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April 2018
19-20 (Thu-Fri), an excellent event is Building African Financial Markets (BAFM) seminar at Vila Rosa Kempinski Hotel in Nairobi. The theme is “Adaptive innovation as a lever for the growth and sustainable development of African financial markets”. For more details and programme, see our story here and this is the link to register, deadline 17 April.
20-21 (Fri-Sat) LSE Africa Summit at London School of Economics and Political Science. Into its 7th year, watch this space.
22-26 (Sun-Thu) African Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (AVCA) 15th annual conference), at Movenpick Hotel, Marrakech, Morocco. The 2017 conference included 100 thought leader speakers on private investment in Africa, over 600 investment professionals from 40 countries, over 150 limited partner institutional investors managing $1.5 trillion in assets. The first day is GP-LP summit and welcome cocktails, 23-24 Apr is conference, and roundtables for ESG practitioners and on infrastructure, 25-26 Apr is AVCA professional development programmes. For more
24 (Tue) The Annual Debate at the Law Society in London, this is flagship event of Invest AfricaBusiness Council for Africa. The 4th edition includes top speakers from across the continent and from business, politics and investment. Topics include: Africa’s role in the global economy; Zimbabwe a new dawn interview with Sibusiso Moyo, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Trade; New trade partnerships with Liam Fox, Secretary of State for International Trade, Inclusive financing in Africa; Driving Africa’s industrialization: now or never; The digital dividend: Leveraging the power of ICT; and Entrepreneurship in Africa: Beyond the hype. For speakers and programme go to the website.
24-25 (Tue-Wed), Financial inclusion for practitioners in sub-Saharan Africa hosted by the Microfinance Association in Accra. For website.

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
15-16 (Tue-Wed) 20th anniversary of IFC’s Annual Global Private Equity conference with EMPEA (Emerging Markets Private Equity Association), “Inspiring innovation and impact”, in Washington DC. Over 850 investment professionals from 60 countries and wide range of investment practitioners. Check out more here. Registration opens 15 January 2018.
22-25 (Tue-Fri) African Development Bank’s 2018 annual meetings, to be hosted by South Korea at the Conference and Exhibition Centre in Busan. It also hosts the African Banker magazines 2018 African Banker Awards, outlining the top deals.

June 2018
12 (Tue) the Private Equity Africa LP-GP summit 2018 and 7th Private Equity Africa Awards Gala Dinner at the Langham Hotel in London. A top event for the industry, where top trends are discussed and leading speakers come together to share trends and insights. The 7th annual gala dinner is the annual event to celebrate a dynamic industry, where leaders highlighting Africa’s top private equity and venture capital deals and deal-makers. Make sure you get your seat before it sells out. See the Private Equity Africa events website here.
18 (Mon) go to Mauritius for the 4th Ai CEO Infrastructure Project Developers Summit hosted by Africa investor (Ai) and Africa50 pan-African infrastructure platform of the African Development Bank. It the annual CEO gathering of Africa’s top project developers, co-developers, infrastructure investors, public-private partnerhsip (PPP) project preparation facilities, PPP Units and infrastructure policymakers. This year’s theme: “Putting financial close first”. Here is the conference website.

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August 2018

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

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.

December 2018