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South Africa’s Private Sector to Host International Business Leaders in Cape Town

The Africa-Asia-Europe Trade & Investment will host 6000 delegates, 300 exhibitors and numerous investors from 61 countries in Africa, Asia and Europe for the 3 day summit.

Centurion, South Africa, August 30, 2012 --( A private sector initiative will see the city of Cape Town hosting the Africa-Asia-Europe Trade & Investment summit (dubbed the “AAE Summit”). The event will bring together over 6000 business leaders from 61 countries in Africa, Asia and Europe to discuss contentious business issues and to find numerous opportunities. It is expected to be the largest private sector trade & investment initiative held in Africa and a first of its kind.

The Africa-Asia-Europe Trade & Investment Summit will be host to over 30 chambers of commerce, 40 government delegations, private business and international trade & investment bodies. The summit will run under the theme, “Breaking new ground”, and according to the Managing Director of Egoli Communications, Mr. Garikai Nhongo, it is set to offer countless opportunities to businesses.

“We are bringing together thousands of delegates from across the globe, and over 300 exhibitors. The event will have numerous panel discussions and possibilities for B2B meetings for those looking for specific opportunities. The program has been designed in such a way that delegates should leave the summit with numerous opportunities.”

The event offers a platform for businesses seeking investment to be paired with investors, for countries to profile themselves as investment destinations and for investors to find projects or businesses to invest in. With speakers from reputable organisations such as the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the US Chamber of Commerce and the African Development Bank (ADB) the summit is widely expected to live up to its billing. Speakers at the summit will include Dr. Atish Rex Ghosh, Assistant Director at the IMF, Peter Draper, Director of Tutwa Consulting and South Africa’s foremost trade expert and Ambassador David Shinn, the 19th US Ambassador to Ethiopia and former Ambassador to Gabon among others.

The summit will be held from the 29th to the 31st of October at the Cape Town International Convention Centre in Cape Town, South Africa. For more details on the summit, visit

About Egoli Communications:
The Africa-Asia-Europe Trade & Investment summit is Africa's premier Trade & Investment event bringing together 6000 delegates from 61 countries across the 3 continents. The summit boasts 300 exhibitors, 24 speaker presentations, 9 panel discussions, a televised debate and numerous networking opportunities.

Egoli Communications,
1277 Mike Crawford Avenue,
Centurion - 0010,
Gauteng, South Africa,
Phone: (+27) - 126838890,
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