Date & Time: 
Mon, 2018-05-21 16:00
British Expertise International
23 Grafton Street
London W1S 4EY
United Kingdom
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Join us on 21 May 2018 as British Expertise International (BEI) and Invest Africa-Business Council for Africa (IA-BCA) host an event for UK Heads of Mission in East Africa. The meeting will provide East Africa country political and economic updates and also views on doing business in the region. According to many forecasts, including from African Development Bank and the World Bank, East Africa remains the fastest-growing economy in the sub-region. We are delighted to welcome: H.E. Nic Hailey British High Commissioner to Kenya, H.E. Sarah Cooke British High Commissioner to Tanzania and, H.E. Peter West British High Commissioner to Uganda.

In the context of UK’s exiting Europe, it will be interesting to hear what opportunities East Africa presents for British companies.

According to the African Development Bank’s African Economic Outlook 2018, East Africa remains the fastest-growing sub region in Africa, with estimated growth of 5.6 percent in 2017, up from 4.9 percent in 2016. Growth is expected to remain buoyant, reaching 5.9 percent in 2018 and 6.1 percent in 2019. Strong growth is widespread in the sub-region, with many countries (Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda) growing 5 percent or more.

According to the World Bank, economic growth in Sub-Saharan Africa is recovering moderately, following a sharp slowdown over the course of the last two years. Among East Africa Community (EAC) countries, Ethiopia is likely to remain the fastest growing economy, supported by continuing infrastructure investment. 

BEI and BCA Members: No charge
Non-members: £150 + VAT

IA-BCA Members should contact Margot Stumm ( to secure their place without charge