Many businesses know that transport is their biggest challenge. However, they are not sure what to do to reduce transport costs. The Borderless Alliance was launched with private sector stakeholders from across West Africa in 2011. The Alliance is addressing the high costs of transport and other issues in order to increase trade.
If you want to gain insight and identify solutions to lower the primary cost for your business – transport costs – you should be at Borderless 2013. If you want to understand the impact of trade policy on doing business across West Africa – and how to affect it to increase trade – you should attend. The conference will address the key issues affecting regional trade today, with expert presentations that will help stakeholders to understand the challenges – and seize the opportunities.
“West Africa is experiencing unprecedented economic growth and development,” said Borderless Alliance President Ziad Hamoui. “Removing trade barriers is critical to harnessing that growth and development.” Gain expert insight and deeper understanding of the key issues affecting transport and trade facilitation in West Africa: what are the primary challenges and where are the opportunities?
Online registration is now open! The Borderless conference is an important opportunity to reach high-level business leaders from across West Africa - contact the info [at] borderlesswa [dot] com (subject: Borderless%202013%20sponsorship%20opportunities) (Borderless Alliiance Secretariat) to learn more about exciting sponsorship opportunities.
WHAT TO GAIN
The Borderless 2012 conference - "Transforming Trade" - in Cote d’Ivoire saw over 200 participants from across the world participate in 2 days of conference & exhibition followed by a visit to the Port Autonome d’Abidjan.
“The Borderless Alliance serves as a platform to identify and address the problems that affect regional trade,” said Justin Bayili, managing director of the Borderless Alliance. “We are coordinating the implementation of a comprehensive strategy with private sector stakeholders across West Africa. The conference will allow us to review that strategy and build the momentum to driving further change.”
Private sector stakeholders from across West Africa will participate in the conference, including the region’s leading trading companies, transport and logistics companies, banks and other financial institutions, technology companies and other service providers. ECOWAS and UEMOA, the regional bodies that obtain consensus on trade policy from West African states, will also participate along with representatives of ministries from West African states.
Download presentations and find out what stakeholders achieved at Borderless 2012: Transforming Trade