Local, regional and international delegates are expected to gather for the inaugural South Africa Investment Summit starting in Sandton, north of Johannesburg on Friday.

The Investment Conference follows a commitment made by President Cyril Ramaphosa to market the country as an investment destination. Government has committed to attracting 1-point-2-trillion-rand worth of investment into the country over the next five years in order to ensure economic recovery and growth.

The summit presents an opportunity for government representatives to give reasons for investing in the South African economy.

Breakaway are sessions planned to take place throughout the day will discuss investment opportunities in various sectors of the economy such as agriculture, tourism, mining, manufacturing and ICT to name but a few.

The sessions will be led by various cabinet ministers tasked with shedding light on policy interventions for each sector under discussion.

President Cyril Ramaphosa is expected to deliver the opening address.