the stunning attractions in Sierra Leone, and encouraged the delegation to explore. The afternoon featured a range of meetings with senior officials in Ministries of Mines and Mineral Resrouces, Agriculture and Energy, and Works and Public Assets. 

Day 2 reaffirmed Sierra Leone as 'open for buisness' in a statement from the Ministry of Trade and Industry. The day's panels discussed the strengthening of the economy, investment into energy (especially renewables), infrastructure and mining. Lunch was provided by CASSAVA, supporting LunchBoxGift which aims to alleivate food poverty in Freetown. The mission ended with a trip to the Nectar Sierra Leone Bulk Terminal (NSBT) for an excellent presentation on overcoming challenges and future growth potentail of the port, followed by a tour around the site. 

Thank you to our sponsors, who enabled us to make this trade mission as positive as the forum in June; Nectar, NSBT, SLCB, INTL FC Stone, Royal Air Maroc, Flash Vehicals and CASSAVA. 




10.00-10.10     Welcome (Radisson Blu)

  • Deputy High Comissioner, Agnes Dugba Maculey  
  • DMA, Simon Tonge 

10.10-12.00     Investment Briefing (Radisson Blu)

  • SLIEPA: Highlights on the Investment Opportunities in Sierra Leone
  • Corporate Affairs Commission: Business Registration and Procedures
  • National Investment Board
  • Sierra Leone Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture (SLCCIA): Investment Landscape in Sierra Leone – Private Sector perspective
  • Ministry of Tourism 

12.00-12.15    Presentation from Guy Wilkes, Nectar Group

12.15-13.30     Lunch Break

14.00-15.00     Ministerial Meeting (Minister of Mines and Mineral Resources)

15.00-16.00     Ministerial Meeting (Minister of Agriculture and Forestry)

16.00-17.00     Ministerial Meeting (Minister of Works and Public Assets)

19.00-21.00     High Commissioner's Reception: Evening Cocktail Reception (High Commissioner's Residence)


09.00-09.10: Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation – Welcome Address (Radisson Blu)

09.10-09.20: Minister of Trade and Industry - Statement

09.20-09.50: Session 1: Discussion on the Economy and Financial Services (Radisson Blu)

  • Ministry of Finance
  • Bank of Sierra Leone

09.50-10.05:  Presentation from Moses C Sesay, SLCB 

10.05-11.10: Session 2: Investing in Energy inc. Renewables (Radisson Blu)

  • Ministry of Energy
  • Renewable Energy Association of Sierra Leone (REASL)
  • Petroleum Directorate – Office of the President
  • Public-Private Partnership (PPP) Unit – Office of the President

11.10-12.00: Session 3: Investing in Infrastructure & Mining (Radisson Blu)

  • Presidential Infrastructure Initiative
  • National Minerals Agency
  • National Commission for Privatization

Lunch provided by CASSAVA

14.00: Site Visit: Nectar Sierra Leone Bulk Terminal port


Visit organised by the Ministry of Tourism 







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