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.”