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Rainbow Unlimited NEWS Nr. 30

Thursday 8 May, 2014


On 6 April 2014 the Nigerian National Bureau of Statistics announced that Nigeria’s economy surpassed South Africa’s as the largest on the continent after the West African nation overhauled its gross domestic product data for the first time in two decades. On paper, the size of the economy expanded by more than three-quarters to an estimated 488 billion for 2013. That compares with the World Bank’s 2012 GDP figures of $262.6 billion for Nigeria and $384.3 billion for South Africa.

A reason more to have a closer look at Nigeria, despite all the challenges the country is facing…

Below please find an update and outlook about some of our activities. Especially we would like to make you aware of the 2nd AFRICA BUSINESS DAY of 27 June 2014 in Zürich, the annual platform in Switzerland for doing business in and with Africa.

Highlights of the Africa CEO Forum, 17-19 March 2014, Geneva

The 2nd edition of the Africa CEO Forum 2014, which we organized jointly with the Groupe Jeune Afrique and in cooperation with the African Development Bank, was three days of intensive and productive discussions with 700 African and international business leaders, investors, financiers and political decision-makers from 38 countries, over 80 speakers and 60 international journalists. To see the results of the Africa CEO Forum Awards, click through visuals and trailers and for all further information, please visit More information about the 3rd edition of the Forum will be communicated shortly.

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Africa Business Day, 27 June 2014, Zürich

After a successful first edition in 2013, we organize together with Switzerland Global Enterprise the 2nd AFRICA BUSINESS DAY on 27 June 2014 at the Hotel Radisson Blu Zurich Airport. The morning sessions will put an emphasis on e-business in Africa, with presentations from YooMee Africa, a Swiss-based high speed mobile wireless internet provider in sub-Saharan Africa, and well-known integrated multinational media company Ringier. This will be followed by in-dept workshops on the topics of Logistics (by DHL), Corruption (by PwC), HR/talement management (by SpenglerFox) and Export Insurance and Financing (by SERV and Credit Suisse). In addition, several African Embassies will present their countries and business opportunities in the exhibition area. For the detailed programme and registration click HERE…

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Training workshop, how to win contracts with International Financial Institutions, 22 May 2014, Zürich or Geneva

How to identify, successfully pursue and win contracts in Africa funded by International Financial Institutions (AfDB, WB, EBRD)? 1-day training workshop given by Randy Grodman, International Development Opportunities (IDO). Upon request, Mr. Grodman will also touch on the issue of protection of debt and equity investments in Africa by political risk insurance obtained from MIGA. To know more about the programme, costs and registration click HERE. Deadline for registration is 14 May 2014.

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Business trip to Ethiopia, 29 September – 3 October 2014

In partnership with Switzerland Global Enterprise and in close cooperation with the Mission of Ethiopia in Switzerland and the Swiss Embassy in Addis Abeba, the Swiss-Afican Business Circle ( organizes a business trip to Ethiopia. Delegation size limited to 12-15. Tailor-made programmes assured. The detailed programme, conditions and registration will be available end of May 2014. For an early pre-registration click HERE...

With our best regards,

Thomas Seghezzi / Michael Rheinegger
Managing Partners
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