3rd Annual South African International Trade and Investment Conference and Exhibition
South Africa is entering a new stage in its economic development. We are one of the most advanced and dynamic middle-income emerging markets, not only on the African continent, but globally. We are consistently attracting huge net amounts of portfolio capital annually. More significantly, domestic and foreign direct investments are rising sharply.
Overall, private and public fixed investments are rising by a combined 12 to 14 percent annually, Moreover; South African growth has been measured to have a very strong impact on growth in the rest of Africa – an IMF study shows that a 1 percent increase in South Africa’s growth rate leads directly to a 0.5-0.75 percent increase in the rate of growth in the rest of Africa.
The reason for this success is our stable society, our combination of strong
economic infrastructure and institutions, and rapid growth that has given rise to a strong entrepreneurial and dynamic investment environment.
The conference delegation list will consist of Government Ministers,
diplomats, foreign businesspeople, CEOs and senior executives of South
African companies, as well as selected national and international media.
A key purpose of the event will be to promote South Africa’s image abroad, so electronic, print and magazine partners will cover the summit internationally and nationally. A made-for-television debate to take place on the day of the summit will be an important element of the event.