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Securing and supporting foreign investment in Africa: have we left it too late?
Africa in the global context: finding a successful path to development
Early morning sessions
Late morning sessions
How is Africa performing compared to other emerging markets? What opportunities can be realised in Africa and not elsewhere? What can African deal makers learn from peers in other developing markets?
LP perspective on investing in Africa: facing the fears and dispersing uncertainties. Does the continent offer enough investment opportunity to absorb all the dry powder? GPs on value creation and ensuring deal flow in the current environment. Perceived risk versus reality
Thematic investing to focus on micro rather than macro investing
Early afternoon sessions
What is the relationship between impact investing and private equity: do they work together or against each other? Best strategies for generating a measurable social and environmental impact alongside financial returns
Private Equity versus Permanent Capital: Pros and Cons
Late afternoon sessions
Discovering the latest tech opportunities. Practical tips from active investors in Africa’s venture and tech sector. Key themes in fintech investing
Generating returns through country-specific investments. Analysing recent transactions and deal flow and capital raised in Africa’s key regions
Global emerging market funds, Pan-African, regional or country specific: which strategy works best?
Exploring strategic, technical and operational issues and the roles they play in changing the market landscape. Finding new ways to compete in an era of unprecedented digital change
Mezzanine investments in North and sub-Saharan Africa: