India - West Africa Regional Conclave
8 – 9 October 2018 : Abuja, Nigeria
West African countries have taken giant strides over the past decade in liberalizing their economies and increasing industrialization. Investment requirements vary across countries. However, there is significant scope for investment across the region in financial services; energy and power; mining; manufacturing; consumer and retail; transport; healthcare; and agro-processing, among others. Investment in these sectors also depends on the policy framework and incentives offered by the country concerned.
Given the above background, Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) with the support of the Ministry of Commerce & Industry and Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India will be organising the India-West Africa Regional Conclave on 8 – 9 October 2018 at Abuja, Nigeria.
Nigeria, the current Chair of the ECOWAS and the Headquarters of ECOWAS Commission, will provide an excellent opportunity to Indian businesses to network with not only Nigerian businesses but also with their counterparts in their 14 ECOWAS Member States.
The Conclave aims to serve as a platform for dialogues between India and the 15 West African countries, which are members of ECOWAS, to further strengthen the developmental partnerships. The event will also focus on economic and commercial deliberations through Business to Government (B2Gs) and Business to Business (B2Bs) engagements. It will be a platform for Indian and African private sectors and key financial institutions to identify priority areas and special projects for Indian investment and partnership, with a long-term commitment to West Africa.