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Sunday, July 26, 2015

Global Entrepreneur Summit and Japan-Africa Investment Forum




(Medeshi)- With the Global Entrepreneurship Summit and Africa-Japan investment forum taking place in neighbouring Ethiopia and Kenya it is important we take advantage of this exposure on East Africa. These next few days are crucial for marketing and raising awareness of the vast and untapped opportunities in Somaliland.
IC Publications, and Nikkei Business Publications, Inc. (Nikkei BP) from Japan are joining forces to organise the Africa-Japan Business Investment Forum taking place between 31st August to 2nd September. Japan is now the most active Asian project financier in Africa, seeing an increase of 576% over the last 5 years and investing almost three times as much as China. Trade between Japan and Africa currently stands at $25billion according to the African Business Magazine.
It is very important for the Government of Somaliland and private sector businesses to take part in these events of such magnitude and calibre. Such forums and summits would support the achievement of economic, prosperity and social well-being for the people of Somaliland.
Guul Group invites and encourages the visiting high-level delegation of Japanese business leaders and investors, to explore major investment opportunities in Somaliland. (Trading, Construction, Agribusiness, Manufacturing, Energy, Gas, Oil, Minerals, Gems). The company promotes and facilitates international trade and Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) into Somaliland in collaboration with the Somaliland Chamber of Commerce and Ministry of Trade and Investment. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m95FRkw9kBk
Location, location, Location; Somaliland is strategically located, in the area where almost 30% of Global trade crosses along its shores to various markets. Also considered gateway to Ethiopia, a country that has achieved a double digit economic growth of 10% per annum with its 90million population.  Somaliland’s location means the Middle East, Africa and Asian markets are all within reach opening up new commercial opportunities in the Horn of Africa.
According to the White House and Barack Obama, the future development of Africa and most of the world’s emerging markets lies in enabling the private sector.  The Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) is said to take on the obstacles that hinder enabling the entrepreneur: the constraints to opportunity and growth, including access to capital, lack of skills in the job-creating markets. GES is a transition in the U.S.-Africa relationship, moving away from donor-country relations toward more sustainable public-private partnerships with greater private sector engagement. The Group is committed to promoting business start-ups, entrepreneurship and investment into Somaliland with a vision to help accelerate economic growth.
By providing fast, up-to-date, and accurate information about opportunities in Somaliland, it can encourage potential investors to consider this investment destination and reduce perceptions of risk. Delivering consistently high-quality facilitation helps to make the location more competitive. Guul Group is working assiduously to facilitate $100m into Somaliland by 2020 as the leading conduit and strategic partner for foreign investment firms.
We invite Investors from Japan and America to get in touch with us today to grow business portfolios by investing in one of Africa's most stable, with vast untapped natural resources.