Sunday, September 21, 2014

UAE, Carlyle to Host 2nd Africa Business Forum

New Business Ethiopia reported:

Held under the patronage of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice-President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, the Forum's objective is to facilitate a high-level dialogue and advice on key strategic directives related to Africa's economic outlook.

With Dubai becoming a significant investor across Africa and a base for fast-growing bilateral trade the Forum will exemplify why the Emirate is growing as a hub for African entrepreneurs to access global markets. It will also define why it forms an international investor base for African operations.

This exclusive, invitation-only event will bring together over 500 high-level decision makers.

The list includes African Heads of State, Ministers and dignitaries, prominent CEO's and Directors, and heads of private banks, sovereign wealth funds and private equity underwriters (PEU's).  The Carlyle Group is among the list of expected attendees.

How many centuries has Africa been under the patronage of others?  Is it the UAE's and associated PEU's turn at the helm?