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Key Sessions

Solomon Asamoah

Real Assets – the new mainstream

Ghana Infrastructure Investment Fund

08:45 - 09:30 45 mins
Frontier Markets Summit
Registration
09:30 - 09:35 5 mins
Frontier Markets Summit
Chair’s opening remarks
  • Johannes Gunnell - Commercial Director, Maris
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09:35 - 10:00 25 mins
Frontier Markets Summit
Market review
  • Speaker Rhoda Mhango - Manager, Member Services, AVCA
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Key FM Africa countries under review include: Ethiopia, Tanzania, Mozambique, Uganda, Rwanda, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Senegal, Cameroon

10:00 - 10:40 40 mins
Frontier Markets Summit
Breaking the frontiers: exploring key market access considerations
  • Moderator Jacop Rentschler - Managing Partner & Co-founder, Zoscales Partners
  • Panellists Jarl Heijstee - Co-founder and Managing Partner, XSML
  • Johannes Gunnell - Commercial Director, Maris
  • Emilian Popa - Principal, DiGAME
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  • How do the macro-economic developments in the rest of Africa affect frontier markets?
  • Understanding key deal drivers in Africa’s frontier markets
  • Strategies for ensuring deal flow
  • What tools are necessary to make risk adjusted returns?
10:40 - 11:00 20 mins
Frontier Markets Summit
Proceed with caution: an LP perspective on investing in Africa's frontiers
  • Interviewer Robert Jividen - Managing Director and Head of Business Development, MPC Capital
  • In conversation with Vivina Berla - Co-Managing Partner, Sarona Asset Management
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What are the main considerations for institutional investors looking at second-generation emerging markets in Africa? Identifying the best investment policy for Africa’s frontiers

11:00 - 11:30 30 mins
Frontier Markets Summit
Networking break
11:30 - 12:15 45 mins
Frontier Markets Summit
Measuring up: Frontier versus first-generation emerging markets
  • Panellists Isaac Gross - Investment Manager, Capria Ventures
  • Wim van der Beek - Founding Partner, Goodwell Investments
  • Zhi Yong Heng - Head of Trading and Research, TLG Capital
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How do dynamic frontier markets in Sub-Saharan Africa compare to the first-generation emerging markets? Analysing the difference in deal value, long term returns and investment approaches

12:15 - 12:45 30 mins
Frontier Markets Summit
Pioneering growth in Africa’s frontier
  • Bryce Fort - Managing Director and Founding Partner, ECP Investments
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12:45 - 13:45 60 mins
Frontier Markets Summit
Networking lunch break
13:45 - 14:30 45 mins
Frontier Markets Summit
Top markets to watch
  • Moderator David Cowan - Africa Economist, Citi Research
  • Panellists Jacop Rentschler - Managing Partner & Co-founder, Zoscales Partners
  • Aubrey Hruby - Co-Founder, Africa Expert Network & Senior Fellow, Africa Center
  • Karim Ben Salah - Co-Founder & Head of Private Equity, Tell
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  • Ethiopia and Tanzania: competing with China as textile manufacturing hubs
  • Mozambique: taking a lead in the agriculture and automotive sectors

  • Zimbabwe: embracing the next wave of private equity investors

  • Algeria: blue chip opportunities and local manufacturing in sizable consumer market, strategically located

14:30 - 15:15 45 mins
Frontier Markets Summit
Niche markets – Africa’s future hubs
  • Moderator Ashenafi Alemu - Managing Partner & Co-founder, Zoscales Partners
  • Panellists Johan Bosini - Partner, Quona Capital Management
  • Abdu Mukhtar - Director of Industrial & Trade Development, The African Development Bank Group
  • Eric Osiakwan - Managing Partner, Chanzo Capital
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  • Where are the most attractive niche markets?
  • Evaluating market accessibility
  • Getting to grips with a new formula: small deals + longer exits times = good returns levels

  • What is needed for the second generation emerging markets to realize their full investment and growth potential?
15:15 - 15:45 30 mins
Frontier Markets Summit
Networking break
15:45 - 16:15 30 mins
Frontier Markets Summit
Fundraising outlook
  • Alexandre Alfonsi - Founding Partner, Axonia Partners
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Exploring the most effective fundraising strategies for Africa’s frontier markets. What does a successful GP model look like and where do fund managers seek sources of finance? 

16:15 - 17:00 45 mins
Frontier Markets Summit
Making an impact with socially responsible investments
  • Moderator Christopher Powers - Field Investment Officer, USAID
  • Panellists Louise Gardiner - Co-founder and Director, KudosAfrica
  • Matt Fifield - Partner, Pacific Road Capital
  • Wim van der Beek - Founding Partner, Goodwell Investments
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Unlocking new, responsible investment opportunities in Africa’s frontier markets and achieving sustainable development goals

17:00 - 17:10 10 mins
Frontier Markets Summit
Chair’s closing remarks & End of Summit
  • Johannes Gunnell - Commercial Director, Maris
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17:10 - 19:10 120 mins
Frontier Markets Summit
Networking welcome drinks reception
08:45 - 09:30 45 mins
Real Assets Summit
Registration
09:30 - 09:35 5 mins
Real Assets Summit
Chair’s opening remarks
  • Chair Gonçalo Neves-Correia - Founding Partner and CEO, ThirdWay Africa Partners
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09:35 - 09:50 15 mins
Real Assets Summit
Real Assets – the new mainstream
  • Solomon Asamoah - CEO, Ghana Infrastructure Investment Fund
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Why do Real Assets make such an attractive investment opportunity? What factors spark a prominent investor allocation shift towards real assets? How do you play market to diversify your investment portfolio?

09:50 - 10:20 30 mins
Real Assets Summit
LP appetite for Real Assets
  • Interviewer Robert Jividen - Managing Director and Head of Business Development, MPC Capital
  • Sara Mezui Engo - Alternatives Investments Manager, The Government Institutions Pensions Fund (GIPF)
  • Sam Mehta - Director, The Atlas Family Office
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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
10:20 - 11:05 45 mins
Real Assets Summit
I’ve got the Power! Bridging the gap in Africa’s energy sector
  • Moderator Adesua Dozie - General Counsel, Gas Power Systems and Services, SSA, GE
  • Panellists Ademola Adesina - CEO, Rensource Energy
  • Jonathan Berman - Managing Director, Fieldstone Africa
  • Anders Hauch - Investment Director, Partner & Co-founder, Frontier Energy
  • Lisa Pinsley - Director, Actis
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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
Real Assets Summit
Networking break
11:30 - 12:15 45 mins
Real Assets Summit
Financing African Infrastructure
  • Moderator Justin Partington - Group Fund Solutions Leader, SGG Group
  • Panellists Hubert Danso - CEO & Vice Chairman, Africa Investor
  • Jurie Swart - CEO, African Infrastructure Investment Managers (AIIM)
  • Carole Wainaina - Chief Operating Officer, Africa50 Infrastructure Fund
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  • 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
Real Assets Summit
Gas, power and infrastructure investing in Africa
  • Chudi Obianwu - Infrastructure Investor, A.P. Moller Capital
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The knowhow of supporting sustainable economic growth and delivering an attractive returns to investors

12:45 - 13:45 60 mins
Real Assets Summit
Networking lunch break
13:45 - 14:30 45 mins
Real Assets Summit
The “real” potential of Real Estate
  • Moderator Frans Lamprecht - CEO, Conservation Hub
  • Panellists Richard Ngwenya - Executive Director, Nisela Capital
  • Ivan Cornet - Managing Partner, Latitude Five
  • Dietrich Rogge - CEO & Founder, ROCKSTONE Real Estate
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  • Examining the most favourite destinations for Real Estate investments in Africa
  • Who is investing in African Real Estate and what vehicles do they use?
  • Local property development financing
  • Opportunities in commercial Real Estate
  • Solving Africa’s housing crisis
14:30 - 15:15 45 mins
Real Assets Summit
African agriculture: the new frontier for brave investors
  • Moderator Vincent Destieu - Principal, Phatisa
  • Panellists Olumide Lawson - Partner, Sahel Capital
  • Guy Lafferty - Partner & CIO, ThirdWay Africa Partners
  • Christopher Powers - Field Investment Officer, USAID
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  • 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
Real Assets Summit
Networking break
15:45 - 16:00 15 mins
Real Assets Summit
Mobilizing institutional investors to develop Africa’s infrastructure
  • Speaker Aymeric Saha - Managing Director, NASP-USAID Investment Partnership
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16:00 - 16:30 30 mins
Real Assets Summit
Go West!
  • Moderator Stephan Breban - Board Member, Dean Wetton Advisory
  • Panellists Aubrey Hruby - Co-Founder, Africa Expert Network & Senior Fellow, Africa Center
  • Opeyemi Awoyemi - Founding Partner, Venture Kinetics
  • Phillip Jarman - COO and Director, SESO Global Limited
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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
Real Assets Summit
Real Assets: a gateway to impact investing
  • Moderator Mitchell Strauss - Special Advisor for Socially Responsible Investment Finance, OPIC
  • Panellists Ivan Cornet - Managing Partner, Latitude Five
  • Gordon Carrihill - Managing Director, Africa Sustainable Forestry Fund
  • Guy Lafferty - Partner & CIO, ThirdWay Africa Partners
  • Jake Cusack - Managing Partner, CrossBoundary
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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
Real Assets Summit
Chair’s closing remarks and End of Summit
  • Chair Gonçalo Neves-Correia - Founding Partner and CEO, ThirdWay Africa Partners
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17:10 - 19:10 120 mins
Real Assets Summit
Networking welcome drinks reception
08:45 - 09:30 45 mins
Fundraising Summit
Registration
09:30 - 09:35 5 mins
Fundraising Summit
Chair’s opening remarks
  • Martin Poulsen - Director, Acacia Sustainable Business Advisors
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09:35 - 10:10 35 mins
Fundraising Summit
Battling for capital
  • Moderator Gail Mwamba - Managing Editor, Private Equity Africa
  • Panellists Mitchell Strauss - Special Advisor for Socially Responsible Investment Finance, OPIC
  • Jito Kayumba - Partner, Kukula Capital
  • Suneel Kaji - Director –Emerging Markets & Co-Investments, UTIMCO
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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
Fundraising Summit
Securing foreign investment
  • Tim Harris - CEO, Wesgro
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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
Fundraising Summit
Preparing to fundraise
  • Moderator Oscar Silva - Chairman, Davos International Advisory
  • Panellists Guy Hudson - Investment Officer, European Investment Bank
  • Isaac Gross - Investment Manager, Capria Ventures
  • Suneel Kaji - Director –Emerging Markets & Co-Investments, UTIMCO
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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
Fundraising Summit
Networking break
11:30 - 12:00 30 mins
Fundraising Summit
Beginner’s guide to fundraising
  • Moderator Alan Witherden - Country Head - Southern Africa, ABAX
  • Panellists Eric Maillebiau - Founder, CapEos
  • Clarisa De Franco - Head of Africa Funds, CDC Group
  • George Ombima - Head of Africa Capitalization Fund, IFC
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  • 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 - 12:45 45 mins
Fundraising Summit
LP/GP power pendulum
  • Moderator Steven Grin - Managing Partner, Lateral Capital
  • Panellists Joanne Yoo - Senior Executive, Development Partners International
  • Magchiel Groot - Senior Investment Officer, Private Equity, FMO
  • Sam Mehta - Director, The Atlas Family Office
  • Carlos Reyes - Principal of IFC African, Latin American & Caribbean Fund, IFC
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Analysing the evolution of LP/GP relationship. Looking past the traditional “core relationships” and shaking up the established model

12:45 - 13:45 60 mins
Fundraising Summit
Networking lunch break
13:45 - 14:30 45 mins
Fundraising Summit
Understanding investor needs
  • Moderator Martin Poulsen - Director, Acacia Sustainable Business Advisors
  • Panellists Anne Keppler - Vice President Corporates & Funds Africa, DEG
  • Wayne Moore - Member of Board of Investments, LACERA
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  • 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
Fundraising Summit
LP/GP Roundtables
  • Table 1 Facilitator Joanne Yoo - Senior Executive, Development Partners International
  • Table 2 Facilitator Paul Boynton - CEO, Old Mutual Alternative Investments (Pty) Ltd
  • Table 3 Facilitator Robert Jividen - Managing Director and Head of Business Development, MPC Capital
  • Table 4 Facilitator Nabeel Laher - Head of International Private Equity, Old Mutual Alternative Investments (Pty) Ltd
  • Table 5 Facilitator Michiel Timmerman - Founder and Managing Partner, Mbuyu Capital Partners
  • Table 6 Facilitator Mitchell Strauss - Special Advisor for Socially Responsible Investment Finance, OPIC
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Table 1: What are the top issues on the agenda for investors?

Table 2: What are the main concerns for funds over the next year and how are these issues being managed?

Table 3: What is the future of the LP-GP relationship: have most long-term LP-GP relationships already been formed and how easy is it for an emerging fund manager to get the attention of big LPs?

Table 4: Identifying and backing the best fund managers

Table 5: How can a fund manager displace a competitor who has an existing place in an LP’s portfolio?

Table 6: What role does Blended Capital play in the evolution of traditional fund creation?

15:15 - 15:45 30 mins
Fundraising Summit
Networking break
15:45 - 16:10 25 mins
Fundraising Summit
Roundtable discussion summary
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Each table to present the key takeaways from the LP/GP discussions to the audience 

16:10 - 17:00 50 mins
Fundraising Summit
“Too Hot to Touch” closed door session: Fundraising Dos and Don’ts: success and horror stories
  • Facilitators Anne Keppler - Vice President Corporates & Funds Africa, DEG
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17:00 - 17:10 10 mins
Fundraising Summit
Chair’s closing remarks and End of Summit
  • Chair Martin Poulsen - Director, Acacia Sustainable Business Advisors
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17:10 - 19:10 120 mins
Fundraising Summit
Networking welcome drinks reception