Assessing Opportunities within the Rising African Middle Class

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Mark Simoncelli, Global Director of GIS (Growth Implementation Solutions)
Why you should attend:
·Learn about the key factors in assessing the African middle class
·Identify the political and social dynamics that may influence business in the region
·Assess the growth opportunities in various countries and key focus areas of future development
Nov 20 2013
28 mins
Assessing Opportunities within the Rising African Middle Class
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    Mark Simoncelli, Global Director of GIS (Growth Implementation Solutions)
    Why you should attend:
    ·Learn about the key factors in assessing the African middle class
    ·Identify the political and social dynamics that may influence business in the region
    ·Assess the growth opportunities in various countries and key focus areas of future development
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