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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.

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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.


FT African Infrastructure Summit
10 March 2015 | London

The Financial Times is proud to present the FT African Infrastructure Financing and Development.

Chaired by the FT's emerging markets editor James Kynge and deputy emerging markets editor Jonathan Wheatley, this inaugural summit will gather policy makers, senior executives and economic development thinkers to debate the potential for sustainable African growth.

For more information and to register: www.live.ft.com/africaninfrastructure


The 5th EU-Africa Business Forum
31st March – 1st April 2014 | Brussels, Belgium

The 5th EU-Africa Business Forum will be held from 31st March – 1st April 2014, during a crucial time in the relations between Europe and Africa. 

This landmark forum is being hosted on the occasion of the IVth Africa-EU Summit by the EU Commission Vice-President, Antonio Tajani together with Commissioner Andris Piebalgs and Commissioner Karel de Gucht. 

Go to - http://www.euafrica-businessforum.eu/ for more


Africa Risk Management Banking Forum
The Risk Management Continuum 
19-20 March 2014 | Lagoon Gate Drive, Cape Town 

IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, together with FT Live and This is Africa present the Africa Risk Management Banking Forum, a two-day event that will help African financial institutions understand, formulate, and implement effective risk management strategies and processes.

The forum will feature high-level panel discussions and presentations from leading voices in the risk management arena, including regulators, academics, and banking chief executives and board members.



5th Annual Private Equity In Africa 2013
Driving Private Sector Development in Africa
16th October, InterContinental Park Lane, London
The 2013 Private Equity in Africa Summit critically examines the role of private equity in supporting and accelerating private sector development across Africa.



Africa Day 2013: “Investing for Sustainable Success” – London’s annual Africa conference

Saturday 20 April, 2013
 The Royal Society, London


Private Equity in Southern Africa
Unlocking Southern Africa’s private equity investment potential

Thursday 14 February, 2013
Hilton Sandton, Johannesburg


African Investment Summit 2012

Thursday 1 November, 2012
London Stock Exchange, London


Private Equity in Africa 2012

Wednesday 24 October, 2012
Intercontinental Park Lane, London 


Private Equity in Southern Africa 2012

Wednesday, 1 February, 2012
Hilton Sandton, Johannesburg 


India-Africa Forum 2011

Thursday, 24 November, 2011
Trident, Bandra Kurla, Mumbai 


Capital Impact 2011

17—18 October, 2011
Sheraton Park Lane, London 


Private Equity in Africa 2011

Wednesday, 19 October, 2011
Sheraton Park Lane, London 


African Investment Summit 2011

Thursday, 6 October, 2011
London Stock Exchange, London 


Africa: Building on Growth

27—28 June, 2011
Bibliothèque Solvay, Brussels

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