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the only annual forum dedicated to investment in Sierra Leone 5 May 2016 http://www.ftinsight.net/invest-sierraleone-2016.html

Invest Sierra Leone 2016 Special Sierra Leone’s only annual investment forum returns on 5 May 2016 Invest Sierra Leone, the only annual forum dedicated to encouraging investment into Sierra Leone, returns to London on 5 May 2016. Endorsed by the Sierra Leone Investment and Export Promotion Agency (SLIEPA), Invest Sierra Leone is a not-for-prof it collaboration between leading global law f irm - Herbert Smith Freehills LLP and Freetown Insight magazine, Sierra Leone’s only business journal. It follows on from last year’s successful inaugural event - Post Ebola economic renaissance in Sierra Leone and the role of the private sector - which was held in the House of Commons. The forum follows a panel debate format intended to identify innovative approaches to investment in Sierra Leone and gives interested investors the opportunity for in-depth discussion with government ministers, CEOs, financiers and the country’s most successful business and investment pioneers. FT Insight 7 It is chaired once again by the Rt Hon David Lammy MP. Confirmed panellists include Dr Samura Kamara, Sierra Leone’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation; Dr Kaifala Marah, Governor Designate of the Bank of Sierra Leone; Guy Warrington, High Commissioner Sierra Leone Designate; Amara Kuyateh, Deputy Director General of Sierra Leone’s National Social Security and Investment Trust; Paddy Docherty, Chief Executive of Phoenix Africa Development Company; and Tom Cairnes, founder of ManoCap – the Africa focused private investment firm. The context for this year’s event is provided by Sierra Leone: An Investor Guide. Produced by Herbert Smith Freehills, Standard Chartered and Prudential plc and launched by H.E. Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma, President of the Republic of Sierra Leone, the guide outlines the opportunities the country offers, and resources that potential investors can draw on. Invest Sierra Leone 2016 will be followed by an exclusive screening of the trailer for ‘Sierra Leone’, a major feature documentary from an Oscar, Emmy and Grammy award winning team. Due to be released in 2017, the film tells the story of Charlie Haffner, Sierra Leone’s most beloved theatre director, and his mission to create a play to galvanise his people and unite them around a better vision of the future. The film’s award winning producer, Sorious Samura, will be on hand to give a short talk about the project. The Organisers Herbert Smith Freehills is now in the seventh year of its ground-breaking partnership with the Government of Sierra Leone (GoSL), providing GoSL with legal assistance on a pro bono basis to help build its capacity to manage inward investment into Sierra Leone. Freetown Insight is Sierra Leone’s only magazine dedicated to business and investment in the country. It was launched in December 2015 and is published six times a year. The Sierra Leone Investment and Export Promotion Agency is responsible for the promotion and facilitation of private sector investments into Sierra Leone. It works with the Government of Sierra Leone and the private sector to develop a globally competitive business environment, and acts as the first point of contact for foreign investors, providing information and support on setting up a business. http://www.investsierraleone.biz

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