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Key Sessions

Hendrik Jordaan

REDIFINING CAPITAL

One Thousand & One Voices

Rt. Hon. Mark Simmonds

HOW CLOSE IS AFRICA TO ACHIEVING REGIONAL INTEGRATION?

Nontombi Marule

COMMERCIALISING INNOVATION

Department of Trade and Industry

Hamdiya Ismaila

PROMOTING INNOVATION IN AFRICA

Venture Capital Trust Fund

08:15 09:00 (45 mins)

Frontier Markets Summit

Registration and Welcome Coffee

09:00 09:05 (5 mins)

Frontier Markets Summit

Chair’s Opening Remarks

  • Rob Hersov - Founder & CEO, Invest Africa

09:05 09:20 (15 mins)

Frontier Markets Summit

AFRICA’S FRONTIER MARKETS DATA

  • Abi Mustapha-Maduakor - COO, African Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (AVCA)

09:20 10:00 (40 mins)

Frontier Markets Summit

FRONTIER MARKETS – A LAND OF EMERGING OPPORTUNITIES?

  • Examining the key trends and deal drivers
  • Analysing the most pressing macro-economic issues and their impact on the markets
  • Discovering the investment opportunities presented by Africa’s frontier markets
  • Overview of the active policies to attract investment – what more is needed?
  • Moderator David Cowan - Africa Economist, Citi Research
  • Panellists Greg Metro - Managing Director, Schulze Global
  • Dennis Matangira - Senior Managing Partner, Databank Agrifund Manager Ltd
  • Aubrey Hruby - Co-Founder, Africa Expert Network & Senior Fellow, Africa Center

10:30 11:00 (30 mins)

Frontier Markets Summit

Networking Coffee Break

11:00 12:00 (60 mins)

Frontier Markets Summit

A CLOSER LOOK AT THE MOST PROMISING MARKETS

  • Kenya: The government plan to become a middle-income newly industrialised country by 2030 as part of its Vision 2030 strategy
  • Ethiopia: WTO accession and liberalization efforts
  • Ghana: Will the stable growth to continue long term?    
  • Tanzania: Set to become a major natural gas producer
  • Cameroon: Relative economic diversification boosts growth prospects
  • Moderator David Cowan - Africa Economist, Citi Research
  • Panellists Kurt Davis - Investment Banker and Advisor, Barclays Capital
  • Jonathan Berman - Managing Director, Fieldstone Africa
  • Ashenafi Alemu - Managing Partner & Co-founder, Zoscales Partners
  • Matthew Adjei - Chief Executive Officer, Oasis Capital Ghana Limited
  • Tony Couloubis - Managing Partner, SPE Capital Partners

12:00 12:15 (15 mins)

Frontier Markets Summit

Networking Coffee Break

12:15 12:45 (30 mins)

Frontier Markets Summit

REDIFINING CAPITAL

How Family Offices Are Investing In Frontier Markets

  • Hendrik Jordaan - President & CEO, One Thousand & One Voices

12:45 13:30 (45 mins)

Frontier Markets Summit

LPS ON ENTERING FRONTIER MARKETS & MANAGING ASSET ALLOCATION

Institutional investors are entering Africa's frontier markets through a variety of instruments—equity and local currency fixedincome, as well as in both physical and derivative instruments. This discussion will explore various market entry scenarios, try to determine the most effective ones, and ask whether Private Equity is the best route to market

  • Moderator Rory Ord - Principal, RisCura
  • Panellists Ibrahim Sagna - Head of Financial Advisory, Africa Finance Corporation
  • Anne Keppler - Vice President Equity & Mezzanine Africa, DEG
  • Anthony Lopes Pinto - Executive , Imara

13:30 14:40 (70 mins)

Frontier Markets Summit

Networking Lunch Break

14:40 15:00 (20 mins)

Frontier Markets Summit

HOW CLOSE IS AFRICA TO ACHIEVING REGIONAL INTEGRATION?

  • Rt. Hon. Mark Simmonds - Former Foreign and Commonwealth Office Minister with responsibility for Africa, the Caribbean, Conflict Prevention and International Energy

15:00 15:45 (45 mins)

Frontier Markets Summit

SUCCESSFUL FUNDRAISING GP MODELS

Exploring The Most Effective Fundraising Strategies for Africa’s Frontier Markets and What Does a Successful GP Model Look Like?

  • Moderator Oscar Silva - Chairman, Davos International Advisory
  • Panellists Julien Kinic - Managing Partner, IDI Emerging Markets
  • Alison Klein - Manager, Private Equity, FMO
  • Richard Rincon - Director, The University Of Texas Investment Management Co. (UTIMCO)

15:45 16:05 (20 mins)

Frontier Markets Summit

FOLLOWING THE CODE OF GOOD PRACTICE

  • Overcoming the Challenges of Corruption as a Potential Risk for Investors in Frontier Markets
  • Effective Communication Practices at the Forefront of Private Equity Operational Due Dilligence
  • Ensuring Transparency and Disclosure: Valuation Best Practices in Private Equity
  • Exploring the Tools Available for Managing Fraud Risk and Compliance Exposure
  • Speaker Andrew Dewar - Managing Partner, Rockwood Private Equity

16:05 16:15 (10 mins)

Frontier Markets Summit

Chair’s Summary and Closing Remarks

  • Rob Hersov - Founder & CEO, Invest Africa

16:30 18:00 (90 mins)

Frontier Markets Summit

Networking Welcome Drinks Reception

08:15 09:00 (45 mins)

Venture Capital & Entrepreneurship Summit

Registration and Morning Coffee

09:00 09:10 (10 mins)

Venture Capital & Entrepreneurship Summit

Chair’s Opening Remarks

  • Samantha Pokroy - Founder & CEO, Sanari Capital

09:10 09:30 (20 mins)

Venture Capital & Entrepreneurship Summit

GREAT IDEA – BUT CAN YOU SELL IT?

Coming up with a unique product or service is not nearly enough. When approaching investors, with a product/service, a start-up will be asked multitude of imminent questions which determine commercial opportunities of the product/service. What do investors perceive as a commercially viable idea, and how do you go about raising capital to turn your product/service into a viable business?

  • Clive Butkow - CEO, GroTech Venture Capital Company

09:30 09:50 (20 mins)

Venture Capital & Entrepreneurship Summit

INCENTIVISING R&D AND INNOVATION

Exploring tax and cash incentives the government is offering for companies in the innovation space

  • Dov Paluch - Founder, Catalyst Research Solutions

09:50 10:10 (20 mins)

Venture Capital & Entrepreneurship Summit

EVALUATING POTENTIAL INVESTORS & PREPARING YOUR PITCH

How can start-ups and entrepreneurs attract investment and raise funds for a successful realisation of their concepts andideas? This session will discover existing investment opportunities and highlight what investors are looking for in a pitch and a business plan. It will also focus on selecting the right investor for your business

  • Eghosa Omoigui - Managing General Partner, EchoVC Partners

10:10 10:30 (20 mins)

Venture Capital & Entrepreneurship Summit

SCALE-UP CASE STUDY

Overcoming the Challenges of Scaling a Start-up Up to a Potentially Global Business

  • Chuka Mordi - Managing Partner, CBO Investment Management

10:30 10:50 (20 mins)

Venture Capital & Entrepreneurship Summit

Networking Coffee Break

11:00 11:40 (40 mins)

Venture Capital & Entrepreneurship Summit

START-UP ACCELERATION

Using the Business Ecosystem of Investors and Large Enterprises As An Effective Means Of Acceleration of Startups and SMEs

  • Challenges from an investor and Company perspective
  • How can companies scale up fast enough?
  • Accelerating the opportunity of good return on investment 
  • Moderator Maria Pienaar - Chief Information Officer, Cell C
  • Panellists Dave Romero - Group CEO, Caban Capital PLC
  • Sean Emery - CEO and Founder, RainFin
  • Eric Maillebiau - Founder, CapEos

11:40 12:00 (20 mins)

Venture Capital & Entrepreneurship Summit

COMMERCIALISING INNOVATION

Bridging the Innovation Chasm With The National Technology Commercialisation Strategy

  • Nontombi Marule - Director of Innovation and Technology Policy, Department of Trade and Industry

12:00 12:15 (15 mins)

Venture Capital & Entrepreneurship Summit

Networking Coffee Break

12:15 12:40 (25 mins)

Venture Capital & Entrepreneurship Summit

BUSINESS PLAN 2.0

Beware The Baseline Future

A good business plan goes beyond the numbers.  It is about the big picture: past, present and future. However the focus shouldn't be on the baseline future alone- alternative futures MUST be thoroughly explored

  • Folabi Esan - Partner, Adlevo Capital

12:40 12:55 (15 mins)

Venture Capital & Entrepreneurship Summit

VENTURE CAPITAL SME INVESTMENT IN AFRICA: AN LP PERSPECTIVE

  • What Tools are Required to Build a Platform that Attracts LP Investment?
  • Overcoming Economic Uncertainty and Capitalising on New Opportunities
  • What Does an LP Look for in a Venture Capital Fund Manager?
  • Early Stage vs. Late Stage Investment
  • Hamdiya Ismaila - General Manager, Venture Capital Trust Fund
  • Interviewed by Samantha Pokroy - Founder & CEO, Sanari Capital

13:00 13:30 (30 mins)

Venture Capital & Entrepreneurship Summit

TIME TO EXIT

Best Strategies for a Successful Acquisition

This session will start with a short exit data presentation followed by a discussion to explain the benefits and challenges surrounding start-up acquisition

  • Keet van Zyl - Co-founder & Partner, Knife Capital

13:30 14:30 (60 mins)

Venture Capital & Entrepreneurship Summit

Networking Lunch Break

14:30 14:45 (15 mins)

Venture Capital & Entrepreneurship Summit

DIGITAL AFRICA – INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES

  • Tobi Oke - Founding Partner, V8 Ventures

14:45 15:20 (35 mins)

Venture Capital & Entrepreneurship Summit

INVESTING IN AFRICA’S TECH

  • The overview of Africa’s tech industry and predictions for its future
  • What is the next wave of innovation created by African based technology companies?
  • Exploring the opporuntities in the growing sector of Government tech
  •  Why US tech giants are betting on Africa
  • Moderator Nnena Nkongho - Principal, DiGAME Advisory
  • Panellists Eric Osiakwan - Managing Partner, Chanzo Capital
  • Wim van der Beek - Founding Partner, Goodwell Investments
  • Pardon Makumbe - Co-Founder and CIO, CRE Venture Capital

15:15 15:30 (15 mins)

Venture Capital & Entrepreneurship Summit

Networking Coffee Break

15:30 15:45 (15 mins)

Venture Capital & Entrepreneurship Summit

PROMOTING INNOVATION IN AFRICA

Increasing Competitiveness of MSMEs by Promoting Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Africa

  • Hamdiya Ismaila - General Manager, Venture Capital Trust Fund

15:45 15:50 (5 mins)

Venture Capital & Entrepreneurship Summit

Innovation Showcase # 1

  • Eileen Snyders - Chief Executive Officer, Kusasa Outsourcing

15:50 15:55 (5 mins)

Venture Capital & Entrepreneurship Summit

Innovation Showcase # 2

  • Ange Vincent Gbe - Chief Executive Officer, Gav Corp

15:55 16:00 (5 mins)

Venture Capital & Entrepreneurship Summit

Innovation Showcase # 3

  • Toba Odumosu - Founder & Chief Executive, Waste Cycle

16:00 16:05 (5 mins)

Venture Capital & Entrepreneurship Summit

Innovation Showcase # 4

  • Cavin Mugarura - CEO, Skooldesk

16:05 16:10 (5 mins)

Venture Capital & Entrepreneurship Summit

Innovation Showcase # 5

  • Ketan Patel - Chief Executive Officer, Imhanya

16:10 16:15 (5 mins)

Venture Capital & Entrepreneurship Summit

Innovation Showcase # 6

  • Phishego Sekole - Chairman & Founder, Microvard®

16:15 16:20 (5 mins)

Venture Capital & Entrepreneurship Summit

Chair’s Summary and Closing Remarks

  • Samantha Pokroy - Founder & CEO, Sanari Capital

16:20 17:50 (90 mins)

Venture Capital & Entrepreneurship Summit

Networking Welcome Drinks Reception & Start-Up Awards Ceremony

Sponsored by Parthenon-EY

Welcome Speech and Start-up Academy Awards Presentation: Amit Garga, Managing Director, Parthenon EY

  • Amit Garga - Managing Director, Parthenon-EY