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January 2019

February 2019

4-7 (Mon-Thur) Investing in African Mining Indaba “more investors than anywhere else”, held in Cape Town. Confirmed keynote speaker is the President of Ghana and more Heads of State are expected, plus 27 ministers confirmed. Meet over 750 investors. Topics include sustainable development day, mining 2050,l investment battlefield with the hottest emerging mining projects pitching against each other, young leaders programme. There is an enhanced business matchmaking portal and investment pavilion, focus on resource nationalism and on battery metals. For more see

13-15 (Wed-Fri) Africa Tech Summit Kigali, #ATSKGL will be held at Kigali Convention Centre, explore the latest trends and connect 400+ key stakeholders from across the continent through keynotes, breakout sessions and networking events. Includes future summit, Africa start-up summit and creative summit. Drive your business forward while learning about Africa’s future unicorns in Rwanda. Check website for impressive line-up of speakers. Rates increase on 17 Jan.

26-27 (Tue-Wed) the World Exchange Congress 2019 is the key industry conference for securities exchanges, organized excellently by Terrapinn, will be at Intercontinental Phoenicia Hotel in Beirut. It draws together some 300 CEOs and senior executives of the world’s regulated stock, fx, futures, commodity and energy exchanges as well as clearing houses, investment banks and regulators. The top range speakers cover topics relevant to the world’s exchanges, ranging from the biggest to the frontier. Topics include tokenization of financial markets, tomorrow’s growth for exchanges, trading enabling technology, new revenues, clearing and settlement, and liquidity drivers, commodities, derivatives and futures. Hosted by Capital Markets Authority, Lebanon. For more information check the website.

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 markets 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 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

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.

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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