Tripoli, 5 July:
The Libya ‘Post Revolution’ Investment & Infrastructure Summit 2012 will be held at the Radisson Blue Hotel, Tripoli 2-3 . . .[restrict]October.
The Investment Summit, organized by the EU-Libya Chamber of Commerce, will provide the earliest opportunity to assess the economic opportunities which Libya presents across a wide spectrum of sectors central to its reconstruction programme.
“Since the termination of the old regime, a new society has emerged, one with fresh needs and aspirations: particularly across civil and commercial infrastructure, upgrading to establishing new policies and entities”, said Claudio Cassuto, Director General of EU-Libya Chamber of Commerce.
‘There is a newly emerged security environment, and space opened in the NGO sector, and a total healthcare modernization and expansion programme, as well as media and publishing’, he added.
While the ongoing infrastructural projects are being renegotiated and gradually resumed, companies both re-entering the Libyan market, and those that are considering it for the first time, should use this timely and high-level networking summit to meet the newly elected public sector decision maker, Cassuto advised.
Cassuto also felt that delegates of the Conference ‘will be able to gain at first hand an insight into the new administrative and legal/regulatory procedures, and from dialogue and discussion with key stakeholders learn how to engage in successful business and investment strategies in Libya’.
The scheduled programme for Day 1 is expected to cover: Infrastructure and Environmental Investment opportunities – accomplishment, re-negotiation and completion of existing projects, clean-up operations, trading and services sectors, New Economic Development Policies, Kick-starting projects, Looking beyond Oil and Improving Transportation and Communication, /Road, Air, Port Modernisation.
The scheduled programme for Day 2 is planned to cover:
- Libyan European Relations & The World Economies
- Healthcare Needs & Finance-Quantum Leap into modern technology, and state of the art hospitals and clinics
- Joint Venturing opportunities, regulatory, regulatory and legal framework,
- Information, Technology & Communication Sectors, I
- nfra Structure & Housing Buildup,
- Foreign Investment, Banking and Financial Services,
- Revitalising the Libyan stock exchange and prospects IPO’s,
- Continued Commitment to Africa – Libyan African Portfolio’s Review.
Invited speakers for the conference include:
- Ahmed al-Koshli (Minister of Economy)
- Gianni de Michelis (former Italian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Chairman of IPALMO – Institute for Latin America and the Middle East , Italy)
- Ibrahim Segutry (Minister of Housing)
- Issa Etwejer (Minister for Planning)
- Baroness Symons (Chair, Arab-British Chamber of Commerce, United Kingdom)
Also invited are
- Dr Fatma Hamrush -(Minister of Health)
- Dr Saddeq Omar Elkaber (Governor of the Central Bank of Libya)
- Mohsen Derregia (Chairman, LIA Sovereign Wealth Fund)
- Dr Faraj Sayah (Chairman of National Economic Development Board)
- Ahmed Abdulsallam Kashadah (General Manager, Libyan African Portfolio)
- Guaider Ibrahim Guaider (Chairman, Foreign Investment Authority)
- Dr Ahmed Karrud (General Manager of Libyan Stock Exchange)
- Peter Bradley (Partner, Corporate Finance, Stephenson Harwood, UK)
- Ahmed Ben Halim (Founding Partner, Libya Holdings Group)
- Husni Bey (Chairman, HB Group on the Macro Overview – “Reconstruction, the Private sector Role / Challenges to kick start and develop the Economy”)
There will also be various private sector experts from Europe and the MENA Region that will address the audience on their sectorial expertise as well as a workshop on Healthcare – re-modernization, recruitment and repatriation.
For more details see the conference’s website: http://www.eulibyacc.org [/restrict]