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March 2019

13-14 (Wed-Thur), Bonds, Loans and Sukuk Africa 2019 at Cape Town International Convention Centre. Brings together professionals of the debt capital markApologies (but no liability) for any errors, please notify us of corrections.ets and syndicated loans worldwide, to discuss financing the continued GDP growth and the unprecedented infrastructural developments of Africa and evolution of local bond markets in Africa.

19-20 (Tue-Wed) The Network Forum Africa Meeting at Table Bay Hotel 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. Your editor is hosting a panel on trends for African securities exchanges. For website see here and contact

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.

April 2019

1-5 (Mon-Fri) Africa Private Equity and Venture Capital Association 16th annual conference at Radisson Blu in Nairobi. The largest private equity gathering focused on Africa, attracting investors who collectively manage over US$1.5trn in assets. Over the past 16 years, the AVCA conference has become the most important forum for promoting, developing, and stimulating private investment in Africa. The conference continues to be a rallying beacon, shedding light on the vast opportunities available to global investors, and guiding the industry with informative research and thought leadership. President Uhuru Kenyatta will be a speaker.

8-12 (Mon-Fri) WFC – World Forum Conference of CSDs (central securities depositories) in Marrakech.  The programme includes a day for regional CSD association meetings and then presentations on key subjects such as cyber security, blockchain/distributed ledger technology (with keynote by Joseph Lubin of Consensys and a panel of top experts from Africa and Asia), fintech, meeting stakeholders’ expectations, cross-border regulatory challenges and looking to the future. For bookings and more information see the conference website.

25-26 (Thu-Fri) Building African Financial Markets (BAFM) seminar in Abidjan, hosted by the Bourse Régionale des Valeurs Mobilières (BRVM).

May 2019

8-10 (Wed-Fri) Investing in Africa, the 7th year of the Africa Financial Services Investment Conference, AFSIC, at Park Plaza, Westminster Bridge, London. This highly focused investment event could be the largest Africa investment event taking place annually in Europe and one of the most important Africa investor events globally. Over 200 of Africa’s most important investors and business leaders are already confirmed as speakers and more than 1,000 delegates are expected. AFSIC focuses on results: making investment decisions, originating and executing transactions, and raising debt or equity capital. The programme is designed to provide many opportunities through presentations from leading investors, or through formal and informal networking sessions. The 2018 conference was SOLD OUT, so early booking is advised

13-15 (Mon-Wed), the 21st Annual Global Private Equity Conference, organized by IFC and EMPEA. 900 delegates from 70 countries expected. Themes to include technology, innovation and opportunity, future of governance, specialization, middle market (between early-stage VC and large buyout vehicles), and sustainability and inclusion. Keynote speaker is Gillian Tett, US Managing Editor for the Financial Times. Check this website for the updated agenda.



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October 2019

17 (Thur) Trading Show Europe at Business Design Centre in London. For full details of this fascinating exhibition and conference organized by Terrapinn. Over 200 speakers, 50 exhibitors and 8 focus areas. For more information and programme, see the website.



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