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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
This week ISI Consultants Managing Director, Ross Ensor participated in the National U.S.-Arab Chamber of Commerce (NUSACC) expert roundtable series.
Washington, D.C. – Representatives from ISI Consultants attended SATELLITE 2017 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.
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.
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.
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?
Philadelphia, PA - ISI Consultants attended the 68th AACC annual Scientific Meeting & Clinical Labs Expo July 31st to August 4th.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.