Dated: 20-06-2012 08:00:00
Theme: The Indian Ocean Rim as a New Frontier: How prepared is Africa?
Date: November 15 – 18, 2012
Venue: Arusha, Tanzania
Oil and gas discoveries in the Eastern African region
and the quest for markets in Africa by emerging economies is set to
transform the value of The Indian Ocean globally. How are African
governments and their people prepared to manage the new-found value
along the Indian Ocean rim? What are the socio-political and economic
opportunities and threats that await the region?
The objectives of this forum include:-
•To assess Eastern Africa’s level of preparedness to manage its new found wealth
•To evaluate transformative aspects of the regions’ global value proposition
•To analyze the socio-political and economic threats and opportunities for the region
IREN invites interested participants to send a 300 word summary of their proposed presentation to Zaina@irenkenya.com and cc firstname.lastname@example.org by August 22, 2012.
Participation is by invitation only. Early bird applicants from East Africa will either win travel or accommodation scholarship.
Founded in 2001, Inter Region Economic Network (IREN)
has organized over 80 high profile forums and hosted over 5,000
delegates from across the globe with varied professional backgrounds.
The Africa Resource Bank Meeting (ARB) is one of IREN’s key forums that
target policy makers, business leaders, media, industry players and
academia, for annual brainstorming sessions on various issues that
Previous ARB brainstorming forums have focused on:-
Building Africa Through Trade (2003); Property Rights in the African
context (2004); Conquering Poverty in Africa through Business (2005);
Turning African People into a Resource (2006); Positioning Africa in the
21st Century (2007); Commercializing Africa’s Resources to Promote
Prosperity (2008); Probing Governance and Prosperity in Africa (2009)
Africa vs. Developed and Emerging Economies: How to Make Africans Win
(2010) and Digital Revolution: Opportunity or threat to Africa? (2011).