GIS - August 16, 2012: Mauritius will host the second edition of the Private Equity Mauritius (PEM) 2012 conference which will be held on 17-18 September at the Intercontinental Hotel in Balaclava. The two-day conference will focus on the theme: “Mauritius, Your Gateway to African Opportunities”.
Organised at the initiative of the Board of Investment (BOI) in collaboration with the private sector financial services stakeholders, the event will bring together more than 300 international and local participants comprising C-level executives and decision-makers of large corporate firms, private equity managers, fund managers, fund administrators, wealth managers, investment advisers, partners of International Law firms, as well as other financial intermediaries and professionals. Other participants include private equity fund managers, economists, regulators and investment advisors with in-depth knowledge of the pan-Asian and African markets.
PEM 2012 will act as a platform for the participants to share their insights on the current global economic scene, Africa’s offerings and potential, the various growth verticals and risk mitigation strategies with focus on investments in Africa and the role of Mauritius as a proven and trusted platform of choice for investing and doing business in Africa.
The conference will equally serve as a forum for international private equity stakeholders to share their views and recommendations about Mauritius as the preferred home for Private Equities.
As at date registrations have been received by delegates from 18 countries, namely Australia, Botswana, Canada, France, India, Japan, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Namibia, Netherlands, Nigeria, South Africa, Singapore, Switzerland, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States of America and Zimbabwe.
Eminent resource persons from around the globe will address the conference. They are namely, Jim Rogers, leading investment guru, advisor and global economist; Arnold Ekpe, Chief Executive Officer of the Ecobank Group - the leading pan-African bank with operations in 32 countries across the African continent and other eminent foreign and local speakers.
The PEM conference was launched in 2009 with the aim to create a platform for directors of global private equity funds and leading corporate leaders, as well as practitioners from the industry to explore further investment opportunities in and through Mauritius. Since then, the event is serving as an ideal platform to entice private equity and other funds to increase their use of Mauritius for financial services as well as showcase investment opportunities in thriving sectors.