BURKINA FASO: Edelman PR Worldwide is to promote the new annual
African Economic Forum, designed to foster dialogue and co-operation
between African political leaders and the international business
Edelman is promoting the benefits of membership or sponsorship of the
forum to over 200 companies with existing or potential interests in
Part of the membership and sponsorship fees would fund Edelman’s budget
if the agency succeeds in organising the forum.
African heads of state, the African Development Bank, the UN Commission
for Africa and the African Chamber of Commerce are all expected to take
part in the forum which is due to take place in Ouagadougou, West
- Edelman has been reappointed by the Egyptian foreign affairs ministry
to promote inward investment. The nine-month contract is worth about
pounds 500,000 in budget and is part of the government’s ongoing
privatisation drive. The new account, which will be run out of New York
and London, will focus on attracting private sector funds from the US,
UK, France and Germany.