Africa continues to attract global attention. With the recent signing of the Africa Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA), the region will become the world’s largest free trade area: a unified market with a combined GDP of USD2.5 trillion and a population of over 1.2 billion.
Innovation and entrepreneurship are on the rise; reforms aimed at improving business conditions are underway; and the rapid spread of digital technologies is improving connectivity, transforming industries and creating significant opportunity for governments and businesses alike. In a difficult global economic environment however Africa is facing unique challenges.
Join us from the 26-28 November for Africa Week, a series of events bringing together global and regional businesses, financiers, investors, policy makers and thought leaders for an insightful and honest debate of the key issues shaping Africa and its prospects for growth.
*The World Bank: GDP (US $ Current) Africa: World Bank national accounts data, and OECD National Accounts data files.
Hear from an impressive line-up of speakers and engage with industry peers over a dynamic three-day programme of events. Our registration page allows you to select the events of greatest relevance to your business.
On Tuesday 26 November, we give you the opportunity to meet 1:1 with representatives from DLA Piper Africa’s 20 member firms, in addition to lawyers from our Africa, Europe, Middle East, Asia, Australia and US businesses who regularly advise clients on their interests in the continent.
9:00 – 17:00
A day in Africa: 1:1 client meeting opportunities
8.30 – 10.00
Employment speed meetings
Official opening of the employment speed meeting session provided by Tim Marshall, Global Co-Chair Employment, DLA Piper.
In 15 minute meeting rotations, delegates will be given the opportunity to connect with and ask questions of our team of dedicated employment lawyers from Burundi, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda and Zimbabwe – lawyers who understand the local employment and immigration law requirements, as well as the cultural contexts of the African markets relevant to your business.
Meeting places are limited so RSVP early to secure time with your preferred country representatives.
19:00 – 22:00
WIN GC Supper Club Dinner
By invitation only
New speakers are being added daily, please check back regularly.
Thank you for attending our 5th annual Africa Week!
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