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Discovering Africa - Exploring Exports

Orsett Hall. Prince Charles Ave, Orsett, Essex. RM16 3HS

Wednesday 26th April 2017
9:30am - 2:00pm

Why should you consider Africa?
Being the world’s second largest continent, made up of 54 countries, why not!

Africa has a wealth of opportunities available in almost every sector. As the economies of many of these diverse countries strengthen, the demand for international goods and services grows. It's a continent with an enormous amount of potential for businesses looking to export but it can be daunting knowing where to start.
Join us at Orsett Hall to discover what Africa has to offer and explore the opportunities & export processes involved.
With a host of expert presenters, you will leave this event with a clear idea of how to tackle the African market. Topics covered will include the opportunities this amazing continent has to offer plus advice on Finance & Banking, Compliance & Conformity, Assessing Risk and Dispute & Resolution.
Date: Wednesday 26th April 2017, 9.30am – 2.00pm (lunch included)
Venue: Orsett Hall. Prince Charles Ave, Orsett, Essex. RM16 3HS
Cost to attend: (Inc. VAT) £40 Members and £60 Non-Members


Our Speakers include 

With over 325 years of history and expertise in banking, Barclays operates in over 40 countries and employs approximately 130,000 people. Barclays moves, lends, invests and protects money for customers and clients worldwide.
Our trade solutions for corporate clients include documentary trade, open account, supply chain finance, receivables finance and export credit agency (ECA) supported financing. In addition we have developed a suite of products specifically designed to meet the needs of financial institutions.


Chris van Niekerk - Managing Director/ Strategic Coverage - Corporate Banking , Africa Barclays
Chris is based in London and is responsible for strategic coverage of Barclays’ multinational clients with operations in Africa. He has a South African background and has had extensive involvement in African banking, including landmark sovereign international debt issues. He is a member of the Africa Global Clients Management Committee and the Africa Lending Commitments Committee. And has served as an invitee member on the Board of Barclays Bank Kenya.


Control Risks is an independent, global risk consultancy specialising in political, integrity and security risk. We help some of the most influential organisations in the world to understand and manage the risks and opportunities of operating in complex or hostile environments.

We support clients by providing strategic consultancy, expert analysis and in-depth investigations through to handling sensitive political issues and providing practical on the ground protection and support. Our unique combination of services, our geographical reach and the trust our clients place in us, ensures we can help them effectively solve their problems and realise new opportunities across the world. Working across five continents and with 36 offices worldwide, Control Risks provides a broad range of services to help our clients manage political, integrity and security risk.



The Enterprise, Training & Knowledge Group is a UK-based company specialising in African private sector growth. Through our two subsidiary companies – ETK Consulting and the Centre for African Business Education – we are able to provide business/investor match-making, market entry and integrated support services, as well as unique business education and training to individuals and organisations in order to drive success  and operational excellence in various African markets.
Co-founded by African professionals with experience on both sides of the pond, the ETK Management Team and Advisory Board is now made up of an eclectic mix of professionals with knowledge and expertise spanning across multiple sectors and multiple countries globally.


For more than 130 years, companies around the world have depended on Intertek to help ensure the quality and safety of their products, processes and systems. We go beyond testing, inspecting and certifying products; we are a Total Quality Assurance provider to industries worldwide. Through our global network of state-of-the-art facilities and industry-leading technical expertise we provide innovative and bespoke Assurance, Testing, Inspection and Certification services to customers. We provide a systemic approach to supporting our customers’ Quality Assurance efforts in each of the areas of their operations including R&D, raw materials sourcing, components suppliers, manufacturing, transportation, distribution and retail channels, and consumer management.


ICC is, and has been throughout its long existence, a steadfast rallying point for those who believe that strengthening commercial ties among nations is not only good for business but good fro global living standards and good for peace.

While policy advocacy is a major part of ICC’s work, everything else we do is also devoted to promoting international trade and investment. Indeed, much of our work is of a very practical nature, focussed on making it easier for business to operate internationally. Our world-renowned commercial arbitration service is a form of impartial and dependable private justice that gives more security to commercial partners doing business across frontiers



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