The South African Consulate General in New York has picked Charlotte as one of its key US cities with which to develop strategic trade and business ties to facilitate the same between the US and South Africa. Along with the Charlotte Africa Initiative (CAI), the Consulate is inviting you to participate in meetings on April 8-9 that will open strategic business and investment opportunities to Charlotte firms.
The Charlotte Africa Business & Investment Spring Meeting 2013 focuses on the Green and Renewable Energy Sectors in South Africa. The Spring Meeting will be followed up with the first trade delegation to South Africa from North Carolina in the second or third quarter of this year through which companies will meet with local developers and businesses to discuss opportunities to partner on or invest in specific projects or ventures.
The Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) of South Africa joins the Consulate and CAI at the Spring Meeting to lead the engagement about the Green and Renewable Energy Sectors in South Africa. IDC is the leading development finance institution for industry in South Africa and is at the center of the energy development ecosystem in the country. IDC’s CEO Geoffrey Qhena leads the IDC delegation and is accompanied by Rentia Van Tonder, Head of the Green business unit at IDC.
Other organizations expected to participate in the Spring Meeting include E4 Carolinas, Inc. (Charlotte Energy Cluster), Energy Production and Infrastructure Center at UNCC, North Carolina Department of Commerce – International Trade Division, Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), US EXIM Bank, US Commerce Department, and the Charlotte Regional Partnership.
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