The inaugural iPAD (Infrastructure Partnerships for African Development) Angola conference will be held in Luanda, Angola from 24-26 March 2009.

Angola is becoming an increasingly attractive destination for trade and investment, particularly in the infrastructure sector, which is a priority focus for the Angolan government. This is fuelling rapid growth in the civil engineering sector, with the ongoing rehabilitation of roads, bridges, schools, hospitals, etc.  

This sector has been recording the highest growth rate in the country’s history, due to the many projects which have been implemented in the 18 provinces, and will continue to  grow very rapidly in the future, as infrastructure enables products to reach consumers and facilitates the mobility of people, goods and services throughout the country.

Angola’s Institute of Development (IDIA) is considering setting up new industrial zones in the provinces in view of the significant level of growth the sector is recording. There is a need for industries in sectors such as petrochemical, metallomechanics, automobiles, timber, construction materials, pharmaceutical products and fisheries.  

If you have been considering moving into this market, make use of this unique opportunity to meet with high-level government and business stakeholders at iPAD Angola 2009.

Visit www.ipad-africa.com/angola  to register, or request further information from the following contacts: