Speaker 1 - Steve Harper, Invest NI - Welcome

2 minutes

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Steve Harper, Executive Director International Business Invest NI, welcomes delegates to the Spotlight on Africa event, emphasising Invest NI’s support to companies as they seek to do further business in the key markets in Africa.

Speaker 2 - Sir Jeffrey Donaldson, UK Trade Envoy to Egypt, Opening Address

8 minutes

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Sir Jeffrey Donaldson promotes Egypt and Africa as a hub for investment, encouraging Northern Ireland companies to look at the opportunities to grow and develop by exporting to these areas.

Speaker 3 – Wissam Saadi, Invest NI – Introduction to Northern Africa

3 minutes

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Invest NI’s North Africa Regional Director, Wissam Saadi gives an overview of exporting to the region and the areas of exporting where NI companies excel, compete and deliver.

Speaker 4 – Oliver Richards, Department for International Trade – Introduction to Egypt

5 minutes

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Oliver Richards, Department for International Trade, summarises opportunities and challenges and how DIT and Invest NI can help business navigate their way in exporting to the African region.

Speaker 5 - Natasha Donmez, Invest NI – Introduction to Sub Sahara Africa

7 minutes

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Natasha Donmez, Invest NI’s Sub - Sahara Africa Regional Director discusses the opportunities and previous comments discussed by earlier presenters in relation to the Sub – Sahara region.

Speaker 6 – Thessa Bagu, Naijalink – Introduction to Nigeria

3 minutes

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Thessa Bagu, Invest NI’s Nigeria Advisor discusses the growing and diversified economy in Nigeria and offers tips to succeed, the business culture and what sectors would thrive.

Speaker 7 – Ronelle Dinsmore, Dinsmore Associates – Introduction to South Africa

7 minutes

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Ronelle Dinsmore, Dinsmore Associates, emphasises how the business culture in South Africa is very similar to that in Northern Ireland with very strong links between the two countries.

Speaker 8 – Lisa Kallback, Invest NI – Introduction to Kenya

3 minutes

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Lisa Kallback, promotes Kenya as the third easiest country in Sub-Saharan Africa to do business in.

Speaker 9 - Eibhlín Ní Chléirigh, South Cross Consulting – Introduction to Kenya

4 minutes

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Eibhlin Ni Chleirigh endorses Ghana as a top place to export to. Target markets for NI companies include, materials Handling, Agriculture Equipment and Education. The construction sector is also about to take off, boosted by major Government projects.

Speaker 10 - Panel discussion

3 minutes

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Panel discussion providing insight into their experiences, challenges and opportunities and why they selected the particular markets to export to.

Speaker 11 – Jamie McCloskey, Invest N – Closing Remarks

3 minutes

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Invest NI’s International Trade Executive, Jamie McCloskey outlines Invest NI’s Trade Services, Events taking place and Eligibility, as well as an overview on UK Export Finance.