Programme

June 19, 2010, Saturday
12:00—13:30
Pavilion 4, Conference Hall 4.3
Panel session

AFRICA’S INVESTMENT REVIVAL



Russia has recently joined other BRIC and developed economies in enhancing its investment and trade activities in Africa. The continent is not only an interesting hinterland for emerging market goods and services, but could serve as an important springboard for those firms with global aspirations in the provision of energy, other commodities and manufacturing.


1) What are the primary strategic interests of Russian business and finance in the African markets? Which African countries are best positioned to engage BRIC and developed economies?


2) How can investment in African hydrocarbons, in particular natural gas and LNG, help Russia realize its aspirations for extending its reach in global energy markets?


3) What African sectors are best positioned to benefit from access to BRIC capital, knowhow and markets?



Moderator
Andrei Sharonov, Deputy Mayor for Economic Affairs, Government of Moscow

Panelists
Olusola David-Borha, Deputy CEO, Stanbic IBTC Bank Plc
Dr. David Oluseyi Ige, Group General Manager, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation
Dr. David Oluseyi Ige, Group General Manager, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation
Boris Ivanov, Director, Gazprom International
Nand Khemka, Chairman, SUN Group
Vladimir Kremer, Chairman of the Russia-South African Business Council; Managing Director, Renova Group
Jean-Jacques Lecat, Head of CMS BFL
Sergei Oulin, Vice President, Alrosa JSC