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Sierra Leone to Host International Conference for Entrepreneurs
By Bampia Bundu
Oct 9, 2009, 13:24
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The African Network, TANcon Africa, will on the 4th to the 6th December 2009 host the international conference for entrepreneurs, business leaders, venture capitalists and private equity individuals at the Taia Resort in Freetown.


This was revealed to the Awareness Times newspaper during a press briefing held at the old Lotto Office, Siaka Stevens Street in Freetown yesterday Tuesday 6
th October 2009.


In his statement, one of the leading Coordinators of The African Network, Mr. Evelyn Lewis revealed that the conference would be hosted by a not-for-profit-making organization that fosters entrepreneurship and technology amongst the people of Africa.


He said the main objective of the forum is to provide a support structure and network for entrepreneurs, aspiring entrepreneurs and community leaders world wide.


He pointed out that the conference will be hosted in collaboration with the Ministry of Trade and Industry, Sierra Leone Import and Export Promotion Agency (SLIEPA), and the Office of Diaspora Affairs.


Mr. Lewis disclosed further that the conference will attract over 250 local and international participants that will be drawn from the United States of America, South Africa, the United Kingdom, Nigeria, Ghana, and the rest of the world. He added that participants will include Industrial Leaders and key decision makers of global financial institutions.


The Pitch Room Coordinator of TAN, Madam Beatrice Chaytor revealed that the conference will focus on relevant topics including Infrastructure: A catalyst for sustainable development; the role of ICT in increasing productivity and fostering growth; renewable energy; the potential for Africa; how Africa can feed itself and the world; developing an African Tourism Brand; Sierra Leone: An investment destination; developing venture capital and private equity in post conflict countries and; creating wealth and social impact.


She called on members of the private sector in Sierra Leone to see how best they can partner with TAN in order to for them to partake in the upcoming conference.


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