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Presentations from AAIC2013 are available here as downloads. Many of these files are quite large and we suggest downloading them to open rather than opening them online.

Presentations from Day 1 (downloadable PDFs):

Welcome – Di Fleming, President Australia Africa Business Council (Vic.)

Keynote Speaker: HE Paul Essel, Deputy Chairman, Africa Diplomatic Corp, Australia. Topic: Africa is good for business – Economic outlook and emerging infrastructure prospects

Keynote Speaker: Gideon van der Westhuizen, Global Leader – Infrastructure, Johnstaff, Australia. Topic: Australia in Africa – Infrastructure investment outlook

Greg Hull, Director Africa Reach, former Australia Senior Trade Commissioner Southern Africa. Topic: Doing business in Africa: Perception & Reality

Conrad Marais, Partner Trinity International LLP. Topic: Updates on regulatory changes and legislative regimes in various African regions

Ezekiel Moumakwa, Acting Coordinator, Coal Development Unit, Ministry of Minerals, and Energy & Water Resources Botswana. Topic: Highlighting specific projects and investment opportunities in nominated business sectors in Botswana

H.E Bouna Semou Diouf, Ambassador – Republic of Senegal. Topic: Bridging the Gap: Presenting a different perspective on Africa.

Prof Colin Roberts, Director, Natural Resources Geo-Strategy. Topic: Infrastructure Investment in Africa – Risk & Returns

Mawuena Dumor Trebah, Chief Executive Officer, Ghana Investment Promotion Centre. Topic: Highlighting specific projects/investment opportunities in Conference nominated business sectors in Ghana

Conrad Marais, Partner – Trinity International LLP. Topic: Discussing business risk mitigation strategies

Rafael Vazquez Business Development Manager | SMART Infrastructure Facility, University of Wollongong NSW. Topic: Shaping the Sydney of Tomorrow: Model for Developing Nations (Case Study).

Richard Kell, Former Chairman, Cardno. Topic: Applying Cardno’s Australian expertise to Africa – a Case Study

Gideon van der Westhuizen, Global Leader, Infrastructure, Johnstaff Australia. Topic: Transport Case Study: Considering joint ventures and local partnerships

Presentations from Day Two (downloadable PDFs):

Greg Hull, Former Austrade Trade Commissioner for Africa and Director – Africa Reach. Topic: Furthering private sector investment: Insights for African governments

Robert K. Matarei on behalf of Dr Moses Ikiara, CEO Kenya Investment. Topic: Highlighting Specific projects and investment opportunities in Kenya

Collins Rex, State Manager Victoria & Tasmania, Export Council of Australia & Australian Institute of Export. Topic: The Africa Opportunity: Report Commissioned by Export Council of Australia

Kailesh Gunesh, Associate Director, Engagement & Business Development, Knowledge Exchange – Industry, Victoria University. Topic: Building the Workforce: the common denominator to infrastructure development.

Hon. James Toko Lopoyetum, Principal Secretary – Ministry of Environment, Water and Natural Resources, Kenya. Topic: Emerging Infrastructure Projects in Kenya: Dam and Water Storage

Dr Emeka Ezeajugh, Chief Executive Officer, TransUrban Nigeria Ltd. Topic: Resilient Infrastructures: Need for Foreign Investors in Africa

Hon. Rashid Pelpuo, Minister Private Sector Development Ghana. Topic: Highlighting specific projects/investment opportunities in Ghana

Sam Maloka, International Marketing Manager for Australia and Europe, Limpopo Province Economic Development Agency (LEDA). Topic: Highlighting specific projects and investment opportunities in Limpopo Province, South Africa.

Rafael Vazquez, Business Development Manager | SMART Infrastructure Facility, University of Wollongong. Topic: Skills development and Africa’s Infrastructure landscape

Peter Morris, Partner, PPB Advisory. Topic: Dealing with challenges of corruption

Roger Phillips, Development Manager International, Holmesglen. Topic: African Engagement through Education

From the Breakout Sessions: Wave International (Transport and Mining Infrastructure) ITC Global  (ICT and Telecom),

Daniel Cramer, Technical Principal, Contamination and Waste, SMEC Africa. Topic: Lessons Learned from the Dar es Salaam Municipal Development Project Improvement of Solid Waste


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