UK-Sierra Leone Trade & Investment Forum

6th June 2019, London



On 6th June, the Vice President of Sierra Leone will lead a delegation of senior ministers to London for the UK-Sierra Leone Trade & Investment Forum. The conference will offer delegates the chance to heard the most up-to-date information regarding the economy of Sierra Leone and hear about the investment climate in the country before more specific sessions on Energy, Infrastructure and  Agriculture.

During the forum, delegates will also have the opportunity to network with public sector officials and businesses from Sierra Leone and those interested in the region.




0800-0900: Registration and Refreshments


0900-0920: Opening Remarks

  • DMA & HSF
  • Sierra Leone’s High Commission to the UK
  • British High Commission to the UK


0920-0940: Welcoming Address

  • HE Vice President of Sierra Leone


0940-1100: Session 1: Economic Overview & Financial Sector Development
Chair: Simon Tonge, Former UK Ambassador

  • Ministry of Finance
  • Bank of Sierra Leone
  • Sierra Leone Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture (SLCCIA)
  • Private Sector Speaker


1100-1130: Refreshments Break


1130-1200: Spotlight on Trade & Investment

  • Ministry of Trade & Industry
  • Sierra Leone Investment and Export Promotion Agency (SLIEPA)

1200-1330: Session 2: Investing in Energy
Chair: Representative, HSF

  • Ministry of Energy
  • Renewable Energy Association of Sierra Leone (REASL)
  • Private Sector Speaker


1330-1430: Networking Lunch


1430-1500: Spotlight on Agriculture

  • Ministry of Agriculture
  • Private Sector Speaker


1500-1600: Session 3: Investing in Industry and Infrastructure
Chair: Sir Henry Bellingham, Former UK Minister for Africa

  • Ministry of Works, Housing and Infrastructure
  • Private Sector Speaker


1600-1620: Closing Remarks

  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs


1620-1800: Gala Drinks Reception