7-8 JUNE 2017 / Tour & Taxis / Brussels

Boosting Investment for ACP Inclusive Trade and Development

Boosting Investment for ACP Inclusive Trade and Development

Harnessing investment opportunities to empower ACPs as the world’s next emerging economy.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 - 09:30 to 10:45

Sustained economic growth in its Member States has heightened global interest in the ACP Group, particularly in Africa. Recent International Monetary Fund data indicate that 11 of the 20 fastest-growing economies in the world through to 2020 will be African. Intra-African trade is growing, Caribbean trade is bolstered by services, while the Pacific region exploits ocean-based resources to spur its sustainable development. Accordingly, intra-ACP and foreign investment flows have increased. National fundamentals remain insufficient to sustain the needed investment flows. Regimes for intra-regional investment flows and facilitation need to be enhanced. The lab will present intra-ACP initiatives aimed at spurring investment opportunities to support trade expansion and sustainable development.

The session will start with a video contribution of Dr. Ameenah Gurib-Fakim, President of the Republic of Mauritius.

Organised by

    Viwanou Gnassounou
    Assistant Secretary General
    African, Caribbean and Pacific Secretariat
    Masego Marobela
    Managing Director
    Botswana Bureau of Standards
    Steve Kayizzi-Mugerwa
    Independent Evaluation Office
    International Monetary Fund
    Pamela Coke-Hamilton
    Executive Director
    Caribbean Export Development Agency
    Bibi Ameenah Firdaus Gurib-Fakim
    President of the Republic (video contribution)
    Republic of Mauritius
    Roberto Ridolfi
    Director for Sustainable Growth and Development
    European Commission - DG for International Cooperation and Development
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