Gabon-Canada Trade and Investment Forum

**This event has been postponed**

During Africa Accelerating 2022, the Gabon-Canada Trade and Investment Visit to Toronto was announced, which includes the Gabon-Canada Trade and Investment Forum.

At the Africa Accelerating 2022 summit, opened by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, the Republic of Gabon announced it will undertake an official visit to Canada. Although originally announced for this year, new dates for the event have not yet been set - but are anticipated for February 2023.  

The visit to Toronto will underscore the importance Gabon as a gateway to the CEMAC region and a leading upper middle income GDP market, as cited during the recent 3-day Canada-Africa program held in South Africa, to which President Cyril Ramaphosa welcomed hundreds of delegates to the host country.

The sectors of the Gabon trade and investment visit to be covered includes energy, mining, real estate, retail, education, agro-tech and forestry, as well as services sectors.  

Prime Minister Trudeau called for a new era in Canada-Africa trade and investment, noted Chamber President, Mr. Garreth Bloor, underscoring the importance of Gabon.   

During the forum held in Johannesburg, Hon. Hugues MBADINGA MADIYA, the Minister of Investment Promotion, Public-Private Partnerships in the Republic of Gabon, served as Africa’s Ministerial representative during the forum on Canada’s new Africa economic engagement strategy.  

His Excellency Wamkele Mene committed to progress toward a unified market to which Minister MBADINGA MADIYA gave his full support.

''The Republic of Gabon’s accession to the Canada-Africa Chamber of Business during the Africa Accelerating summit underscores their pro-active response to Prime Minister Trudeau’s calls for great engagement with African markets. This is an incredible country I have had the privilege of visiting and a regional leader,’’ said Garreth Bloor, President of the Canada-Africa Chamber of Business.  

Jacques NdoutouMve, a corporate member of the Canada-Africa Chamber – whose company is the lead partner and underwriter of the event – says he believes big results are imminent: ‘After my company’s last engagement in Botswana, we saw the result of Prime Minister Trudeau’s announcement in Kigali a $100 million deal. As 121 Canada we are a proud member and partner to the Chamber, ensuring this is more than just a forum – it is a springboard for action in a new era of Gabon-Canada trade and investment that will set the standard on engagement for the CEMAC region and the continent. It is up to each of us as Chamber members to use this incredible platform to make it happen’.     

For more information, all interested members may contact   members@canadaafrica.ca   

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