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UK businesses scoping mission to visit Namibia

A British business delegation will visit Namibia from 23 – 24 September in order to seek investment opportunities

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A British business delegation will visit Namibia next week from 23 – 24 September in order to seek investment opportunities in the following sectors: Mining, logistics, construction, agriculture, manufacturing, financial sector, disaster risk reduction management, and tourism.

The mission, lead by the UK private sector organisation “British Expertise”, will expose UK companies to the investment opportunities in Namibia. The visit is a response to the request by the Namibian Government for greater commercial engagement by British companies in the Namibian private and public sector.

Besides visits to the Namibian Chamber of Commerce and Industries, National Planning Commission; Roads Authority and the Chamber of Mines, the delegation will meet with representatives of the Ministries of Trade & Industry, Finance, Agriculture, Works & Transport, Defence, Mines & Energy, and Environment and Tourism. The programme will enable Namibian and British companies to jointly develop business opportunities and promote bilateral economic ties.

For background information on Namibia’s economic links with the UK, please see the ‘Doing Business in Namibia Guide’, http://ukinnamibia.fco.gov.uk/resources/en/pdf/pdf1/biz-guide, published in 2012. The guide encourages UK companies to continue looking at investment opportunities in Namibia and serves as a guiding tool for Namibian companies who seek expertise from leading UK companies in their respective fields.

Media Houses are kindly invited to meet the British business delegation on 24 September, 14h30. If interested please contact the British High Commission for details.

PROFILES OF VISITING COMPANIES

British Expertise http://www.britishexpertise.org

British Expertise is the leading UK not-for-profit trade organisation for British companies offering professional services internationally. Their member companies range from large general consultancies to specialist individuals working across the social and physical infrastructure and development spaces. British Expertise introduces members to key British and international contacts; identify potential partners and clients, and offer market intelligence and training. They work closely with UK Trade & Investment and the Foreign & Commonwealth Office to support British companies seeking to explore new opportunities overseas.

Mott MacDonald http://www.mottmac.com/

The Mott MacDonald Group is an employee-owned multidisciplinary consultancy serving the public and private sectors world-wide across a wide range of markets, including: Buildings, Communications, Education, Environment, Social, Geotechnics, Health, Industry, International development, Oil and Gas, Power, Transport, Urban development and Water.

Roughton http://www.roughton.com/

Roughton deliver total solutions for the changing environment through development and management of essential infrastructure, transportation systems and buildings providing accommodation for healthcare, business, government, law and order, sustainable livelihood and well being.

Mabey Bridge http://www.mabeybridge.com/

Mabey Bridge is a specialist manufacturer of high quality steel panel bridging and infrastructure. Their market leading range of modular bridges and expertise delivers temporary and permanent infrastructure solutions around the world. They have supplied modular bridging to over 140 countries, including southern and central Africa, to customers such as National Governments, NGO’s, global mining corporations and national military forces. Today, their modular bridge systems, such as the Compact 200 are immediately available and rapidly erected using local contractors for applications in disaster stricken areas, rural development and access to construction, oil and mining activity.

Published 20 September 2013