The Botswana International Financial Services Centre (IFSC) is expected to woo South African businesses and investors at a business seminar next week in Sandton. A range of investment-related topics will be covered, including, amongst others, investment opportunities in Botswana, a context for the Botswana IFSC initiative, legal and regulatory framework.
It will also discuss the broader IFSC ecosystem and case studies of success.
The giant neighbour with a population of around 50 million has over the years proved to be a key market for Botswana’s IFSC, as South African businesses increasingly utilise the IFSC framework for their regional and Africa expansion.
“The seminar is aimed at creating awareness amongst South African professionalservices companies, key business people, and targeted investors, about opportunities inthe Botswana IFSC as well as Botswana’s investment climate,” the IFSC said.
According to the IFSC, the business breakfast seminar, which will be led by the Minister of Trade & Industry, Dorcas Makgato-Malesu, is to be hosted in Sandton, Johannesburg on Thursday 22nd March 2012, and will be attended by a number of identified companies that are likely to benefit from the Botswana IFSC framework.
Approximately One Hundred (150) delegates have been invited to attend the seminar,which is scheduled to run from 0800hrs in the morning and until 1230hrs.