Tuesday, 20 November 2007

Commonwealth Business Forum

FARA is participating to the Commonwealth Business Forum: 20-22 November 2007 in Kampala, Uganda.
  • The Forum promotes practices and policies for the enhancement of global trade and investment. It provides new opportunities for business networking and partnerships, drawing on the Commonwealth’s comparative advantage in areas such as services, information and communications technology, banking and financial services, manufacturing, agriculture, and natural resources.
  • The Forum is aimed at global business leaders, particularly from the Commonwealth, Africa, Asia, and Europe. Speakers and panellists include Heads of Government, Ministers of Finance, Trade and Development, Chairmen and Chief Executives of business, and other industry leaders.
  • The Forum focuses on new opportunities for investment partnerships across different regions within the Commonwealth and internationally.

The Forum has an impressive list of speakers:

HE Yoweri Museveni,President of Uganda
HE Armandao Guebuza,President, Mozambique
HE Paul Kagame,President of Rwanda
HE Levy Mwanawasa, President, Zambia
Rt Hon Donald McKinnon, Commonwealth Secretary General
His Highness the Aga Khan,Aga Khan Development Network
Alexander Cummings, President and Chief Operating Officer,Africa Coca Cola
Bryan Sanderson,Fmr. Chairman,Standard Chartered
Cyril Ramaphosa,Exec Chairman,Shanduka Group & Chairman MTN
Donald Kaberuka,President, African Development Bank
Prof. Firmino Mucavele,Chief Executive,NEPAD
Gary Hoffman,Vice Chairman,Barclays Bank Plc
Harish Manwani,President Asia Africa,Unilever
James Smith,Chairman Shell UK
Jeremy Pike,CEO,BAT
Maria Ramos,Chief Executive Transnet
Dr Monty Jones,2004 World Food Prize Laureate
Nick Blazquez,Managing Director, Diageo Africa
Peter Kieran,President,CPCS Transcom,Canada
Rahul Bajaj, Chairman,Bajaj Auto Ltd
Dr Saad Al-Baarak,Group CEO,MTC,Kuwait
Sada Cumber,Chairman & CEO,SozoTek Inc,USA
Dr Supachai Panitchpakdi,UNCATD Secretary General
Mr N Chandrasekaran,[Chief Operating Officer, TCS]

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