On Thursday, November 9, 2017, the Financial Times will hold the second edition of FT Mozambique Summit, a gathering of political and business leaders around the country to debate a viable programme for acceleration return to stronger growth and less risk. This year’s summit is themed ‘Reducing investment risk through better business practices’. Prime Minister Carlos Agostinho Do Rosário will give the opening keynote speech.

Other speakers include Adriano Afonso Maleiane, Mozambique’s Minister of Economy and Finance; Leticia da Silva Klemens, Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy; Silva Dunduro, Minister of Culture and Tourism; and Baroness Chalker, Founder and President, Africa Matters Limited, among many others. Panel sessions will be moderated by Andrew England, FT’s Middle East & Africa News Editor and David Pilling, FT’s Africa Editor.

After 20 years of political turmoil, Mozambique needs major economic reforms, improved transparency, as well as ways to diversify its natural resources and exports. Therein lies the essence of this summit.

According to FT, “the discovery of one of the most important international natural gas fields in the last 10 years offers the potential of significant long-term benefit to Mozambique.  However, sluggish global LNG demand and lower oil prices have delayed the project and much rests on its fruition.”

To find out more about the summit and register, visit Financial Times Live.

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