2011 Careers in Africa Summits are Launched with Record Success
Global Career Company started its 2011 campaign of Careers in Africa Summits with four extremely successful events over the last month. Starting off in Nairobi, the event then moved to Paris, then Lisbon and finally the flagship event in London.
Rupert Adcock, Managing Director of GCC, observes, ‘We are extremely proud of the success of our 2011 campaign so far. Our Careers in Africa Com World Summit in Nairobi was held in conjunction with our partner Informa, who were holding their EastAfricaCom event. We were pleased to welcome candidates and clients such as Airtel to experience the event, which will hopefully be the first of many in our joint venture with Informa.’
12 companies and over 500 Francophone African graduates and professionals were in attendance at theCareers in Africa Recruitment Summit in Paris. Companies included Addax Petroleum, Alios Finance, IBM, Philip Morris and Total and was supported by Global Career Company’s media partners Jeune Afrique, Marches and Afrik.com.
Clients described this event as ‘An excellent opportunity to engage with a highly talented population’ whilst others commented that ‘The strength of the summit was the quality and diversit of candidates from all backgrounds and nationalities. It was also well planned and exceptionally organised’
The feedback received so far confirms that a number of offers have been made to the high-calibre candidates that were in attendance.
The next event in the GCC calendar was held in Lisbon in May. The Careers in Africa Recruitment Summitin Lisbon event is targeted at high-calibre graduates and professionals looking to return to Angola andMozambique. Over 250 candidates attended as well as companies such as GE, Schlumberger, Movicel, Catoca, Coca Cola Bottling Luanda, Multichoice, Rio Tinto, Vale and Obdebrecht , both candidate and client feedback have shown that the summit was a great success with offers to candidates already being made.
Clients that have attended this event have described it as ‘The original and still the best source of internationally based Angolans’ and have told GCC that it is ‘A unique opportunity to target, identify and attract qualified Africans with a real desire and motivation to return home.’
Finally, Global Career Company launched its flagship summit. Careers in Africa, London now in its tenth year was held at a five star hotel in Canary Wharf, London. The event was attended by over 30 companies looking to recruit across Africa for candidates with exceptional skills to become the future business leaders and taking Africa to the top of the employment region of choice for the emerging markets.
The event was attended by a fantastic mix of both multinationals and African businesses including Barclays, Coca Cola Sabco, Diageo, Eskom, Exim Bank, GE, GlaxoSmithKline, Heineken, Henkel, Lafarge, Multichoice, Nielsen, NMB, Pan Ocean Oil, Safal, Standard Chartered, Total, Tullow Oil, Unicem, Unilever and Vale.
Running over two days and starting off with a networking reception and press launch, the event then went onto hold over a thousand candidate interviews, workshops, seminars and assessment centres.
Candidates have described it as ‘An amazing opportunity to meet other likeminded Africans and interview with high profile companies. The best way for me to get to know how the African markets are developing. I am thrilled to have been invited to participate!’
Another candidate has commented ‘The Careers in Africa Summit helped me to realise my ambitions. It was a fantastic event and at the end of the two days I received great job offers. I was amazed by the range and quality of the opportunities available; a truly unique and must attend event’.
Rupert Adcock comments, ‘We are so pleased with the success of these past four summits, it was a great way to start 2011. Careers in Africa will be running in additional summits throughout the year and I would urge candidates to apply as soon as possible.’
For further information on the Careers in Africa summits and to apply please go to www.careersinafrica.com