The next Millennium Cities Initiative (MCI) Investment Day will take place on December 9-10, 2008 in London. The purpose of the event is similar to Kumasi Investment Day New York, which is to bring to the attention of investors commercially viable foreign direct investment opportunities in Kumasi, along with the Millennium Cities of Blantyre (Malawi), Kisumu (Kenya), and Akure (Nigeria).
The Bamboo Bike Project is planning to send a bamboo bike to the event, and will try to attend if possible. The project was mentioned in the Economist, in a story discussing MCI’s approach of attracting foreign investments to cities in poor countries:
One project in Kumasi is aimed at producing bamboo bicycles for the African market. Kumasi itself would be redesigned to become bike-friendly and the cycles would be made from bamboo grown on reclaimed land in Kumasi, further greening the city.