18th and 19th of November 2009
Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre, London

The Sierra Leone donor conference, also known as the Consultative Group meeting, will be held at the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre, London on the 18th and 19th of November. The conference will start with preliminary meetings on the 18th of November to review progress in key sectors and will be followed by the main meeting on the 19th of November hosted by His Excellency Ernest Bai Koroma, the UK Minister for International Development and the World Bank Vice President for Africa.

The Government of Sierra Leone will present its new Agenda for Change (the second Poverty Reduction Strategy for Sierra Leone) including progress made on developing the key sectors of Agriculture, Transport, Energy and Human Development, as well as outlining the advances made in governance, gender equality issues and peace-building.

Wednesday 18th November 2009

Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre, London

Sierra Leone is now ready for substantial international investment. Following seven years of stability and steady growth including two internationally recognised elections, a transition of power and on-going economic reforms, the country offers many exciting opportunities to committed investors.

The Sierra Leone Trade and Investment Forum will provide wide-ranging insights into the progress the country has made and the opportunities now available including:

* Presentations from leading members of Government on recent reforms and new opportunities, including the President of Sierra Leone, His Excellency Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma
* Endorsements by renowned international figures and investors, including the Rt Hon Tony Blair
* Detailed discussions on major growth sectors in the Sierra Leone economy
* Guidance on financing deals in Sierra Leone by leading global finance agencies as well as local commercial banks and investment funds

The Forum will also feature exhibitions stalls, meeting spaces and networking spaces offering opportunities for participants to engage in formal and informal discussions and dialogue.