17 January 2018 11:45 to 14:30
Nigeria Economic Outlook 2018
Standard Chartered Bank
IA-BCA are delighted to be hosting Nigeria Economic Outlook 2018, which will focus on the political, economic and commercial prospects for the country in the New Year. We will be joined on the panel by Razia Khan, Chief Economist for Africa at Standard Chartered Bank.
2017 has been a progressive year for Nigeria, following a real GDP contraction of 1.5% in 2016, the IMF forecasts that growth will reach 0.8% in 2017 and 1.9% in 2018. Nigeria’s economy continues to diversify and economic growth is now being driven by multiple sectors including FMCG, power, hydrocarbons, renewable energy, telecoms and technology.
President Muhammadu Buhari, identified fighting corruption, increasing security and tackling unemployment as key factors to growing the economy. With elections taking place on the 16th February 2019, questions will arise on how the lead up to the elections will impact the private sector and economic growth for 2018.
Meet our Speaker:
Razia Khan, Managing Director and Chief Economist for Africa, Standard Chartered Bank
Razia is a well-known commentator on African markets, advising the Bank’s clients on Africa strategy and providing regular updates to African central banks, financeministries and multilateral institutions. She joined the Bank in 1997. Razia holds a BSc (Hons) degree in economics and an MSc (Econ) in development, including monetary economics and international trade law, from the London School of Economics. Razia has been a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Councils on Population and on Poverty and Development.
Alexander Booth, Associate Managing Director, Investigations and Disputes, Kroll
Alexander Booth is an Associate Managing Director in Kroll’s Investigations and Disputes practice. His team advises government agencies, financial institutions, and multinational corporations on regional challenges and opportunities across Africa.
23 January 2018 15:00 to 17:00
South Africa 2018: UK Investment – Panel Session with Mark Garnier, Minister for Outward Direct Investment
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
South Africa has been renowned as the gateway to Africa, despite political uncertainty – South Africa remains to be the continent’s leading FDI destination, when measured by project numbers, increasing 6.9 percent.
The Department for International Trade (DIT) and IA-BCA are delighted to be hosting; South Africa 2018: Politics and Business event, which will focus on the UK-SA relationship, investment opportunities and political risks following ANC leadership election. The event will provide critical assessment of market environment, incentives and showcase case studies of investor experiences in South Africa.
The event will be led my Mark Garnier MP, Minister for Outward Direct Investment.
Meet our speaker:
Mark Garnier was appointed as Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for International Trade on 17 July 2016. The Minister for Investment leads on investment promotion across all sectors. This includes outward direct investment, foreign direct investment and delivery of trade and investment promotion through overseas partners.
Previously, Mark was a district councillor of the Forest of Dean District Council from 2003 to 2007 and was elected as the Conservative MP for Wyre Forest in May 2010. He served on the Treasury Select Committee (2010 – 2016) and the Parliamentary Commission on Banking Standards (2012 – 2014). Mark also served as chairman on a number of All Party Parliamentary Groups and was previously the Prime Minister’s trade envoy to Burma, Brunei and Thailand.