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Unlocking Africa's Potential


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  • HE Meles Zenawi
    Prime Minister of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia
    Africa’s fastest growing non-oil economy
  • Sarosh Zaiwalla
    Senior Partner, Zaiwalla & Co Solicitors
    Doing business in India
  • Nicholas Cobbold
    Chairman Board Practice, Norman Broadbent
    The importance of due diligence
  • Visit of the Vietnamese Prime Minister
    Photo report
  • Visit of the Tanzanian President
    Photo report
  • Special Breakfast for the President of The Czech Republic
    Photo report

Czech Republic

  • Rt Hon Lord Hurd of Westwell CH CBE
    Chairman, FIRST Advisory Council
    Introduction
  • Alexandr Vondra
    Deputy Prime Minister of the Czech Republic
    Presidential priorities
  • Martin Riman
    Minister of Industry and Trade, Czech Republic
    Reformed, resourced and ready
  • Zdenek Tuma
    Governor, Czech National Bank
    Pursuing price stability
  • HE Karel Schwarzenberg
    Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Czech Republic
    Old friends; new partners

China

  • Rt Hon Lord Hurd of Westwell CH CBE
    Chairman, FIRST Advisory Council
    Foreword
  • Rt Hon Gordon Brown MP
    Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
    Introduction
  • A Profile of Wen Jiabao
    Premier of the People’s Republic of China
    Steering China with a steady hand
  • Lord Powell of Bayswater KCMG
    Former Foreign Affairs and Defence Adviser to Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher
    Introduction
  • Lord Jones of Birmingham
    Minister for Trade and Investment, UK
    Partnership through innovation
  • HE Madame Fu Ying
    Chinese Ambassador to the United Kingdom
    Understanding and friendship
  • HE Sir William Ehrman KCMG
    British Ambassador to the People’s Republic of China
    A strengthening partnership
  • Alderman David Lewis
    Lord Mayor of London
    A land of opportunity for the City
  • Richard Lambert
    Director General, CBI
    Building a low-carbon economy
  • Richard Brighouse
    Asia Correspondent, FIRST
    Cracking China
  • Dr Kenneth Ge
    General Manager, Bank of China London Branch and Executive Officer, Bank of China (UK) Limited
    Bridging China and the world

Chile

  • Rt Hon Lord Hurd of Westwell CH CBE
    Chairman, FIRST Advisory Council
    Introduction
  • HE Michelle Bachelet
    President of the Republic of Chile
    Message
  • Alejandro Foxley
    Minister of Foreign Affairs, Chile
    A significant international player
  • Dr Kim Howells MP
    Minister of State at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office
    Our countries – working together
  • Andrés Velasco
    Minister of Finance, the Republic of Chile
    A sound and open economy
  • Hugo Lavados
    Minister of Economy, Development and Reconstruction
    Opportunities for new investment
  • Marcelo Tokman
    Minister of Energy, Chile
    Developing new energy sources
  • Santiago González
    Minister of Mining, Chile
    Chile, A mining country
  • Laura Abornoz
    Minister, National Service for Women, Chile
    New opportunities for women
  • Rafael Moreno
    Chilean Ambassador to the United Kingdom
    A timely visit
  • Jacques Arnold
    Special Advisor for Latin America, FIRST
    A historic relationship

Vietnam

  • Rt Hon Lord Hurd of Westwell CH CBE
    Chairman, FIRST Advisory Council
    Introduction
  • Rt Hon Gordon Brown MP
    Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
    Introduction
  • HE Nguyen Tan Dung
    Prime Minister, the Socialist Republic of Vietnam
    Message
  • HE Pham Gia Khiem
    Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Vietnam
    Mutually benefical cooperation
  • HE Vo Hong Phuc
    Minister of Planning and Investment, Vietnam
    Building on strong foundations
  • Richard Brighouse
    Asia Correspondent, FIRST
    Red River, black gold
  • Richard Brighouse
    Asia Correspondent, FIRST
    Lifting the last bamboo curtain
  • HE Vu Huy Hoang
    Minister of Industry and Trade, Vietnam
    Production and distribution
  • HE Tran Quang Hoan
    Vietnamese Ambassador to the United Kingdom
    Strength in partnership
  • HE Mark Kent
    British Ambassador to Vietnam
    Partnership and opportunity
  • Pamela Goodman
    Travel Editor, FIRST
    Rising star
  • Dominic Scriven OBE
    Dragon Capital, Vietnam
    Jumpy market, strong economy
  • Prakriti Sofat
    Economist, the Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation
    To slow or not to slow
  • Ben Chapman MP
    Chairman of the All Party Parliamentary Vietnam Group
    An important relationship

Tanzania

  • HE Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete
    President of the United Republic of Tanzania
    A range of excellent prospects
  • HE Amani Abeid Kurame
    President of Zanzibar
    Putting Zanzibar on the map
  • Prof Benno J Ndulu
    Governor of the Bank of Tanzania
    Infrastructure, the key to growth
  • HE Mwanaidi Sinare Maajar
    Tanzanian High Commissioner to the United Kingdom
    Progress, reform and opportunity
  • HE Phillip Parham
    British High Commissioner to Tanzania
    Confidence and goodwill
  • Omari Issa
    Chief Executive Officer, Investment Climate Facility for Africa
    Unlocking investment potential
  • Ali A Mufuruki
    Chairman & CEO, Infotech Investment Group Ltd
    A changing economic structure
  • Roy Trivedy
    Head of Office, Department for International Development (DFID)
    The opportunities for Tanzania
  • Peter J Mwenguo
    Managing Director, Tanzania Tourist Board (TTB)
    A sustainable future
  • Nicholas Lyne
    Senior Staff Writer, FIRST
    Building a gas and oil industry
  • Anthony Reinsch
    Executive Vice-President, Artumas Group Inc (AGI)
    A better business environment
  • Bede Lyimo
    Better Regulations Unit (BRU), Ministry of Planning, Economy and Empowerment, Tanzania
    The BEST way forward
  • William A Mlaki
    Managing Director, Tanzania Investment Bank
    Financing growth and development
  • Haruna Masebu
    Director General of the Board of Directors of EWURA
    Regulating service utilities
  • Adolphe Aloyce Kumburu
    Executive Director, Association of Kilimanjaro Speciality Coffee Growers (Kilicafe)
    Tanzania’s finest coffees
  • Dr Eve Hawa Sinare
    Partner, REX Attorneys
    Investing in listed securities
  • Nicholas Lyne
    Senior Staff Writer, FIRST
    A unique African experience
  • Modesta Lilian Mahiga
    Managing Director, Professional Approach
    The human touch
  • Desidiria Mwegelo
    Marketing Officer, Tanzania Investment Bank
    Return and make a difference
  • Bashar Tayseer Arafeh
    Chief Operating Officer for Celtel East Africa
    Infrastructure, the key to growth
  • Gerald Bigurube
    Director General of Tanzania National Parks
    Developing a rich resource
  • Israel Z Sekirasa
    Director General, Surface and Marine Transport Regulatory Authority, SUMATRA
    Promoting investment in transport
  • The Hon Felix C Mrema
    Chairman of Arusha Blooms Ltd
    A blossoming Industry
  • Harry M Kitillya
    Commissioner General of the TRA
    A workable partnership
  • Justice Augustino S L Ramadhani
    Chief Justice, Tanzania
    Resolving a Livingstone mystery