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Mozambique Investment Forum

Mozambique Investment Forum
- Investment Drivers & Investment Structures

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Institute of Directors Hub
35 New Broad Street, London EC2M 1NH
(nearest Tube, Liverpool Street)
 

Why attend?

The discovery of significant gas reserves off the coast of Mozambique presents the potential to transform the country into one of the world’s largest LNG producers. Plans are already underway to build a major LNG plant in the northeast of the country – the first in east Africa.

Mozambique is already however one of Africa’s largest coal, coke and aluminium exporters, and home to southern Africa’s largest hydroelectric plant, the Cahora Bassa dam. But the country’s economic evolution is not proving easy. Two decades after the end of a protracted civil war much still has to be done to develop the country’s transport and energy infrastructure.

And despite the obvious potential, some investors continue to cite uncertainty over administrative and legal rules as an impediment to greater inward flows of capital and expertise. The Government’s apparent retrospective application of a capital gains tax to certain recent foreign asset sales has added further confusion.

Nonetheless, Mozambique’s projected economic trajectory looks likely to match and even exceed that of its regional neighbours. Forward-looking international businesses are therefore increasingly interested in the potential of the country, with the correct protections.

Who should attend?

Drawing on the expertise of investment professionals, lawyers and analysts with direct experience of facilitating business in Mozambique, the Forum will be of interest to corporations and financial institutions, law firms, human resources professionals and other service providers.

Programme

0830-08.50 Registration & Breakfast

08.50-10.00 Mozambique’s Window of Opportunity
• Politics, development policy and economic goals
• Mozambique as a LNG hub – contextualising the gas finds
• Legal gaps & legislative holes – Petroleum & Mining Laws
• Legal gaps & legislative holes – Financing projects

10.00-11.00
Track 1 – Mozambique in the African & East African Context
• LNG & East Africa
• Kenya, Tanzania & South Africa – investment & legal synergies?
• How do businesses currently cover East Africa/ Mozambique?
• Angola as an investment comparative?

Track 2 – Human Resources & Local Content
• Employment gaps & goals – are the skills there?
• Local content considerations (quotas/ exemptions / visas)
• Local employment contracts
• Ex-patriot packages & security

11.00-11.15 Coffee Break

11.30-12.45 Structuring Investments in Mozambique
• Tax Structures & Certainty – the landscape post-Cove Energy
• DTTs & investment channels – Portugal, Netherlands & Mauritius
• Joint ventures & partner requirements – the role of local partners
• Finance & security – ownership, concessions & end-user agreements
• Repatriating Profits & Disengaging from Mozambique

12.45-13.30 Networking Lunch

For further information and to register your place, please contact:
E Scott@954consulting.com
DD +44 (0)7423 195060