Conferences and Events
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22 (Fri) Water interdependencies conference organized by Prana Sustainable Water at Manotel in Geneva, Switzerland. It targets banks, insurance and pension companies, family offices, water technology providers, private equity managers and advisers. Water is the underlying commodity for life and all goods and services. The agenda covers: environmental and legal interdependencies, the impact water footprint with leading fund managers, clean technologies, security and safety costs, and solutions. For more information, look here.
3-4 (Wed-Thu) Opal Financial Group, South Africa Investment Forum 2013 at the Clock Tower, Pavilion Conference Centre, Cape Town, South Africa. Topics include: Energy investing within Africa, including private energy generation and distribution, the energy portfolio and bidding processes for renewable energy contracts; Real asset/private equity returns – what can be expected? Meet the Manager; Investing in South Africa and in the rest of Africa; agriculture; impact investing. Check the Opal website.
13-16 (Mon-Thu) is IFC/EMPEA’s 15th Annual Global Private Equity Conference at the Ritz-Carlton in Washington, D.C. Join key emerging markets private equity players at the industry’s predominant and most comprehensive annual gathering. The days are: 13 May: 3rd Annual Institutional Investors-Only Summit for over 120 institutional investors in targeted, data-driven sessions that address questions about EM PE and create a dialogue about investing in the asset class. There is a reception for hundreds of EMPEA members and guests. 14-15 May 2013: The 15th Annual Global Private Equity Conference Main Forum, focused on Emerging Markets Private Equity: Taking Center Stage with more than 800 attendees, including 300 LPs, from over 50 countries for 2wo days of keynotes from global experts and leading PE practitioners, breakout sessions and unrivaled networking opportunities. 16 May 2013: EMPEA Fundraising Masterclass for fund managers to gain practical insight from emerging markets private equity’s largest investors. Detailed speaker, agenda and registration information will be available in January 2013. Visit the Global PE Conference website for videos, photos and information from the 2012 conference and updated 2013 event information. Headline speakers include Moisés Naím, Senior Associate in the International Economics Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Discussions will include: • Is the Middle Market the Sweet Spot? • Human Capital: Recruiting Professionals and Talent Assessment; • Harvesting Investments: Creative Exits & Restructurings; • Unlocking Alternative Sources of Capital; • Commodities and the Growth of the Global Middle Class; • LP Perceptions of Real Assets – Navigating Risks for Unique Opportunities. Bookings are open and early bird discounts available, check the booking form.
17-19 (Wed-Thu) G20 Africa Infrastructure Investment Cnoference at the Millennium Hotel, Mayfair, London. Organized by Times Publications and Corporate Africa magazine, the conference says it is hosted “under the patronage of” African Union president, Yayi Boni, the African Development Bank (AfDB) and Counseil des Investisseurs Français en Afrique (CIAN). It will look at investments and project finance to bridge gaps in primary infrastructure and bring key investors from BRICS economies with strong specialization in areas of infrastructure targeted for investment funds such as oil and gas, agriculture, mining, electric power, water and sewage, transport, and building construction. The conference will include four workshops on relations between a BRIC economy and Africa (including South Africa) in workshops, plenary sessions, and panels, it will also cover major infrastructure projects and a potential BRICS Bank. More news on this website.
24-25 (Tue-Wed) Africa Hotels Investment Forum, venue and programme to be announced. The previous brought together 400 delegates from 35 countries. See www.africa-conference.com.