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June 2018
20-21 (Wed-Thur) Africa Insurance & Reinsurance in Nairobi. It covers innovation to transform product offerings and revolutionize distribution channels so as to generate returns and tackle the low insurance penetration in Africa, for more see here.

20-22 (Wed-Fri) SWIFT African Regional Conference in Kigali. It assembles more than 500 leading financial service executives from over 40 countries across Africa including financial institutions, market infrastructure providers, international corporations and technology partners. Agenda includes innovation, technology and the future of financial services, the next generation of payments, financial crime compliance and the challenge of de-risking, and the ongoing fight against cybercrime. For the website.

24-26 (Sun-Tue) Africa Trade & Investment Global Summit (ATIGS 2018) in Washington, DC. The aim is to help companies expand or establish business operations in Africa, organizers expert over 2,000 delegates including companies with products and services relevant to the African markets, government delegations, high-profile African leaders, project developers and international investors. Here is the website.

July 2018
6-13 (Fri-Fri) London Fintech Week 2018 at the Queen Elizabeth II conference centre in London and other venues. Fintech Week is a series of conferences, exhibitions, workshops, hackathons, meetups and parties with each day focused on a different topic. The main conference/exhibition is at QEII Centre in Westminster, other events are across the City of London, Canary Wharf and “Tech City.” Expect 600-1,000 conference delegates per day from over 50 countries and 3,000 – 5,000 participants in events throughout the week. Look here for the conference website.

9-13 (Mon-Fri) Micro, SME & Housing Finance summer academy in Frankfurt. This gives participants technical know-how in 1 of 4 subject areas: i) operational risk management, ii) SME banking, iii) rural finance, or iv) housing finance. It is aimed at managers of microfinance and housing finance institutions focusing on SME or agricultural clients, commercial banks active in microfinance, transformed microfinance institutions and micro investment funds. Training will also be given in leadership and negotiation skills. For more details see Frankfurt School of Finance & Management website.

August 2018

September 2018
18-24 (Tue-Mon) United Nations General Assembly, New York.

20-21 (Thu-Fri) Africa Property Investment Summit & Expo (API) in Johannesburg. Over the last 9 years, the API summit has proven to be a major real estate event in Africa, gathering the most senior investors, developers, operators and professionals and providing the perfect platform to do deals. Look here for the conference website.

October 2018
7-8 (Sun-Mon) FT Africa Summit, celebrating 5th y7ear, organized by Financial Times, at Claridges, London. Website.

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.

December 2018