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08:45 09:30 (45 mins)

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Registration

09:30 09:35 (5 mins)

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Chair’s opening remarks

09:35 09:50 (15 mins)

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Real Assets: the big picture

Data presentation: How much capital is being deployed in the sector? What are the most notable deals made? Who are the key market players?

09:50 10:35 (45 mins)

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LP appetite for Real Assets

Keynote Address followed by an LP-only Panel Discussion:

  • Evaluating the performance and investment opportunities of real assets
  • What is driving the LP interest?
  • Will Real Assets eventually evolve into a mainstream asset class and become an indispensable necessity in a diversified investor portfolio?
  • Uncovering best strategies for reducing volatility, increasing returns on investment and diversifying portfolios

10:30 11:00 (30 mins)

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I’ve got the Power! Bridging the gap in Africa’s energy sector

What is the best route to gain meaningful exposure to African energy opportunities?  How can deals be structured to deliver attractive, predictable and sustainable long-term returns? The latest trends in renewables market

11:00 11:30 (30 mins)

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Networking break

11:30 12:15 (45 mins)

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Financing African Infrastructure

  • Seeking a clear distinction: where do Infrastructure and private equity investments meet?
  • Addressing the challenges of raising capital in infrastructure
  • How do the global macro-economic and political developments affect infrastructure investments in Africa?
  • Uncovering opportunities for strategic investors with transportation and logistic sectors
  • Lessons learned in years of financing African infrastructure

12:15 12:45 (30 mins)

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Africa: investment hotspot for Oil and Gas

  • What is driving the private equity investment in Gas and Oil sectors
  • Prospects of recovery in 2017-18 for oil exporters
  • What is driving a change in exchange rate policy, and will Nigeria take the final step in making currency adjustment?
  • An overview of mergers, acquisitions and capital raising in the Gas and Oil sector
  • Africa's top 10 places to invest in 2018

12:45 13:45 (60 mins)

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Networking lunch break

13:45 14:30 (45 mins)

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The “real” potential of Real Estate

  • Examining the most favourite destinations for Real Estate investments in Africa
  • Who is investing in African Real Estate and what vehicles do they use?
  • How accurate are property valuations in Africa?
  • Opportunities in commercial Real Estate
  • Solving Africa’s housing crisis

14:30 15:15 (45 mins)

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African agriculture: the new frontier for brave investors

  • Analysing innovative public-private financing structures to improve food security in Africa
  • What is the winning formula for investing in Africa’s farmland?
  • Exploring investment challenges and opportunities in African agriculture sector
  •  South Africa land redistribution debate

15:15 15:45 (30 mins)

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Networking break

15:45 16:00 (15 mins)

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Making the most of Africa’s natural resources

The overview of the African natural resources fundraising market. What are the prospects of investing in the natural resources sector? Evaluating Asia’s appetite for African raw materials. Will African governments harness natural resources for development?

16:00 16:30 (30 mins)

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Go West!

Western Africa as the new hub for local and international Real Assets investment. West Africa versus East Africa debate: which region is more attractive?

16:30 17:00 (30 mins)

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Real Assets: a gateway to impact investing

What are the social impact and financial return considerations of real asset investments? Exploring various real asset impact investing strategies to help achieve the overall impact and financial objectives

17:00 17:10 (10 mins)

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Chair’s closing remarks and End of Summit

17:10 19:10 (120 mins)

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Networking welcome drinks reception

08:45 09:30 (45 mins)

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Registration

09:30 09:35 (5 mins)

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Chair’s opening remarks

09:35 10:10 (35 mins)

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Battling for capital

How much is currently being raised? Who is deploying and what are the hottest asset classes and geographies? How can fund managers successfully navigate their regulated landscape and recent political and macro-economic developments?

10:10 10:30 (20 mins)

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Securing foreign investment

Case study: Who are the new investors entering the market, and how do you raise capital from international LPs?


10:30 11:00 (30 mins)

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Preparing to fundraise

What should your key considerations be pre-fundraising? “Ins and outs” of raising an African fund outside of the continent

11:00 11:30 (30 mins)

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Networking break

11:30 12:00 (30 mins)

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Beginner’s guide to fundraising

  • Key fundraising considerations for the first-time managers
  • How do LPs evaluate first-time managers?
  • Best ways to approach new LPs
  • Top 3 Fundraising mistakes and how to prevent them
  • How to deal with a “No” and what’s next?
  • Marketing the first-time fund

12:00 12:30 (30 mins)

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LP/GP power pendulum

Analysing the evolution of LP/GP relationship. Looking past the traditional “core relationships” and shaking up the established model

12:30 12:45 (15 mins)

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Pitch perfect

Showcase your business and successfully pitch your idea to investors. A chance to present your fund to the board of LPs in 2 minutes

12:45 13:45 (60 mins)

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Networking lunch break

13:45 14:00 (15 mins)

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Understanding investor needs

  • Standing out from the crowd: how to position your fund a cut above the rest and get noticed by LPs?
  • The importance of operational excellence
  • Ensuring effective on-going communication and transparency
  • LP reporting best practices
  • Due diligence and risk management: LP risk considerations
  • AIFMD, ILPA and other business standards having an impact on the fund’s set up and cost structure

14:30 15:15 (45 mins)

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Measuring the impact of investor relations

  • The changing role of investor relations
  • IR: One size doesn’t fit all. Ways to approach IR structures
  • Managing your IR career: how do you prioritize your IR role within an organization?
  • Best practices on making the right GP-LP connections

15:15 15:45 (30 mins)

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Networking break

15:45 16:30 (45 mins)

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Negotiating T&Cs to maximize returns

Key person provisions, carried interest, disclosure agreements, management fees, and more

16:15 17:00 (45 mins)

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“Too Hot to Touch” closed door session: Fundraising Dos and Don’ts: success and horror stories

17:00 17:10 (10 mins)

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Chair’s closing remarks and End of Summit

17:10 19:10 (120 mins)

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Networking welcome drinks reception