The business promotion and networking organization Africsea will hold its 2011 Africa & Southeast Asia Business Forum at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Kuala Lumpur on 19-20 April. Events and speakers will focus on the opportunities that exist in cooperation between the emerging economies in both regions, with sessions on Oil & Gas, Real Estate, Banking & Finance (including Islamic finance), Consumer Markets, Infrastructure and Agribusiness. There will also be seminars to introduce the countries involved and provide updates on their progress via national economic development organizations.

Africsea is a relatively new organization, formed in 2010 by the A&G Group to ‘stimulate economic exchange between the two regions’. It intends to be a permanent fixture to enable African companies to learn from the experience of their Southeast Asian counterparts through partnerships and investment.