A number of British companies operating in Africa have expressed that they would benefit greatly from more direct and meaningful dialogue with HMG on trade and investment opportunities, trade incentives, prosperity programmes, export finance facilities and DfID priorities in sub-Saharan Africa.
A previous sub-Saharan working group was discontinued several years ago following a change in direction from the then UKTI and the need for a new forum has been brought into sharp focus by the absence of a business to government group for Africa - a continent which will soon be home to a quarter of the world's population and an increasingly important trading area for the UK.
Convened by DMA and supported by HMG, the quarterly meetings will begin on 24th January 2017 to provide the much-needed platform for government, business and trade associations to press the business case for trading with and investing in Africa.
DMA will provide the secretariat services, while Andy Henderson, former director of UK Trade & Investment Southern Africa will chair the meetings.
To register your interest or for any further information on joining fees, please contact Jamie Brunsdon on Jamie.Brunsdon@developingmarkets.com