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Nov 05
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09:00 - 09:30 30 mins
Registration
09:30 - 09:35 5 mins
Real Assets Summit
Chair’s opening remarks
  • Chair Jonathan Berman - Managing Director, Fieldstone Africa
09:30 - 09:35 5 mins
Fundraising & LP/GP Relations Summit
Chair’s opening remarks
  • Chair Justin Kimble - Sales Manager-EMEA, Preqin
09:30 - 09:35 5 mins
Frontier Markets Summit
Chair’s opening remarks
  • Chair Vikram Raju - Portfolio Manager, Head of Emerging Markets, Morgan Stanley Alternative Investment Partners
09:35 - 10:00 25 mins
Real Assets Summit
Real assets fundraising and deal review

Is capital being committed to funds for African real assets? How is the opportunity being accessed? What have the landmark deals of the last year been in terms of size? Are certain types of real assets or geo-strategies seeing more activity than others?

  • Patrick Adefuye - Head of Real Assets Products, Preqin
09:35 - 10:00 25 mins
Fundraising & LP/GP Relations Summit
Fundraising roundup

For what strategies is capital flowing into Africa? How have fundraising volume stacked up in the last 5 years? Are investors favouring certain vehicles? Who is investing? And where does Africa rank compared to other emerging markets?

  • Justin Kimble - Sales Manager-EMEA, Preqin
09:35 - 10:10 35 mins
Frontier Markets Summit
What does tomorrow’s tomorrow look like?

Which markets in Africa’s frontier are on the rise, and where are the best pockets of opportunity and risk?

  • Gavin Serkin - Managing Editor, Frontier Funds Media & Intelligence
10:00 - 10:30 30 mins
Real Assets Summit
Mobilising African capital

How are both African capital taking a leading role in financing the real assets development on the continent? Are new vehicles being set up to drive this? How can domestic resources be bought into the picture to finance infrastructure?

  • Moderator Neil Brown - Partner, Head of Investor Development Group, Actis
  • Panellists Solomon Asamoah - Chief Executive Officer, Ghana Infrastructure Investment Fund (GIIF)
  • Venessa Kangueehi - Benefits Processing Manager, GIPF
  • John Oliphant - Executive Director & Founding Partner of Third Way Investment Partners & Chairman,, Third Way Investment Group
10:00 - 10:30 30 mins
Fundraising & LP/GP Relations Summit
Africa 101 from the experts – what first-time LPs need to know

From the LP perspective, how do you get comfortable with the particular nuances of African private equity? What lessons can be learnt from past experiences on the continent? How can LPs justify the time and financial costs of effective due diligence on an Africa fund relative to the amount of capital deployed, and what needs to be on the checklist? How does intermediation fit into the picture – does diversification and access to a broader set of funds justify the cost?

  • Moderator Oscar Silva - Chairman, Davos International Advisory
  • Panellists Dalia Aga-Shaw - Investment Manager – Intermediated Equity, Africa, CDC Group
  • Suzanne Etcheverry - Director, Funds Portfolio Management, OPIC
  • Mainga Mukando - Investment Officer, IFC
  • Peter Bieliczky - Co-founder, idi Emerging Markets
10:10 - 10:45 35 mins
Frontier Markets Summit
Getting your foot through the door

What are the key considerations for market access to frontier markets? Are country-specific funds the way forward or do diversification and capital deployment restrictions demand that funds targeting regions bound by common language, business and social cultures are viewed more favourably? How can LPs compare market conditions and fund managers? And how is impact created and sustained?

  • Moderator Abi Mustapha-Maduakor - COO, AVCA
  • Panellists Frank Dunlevy - Counselor to the President and CEO, and Vice President, Investment Funds Department, OPIC
  • Vikram Raju - Portfolio Manager, Head of Emerging Markets, Morgan Stanley Alternative Investment Partners
  • Walé F. Adeosun - Founder & Chief Investment Officer, Kuramo Capital
  • Stephen O'Neill - Co-Founder & Managing Director, 57 Stars
10:30 - 11:00 30 mins
Real Assets Summit
Next steps to fill the funding gap

How is trust and transparency being built in the African investment environment? What work is being done with governments to impact positive regulatory development? Are there other steps on the road to making Africa a more accessible opportunity for external investors?

  • Andrew Herscowitz - Coordinator, Power Africa
10:30 - 11:00 30 mins
Fundraising & LP/GP Relations Summit
Why Africa?

What case can be made for Africa on a risk-adjusted return basis? What brings family offices to Africa and will we see more investing in the future?

  • Interviewee Sam Mehta - Director, The Atlas Family Office
  • Interviewer Eric Maillebiau - Founder, CapEos
10:45 - 11:00 15 mins
Frontier Markets Summit
Lines on a map – Africa's emerging PE markets
  • Abi Mustapha-Maduakor - COO, AVCA
11:00 - 11:30 30 mins
Networking break
11:30 - 12:05 35 mins
Real Assets Summit
Where next for real estate?

Where are we in the cycle and how is the market being timed? How does the opportunity set in commercial versus residential compare? What factors can scupper even the best deals, and what makes a deal a success? From a development point of view, is private equity real estate always the way forward to finance a project?

  • Moderator Gozie Chigbue - Investment Director, CDC Group
  • Panellists Richard Ngwenya - Executive Director, Nisela Capital
  • Frans Lamprecht - Founder, Conservation Hub Group
  • Cheick Sanankoua - Managing Partner, HC Capital Properties
  • Derrick Roper - CEO, Novare
11:30 - 12:15 45 mins
Fundraising & LP/GP Relations Summit
What is the role of ESG in fundraising?

Can correlations between ESG compliance and performance be drawn from public equities to judge the potential outperformance of private equity GPs? How can African private equity catch up as LPs are raising their requirements? How is ESG reported and how is transparency managed and trust built, especially for fundraisers with less of a track record?

  • Moderator James Brice - CEO, EBS Advisory
  • Panellists Judy Dlamini - Chairman, Lintel Capital
  • Walter van Helvoirt - Sustainability Manager & ESG Officer, FMO
  • Erik Bethel - United States Alternate Executive Director, The World Bank Group
  • Kirk Rostron - Managing Partner, Mt. Vernon Capital
11:30 - 12:00 30 mins
Frontier Markets Summit
Structuring investments on the African frontier

Is blended finance the optimum model for investing in African frontier markets? Exploring real life examples of financing structures that have and haven’t worked well, and lessons learnt along the way.

  • Interviewer Kurt Davis - Investment Banker, Houlihan Lokey
  • Interviewee's Zain Latif - Founder and Principal, TLG Capital
  • Johannes Gunnell - Commercial Director, Maris Ltd
  • Tom Flahive - Partner, Crossboundary
12:00 - 12:30 30 mins
Frontier Markets Summit
Sunrise in the East?

How do you evaluate different opportunities in such a competitive market? Where are the hubs – Kenya? Ethiopia? Is Uganda on the rise? And what are the ramifications of Tanzania’s situation?

  • Moderator Audrey Obara - Senior Investment Manager, Swedfund
  • Panellists Lucas Kranck - Founding Partner, Ascent
  • Jarl Heijstee - Co-founder and Managing Partner, XSML
  • Michiel Timmerman - Managing Partner, Mbuyu Capital Partners
12:05 - 12:45 40 mins
Real Assets Summit
Real estate development in Africa - case study spotlight
  • Story #1 Richard Ngwenya - Executive Director, Nisela Capital
  • Story #2 Cheick Sanankoua - Managing Partner, HC Capital Properties
  • Story #2 Hafeez Giwa - Managing Partner, HC Capital Properties
  • Story #3 Derrick Roper - CEO, Novare
12:15 - 12:45 30 mins
Fundraising & LP/GP Relations Summit
The impact of impact investment on fundraising

With impact investment featuring heavily implicitly or explicitly in African private equity, how does fundraising pan out for these funds? What criteria do LPs use to gauge impact? Does an impact mandate on a fund change how LPs view the offering?

  • Moderator Charles Buchanan - Managing Director, South Africa Fund Services, SGG Group
  • Panellists George McPherson - Managing Director and Investment Committee Member, Criterion Africa Partners
  • Alejandro Tawil - Partner & Chairman, ThirdWay Africa Partners
  • Johnny Ohgrøn - Director of Investments, IFU
12:30 - 13:45 75 mins
Frontier Markets Summit
Networking lunch break
12:45 - 13:40 55 mins
Real Assets Summit
Networking lunch break
12:45 - 13:45 60 mins
Fundraising & LP/GP Relations Summit
Networking lunch break
13:40 - 13:45 5 mins
Real Assets Summit
Afternoon Chair
  • Chair Fulu Makwetla - Managing Director, Third Way Investment Parters
13:45 - 14:20 35 mins
Real Assets Summit
Financing infrastructure for the future

Is African infrastructure moving to a privately owned and operated model? At what stage can private infrastructure funds be bought in and is private equity-structured infrastructure investment on the rise? How can deal execution be sped up? And what do new market entrants need to understand about investing in African infrastructure versus other markets?

  • Moderator Marcel Bruhwiler - Principal Investment Officer, Hub Lead Infrastructure Southern & Eastern Africa, IFC
  • Panellists Jurie Swart - CEO, AIIM
  • Ronald Mincy - CEO & Managing Partner, Lionworks Capital
  • Greg Ansermino - Director, FIRST Fund
  • Aymeric Saha - Managing Director, MiDA
13:45 - 14:30 45 mins
Fundraising & LP/GP Relations Summit
First time funds in the spotlight

What is at the top of fundraiser’s minds when they approach raising a first-time fund? How do you differentiate your messaging? How are LPs evaluating first time funds in market?

  • Moderator Eric Maillebiau - Founder, CapEos
  • Panellist Peter Bieliczky - Co-founder, idi Emerging Markets
  • Paul Quirk - Partner, Lionhead Capital
  • Dennis Matangira - Senior Managing Partner, Zebu Investment Partners
13:45 - 14:15 30 mins
Frontier Markets Summit
Going South?

How underinvested really is Southern Africa? How active are government investors in their own markets? Is the funding gap an opportunity for private equity in Zambia, Malawi and Namibia? And is Zimbabwe Africa’s next hottest market to watch?

  • Moderator Michiel Timmerman - Managing Partner, Mbuyu Capital Partners
  • Panellists Jito Kayumba - Partner, Kukula Capital
  • Johannes Gunnell - Commercial Director, Maris Ltd
  • Ekkehard Friedrich - Partner, Investments, EOS Capital
14:15 - 14:50 35 mins
Frontier Markets Summit
West Africa in the spotlight

Do West African frontier markets get the attention the deserve? Will the progress of hubs such as Ghana and Nigeria spur on the development of other nations – Liberia and Sierra Leone for example? Is Côte d'Ivoire still a compelling opportunity?

  • Moderator Stephan Breban - Board Member, Dean Wetton Advisory
  • Panellists Godfrey Mwindaare - Partner - Africa Fund, Aavishkaar Venture Management Services
  • John Opubor - Managing Partner, Coronation Capital
  • Jide Ogundare - CEO, MBO Capital
14:20 - 14:45 25 mins
Real Assets Summit
Infrastructure project development

What do successful infrastructure projects have in common? What is being done to increase the speed of the project completion cycle? How do you match expert developers to the right capital sources?

  • Amith Singh - Co-Head, Energy Finance, NedBank
14:30 - 15:15 45 mins
Fundraising & LP/GP Relations Summit
Moving on to fund two, three and beyond!

When is the right time to come back to market after Fund One? How do you work on diversifying your LP base – who should you be targeting and does your messaging need to change? How do you evolve a strategy without suffering drift?

  • Moderator Oscar Silva - Chairman, Davos International Advisory
  • Panellists Paul Kavuma - CEO, Catalyst Principal Partners
  • Christof Gross - Vice President, DEG
  • Christoph Evard - Partner, Kibo Capital Partners
14:45 - 15:15 30 mins
Real Assets Summit
Powering up Africa

How have returns stacked up in power investment, and why has this situation come about? How is the distribution and delivery question being answered – how do you ensure you are getting paid? How is risk managed for long-term investments in this vertical, especially FX?

  • Moderator Raj Kulasingam - Senior Counsel, Dentons
  • Panellists Herc van Wyk - CEO, Pembani Remgro
  • Jasandra Nyker - Chief Executive Officer, BioTherm Energy
  • David Webb - Vice President, A.P. Moller Capital
14:50 - 15:20 30 mins
Frontier Markets Summit
Looking North

Where is the North African frontier once you get past Egypt and Morocco? Does the continued development of these hubs spell a good news story for other countries? How much untapped potential is there in Algeria and Tunisia?

  • Moderator Lars Zimmermann - Vice President, Corporates/Funds & Risk Capital, Africa, DEG
  • Panellist Brahim El Jai - Senior Partner and MD of Africinvest Morocco, AfricInvest
  • Sharif El Akhdar - Managing Partner, LimeVest Partners
  • Yassine Bouhara - Chairman, Tell Group
15:15 - 15:45 30 mins
Real Assets Summit
Networking break
15:15 - 15:45 30 mins
Fundraising & LP/GP Relations Summit
Networking break
15:20 - 15:50 30 mins
Frontier Markets Summit
Networking break
15:45 - 16:30 45 mins
Real Assets Summit
A new era for clean energy and renewables?

What counts as alternative energy in 2018? Is the investment opportunity in solar power changing? How does this fit into a wider strategy targeting off-grid power solutions? Beyond solar, what else is being explored for investment? And how does the opportunity and the realities of investment differ from market to market?

  • Moderator Jonathan Berman - Managing Director, Fieldstone Africa
  • Panellists Christopher Clarke - Managing Partner, Inspired Evolution
  • Anders Hauch - Investment Director, Partner & Co-founder, Frontier Energy
  • Orli Arav - Managing Director, EMFin Advisory
  • Charles Eberly - Global Head of Power Advisory Coverage, Crossboundary
15:45 - 16:30 45 mins
Fundraising & LP/GP Relations Summit
Moving beyond blind pool funds

Is the investor appetite there for alternative structures to traditional private equity funds? What is being explored – permanent capital vehicles, investment holding companies and more. In which situations are these more appropriate and useful for accessing African opportunity?

  • Moderator Ziad Sarkis - Director of Financial Research, Alternative Investments Initiative, The Wharton School - University of Pennsylvania
  • Panellists Zeyn Angamia - Director and co-founder, Adinah Capital Partners
  • Steven Grin - Managing Partner, Lateral Capital
  • Ibrahim Sagna - Director, Global Head of Advisory and Capital Markets, Afreximbank
15:50 - 16:15 25 mins
Frontier Markets Summit
Hitting The Sweet Spot

Case study of a successful investment in an African frontier market. What were the key factors in success?

  • Wim van der Beek - Managing Partner, Goodwell Investments
16:15 - 17:00 45 mins
Frontier Markets Summit
Pushing the frontiers of venture capital

One investor’s nightmare is another’s dream proposition. Are the African frontier markets ideally placed to skip ahead and ride the wave of the Fourth Industrial Revolution? What opportunities are out there? Is Venture capital in frontier markets about much, much more than just tech and innovation?

  • Moderator Michael Gera - Managing Partner & Co-Founder, Energy Access Ventures
  • Panellists Johan Bosini - Partner, Quona Capital Management
  • Abhishek Mittal - Partner, Aavishkaar Africa Fund, Aavishkaar Venture Management Services Private Limited
  • Danai Musandu - Investment Associate, Goodwell Investments
16:30 - 17:00 30 mins
Real Assets Summit
Getting hands-on in Agriculture

How have agriculture funds performed in the past? Is there a disconnect between real and actual needs to be addressed? What risks need to be addressed, what can be mitigated? Is reform taking hold in key markets and will this bring opportunity? And is Agritech a new opportunity?

  • Moderator Zain Laher - Founding Partner, Kleoss Capital
  • Panellists Vincent Destieu - Head of Investors Relations, Phatisa
  • Gonçalo Neves-Correia - Partner and CEO, ThirdWay Africa Partners
16:30 - 17:00 30 mins
Fundraising & LP/GP Relations Summit
Off the record: Innovation in fee structures

What is being done differently to 2/20 in how fees are structured for African private equity? How can managers keep the lights on?

Run strictly under The Chatham House Rule, what is said in this session cannot be attributed to any individual, encouraging participants to speak openly on the topics that really matter. Closed to Press.

  • Discussion leaders Ziad Sarkis - Director of Financial Research, Alternative Investments Initiative, The Wharton School - University of Pennsylvania
  • Christof Gross - Vice President, DEG
17:00 - 17:05 5 mins
Chair’s closing remarks & End of Summit
17:05 - 18:05 60 mins
Networking welcome drinks reception

In the Grand Ballroom Foyer

09:00 - 09:30

Registration

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11:00 - 11:30

Networking break

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17:00 - 17:05
Chair’s closing remarks & End of Summit

Chair’s closing remarks & End of Summit

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Networking welcome drinks reception

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