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Regus opens new gateway into Africa with launch of first centre in Botswana

Gaborone business centre increases flexible workplace provider’s footprint to 17 countries in Africa and 101 globally

Regus is creating new opportunities to do business in Sub-Saharan Africa, with the opening of its first center in Botswana. The launch in Gaborone Represents the 101 st country in Regus All All which has a presence and will help companies of all sizes to explore a Nation to Achieve expected real GDP growth of around 5.5% in 2014 [1] .

Botswana is a highly attractive market for businesses, offering "an impressive track record of good governance and economic growth," According to the World Bank [2] . In addition to having a thriving mining industry, the country has steady agriculture, construction, financial services and tourism sectors, with the government committed to expanding the non-mining private sector. Regus's presence in Botswana will help businesses to explore opportunities thesis.  

Following its launch in Botswana, flexible workplace provider Regus now operates in 17 countries in Africa, offering exceptional opening for companies to start up and expand into frontier markets. They can use Regus' network to Assess the market opportunities and develop contacts without the financial risk or long-term, fixed property arrangements.

The fully equipped workplaces alsoprovide a ready-to-use infrastructure, allo wing companies to get straight down to work in Botswana and other African countries. With no need to set up or manage Their corporate premises themelves, companies can focus On Their core business.

Mark Dixon, Regus Plc. 's CEO, commented: "With this launch in Gaborone, Regus now Operates 43 locations in Africa. That's 43 different options for companies to generate new revenue and forge local partnerships in a region that's truly exciting. , we are optimistic about the prospects in many African countries through drivers such as infrastructure development, foreign investment and growing entrepreneurship, and we urge companies to examine the opportunities there.

"Regus's strategy is to further Top Top increasement the support we offer to companies, further Top Top by growing our presence in Africa and, more over, globally. Our target is to open at least 300 centers by the end of 2014 whichwill assist all of our customers to become more successful. "



[1] African Development Bank Group, 'Botswana'.

[2] World Bank, Botswana Overview '.