Conference debates business opportunities in Guinea-Bissau

23 October 2014

The business climate, trends and opportunities in Guinea-Bissau will be the focus of a conference on “Public-Private Partnership for Competitiveness” to be held on 29 and 30 October in Bissau, the conference organisers said Tuesday.

The conference is sponsored by the Business Confederation of the Portuguese-Speaking African Countries (CE-PALOPs) and will take place on the sidelines of the extraordinary session of the Council of Ministers of the CPLP, taking place in the capital of Guinea-Bissau.

“The Bissau conference will be the first of a series that will be hosted annually by CE-PALOP member-countries,” said the organisers in a statement.

Guinea-Bissau held elections this year that brought an end to a period of political transition that began with a coup in April 2012.

The new government bodies have resumed foreign relations and are now preparing a number of planning documents, some of which will be analysed at the conference.

The second day of the conference will offer presentations focused on the infrastructure, energy, tourism, transport, communications, agriculture, fisheries, minerals and construction materials sectors.

The conference is expected to be attended by Guinea-Bissau’s Prime Minister Domingos Simões Pereira, the Minister for Economy and Finance Geraldo Martins, former presidential candidate and government consultant Paulo Gomes, and the former Cape Verdean Minister for Foreign Affairs José Brito, according to Portuguese news agency Lusa. (macauhub/CV/GW)