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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. Check it out

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.



June 2019

11 (Tue) African Banker Awards in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, designed to recognize reforms, rapid modernization, consolidation, integration and expansion of Africa’s banking and financial system. Call for entries started 28 February and entries must be submitted by 1 April 2019. For more details click here.

11-14 (Tue-Fri) Annual Meetings of the African Development Bank Group will be held in  Sipopo Conference Centre in Malabo, Republic of Equatorial Guinea. Expected 3,000 participants including finance ministers, central bank governors, policy-makers, civil-society organizations, leaders of international organizations and captains of industry from the 80 member States.  Focus on “Regional Integration for Africa’s Economic Prosperity” falling under one of the Bank’s 5 priority areas known as the ‘High 5s’. For more information, go to the annual meetings website.


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.




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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 30 June, for more see PEA Events.

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

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