Trade and Investment Mission to Cameroon

Trade and Investment Mission to Cameroon


On Monday 30th January 2023, 19 companies joined over 70 delegates from Cameroon for the UK- Francophone West and Central Africa Trade and Investment Mission to Yaoundé. It was an extraordinary first post-Covid trade mission for DMA held in partnership with the British High Commission in Cameroon.

Very many thanks to our sponsors Intertek, Beko Capital Advisory, United Bank for Africa (UBA), Planet One, ERG and MotaEngil. We also wish to thank the British High Commission Yaoundé, DIT Africa, UKEF and the Cameroonian Government for their support in making this the incredible success it was with countless business relationships made and multiple MoUs discussed. 


DAY 1 - Monday 30th January. Venue the Hilton Hotel, Yaoundé

09:00 - 09:50: Registration & Refreshments

10:00 - 10:15: Welcome & Opening Remarks  

  • Mr Simon Tonge, Mission Lead and Advisory Board Member, DMA Invest
  • Dr Christian Dennys-McClure, HM High Commissioner to Cameroon
  • Mr Steve Gray, Head of West Africa, UKEF

10:15 - 10:20: Opening Keynote

  • Minister of Economy, Planning and Regional Development

10:20 - 12:20: High-Level Panel on the Strategic Projects Offer from the Government of Cameroon

Moderator: Brice Beumo, CEO, BEKO Capital Advisory

  • Representative of Ministry of Economy, Planning and Regional Development
  • Representative of Ministry of Water and Energy
  • Representative of Ministry of Finance
  • Representative of Ministry of Public Works
  • Representative of Ministry of Mines, Industry and Technological Development
  • Representative of Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development

Group Photographs & Press Interviews

12.30 – 13.30: Networking Lunch at the Hilton

13:30 - 15:00: View from the Private Sector

Moderator: Dr Elias Pungong, Chairman of the UK Cameroon Chamber of Commerce

  • Mr Marcel Compaore, Regional Manager, West & Central Africa, Intertek Group plc
  • Mr Jorge Rocha, Country Manager, Mota Engil
  • Mr Jude Anele, Managing Director and CEO, UBA Cameroon
  • Mr Jacob Akuo, Co-Founding Partner at DaySpring Law Firm
  • Mr Emmanuel Monthe Siewe, Arab Contractors Construction Ltd

Q&A Session

15:00 - 18:00: One-on-one Meetings at the Hilton and at the UK Residence in Bastos

19:00 - 21:00: Evening Reception at the Hilton, co-hosted by the Government of Cameroon and the British High Commission.

DAY 2 – Tuesday 31st January

9:00 - 10:00: Courtesy visit to the Office of the Prime Minister

10:30 - 12:20: Audiences and Bilateral engagements across Yaoundé 

12:30 - 14:00: Lunch at the British Residence in Bastos

14:00-18:00: One-to-one meetings across Yaoundé

19:00 - 21:00: VIP Reception hosted at the Residence of the British High Commissioner