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Manufacturing Africa attended one of the most significant convenings of investment professionals and supporting industries in East Africa. Coming off a two-year period of remarkable business transformation, the theme of the conference this year was ‘An Industry Adapting to Change’.

The convening provided an opportunity for business and industry experts to interact and learn firsthand of the trends shaping investment flows into East Africa.

The well-attended event hosted over 300 participants from all major funds and stakeholders including government bodies, donors, private equity, venture capital, impact funds, angel networks, transaction advisors, law firms, PR firms, local investee companies and companies seeking investment.

Several foreign based participants from the US, Europe, West Africa, and other regional offices were also present the forum.

MA was represented by 5 Transaction Facilitation Advisors who engaged participants with the aim of expanding MA’s network. Our presence at the event resulted in some new deal leads and investors for existing deals identified. This is key to the achievement of our core mandate of attracting £1.2 billion of foreign direct investment (FDI) into manufacturing in Africa and creating 90,000 jobs in new production facilities and across supply chains by the year 2026.