Mutambara to address London investment conference
HARARE – Arthur Mutambara, is among several international business leaders billed as keynote speakers at the 13th annual Euro-Africa Trade and Investment conference to be held in London on 1 February
The former robotics professor has kept his cards to his chest about his next move in Zimbabwean politics after he was displaced by Welshman Ncube as the president of the smaller faction of the MDC party.
The conference brings together decision makers from Europe and Africa to discuss latest developments affecting Africa’s investment landscape.
The other speakers include the Zulu king Goodwill Zwelithini, Chris Hart, the chief economist for Investment Solutions and Vassi Naidoo, the vice chairman of Deloitte and Dr Iqbal Surve, the chairman of Sekunjalo Investments.
Topics to be discussed include Investment opportunities in solar power; South Africa as a gateway to Africa and the African diaspora as a source of investment capital for Africa.
In a statement, the organisers of the conference said ,“ Africa, particularly the sub region, is now achieving economic levels of activity that can no longer be dismissed as insignificant in global terms.”
The statement added that African markets which were recently thought to be too small were now reaching respectable levels in global terms and it is now imperative to look at the region with respect.
In a recent editorial, The Economist, the respected London based business and finance magazine declared, ”The world’s centre for economic activity is shifting towards emerging markets.”