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May 2017

16-17 (Tue-Wed) International Finance Corporation/IFC’s 19th annual global private equity conference in association with Emerging Markets Private Equity Association (EMPEA) in The Ritz-Carlton, Washington DC. The EMPEA week includes 15 May annual investor-only summit; 18 May EMPEA fund-raising masterclass. The conference attracts more than 850 professionals including 320 limited partners (LPs) from 60 countries. Top speakers include Josh Lerner (Harvard Business School), Susan Lund (McKinsey), Philippe Le Houerou (IFC), Sev Vettivetpillai (Abraaj Group), Jurie Swart (Africa Infrastructure Investment Managers), Skander Oueslati (AfricInvest Group), Louise Ollier (CDC Group), Stuart Mackenzie (Ethos), Stuart Langdon (Leapfrog) and many more, check the website.

18-19 (Thu-Fri) 6th Building African Financial Markets (BAFM) capacity-building seminar, in Casablanca Most Events Business Center, Anfa Place, Casablanca, Morocco. Organized by the Casablanca Stock Exchange with the African Securities Exchanges Association supported by member securities exchanges. This year focuses on “Global best practices to enhance African capital markets”. Excellent agenda with leading speakers including CEOs of top African exchanges, topics include: demutualization and growth, what the US administration means for African markets, financial inclusion, pensions, liquidity, green finance, global principles on IT infrastructure, and regional integration of exchanges in East, West and Southern Africa. Don’t miss the opportunity to meet the drivers of Africa’s capital markets development. For more, check the Casablanca Stock Exchange website page.

June 2017
1 (Thu) Private Equity Africa LP-GP Investor Summit and 6th annual awards gala dinner, both at Savoy Hotel, London. The summit is for limited and general partners and will cover deal-making and fund raising, with a great line-up of top speakers. There has been strong interest again in the top awards event for African private equity leaders. The shortlist is nominated in partnership with the London Business School Private Equity Institute. Before the awards is a full-day summit focusing on Limited Partners (LP). Book here for the PEA events.

May 2018
2-4 (Wed-Fri) Global investors gather in London for African Financial Services Investment Conference (AFSIC), held at Park Plaza Riverbank hotel. Two rooms of presentations from the best of African banks, insurance, microfinance, leasing, stockbrokers and financial services companies together with top panels. Speakers include World Bank, private equity, multilaterals and development finance institutions, top international and African bankers. For more, see website