An innovative event was introduced in the previous 5th EU-Africa Business Forum and dubbed “Investor Pitches”. It was so successful that this year it was selected from among 25 proposals. This session provides a forum where governments, entrepreneurs, project developers and promoters have the opportunity to meet face to face with European and African investors and present their business concepts.
In practice, four African countries will be given the opportunity to make investment pitches. About 10-15 minutes will be allotted to each country to communicate their excitement and present figures and aspirations to potential investors. The format of the meeting seeks to capitalise on the presence of a large number of financiers and investors at the EU-Africa Business Forum. It also offers an opportunity to reap tangible benefits in terms of linking up presenters with investors and receiving feedback on how to improve pitches and/or the investment climate.
Riccardo Ridolfi, Co-founder and Director, Absolute Energy Capital (Bio)