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All You Need To Know About The 2016 ITU Telecom World In Thailand

Technology SMEs, businesses, and significant stakeholders met at the ITU Telecom World 2016 to facilitate effective networking, innovation, and growth within the digital economy of the world. Attended by 8,800 people, the event was held at Bangkok – Thailand, and was graced by the presence of H.R.H Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn, Kingdom of Thailand and General Chan-o-cha Prayut, Prime Minister, Kingdom of Thailand who launched the e vent and welcomed other key personalities across the globe including but not limited to H.R.H. Tapouto’a Ulukalala, the Crown Prince of Tonga; Xavier Bettel, Prime Minister of Luxemburg; Charlot Salwai Tabimasmas, Prime Minister of Vanuatu; Debretsion Gebremichael Deputy Prime Minister of Ethiopia; and Mukhisa Kituyi, Secretary General of UNCTAD. Thailand’s keystakeholders in the technology field and digital sector had this opportunity to exhibit their emerging and existing innovations which are spurring the country’s development to other global audience.

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ECA urges Africa to push ahead with Continental Free Trade Area

The Africa Trade Forum ended in Addis Ababa Wednesday with Economic Commission for Africa’s Coordinator, David Luke, of the African Trade Policy Centre (ATPC) urging participants to act on conclusions reached in discussions this week as the continent seeks to meet its October 2017 deadline for the implementation of the Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA).

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High-Profile Arab Knowledge Experts to Speak at the Knowledge Summit 2016

  • Ministers of education from around the Arab World discuss the role of reading in building a national identity
  • E. Jamal bin Huwaireb will inaugurate the Summit with an opening address, in addition to announcing the results of the Arab Reading Index

High-profile knowledge experts and renowned personalities have signed on to take part in the third annual Knowledge Summit, organised by the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Foundation (MBRF) – member of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives – on December 5-7, 2016, at the Grand Hyatt Dubai hotel.

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Bridge Unemployment Gap in Africa through Trans-Boundary Infrastructure Development

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Over 250 participants came together for the 2016 Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa (PIDA) Week celebration. The event which focused on “Creating Jobs through Regional Infrastructure Development,” ended with a strong advocacy for economic transformation in Africa through accelerated job creation made possible via infrastructure development. Referring to the vison 2063, the participants (which were made up of stakeholders’ representatives of member States, private sector, development partners and project owners) acknowledged the youth capital in Africa and thus, a need to offer great employment windows for them, and making benefit of their skills and potentials.

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The Reputation Go-to Guy releases a Crisis Management Toolkit

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Deon Binneman a-ka the Reputation Go-to Guy has released a Crisis Management Toolkit designed to assist and equip management teams to anticipate, prepare for, and manage potential crises.

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RAKFIF to disclose the reason for the recent investment growth in RAK

In less than 3 weeks Ras Al Khaimah’s Finance and Investment Forum will be held at the Rixos Bab Al Bahr, UAE under the patronage of the ruler of the Emirate and key stakeholders of the Emiarte – including Senior Executives from RAK Chamber of Commerce & Industry, RAK Ceramic, RAKIA, RAKTDA, Department for Civil Aviation, RAK Ports, Al Marjan, Al Hamra Group, RAK BANK, RAK Public Works, etc. This year, the event features officials of the Emirate to enlighten participants across the globe on the investment. From December 13-14, the two day event will explore many sessions and dialogue which will expose participants to a wider range of investment knowledge an prospects.

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AFIF Entrepreneurship Award 2017 officially open to all African-based entrepreneurs

Cash prize and yearlong media promotion to be offered to AFIF 2017 Entrepreneurship Award winner 

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Improve transport infrastructure and the competitiveness of West Africa

The Sub-Regional Office for West Africa of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA/SRO-WA), in collaboration with the Senegalese Government, organized an ad-hoc experts’ group meeting on the theme: “Transport infrastructure and trade in West Africa”, in Dakar the 22 and 23 November 2016.

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Industry supports Machine Tools Africa 2017 as sales exceed 70%

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With seven months still to go and the two allocated exhibition halls largely booked, industry has demonstrated its strong support for Machine Tools Africa 2017, taking place at the Expo Centre in Johannesburg from 9-12 May 2017. Exhibition space sales have exceeded 70% of overall square metres available and many other stands have been provisionally booked. These will be finalised before the end of the year.  Sales are on track and it is expected that the show will be sold out.

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Aviation Africa Event Is On Course For 2017

radisson-blu-at-nightAviation Africa 2017 attracts all the global players and African industry

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Traditional leaders converge for training on land negotiations skills

A two-day seminar to sensitize African traditional leaders on the risks and opportunities of large-scale land based investments (LSLBIs) kicked off Wednesday in Accra, Ghana, with more than 50 traditional authorities and community leaders from across Africa.

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Spotlight on regional achievements as West African Power Industry Awards finalists are announced

Industry pioneers and projects recognised and celebrated

Genesis Energy, Aggreko, GRIDCo, Eko Disco and several innovative renewable projects are just some of the who’s who in the region’s energy industry who have made the coveted list of finalists for the upcoming West African Power Industry Awards.

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Tana Forum announces Theme for 2017: Natural Resource Governance in Africa

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Former Malawian President Joyce Banda joins Forum Board

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UK supports growth and development of East African oil and gas sector

Speech by British High Commissioner, Nic Hailey, at 4th East Africa oil and gas summit

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West Africa Property Investment Summit to showcase Ghana growth

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Johannesburg – November 2016

This week, the continent’s foremost property investment experts will meet in Accra for the annual West Africa Property Investment Summit. Taking place from the 16-17 November at the Kempinski Hotel, speakers from all over the globe will meet in Ghana’s capital, to discuss the challenges, opportunities and the future of real estate in the region. Despite very often receiving less coverage than its powerhouse cousin Nigeria, the summit’s host nation has emerged as a powerful real estate investment destination, and a favourable endorsement from the World Bank as West Africa’s “best place to do business.”

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Africa Finance & Investment Forum 2017 to take place in Nairobi, Kenya for the first time.

This year’s Africa Finance & Investment Forum (AFIF) will focus on “Entrepreneurship and Innovation for Growth” and will be held for the first time in the vibrant city of Nairobi, Kenya, hosted by the Strathmore University, taking place from 15th -16th February 2017.

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RAS AL KHAIMAH FINANCE & INVESTMENT FORUM TO SHOWCASE THE EMIRATE’S GROWTH POTENTIAL AND ITS INVESTMENT OFFERINGS

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– Forum to cover Hospitality & Tourism, Real Estate, Manufacturing & Production and Infrastructure sectors

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