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July 2019

25 (Thu) the CFA Society South Africa Annual Investment Conference at the Maslow Hotel, Johannesburg, theme “Disruption in Africa”. How we can adapt or, rather, benefit from these various trends by seeking out how to be “antifragile” in a changing world. See CFA Society website.


August 2019


September 2019

9-13 (Mon-Fri) 5 days of meetings for 2nd annual Power Week Africa at The Capital On The Park, Sandton, Johannesburg, including a 2-day main conference, 6 supplementary workshops, multiple case studies and networking opportunities, including with regulators, national power companies, financial institutions, investors, renewable and independent power producers, ministries, policymakers, law firms and more.

17-30 in New York is the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly. For more on the developing agenda, see this website


 October 2019

9 (Wed) 8th annual Private Equity Africa Awards Gala Dinner during Emerging Markets Private Equity Association (EMPEA) week in London. Entries open 1 April and close 19 July. There is also a press lunch on the day of the awards, for journalists to meet the nominees and leaders in African private equity, for more see PEA Events.

13-14 (Sun-Mon) it’s the FT Africa Summit 2019 “Africa in Motion” at Claridge’s London. Top line-up of speakings including H.E. Mahamudu Bawumia (Vice President of Ghana), Vera Songwe (Executive Secretary of Economic Commission for Africa) and José de Lima Massano (Governor of the National Bank of Angola). According to the website “Companies are inventing new ways of doing business, technologists are dreaming up solutions to African problems and scientists are addressing African-specific issues. Citizens are making palpable efforts to improve their societies.. This conference will place a special emphasis on youth, women, entrepreneurs, scientists and artists and on fresh thinking generally.. as the continent takes its destiny into its own hands”. It’s a key conference – for more details check the conference website.  

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.


November 2019

11-13 (Wed-Fri) the second Africa Investment Forum organized by the African Development Bank and many leading partners in Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg. When there are more details of this year’s conference they will be on this website:

24-26 (Sun-Tue) the 23rd annual African Securities Exchanges Association general meeting and conference at Cresta Mowana Safari resort, Kasane, Botswana. This is the top annual conference each year bringing together all the African securities exchanges, IT firms, market participants and many others. The Sunday is for ASEA internal meetings, with a welcome reception in the evening, and the conference is 25-26 November. Early-bird offer is still on for reduced price registration, go now to to register.

December 2019

2-4 (Mon-Wed) Super Return Africa at The Westin Cape Town is a giant private equity and venture capital conference with all the industry leaders. More than 500+ attendees include 200+ general partners (GPs) and 120+ limited partners (LPs). Leading speakers are already lined up – check out the agenda and speaker list on the website – check it here ( The agenda includes broad and specialized topics in different streams and masterclasses. Networking opportunities include a matchmaking “app”, receptions and roundtables. For your 10% discount quote this code “VIP: FKR2484ACM”.