The annual Somali Investment Summit (SIS) is a dynamic platform whereby investors can invest in Somalia and network with dynamic businesses and policymakers. The SIS will also facilitate access to crucial information on investment opportunities and the economic trends that are driving Somalia’s and the wider Horn of Africa’s phenomenal economic growth. According to the IMF, Somalia’s economy has consistently grown in recent years with real GDP increasing by 3.7% per annum since 2014, one of the fastest rates of economic growth in the region. The SIS 2017 is the 4th of its event series and will be held over two days on the 29th of April 2017 at Sheraton Hotel, Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE). The SIS continues to remain Somalia’s most important business summit.
Hosted by the Somali Economic Forum (SEF) and supported by the Federal Government of Somalia, the SIS 2017, will offer a platform for international and foreign investors to engage with Somalia’s economy in order to seek out and access the abundant investment opportunities available throughout the country. Over 250 leaders from the public and private sectors including international executives, academics, policymakers and investors will converge in Dubai to network, discuss opportunities, share best practice, forge strategic partnerships and showcase the investment opportunities available within Somalia. Given the increasing interest in the whole region, it is the ideal time for international investors to examine the vast potential in Somalia. The SIS 2017 is the place to be for those businesses and firms looking to venture into the Horn of Africa and particularly Somalia, which benefits from its strategic location and its role as a foothold into lucrative markets such as Ethiopia & Kenya.
Join SEF this year for the SIS 2017 which will prove to be the most dynamic and prestigious event yet, dedicated to fostering FDI within Somalia as well as economic growth and private sector development. The SIS 2017 will be divided into 5 distinct sessions covering 6 major sectors within Somalia’s economy.
The key themes of the Somalia Investment Summit 2017 are:
- Finance: How competition can spur innovation in Somalia’s banking and finance sector
- Telecoms: The various economic opportunities of telecoms and ICT and the potential of creating verticals
- Oil & Gas and Energy: The role of regulation and responsible investment in Somalia’s nascent oil and gas sector
- Infrastructure: Investment and the economic linkages available in infrastructure development