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rainbow unlimited NEWS Nr. 26

Wednesday 20 March, 2013


Like every few months, our newsletter informs you about interesting upcoming Africa-related events.

According to recent figures published by the African Development Bank, the 2013 growth forecast for Sub-Saharan Africa stands at 5.8%. And with the recovery of North African economies, growth across the whole continent is expected to stand at 4.8% in 2013.

If this year Africa is on your radar screen, then some of the following events / initiatives might be just what you are looking for:

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

In close cooperation with the Swiss Embassy in Abuja, the SABC jointly with 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. Tailor-made programme assured. 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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Africa Business Day 2013 – 27 June 2013, Zürich

Rainbow unlimited gmbh together with Osec organises the 1st AFRICA BUSINESS DAY on 27 June 2013 at the ConventionPoint / SIX Swiss Exchange in Zürich. This event replaces the Swiss-African Business Exchange (last held 2011 in Geneva) as the annual gathering for business between Switzerland and Africa. The overall theme of this first edition is “Entering African markets – how others did it”. Swiss companies give testimonials about how they have successfully established themselves in major African markets. More information about the programme and conditions will follow shortly. If you wish to pre-register already today, click HERE...

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Introduction into liquid African stock markets – 18 April 2013, Zürich

Thursday, 18 April 2013, 17h30-19h30, Restaurant Metropol, Zürich: In the framework of the monthly get-togethers of the Swiss African Business Circle, JP Gerber and M Bou-Diab, BB African Opportunities Fund, Bellevue Asset Management, will give a presentation on “African capital markets – an introduction into liquid African stock markets”. Followed by Q&A and networking cocktail. To register 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. SABC is an event partner; SABC members enjoy a 20%-reduction on the participation fee. For more information and registration click HERE...

With our best regards,

Thomas Seghezzi / Michael Rheinegger
Managing Partners
rainbow unlimited gmbh

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