Conferences

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October 2018
7-8 (Sun-Mon) 5th annual FT Africa Summit 2018 “Africa Means Business” in London. Most of the action is in a full day summit on Monday, featuring a host of top speakers including Heads of State of leading economies, top African business leaders. Topics include new dynamics of business ties between Africa and Asian and Middle Eastern countries; the changing of politics in Angola, Zimbabwe and South Africa; an infrastructure panel; and top panels the CEO Panel (for chief executives from high tech) and an environmental, social and governance panel. To register, go to the website.

16 (Tue), UK-Ethiopia Trade & Investment Forum in central London, organized by Developing Markets Associates. The programme includes Workneh Gebeyehu, Minister of Foreign Affairs; Yinager Dessie, Governor of the National Bank of Ethiopia; Belachew Mekuria, Commissioner at Ethiopian Investment Commission; Ambachew Mekonnen, Ministry of Industry; Azeb Asnake, CEO of Ethiopian Electric Power; Melesu Alemu, Minister of Mines, Petroleum and Natural Gas. To register, write to email address on this webpage.

19 (Fri) Nigerian Stock Exchange workshop Market Data Day 2018: Digitization, Disruption and Financial Inclusion, venue Civic Centre, VI, Lagos, from 8am. It will be interactive and content driven, will include focus group discussion and networking sessions, hosted by CEO of NSE Oscar Onyema, and keynote address by Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment Okechukwu Enelamah. Presentations include E-IPO, blockchain technologies and strategic partnerships as well as market data products and digital transformation. To register, go to NSE website.

23 (Tue), EMPEA Sustainable Investing in Emerging Markets Summit, the role of private capital in attaining the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), sustainability and operational excellence challenge presented by EMPEA Institute, Sheraton Grand Park Lane, London. For bookings see website.

24 (Wed), AVCA Venture Capital in Africa Summit, organized by African Venture Capital and Private Equity Association at the Sheraton Grand Park Lane, London. Focus on venture capital investment acting as catalyst for growth and development of early-stage enterprises across Africa and examining the bottlenecks to unlocking the potential of early stage companies. For registration and other details, go here.

24-25 (Tue-Wed), 10th annual Africa PPP public private partnership conference and summit at the Cape Sun hotel in Cape Town, organized by AME Trade. On 23 Oct there is a project preparation skills workshop led by commercial lawyer Kantha Rattay. Key focus of the conference sessions include energy and transport projects and regional forums, with representatives from PPP units in many countries as well as senior bankers, lawyers, political leaders and others. For registration see the conference website.

30-31 (Sun-Tue) Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN) Investor Forum at Marriott Rive Gauche Hotel, Paris, advances the market through sharing of knowledge, and as global meeting place for partners and prospective clients to get deals done. Over 150 speakers across 5 rooms over 2 days and 1,000 delegates expected from over 60 countries. Covers the full spectrum of impact assets and strategies to provide you with invaluable insights to help develop your strategies. On 29 October there is Introduction to Impact Investing Workshop. For conference website, check here.

November 2018
5-7 (Mon-Wed), SuperReturn Africa at The Westin, Cape Town. Over 550 attendees, including over 100 leading local and international limited partners (LPs) under one roof, over 140 speakers including development finance institutions, industry veterans, etc. For more information.

7-11 (Fri-Fri) Africa Investment Forum in Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg. Project sponsors, borrowers, lenders and investors come together to accelerate Africa’s investments in this inaugural edition dubbed “the Davos of Africa”. It is a key forum for the African Development Bank and its partners to accelerate private-sector investments in Africa through: i) Pipeline development: Pooling the collective efforts of development institutions to augment project pipelines, visibility, and deal screening. Partners will bring their respective projects on to the African Investment Forum platform; ii) Project preparation: Scaling up technical assistance, process harmonization, funding and grants for feasibility studies, structuring, training, and transactions advisory; iii) Policy environment: advocating institutional reforms and improving regulatory policies to promote policy certainty for the private sector actors; iv) Project bankability: Using the co-guarantee platform suite of credit enhancement tools to promote private and public sector co-investment and v) Investment promotion: Proactive investor engagement and market intelligence. For full details and brochure, check the website here.

8 (Thur), FT Mozambique Summit in Maputo. Subtitled “Building a full economic recovery”, here is the website, with some key speakers and registration details.

25-27 (Sun-Tue) #ASEACONF2018 22nd annual African Securities Exchanges Association Conference in Lagos Oriental Hotel, Lagos. Hosted by Nigerian Stock Exchange, provides the leading platform for Africa’s securities exchanges, policy-makers, issuers, intermediaries and investors. The programme focuses on how capital markets support Africa’s development, including green growth, fintech and inclusion, alternative investments and product development, fintech and blockchain, galvanizing domestic finance and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), affordable housing and sustainable financing for small and medium-enterprises. Confirmed speakers include Kemi Adeosun, Minister of Finance, Federal Republic of Nigeria; Akinwunmi Adesina, president of African Development Bank; Oscar Onyema, President of ASEA; the CEOs of most leading African securities exchanges; and Nandini Sukumar, CEO of the World Federation of Exchanges.
For bookings, see the website.

26-28 (Mon-Wed) Botswana Investor Forum for manufacturers, producers and exporters of goods and services and financial institutions, investors into industries, corporates and high net worth individuals, including a full day site visit to Botswana special economic zone and local funding opportunities including engaging with decision-makers at Botswana Investment Trade Centre (BITC) and Botswana Stock Exchange. Organized by Radix Legal & Consulting Limited and Kelobang Godisang Attorneys in partnership with The Special Economic Zones Authority (SEZA) of Botswana To register please visit the website.

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March 2019
19-20 (Tue-Wed) The Network Forum Africa Meeting in Cape Town. Premier gathering for the capital markets and especially the custodian industry. Key gathering point for over 130+ capital market leaders from an asset management and servicing, investment banking and custody background, lead sponsors are Standard Bank and Standard Chartered Bank. For website see here and contact info@thenetworkforum.net.

20-21 (Wed-Thu) 3rd annual Pension Funds and Alternative Investments Africa (PIAfrica) conference at The Hilton Mauritius Hotel & Spa. Theme “Search for Returns in a Global Low Return Environment”, organized by AME Trade, for more information, go to the website.