The state of the African Power Sector from Africa Utility Week 2017

The state of the African Power Sector from Africa Utility Week 2017

Cape Town, South Africa - ISI attended African Utility Week, where discussions with a number of companies in generation, transmission, distribution, renewables, and finance, provided a good indicator of the current state of the power sector in Africa.

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A discussion with the Swiss Ambassador on De-risking Infrastructure Investments Around the World

A discussion with the Swiss Ambassador on De-risking Infrastructure Investments Around the World

Washington, DC – ISI’s Managing Director, Ross Ensor, and Client Services Director, Ian Oliver, attended a reception and dinner with the Ambassador of Switzerland to the United States, Martin Dahinden, at the Swiss Residence to discuss de-risking infrastructure investments around the world.

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News from the World Bank Spring Meeting

News from the World Bank Spring Meeting

Washington, DC – Representatives of ISI were in attendance at the Spring Meetings of the World Bank (Bank) and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) which bring together central bankers, ministers of finance and development, academics and private sector executives to discuss issues focused around the global economy and international development.

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An Update from The President of the African Development Bank

An Update from The President of the African Development Bank

Washington, DC – ISI’s Managing Director, Ross Ensor, and Client Services Director, Ian Oliver, attended a reception with the Hon. Akinwumi A. Adesina, President of the African Development Bank, where he shared the Bank's vision and progress on the "High 5s.” 

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Africa: Don't judge a book by its coverage

Africa: Don't judge a book by its coverage

Over the last decade, many economists have argued that markets in Africa are booming. Now confronting the possibility of the “commodity super cycle” collapsing, a few economists have surmised that the sub-Saharan “Africa rising” narrative of the past decade is ready for its curtain call. We believe the reality lies more in the middle ground between these two narratives. 

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Roundtable discussion with U.S Ambassador to Oman

Roundtable discussion with U.S Ambassador to Oman

This week ISI Consultants Managing Director, Ross Ensor participated in the National U.S.-Arab Chamber of Commerce (NUSACC) expert roundtable series.

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An update from SATELLITE 2017

An update from SATELLITE 2017

Washington, D.C. – Representatives from ISI Consultants attended SATELLITE 2017 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.

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African Agribusiness - A Land of Opportunities

African Agribusiness - A Land of Opportunities

Sub-Saharan Africa should, by any measure, be a global agricultural powerhouse. But governments’ inability or unwillingness to invest in agriculture and the infrastructure necessary to bring it to market has prevented the continent from reaching its potential. Slowly but surely, however, things are changing.

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Africa & the Middle East a big focus at POWER-GEN 2016

Africa & the Middle East a big focus at POWER-GEN 2016

After hosting a panel last year, ISI was back at the world’s largest power generation event. There were over 18 thousand attendees from over 100 countries, 1,200 exhibitors, and 326 speakers.

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Is South Africa the Gateway for Your Business in Africa?

Is South Africa the Gateway for Your Business in Africa?

Anyone browsing a statistical table on sub-Saharan Africa will see one country stand out in nearly every area - South Africa is easily the continent’s wealthiest and most developed country. That said, most of the recent news out of South Africa is disheartening. What does it all mean for a business looking at South Africa as a gateway to the continent? 

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68th AACC Annual Scientific Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo

68th AACC Annual Scientific Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo

Philadelphia, PA - ISI Consultants attended the 68th AACC annual Scientific Meeting & Clinical Labs Expo July 31st to August 4th.

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Talking Africa with American Boiler Manufacturers

Talking Africa with American Boiler Manufacturers

The American Boiler Manufacturers Association, the oldest national manufacturing trade association in America, invited ISI's Ian Oliver, to speak about opportunities in Africa for its members at its annual summer meeting in Lake Tahoe.

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ISI Partners with The Intercultural Management Institute

ISI Partners with The Intercultural Management Institute

ISI Consultants is pleased to announce that it has partnered with The Intercultural Management Institute at The American University in Washington, D.C. (IMI) to provide its clients with training programs that prepare employees at every level of an organization to perform more effectively across geographic, linguistic, and cultural divides.

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Doing Business in Latin America vs. Africa: How Do They Compare?

Doing Business in Latin America vs. Africa: How Do They Compare?

While having very different characteristics than sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America shows that while perhaps difficult at times, US firms can profitably invest in the non-industrialized world. 

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Africa Business Forecast 2016: Cloudy with some silver linings

Africa Business Forecast 2016: Cloudy with some silver linings

Looking broadly, Sub-Saharan Africa’s economic picture in 2016 is going to be a relatively grim one, particularly in light of the past 15 years’ robust growth. However, the picture is not entirely bleak. 

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ISI Speaks on Intercultural Competence in the Global Market Place

ISI Speaks on Intercultural Competence in the Global Market Place

Ian Oliver, Client Services Director at ISI Consultants, was invited to speak at the 17th annual conference of the Intercultural Management Institute at The American University in Washington D.C. on March 10th.

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U.S. Commerce Secretary appoints ISI Managing Director to Export Council

U.S. Commerce Secretary appoints ISI Managing Director to Export Council

U.S. Commerce Secretary, Penny Pritzker, has appointed ISI Consultants’ Managing Director, Ross Ensor, to serve a second four-year term on the District Export Council in Washington D.C. Mr. Ensor was originally appointed to the Export Council in 2012 based upon his knowledge and experience from over 20 years of international business experience, working with U.S. companies to export their products and services to over 80 countries around the world. 

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Africa’s Booming Economies in 2016

Africa’s Booming Economies in 2016

Even casual observers of sub-Saharan Africa are aware of the often explosive growth seen across the continent over the past decade. Since 2014, however, the continent’s economic growth has fallen somewhat back to Earth.  That said, the picture for 2016 is far from bleak.

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ISI Hosts a Panel Discussion at POWER-GEN International

ISI Hosts a Panel Discussion at POWER-GEN International

This year’s POWER-GEN International conference, which took place on December 6th – 10th in Las Vegas, truly was an ‘international’ event with over 20,000 attendees from 111 countries. ISI consultants was pleased to be invited to host a panel on How to Succeed in Africa.

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China in Africa: Rough Waters Ahead?

China in Africa: Rough Waters Ahead?

The continued upward trajectory of the China-Africa relationship looks more in doubt than at any time in recent memory.  On both sides of the equation, the bloom is off the rose; both Africans and Chinese are starting to see their partners’ warts and flaws more clearly.

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