Program Outline

Tuesday, 3rd December 2013
Opening Night Reception

Wednesday, 4th December 2013
Registration
Plenary Session
Agriculture Sector Session
Infrastructure Sector Session
B2B Meetings
Reception Hosted by Sponsors

Thursday, 5th December 2013
Registration
Mining Sector Session
Petroleum Session Mining
Hospitality Sector Session
B2B Meetings
Closing Reception Hosted by Sponsors

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About the investment conference

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The South Sudan Investment Authority (SSIA) in partnership with the Government of South Sudan is organizing the South Sudan Investment Conference on Wednesday 4th and Thursday 5th December 2013.

The Conference objective is to showcase to regional and international investors the business and investment opportunities in South Sudan with the aim of crafting a clear roadmap for its diversification programme. The conference will additionally , provide a platform for political leaders and decision makers of South Sudan to interact with international investors and CEOs to spearhead the transformation process through an open dialogue on South Sudan challenges and opportunities.

Resource persons and panelists will critically examine the government reform programme, assess the attractiveness of South Sudan as the newest investment location, shed light on the realities of operating a business in South Sudan and identify emerging investment opportunities.

The organisers are aware that with so much information, studies and reports available on the web on a country’s business climate, it is unlikely that a foreign investor would expect South Sudan to rank high in terms of business climate. However, where risks are high so are the returns. All the societal and infrastructural challenges in South Sudan are Investment Opportunities in disguise.

It is also worth noting that investors have now understood that an improved business climate is rather a result of economic development than a cause of economic development. There is therefore, no reason not to uncover during the conference the gaps in terms of policy reforms as long as the South Sudanese government is able to convince the investors that it has the means, the political will and a plan to bridge those gaps. This is one of the messages which will be conveyed both during the plenary and sectoral sessions of the conference.

The investment conference will also pave the way for intense investment promotion activities for year 2014 with a focus on Post Conference Investor Services.

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Welcome to Juba, South Sudan

Juba is strategically placed within an important geographic triangle made up of Wau, Malakal and Torit.

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Welcome Message

Dear Global Business Investors,

I have the pleasure to personally welcome you to the Republic of South Sudan, the world’s youngest nation whose abundance of resources and plenty of entrepreneurial opportunities are immeasurable. Let it be known to our regional countries and the world that the Republic of South Sudan is at last safe and open for business.

H. E. Salva Kiir Mayardit
The President of the Republic of South Sudan

Sponsors:

Djibouti Ports and Free Zones AuthorityIsotrexAfrican National BankEquity BankGreat Horn Development companySokoni groupBros Porticomtncfc Stanbic BankSSBLSavanna Insurance Co. LTDNew Sudan Hotel<p>KCB Bank</p>United Beverage Company Republic of South SudanNational Credit Bank