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Thursday, October 19, 2017

Cameroon and Cote d’Ivoire Rail Business Briefing

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Date & time

Thursday, October 19, 2017
8:30 am ‑ 12:00 pm



The U.S. Trade and Development Agency is hosting the Cameroon and Cote d’Ivoire Rail Reverse Trade Mission (RTM), which will introduce high-level representatives from the rail sectors of Cameroon and Cote d’Ivoire to innovative U.S. technologies, equipment, and services – as well as policies, regulations, and financing mechanisms – that can support the region’s municipal rail development. As part of the RTM, USTDA will host a one-day Business Briefing on October 19, 2017 from 8:30am to 12:00pm in Chicago, IL.

In Cote d’Ivoire and Cameroon, as throughout the whole of Sub-Saharan Africa, the poor state of rail infrastructure has been a constraint on economic growth. The Governments of Cote d’Ivoire and Cameroon have both committed to expanding investments in rail infrastructure and are the leading rail markets in Francophone Africa. The Government of Cameroon commissioned a rail master plan that aims to upgrade and triple the size of the rail network in Cameroon by 2020, with $30 billion of investment expected between 2012 and 2020. The Government of Cote d'Ivoire is working with regional partners to build a West African rail network that will consist of a 2,740-kilometer rail line that will cost between $2 to $2.5 billion.

Sponsorship opportunities are available for companies interested in increased visibility.