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This is Africa has a full service events and conferences facility with global reach. Our events attract high level speakers and delegates and are packaged with content from This is Africa's editorial staff.

We work in a number of different formats including full day conferences, half day briefings and seminars, workshops and roadshows as well as tailored roundtables in addition we are able to offer receptions, breakfasts, lunch and dinner gatherings that are hosted by This is Africa and FT conferences and events in association with a main sponsor.

Depending on the format we can also integrate multimedia presentations through thisisafricaonline.com as well as sponsored section write ups in the print version of This is Africa.

Please contact us regarding the type of event format that you need and the costs associated with them.

Upcoming This is Africa events

FT Africa Summit 2015
4-5 October | London

The Financial Times will hold its second Africa Summit this October after breaking new ground last year in a relationship with the continent that stretches back to the paper’s opening issue more than 125 years ago. For the first time, it hosted a conference with an African-led agenda, backed by a special report, providing a platform for debate and discussion with investment partners, old and new. The inaugural FT Africa Summit gathered a sell-out delegation of 300 senior attendees and an expert speaker panel of finance ministers, investors and businesses leaders from around the region. 

For further information click here.

Private Equity in Africa Summit
28 October | London

The Financial Times and EMPEA are pleased to present the 7th annual Private Equity in Africa Summit. This leadership summit considers the role that the private equity industry – which has been amongst the most active in responding to Africa’s commercial opportunity – can play in harnessing Africa’s growth for economic transformation.

For further information click here.


Upcoming Partner events

International Economic Forum on Africa
9 September
Berlin, Germany

Organised by the OECD Development Centre and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, the 15th International Economic Forum on Africa will focus on Africa beyond 2015 drawing on both development challenges and opportunities for the region. This year’s edition will take place on 9 September 2015, at the Deutsche Telekom building in Berlin, Germany.

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PharmaAfrica Market Access Conference
24-25 September
London, UK

PharmaAfrica Market Access Conference provides a platform for stakeholders committed to exploring the challenges and opportunities in the market and patient access landscape in Africa to convene, share views and network with peers. The theme, 'Developing and optimizing market and patient access opportunities’, will observe the challenges as well as the innovative strategies required to face them. The event will bring together leading voices representing global pharmaceutical companies, patient associations, non-profit organisations, regulators and field experts.

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Global African Investment Summit
1-2 December
London, UK

Africa’s premier investment summit brings together 750 global investors with over 100 African public and private sector project owners seeking financing and advisory solutions.

The summit features 50 high profile speakers, 6 African country leaders, interactive deal-making roundtables, case studies and a two-day programme addressing ‘Transforming Africa’s economies for global competitiveness’.

Sectors covered include power, infrastructure, agribusiness, ICT and energy.

More information and registration

Event videos

Private Equity in Africa 2012

Highlights video

Private Equity in Africa 2011

Highlights video

PEA 2010 - Equity Bank Case Study

Dr James Mwangi, CEO, Equity Bank


PEA 2010 - Keynote Presentation

H.E. Ernest Bai Koroma, President, Sierra Leone

PEA 2010 - Keynote Interview

Pravin Gordhan, Finance Minister, Republic of South Africa

PEA 2010 - Panel Session

'Uncommitted LPS' Discussion

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