[2019-03-12] First edition of Cabo Verde Investment Forum held in July
The first edition of the Cabo Verde Investment Forum will take place from 1 to 3 July in Sal organised by the West African archipelago’s government in partnership with the Higher Council of Chambers of Commerce and Tourism, according to an official announcement.
This event follows an international conference entitled “Building new partnerships for the sustainable development of Cabo Verde” held in December 2018 in Paris.
Deputy Prime Minister and finance minister Olavo Correia said on the island of Sal during the forum’s public launch that the government, “which has a role as the creator of opportunities,” aims to attract more investors to Cabo Verde.
The minister said that the Cabo Verde Investment Forum is the right place to analyse concrete projects and has already secured a portfolio of almost 2 billion euros in projects that are “already mature or in the process of maturing,” according to Cape Verdean news agency Inforpress.
Correia said the government wants to bring to Cabo Verde investors, international financial institutions, banks, insurance companies, venture capital companies, bilateral partners, and all those interested in investing in the country in tourism, transportation, technology, industry, and trade, among other areas.