BCA: Celebrating 60 Years of Doing Business Better

Anniversaries, Associations, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Events, Exhibitions, News — By on November 4, 2016 at 5:16 PM
l to r: Arnold Ekpe, Karen Taylor, Tobias Ellwood MP (Minister for Africa) and David Lamb

l to r: Arnold Ekpe, Karen Taylor, Tobias Ellwood MP (Minister for Africa) and David Lamb

Thank you to all of you who attended our 60th Anniversary Celebrations at the House of Lords onWednesday evening. It was a wonderful chance to celebrate the last 60 years of the BCA and toast to the success of the next 60. The address by Minister for Africa Tobias Ellwood was well received by guests. We would like to extend particular thanks to our sponsors FBN Bank UK, Squire Patton Boggs, INTL FCStone and our host Lord Chidgey.

Upcoming events on the BCA calendar

The Business Council for Africa is delighted to be holding a joint event with Africa Matters Limited to discuss how energy sector operators can manage riskacross the African continent in light of these new trends in the energy sector.Speakers will discuss strategies they have implemented to mitigate political risks, describing how effective engagement with governments and key stakeholders can de-risk investment and prevent or constructively resolve disputes. Speakers will also highlight the importance of due diligence and market entry analysis in the specific context of the African energy sector as a means of preventing expensive project delays, reducing exposure to corruption and understanding complex regulatory processes and bureaucracy.Meet the Speakers:
Adrian Mucalov, Actis
Dr Oliver Quinn, Ophir-Energy
Karim Maalioun, Squire Patton Boggs
Imad Mesdoua, Africa Matters Limited
BCA Members: Please register for this event by clicking ‘Get Tickets’ and then ‘Enter Promotional Code’ to register for your place without charge. Please contact info@bcafrica.co.uk to receive your code
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Latest Edition of Nigeria Report

  • Level of foreign currency reserves continues to fall, having dropped in the month to US$ 23.947 billion. This is a reduction of 17.6% year to date.
  • Lagos Property Price: On Victoria Island and Ikoyi the agent’s asking prices have fallen by between 5% and 15%, while prices achieved on the few contracts actually concluded are 10% to 20% lower again.

Click HERE for the full report

Navigating Africa’s Local Content Laws

24th November 2016, Simmons & Simmons

The Business Council for Africa and Simmons & Simmons are delighted to be hosting special workshop, Navigating Africa’s Local Content Laws. This event will explore the local content laws in key markets in Sub-Saharan Africa, in particular Kenya, Angola and Mozambique. We will be joined by local counsel from the region, to assess how international companies can best navigate the varying local content requirements of the region. Click HERE for more information

Return of Africa Week

DLA Piper will be hosting our second annual Africa Week in London from 28 November – 2 December 2016.Senior partners from over twenty countries* across the continent will be meeting in our offices in London.The overarching themes will be the opportunities, challenges and trends in business in Africa drawing on the extensive and practical experience of our colleagues. During the week DLA Piper will be highlightingAfrican Real EstateIs the honeymoon period over? The effects of the oil price crash with a focus on Angola, Côte d’Ivoire and Kenya
Date: 1 December
Time: 8.00 – 10.00 amBrexit and Africa: Challenges and opportunities for government and business
Date: 1 December
Time: 4.00 – 5.30 pm

To register your attendance please RSVP to londonevents@dlapiper.com

Upcoming Non – BCA events

Africa Works! 2016 – Innovation In Finance
10 November 2016, Amsterdam

DMA to host Liberia-UK Trade & Investment Forum
22nd November 2016, Monrovia

Africa Investment Exchange: Power and Renewables
21-22 November 2016, RSA House, London 

Invest in Africa’s Big Anti-Bribery Debate
6 December 2016, Clyde & Co, London

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