On 6th June, the President of Sierra Leone will lead a delegation of senior ministers to London for the UK-Sierra Leone Trade & Investment Forum. The conference will offer delegates the chance to hear the most up-to-date information regarding the economy of Sierra Leone and hear about the investment climate in the country before more specific sessions on Energy, Mining, Infrastructure and Agriculture.

During the forum, delegates will also have the opportunity to network with public sector officials and businesses from Sierra Leone and those interested in the region.

 

08.00-09.00: Registration and Refreshments

 

09.00-09.20: Opening Remarks

  • DMA & HSF
  • Sierra Leone’s High Commission to the UK
  • British High Commission to Sierra Leone

 

09.20-09.40: Welcoming Address

  • HE President of Sierra Leone

 

09.40-11.00: Session 1: Economic Overview & Financial Sector Development

Chair: Rebecca Perlman, Associate, Herbert Smith Freehills

  • Ministry of Finance
  • Bank of Sierra Leone
  • Sierra Leone Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture (SLCCIA)
  • Private Sector Speaker

 

11.00-11.30: Refreshments Break

 

11.30-12.00: Spotlight on Trade & Investment

  • Ministry of Trade & Industry
  • Sierra Leone Investment and Export Promotion Agency (SLIEPA)

 

12.00-13.30: Session 2: Investing in Energy & Mining
Chair: Memuna Forna, Editor and Founder, FT Insight

  • Ministry of Energy
  • Ministry of Mines and Mineral Resources
  • Timothy M Kabba Director General, Petroleum Directorate. Office of the President
  • Renewable Energy Association of Sierra Leone (REASL)
  • Craig Dean, CEO & President, Gerald Metals

 

13.30-14.30: Networking Lunch

 

14.30-15.00: Spotlight on Tourism

  • Ministry of Tourism
  • Private Sector Speaker

 

15.00-15.30: Spotlight on Agriculture

  • Ministry of Agriculture
  • Private Sector Speaker

 

15.30-16.30: Session 3: Investing in Infrastructure & Manufacturing
Chair: TBC

  • Ministry of Works, Housing and Infrastructure
  • Private Sector Speaker

 

16.30-16.50: Closing Remarks

  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs

 

16.50-18.00: Gala Drinks Reception

 

Registration:

To register your interest please contact DMA on email by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Eventsite: https://developingmarkets.com/upcoming-events/uk-sierra-leone-trade-investment-forum


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