Denis Worrall is Chairman and founder of Omega Investment Research, an international marketing and investment promotion business with offices in Cape Town and London, established more than twenty years ago. To see how Omega can help your business visit www.omegainvest.co.za
The last Insight focused on regionalism in Africa and more specifically on lowering barriers and easing restrictions on trade and investment between countries and across Africa. The newsletter also announced that Omega, in association with Ernst and Young, is organizing a conference – The Vital Business Case for Regional Integration in Africa. And we did something we have not done before: we invited individuals and companies doing business in Africa to give us the benefit of their particular experience. Both in terms of factors which have impeded the growth of their businesses or steps which have promoted their businesses. In exchange for ideas which would contribute to the interest and richness of the event – which, incidentally, will be an all-African initiative – we offered companies a complimentary one-delegate registration. Well, we have been amazed at the response! Clearly the timing of this event and its relevance are not in doubt.
Omega staff will be dealing with the responses but here are a few of interest which we believe justify a wider pre-conference airing.
These are just some of the thoughts which came back to us following the last Insight. Let's have YOUR suggestions. We understand that the issue of regional integration is not of universal interest to our readers. Kindly indicate via email that you do not wish to receive future emails in respect of this topic and we will gladly remove you from this mailing list.