Rwandan Government Hosts Free Investment Seminar In Netherlands – Sept 23

The seminar is an initiative from the Embassy of Rwanda in The Netherlands, The Hague, in collaboration with the Rwanda Chamber Foundation (RCF),  and participation from  all Rwandan Embassies in Europe.

Date:    September 23rd
Fee:       Free of charge
Venue: Kasteel De Wittenburg (Wassenaar)


Program in draft

09.30 Reception open for participants: Arrival & Registration

10.00 Welcome at the seminar by the Chairman of the day

Welcome address by the Host, H.E. Immaculée Uwanyiligira, Rwandan Ambassador in The Netherlands.

Launch of Discover Rwanda / Ontdek Rwanda Magazine / book, and the University of Groningen Research Study on Investment Opportunities in Rwanda for Dutch Business.

10.30   Cluster One: Investment Climate in Rwanda

  • Mr. H.E. Frans Makken, Ambassador from the Dutch Embassy in Rwanda.
  • Mr. Sven Piederiet, CEO, Braliwar / Heineken

( Rwanda, the country, population, region, politics, economics, social development, culture for doing business, education, health. Investors climate)

–          Q & A session

11.15    Cluster Two: Agriculture (Horticulture, Floriculture, Stock breeding, Poultry, cow-farming & dairy) and Agro Processing

  • Honorable Agnes Kalibata, Minister of Agriculture & Animal Resources – MINAGRI

–          Q & A session

12.00   Cluster Three: Dutch Business in Rwanda

  • Mr. Paul van Appeldoorn, Chief Commercial Officer, Banque Populaire / Rabobank, Rwanda
  • Mr. Co Meijer, Manager Kadaster International, ( “our project of land registration”, work and life as an expat in Rwanda)

–          Q & A session

12.45   lunch with buffet, cultural expression, networking

14.00   Cluster Four: Industry, Smart Energy, Water, and Infrastructure

  • Honorable Colette Ruhamya, Minister of State in Ministry of Infrastructure in charge of Energy & Water

–          Q & A session

14.45   Cluster Five: ICT, telecom and Services

  • Mr. Ignace Gatare, Ministry of Information and Communication Technology
  • Mr. David Kanamugire, DG in Ministry of Information and Communication Technology

–          Q & A session

15.30   break

16.00   Cluster Six: Trade, Investment and Tourism – Rwanda is open for Business

  • Mr. John Gara, CEO of Rwanda Development Board (RDB)
  • Mr. Patrick Nyirishema, Head of ICT in RDB

–          Q & A session

16.45   Rwanda is one of the 15 key – developing countries for  The Netherlands

  • Mr. Bob van der Bijl, CEO from The Netherlands – African Business Council. (NABC: ‘Africa is ready for Business’)
  • Mr. Simon J.H. Smits, Director General  International affairs, Ministry of Economic Affairs, Agriculture & Innovation (EL&I)

17.15    Closing the seminar by the Chairman of the day

Reception & Networking


Opportunities for Investment in Rwanda

Priority Investment Sectors are:

–         Health

–         Education

–         Agriculture

–         Energy

–         ICT & Telecom

–         Tourism

–         Financial Services

–         Real estate and Construction

–         General Manufactoring

–         Real Estate & Construction

–         Mining

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