Central Africa Investment Session: Featuring Canada's Chief Trade Commissioner and 5 Cabinet Ministers


During Africa Accelerating 2020 The Canada-Africa Chamber of Business - in proud partnership with Global Affairs Canada’s Trade Commissioner Service - was pleased to showcase investment opportunities in Central Africa for Canadian companies and investors.

This seminar was originally broadcast on 22 October 2020, with several presentations featuring again at Africa Accelerating a few days later.

We are pleased to have profiled specific projects in Mining, Oil & Gas, Renewable Energy & Infrastructure & Forestry.

In addition to the dealflow presentations, we welcomed high-level remarks from Ministers in governments and Canada’s trade leadership, including Chief Trade Commissioner, Sara Wilshaw.

This session was broadcast primarily in French with English translations during the live event. 

Prepared remarks by:

Sara Wilshaw, Chief Trade Commissioner, Global Affairs Canada

Richard Bale, High Commissioner of Canada in Cameroon

Fatou Toure, Counsellor (commercial) and Senior Trade Commissioner, Central Africa, Cote d’Ivoire and Mali, High Commission of Canada in Cameroon

Hon. Lee White, Minister of Water and Forestry (Gabon)

Issa Doubragne, Minister of Economy and Development Planning (Chad)

Hon. Ramatou Mahamat Houtouin, Minister of Energy (Chad)

Hon Willy Kitobo Samsoni , Minister of Mines (DRC)

Hon. Blaise Mbenga Aundu, Minister of Industry (DRC)

Alain Blaise BATONGUE, Exécutif Secretary of GICAM (Cameroon)




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