Africa Conversation Series

Africa Conversation Series: Investing in Africa

KPMG’s Africa Conversation series is dedicated to developments in Africa and the implications for the continent’s economy. The Conversations facilitate interaction and knowledge-sharing between KPMG experts, clients, and businesses operating in various economic sectors across the continent.

Topics are selected to reflect the most important and topical opportunities and challenges in Africa, and are discussed by a panel of experts in each field. Sharing our knowledge through this platform is one more way that KPMG adds value to businesses that are active in, or aiming to become active in, Africa.

A continent of opportunity

Africa today is one of the world’s fastest-growing regions, having expanded at more than two percentage points above the global average for the past 10 years. The African economy is expected to grow by more than 5% during 2012-13, according to various reputable forecasters, while its total Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is expected to reach US$2.6 trillion by 2020.

Africa offers numerous opportunities to investors in the post-global financial crisis world, though the options are as varied as the countries. The key issue investors need to understand is the risk/reward equation.

ABN’s Bronwyn Nielsen and her panel of expert business guests share their investing experiences in Africa, what sectors are investors targeting, and who these investors actually are, covering:

    • Why are multinational companies investing in Africa?
    • What sectors are ‘hot’?
    • Who is investing and where?

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