AFRICA PROJECTION – WORLD’S NEXT MAJOR ECONOMIC SUCCESS STORY
- $2.6 trillion Africa’s collective GDP by 2020
- $1.4 trillion Africa’s consumer spending by 2020
- 122 million people will be added to workforce by 2020
- 50% of Africans will be living in cities by 2030
- Africa trade flows have expanded by 15 percent per year since 2006
- Africa is the second most attractive investment destination in the world
- Africa is home to 6 of the top 10 fastest growing countries in the world
- Africa is one of the most integrated regions in the world, ranking behind only Europe and Southeast Asia for economic integration
- Africa is moving toward the negotiations for the establishment of a Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA) which will be the largest free-trade area in the world
Africa has become an attractive region for foreign investment and international trade. It is being forecast that foreign direct investments and international trade in Africa will continue to increase rapidly. As Africa’s reputation for a viable location for investment increases, so does its significance in trade. With interest in the continent growing exponentially, some of today’s newest business players are originating from non-traditional regions such as South America, Eastern Europe, the Gulf, and Africa itself. While well-established and new partners from Europe, North America, and Asia continue to be valued, it is interesting to note that the private sector’s scope of attention is increasingly widening to include, especially among newcomers, consumer-market industries including food, IT, tourism, finance and retail.
Economic growth in Sub-Saharan Africa continue to increase. As such, Africa remains firmly on the radar of major investors, with significant funding coming from big multinational corporations. UN estimates that by 2030 some African cities will grow by 50% and some will actually double in size. African markets hold many untapped opportunities for investors, exporters and companies – and capitalizing on them would create jobs and improve lives on both sides of the Atlantic.
USAYES 2018 in Chicago will see a congregation of serious investors and exporters with interests in Africa. It is going to be a one-stop-shop to showcase, experience and learn about trade and investment opportunities in Africa. We are bringing together investors and exporters from all over the world. The event promises to deliver on its commitment not be a talk shop but to deliver actual results so we hope you will attend USAYES 2018.
If you want to gain insight into the investment or trade potentials of any Africa region or plug into its vast business opportunities, then USAYES is for you.
If you are thinking about opening or expanding operations in Africa, then USAYES is for you.
At USAYES 2018, you will meet companies looking to expand or establish their business operation in Africa, qualified investors with interest in Africa, companies from Africa sourcing for international partners, IPOs and IPAs across Africa and high-level government officials all in one location.
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