Harnessing the Benefits of Foreign Direct Investment, Exports and Tourism

Karen Bosman is Strategic Advisor: Office of the CEO at Wesgro. In episode 1 of the 10 episode Wesgro Series on Future Cities Africa we discuss: Harnessing the benefits of foreign direct investment (FDI), exports and tourism.

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This episode is brought to you in partnership with Wesgro

Listen or watch to understand:

  • The context of what Wesgro does and why it is important.
  • Wesgro's different functions.
  • The role that Wesgro plays to achieve these functions.
  • The bigger context and how an agency like Wesgro supports economic growth.
  • The benefits of attracting foreign direct investment and how those benefits are maximised for a local economy.
  • Challenges that need to be overcome to succeed with the work they do and for businesses to succeed.
  • Why it is good to have a subnational agency rather than just a national agency.

About Karen Bosman
Karen Bosman works as Strategic Advisor in the office of the CEO at Wesgro. Areas of experience include international trade and investment law; policy advocacy; export development and international investment promotion and facilitation; strategic communication; legislative and constitutional processes; legislative analysis; regulation of international services trade; regional economic harmonisation; commercial law and litigation. She has a Master's Degree in International Business and Economic Law from Georgetown University.

About Wesgro
We are a region of unlimited potential. And this translates into unlimited opportunity. Whether you're interested in travel, investment, film or exporting, Cape Town and the Western Cape have something for you. Wesgro, the official tourism, trade and investment promotion agency for Cape Town and the Western Cape, can help you uncover these opportunities.

As the official tourism, trade and investment promotion agency for Cape Town and the Western Cape, Wesgro assists investors and businesses looking to branch out into the province.

Regardless of the sector your company operates in - be it wine, technology, agriculture or another sector - Cape Town and the Western Cape have all the elements necessary to make your investment a success.

We are a region of unlimited potential, and this translates into unlimited opportunity. We offer expertise and assistance to those looking to travel, invest, film or trade in Cape Town and the Western Cape.

Let Wesgro, the official tourism, trade and investment promotion agency for Cape Town and the Western Cape, help you uncover these opportunities.

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