Tuesday, 18 January 2011

The Kenya Summit

Kenya is vibrant. A new constitution has restored international confidence in the country's stability, and with a Government committed to pro-market reforms, Kenya looks poised to forge ahead as the region's undisputed economic motor. The country's banks, hotels and services far outperform those of neighbouring Tanzania and Uganda, big road-building projects are under way and mobile phone penetration is the highest in the region, all of which make Kenya an appealing environment for international investors.

Yet the country remains a challenging environment in which to do business. Corruption presents major problems, Nairobi remains chaotic despite improvements in infrastructure, and business productivity is still seriously constrained by a skills deficit.

Economist Conferences' Kenya Summit will bring the country's leaders face-to-face with an audience of international investors and senior business executives for one day of frank analysis of the challenges facing the country as it seeks to develop its industrial potential.

In discussions led by The Economist, the questions at the top of existing and potential investors' minds will be tackled, and the policy plans of the Government will be scrutinised. Also, answers will be sought from those responsible for delivering the comprehensive reforms programme which the country needs.

Information on The Economist Debate which took place in Nairobi, Kenya in October 2010 can be accessed here.

For more information the person to contact is Karen Levent, Marketing Manager at karenlevent@economist.com

Taken from here.

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