Within the scope of the international expansion and growth strategy of Abreu Advogados and FBL Advogados (local partner in Angola), the firms will participate at the 4th edition of “iPAD Angola” (Infrastructure Partnerships for African Development) – an international event intended to promote networking among public and private investors and building partnerships that will contribute to the development of Angola. Both Firms will be Gold Sponsors of this forum, which will be held at the Epic Sana hotel, in Luanda, from July 3 to 5.
During this three-day event, participants will be able to attend more than 20 presentations, 12 roundtables, 1 technical workshop and 3 legal workshops, on key issues regarding the development of Angola.
Abreu Advogados and FBL Advogados will have an active participation on the three modules of iPAD Angola – acting as speakers in the conference program, organizing and participating in the Post- Conference Workshop, which will take place on July 5 (in a exclusivity regime within the Legal Sector), and having a joint stand in the fair, alongside the other participants, promoting excellent networking opportunities.
Context/objectives of the event*
As it is of common knowledge – Angola is known as one of Africa’s most lucrative strategic investment hubs, therefore, iPAD Angola is the only event in the Country which gathers the complete infrastructure ecosystem under the same roof, promoting networking opportunities and sharing experience and information amongst all the attendees. Participants from Public and Private sectors will meet at iPAD Angola to master the entire ecosystem for infrastructure partnerships opportunities in Angola; Get updated on the latest developments on institutional, legal and regulatory frameworks; Network with more than 300 Angolan and international key decision makers; Understand all steps, procedures and strategies needed to have success; Analyze new technologies, best practices and finance solutions.
With conferences, roundtables and workshops, this event will address several topics related to strategic sectors for the development of Angola - Industry, Telecommunications, Power, Water & Sanitation, Investment & Finance, Transport and Logistics; Mining. Speakers include various personalities, such as Ana Dias (Minister of Planning of Angola), which will make the opening speech, Nicholas Staines (Representative of the International Monetary Fund in Angola) and Jose Severino (President of the Industrial Association of Angola).
Structure of iPAD Angola
This event is divided in three modules: (1) Conferences – taking place in July 3 and 4, simultaneously with the (2) the iPAD Angola Fair – with exhibition stands from several entities; (3) Post-Conference Workshop, promoted by the Gold Sponsors (Abreu Advogados, FBL Advogados and PwC) – on the final day of the event (July 5).
Conference |Participation of Abreu Advogados and FBL Advogados at the Legal Workshops (July 4)
José Eduardo Martins, Partner with Abreu Advogados, will be the sole speaker for Legal workshop - “The environmental civil liability legal system and its impact on preventing and recovering from damages against the recovering of ecosystems”. The event will include two other “Legal Workshops”, one of which will be led by Vítor Ceita, Partner with FBL Advogados on the “Current state of telecommunications and its future trends”.
All the participants in these workshops will be given specific training on the above mentioned subjects.
Post-Conference Workshop - “Roadmap for Infrastructure Partnerships” (July 5)On the third and final day of the event, a Post-Conference Workshop will be held on “Roadmap Infrastructure Partnerships” – hosted by Abreu Advogados, FBL Advogados and PricewaterhouseCoopers. This Workshop is divided into two parts - “Legal, Regulatory, Bureaucratic and Fiscal Framework” (given by Abreu Advogados and FBL Advogados) and “Information sources, partnership models, finance ecosystem, RIO and the new Law for Private Investment” (introduced by PwC). This Post-Conference workshop acts as a guide for all the participants to make the best use out of all the information provided during the 2 previous days.
The speakers of the Legal Workshop will be Fernando Veiga Gomes (Partner with Abreu Advogados); Guiomar Lopes (Partner with FBL Advogados); Tatiana Serrão (Associate with FBL Advogados); and Anacleta Cipriano (Associate with FBL Advogados).
*information obtained from the website of the event.