Sunday, 28 April 2013

Raila Leaves For Key CEOs Meeting In UK

 By Jane Gakaria

Former Prime Minister Raila Odinga leaves the country, Sunday night for a key business meeting in the United Kingdom.The former Prime Minister will address the third ‘Times CEO Summit Africa’ on Tuesday in London.The two day summit – which will run from Monday April 29 to 30th – will bring together the Chairpersons and Chief Executives from Africa’s biggest businesses and International investors.Odinga will address a dinner gathering of the business and political leaders focusing on the realities of doing business in Africa, including the risks and opportunities.He will also speak on Kenya’s democratic transformation, the recent elections and the country’s readiness for business with the world.Other than the dinner address, Odinga will participate in two panel discussions; “Things Fall Apart: are the risks of doing business in Africa increasing?” and “A road to somewhere: will Africa’s infrastructure revolution happen this time?”

The Summit has been hosted by the UK’s ‘The Times Newspaper’ since 2011 and focuses on the debate around Africa’s growth agenda and its potential.The summit will be a mixture of keynote speeches and panel sessions.The former Lang'ata MP is expected back in the country mid this week.

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