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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 10:00 (25 mins)

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Market review

Key FM Africa countries under review include: Ethiopia, Tanzania, Mozambique, Uganda, Rwanda, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Senegal, Cameroon

  • Speaker Rhoda Mhango - Manager, Member Services, AVCA

10:00 10:40 (40 mins)

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Breaking the frontiers

  • Moderator Andreas von Paleske - Partner, Africa Platform Capital
  • Panellists Jarl Heijstee - Managing Partner, XSML
  • Yemi Lalude - Managing Partner, TPG Growth
  • Pardon Makumbe - Co-Founder and Managing Partner, CRE Venture Capital

10:40 11:00 (20 mins)

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Proceed with caution

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)

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Networking break

11:30 12:15 (45 mins)

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Measuring up

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

  • Panellists Isaac Gross - Investment Manager, Capria Ventures
  • Wim van der Beek - Founding Partner, Goodwell Investments

12:15 12:45 (30 mins)

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Pioneering growth in Africa’s frontier

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

12:45 13:45 (60 mins)

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Networking lunch break

13:45 14:30 (45 mins)

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Top markets to watch

  • 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

  • Senegal: democracy, stability and investor-friendliness of Senegal

  • 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

14:30 15:15 (45 mins)

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Niche markets – Africa’s future hubs

  • 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?
  • Moderator Ashenafi Alemu - Managing Partner & Co-founder, Zoscales Partners
  • Panellists Diekola Onaolapo - Chief Executive, Eczellon Capital
  • Mamadou Kouyate - Investment Director, Cauris Management
  • Johan Bosini - Partner, Quona Capital Management

15:15 15:45 (30 mins)

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Networking break

15:45 16:15 (30 mins)

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Fundraising outlook

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? 

  • Alexandre Alfonsi - Founding Partner, Axonia Partners

16:15 17:00 (45 mins)

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Making an impact

Unlocking new, responsible investment opportunities in Africa’s frontier markets and achieving sustainable development goals

  • Moderator Andreas von Paleske - Partner, Africa Platform Capital
  • Panellists Louise Gardiner - Co-founder and Director, KudosAfrica
  • Peter Johnson - Managing Partner, Developing World Markets
  • Andrea Heinzer - CIO, OBVIAM

17:00 17:10 (10 mins)

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Chair’s closing remarks & 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 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?

  • Speaker Diekola Onaolapo - Chief Executive, Eczellon Capital

09:50 10:25 (35 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
  • Panellists Lynn Nguyen - Managing Director, PE Funds Portfolio, OPIC
  • Ndabezinhle Mkhize - Chief Investment Officer, Eskom Pension and Provident Fund
  • Sam Mehta - Director, Atlas Venturez

10:25 11:00 (35 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

  • Panellists Ademola Adesina - CEO, Rensource Energy
  • Jonathan Berman - Managing Director, Fieldstone Africa

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
  • Moderator Hubert Danso - CEO & Vice Chairman, Africa Investor
  • Panellists Jurie Swart - CEO, African Infrastructure Investment Managers (AIIM)
  • Brice Beumo - Managing Director, Head of West and Central Africa, Eaglestone Advisory

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
  • Panellists Kurt Davis - Investor, Banker and Advisor, Barclays
  • Ken Etete - CEO, Century Group

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?
  • Local property development financing
  • Opportunities in commercial Real Estate
  • Solving Africa’s housing crisis
  • Panellists Richard Ngwenya - Executive Director, Nisela Capital
  • Ivan Cornet - Managing Partner, Latitude Five
  • Dietrich Rogge - CEO & Co-Founder, ROCKSTONE Real Estate GmbH & Co. KG

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
  • Panellists Cyrille Nkontchou - Managing Partner, Enko Capital Management Limited
  • Olumide Lawson - Partner, Sahel Capital
  • Hector Fleming - Head of Private Equity, Imara Holdings Limited

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?

  • Moderator Kurt Davis - Investor, Banker and Advisor, Barclays
  • Panellists Stephan Breban - Board Member, Dean Wetton Advisory
  • Aubrey Hruby - Co-Founder, Africa Expert Network & Senior Fellow, Africa Center

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

  • Panellists Ivan Cornet - Managing Partner, Latitude Five

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?

  • Panellists Lynn Nguyen - Managing Director, PE Funds Portfolio, OPIC

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

  • Moderator Oscar Silva - Chairman, Davos International Advisory
  • Panellists Christian López-Baillo - Senior Investment Officer, European Investment Bank

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
  • Moderator Oscar Silva - Chairman, Davos International Advisory
  • Panellists Eric Maillebiau - Founder, CapEos
  • Wissam Otaky - Partner, Hatcher

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

  • Panellists Yemi Lalude - Managing Partner, TPG Growth
  • Ibrahim Sagna - Head of Financial Advisory, Africa Finance Corporation
  • Sam Mehta - Director, Atlas Venturez

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
  • Moderator Olaf Neubert - Managing Partner, Top Capital Advisors
  • Panellists David Simpson - Investment Officer, LACERA
  • Anne Keppler - Vice President Corporates & Funds Africa, DEG

14:30 15:15 (45 mins)

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LP/GP Roundtables

  • What are the top issues on the agenda for investors?
  • What are the main concerns for funds over the next year and how are these issues being managed?
  • 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?
  • Identifying and backing the best fund managers
  • How can a fund manager displace a competitor who has an existing place in an LP’s portfolio?
  •  Key person provisions, carried interest, disclosure agreements, management fees, and more

15:15 15:45 (30 mins)

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Networking break

15:45 16:10 (25 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

16:10 17:00 (50 mins)

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“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

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