Somali International Investment Conference

About the conference

The first Somalia International Investment Conference will provide an opportunity for the Somalia government to showcase investment opportunities, sectoral studies, and the general business and investment climate in Somalia to the world. In this platform, both the Somalia government and the private sector wish to engage potential investors and share progress made in improving the business environment, the legislative drive that guarantees investments protection in its journey towards socio-economic and political recovery, strengthening the economic development institutions, and unlocking the potential and entrepreneurship spirit of the Somali people.

Somalia has enormous resources and this conference will send a clear and loud message to the world that Somalia is open for business and investment. Somalia is positioning itself as an investment destination and a valuable trade partner. This conference, therefore, will unveil potentially unique investment cases and sectors so that investors could explore such opportunities for further feasibility studies and investment consideration.

The President of the Federal Republic of Somalia, H.E. Hassan Sheikh Mohamud is expected to officially kick off the conference. The Minister of Planning, Investment and Economic Development of Somalia will also join the heads of state, investors, and other dignitaries in this event and later host a cocktail reception for investors and delegations.


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The conference’s main objective is to showcase the unique features, competitiveness, and attractiveness of Somalia as a last-frontier investment destination in the horn of Africa region.

The Somalia International Investment Conference focus is on key growth sectors in Somalia, including the blue economy, energy, ICT as well as the banking and financial sector. Somalia is determined to tap into the Somali diaspora investments, individual and institutional investors, venture capitalists, as well as portfolio investors in order to increase private capital to finance its development agenda and realize the Sustainable Development Goals.


The Conference targets Fortune Global 500 companies, institutional investors, and development financial institutions to promote and connect opportunities in Somalia to global investors and partner states for mutually beneficial bilateral investment treaties.

Participants of this inaugural conference will be investors, high net worth individuals, fund managers, consultants, businessmen, banks, development partners, investment policy development institutions, prominent Somali businesspeople, and diaspora representatives from around the globe.

B2B/G2B meetings

  • Opportunities for Joint Ventures, Partnerships and B2B links between Somali and international investors and businesses.

  • Opportunities to network with your Somali business counterparts. The international participants will have designated tables grouped by country and a list of the companies with their table numbers will be announced at the B2B board in the meeting area.