ICEP Portugal takes World Bank and African bank to Lisbon for conference on financing in Angola

15 June 2006

Lisbon, Portugal, 15 June – Portuguese exports promotion agency, ICEP Portugal is organizing for July 5 a conference on Angolan investment for Portuguese companies, which will be attended by representatives from the World Bank and the African Development Bank, amongst others, ICEP said.

The aim of the seminar, entitled, “Angola – Sources of Financing,” according to a statement from ICEP, is to “inform Portuguese companies, with interests in Angola, of the set of financial instruments available (both multilateral and bilateral) for approaching the market.”

ICEP Portugal will also promote, on July 6, individual meetings between Portuguese businesspeople and representatives of the same financial institutions.

As well as representatives of ICEP and the two main Portuguese business associations, AIP and AEP, the conference will be attended by the Portuguese development institute, Instituto Português de Apoio ao Desenvolvimento and its counterpart, EuropeAid.

The seminar is being organized as part of the PALOP 2005/2006 program, which is a commercial “offensive” targeted at Portuguese-speaking African countries, which involves ICEP and Portugal’s main business associations. (macauhub)