uk-afrika investment summit 2020
On Monday, the Prime Minister hosted the inaugural UK-Africa Investment Summit, bringing together 21 African countries with UK and African companies, including G4S. This was the first time governments and businesses from the UK and Africa have come together for an event of this scale.
The high-profile event, which took place in London and welcomed 16 African leaders, sought to present the UK as an investment partner of choice to the nation and its leaders.
The Prime Minister met with all African leaders and also took the opportunity to meet with prominent business leaders, including Group CEO, Ashley Almanza - his comments about G4S were positive and complimentary.
The Summit involved a number of sessions with speakers from government and business in the UK and Africa. Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab, Development Secretary Alok Sharma, Trade Secretary Elizabeth Truss and Business Secretary Andrea Leadsom represented the UK Government.
Her Majesty's Trade Commissioner for Africa at the Department for International Trade, Emma Wade-Smith OBE, said: "The UK-Africa Investment Summit showcased the UK's unique offer to Africa and the breadth of exciting investment opportunities that exist across the African continent. We want the UK to have the biggest positive impact of any foreign investor, in terms of creating and sustaining quality jobs, and supporting inclusive growth and sustainability.”
Mel Brooks, Regional President G4S Africa, said “G4S is the largest provider of integrated security solutions in the region with operations in 25 African countries and for many businesses, is already the security partner of choice.
We are delighted to be providing security solutions and be business partners with a host of UK companies operating across Africa. We take great pride in the fact that the British Government invited G4S to attend such a significant and important summit.”