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rainbow unlimited NEWS Nr. 27

Tuesday 27 May, 2013


Is Nigeria on your radar screen and you wish to explore business opportunities or find partners on the ground? Are you interested in learning more how other companies have conquered African markets? Or is Botswana an interesting destination for you? If so, read on:

AFRICA BUSINESS DAY 2013 – 27 June 2013, Zürich

Rainbow unlimited gmbh together with Switzerland Global Enterprise (formerly Osec) organises the 1st AFRICA BUSINESS DAY on 27 June 2013 at the ConventionPoint / SIX Swiss Exchange in Zürich. Under the theme “Entering African markets – how others did it”, Swiss companies – among them Bühler Group and Stadler Rail – give testimonials about how they have succeeded in African markets, focussing on Nigeria, Ghana, Algeria and Kenya. In an exhibition area, six African Embassies (Angola, Nigeria, Uganda, Ethiopia, Gabon and Botswana) present their countries and business opportunities. For complete programme and registration click HERE. Deadline for enrolment: 15 June 2013.

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Business trip to Nigeria – 2-6 September 2013, Abuja and Lagos – still places available

In close cooperation with the Swiss Embassy in Abuja, the Swiss-African Business Circle (SABC) jointly with Switzerland Global Enterprise (former Osec) organizes a business trip to Nigeria (Abuja and Lagos) between 2 and 6 September 2013. The trip is supported by the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO), Swisscham Africa and the Nigerian Embassy in Switzerland. Delegation size limited to 12-15 participants. Meetings among others with the Swiss business community in Nigeria and the Institute of Directors Nigeria. Tailor-made programme guaranteed. To downlaod the invitation, conditions and registration click HERE. To consult the programme click HERE. Deadline for registration: 31 May 2013.

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Botswana Business Week – 10-14 June 2013 – Zürich and Geneva

The Embassy of Botswana in Switzerland organises two information events in Geneva (11 June) and Zürich (13 June) where interested companies can learn more about business opportunities in the country. A high-ranking ministerial and business delegation lead by the Minister of Economy  will be present for information and meetings. For all further information, the programme and registration click HERE.

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Africa Finance & Investment Forum, 13-14 June 2013, Geneva

The annual Africa Finance & Investment Forum (AFIF) will be held in collaboration with the IFC-World Bank with a focus on ‘Trade for Growth and Development’. The event will gather over 250 professionals from Africa, Europe and beyond: entrepreneurs seeking partnerships, policy makers, financiers, African government officials, investors and bankers. For more information and registration click HERE.

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Know the Swiss-African Business Circle?

You might know that rainbow unlimited gmbh is responsible for the operational management of the Swiss-African Business Circle ( ). This B2B association has grown to over 90 members in just three years of existence (for a complete member list click HERE). The SABC brings together companies and investors, all active in Africa, to exchange experience, forster partnerships and meet delegations from Africa. To consult the SABC’s programme 2012-13 click HERE.

So, if Africa as a whole or certain countries are on your radar screen, join the one or other of the events mentioned above.

With our best regards,

Thomas Seghezzi / Michael Rheinegger
Managing Partners
rainbow unlimited gmbh

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