The history of the KPMG Africa Conversation Series
The KPMG Africa Conversation Series was launched to create a platform where we could ‘host’ panel discussions aimed at Pan African business issues. As a leading audit, tax and advisory firm, KPMG is well positioned with a broad base of expertise, to share insights drawn from business, government, and academia in order to better understand the African context.
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.
Dedicated to developments in Africa
With KPMG’s wide support network for existing and potential clients, the Africa Conversations facilitate interaction and knowledge-sharing between KPMG experts, clients, and businesses operating in various economic sectors across the continent. The series is dedicated to developments in Africa and the implications for the continent’s economy.
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.
Adding value to businesses operating in Africa
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.
To facilitate these conversations, KPMG partnered with CNBC Africa to host a panel discussion every quarter. To date, the following episodes have been aired:
- Episode 1: Doing business in Africa
- Episode 2: Infrastructure challenges in Africa
- Episode 3: Climate-proofing Africa
- Episode 4: Africa-China trade and investment
- Episode 5: Investing in Africa
- Episode 6: Transacting in Africa
- Episode 7: Financial Services – Enabling Africa’s growth
- Episode 8: Investing in Africa – “Been there, done that”
The next Africa conversation Series
Episode 9 of the Africa Conversation Series is on African cities and the prioritisation thereof. Find out more.
Click here for more details on the KPMG Africa Conversation Series.
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