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Key Sessions

Benedict O. Oramah

Opening keynote address

Afreximbank

Mark Florman

Keynote address

Time Partners Limited

Dec 04
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10:30 - 11:00

Networking break

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13:00 - 14:00

Networking lunch break

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16:15 - 16:20
Chair’s closing remarks and the end of SuperReturn Africa 2019

Chair’s closing remarks and the end of SuperReturn Africa 2019

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07:45 - 08:45 60 mins
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LP Only
LP-only breakfast meeting

The breakfast is open only to development finance institutions, endowments, foundations, insurance companies, pension funds and sovereign wealth funds, subject to qualification. For more information please contact Krystal Pierre on krystal.pierre@knect365.com 

08:45 - 09:00 15 mins
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Registration & Welcome Coffee
09:00 - 09:10 10 mins
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Chair’s opening remarks
09:10 - 09:30 20 mins
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Day 2
Opening keynote address
  • Benedict O. Oramah - President, Afreximbank

Connecting Africa: intra-African trade agreement

09:30 - 10:00 30 mins
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SMEs and growth funds: the driving force behind Africa’s private equity
  • Moderator Ziad Sarkis - Director of Financial Research, Alternative Investments Initiative, The Wharton School - University of Pennsylvania
  • Andrea Heinzer - CIO, Obviam
  • Zeyn Angamia - Director and co-founder, Adinah Capital Partners
  • Eric Osiakwan - Managing Partner, Chanzo Capital
  • Darshan Daya - Co-Founder and Principal, Capitalworks Investment Partners (Pty) Limited

What access do SMEs have to private equity capital? Examining the key constraints for  private equity financing. How can investors help to create, deepen, and expand growth of small and medium enterprises?

10:00 - 10:30 30 mins
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Sector investing
  • Stuart Bradley - Joint Managing Partner, Phatisa
  • Riikka Molander - Senior Investment Manager, Finnfund
  • Afsane Jetha - Managing Partner & CEO, Alta Semper Capital LLP

What are the advantages of sector investing?  Are some sectors more suitable than others? How can sector-specific investment set you up for future growth? What risks are associated with taking a sector approach? What industry sectors are Africa’s best performers?

10:30 - 11:00 30 mins
Networking break
11:00 - 11:30 30 mins
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Where to invest?
  • Moderator Ziad Sarkis - Director of Financial Research, Alternative Investments Initiative, The Wharton School - University of Pennsylvania
  • Frans Lamprecht - CEO, Africa Conservation Hub
  • Eric Kump - Co-Head and Managing Director, The Carlyle Group

Examining the up and coming geos. What is hot and what is not?

11:30 - 12:00 30 mins
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South Africa and Nigeria in the spotlight
  • Nhlanganiso Mkwanazi - Co-founder and Director, Medu Capital
  • Adekunle Adebiyi - Vice Preseident, Investments, MBO Capital
  • Alison Klein - Manager, Private Equity, FMO
  • Ijeoma Agboti-Obatoyinbo - Managing Director/CEO, FBNQuest Funds

How have the fundraising, deployment and exits been affected since SA May elections? What changes, if any, can the asset class expect in 2020? Unlocking Nigeria’s growth challenges post-elections


12:00 - 12:30 30 mins
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ESG principles
  • James Brice - CEO, EBS Advisory
  • Geetha Tharmaratnam - Partner – Africa & Head of Impact, LGT Impact
  • Vhahangwele Manavhela - ESG Specialist, PIC (Public Investment Corporation)
  • Matt Fifield - Partner, Pacific Road Capital

How do you stop ESG becoming PC of private equity? What are the Do’s and the Don’ts of ESG?

12:30 - 13:00 30 mins
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Topic TBC
13:00 - 14:00 60 mins
Networking lunch break
14:00 - 14:40 40 mins
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A case for diversity
  • Cathy Goddard - CEO, Firebird Fund Managers
  • Lisa Thomas - Managing Director, Samata Capital
  • Annicent Busingye - Operations and Maintenance Director, Frontier Energy
  • Hany Assaad - Co-Founder and Chief Portfolio & Risk Officer, Avanz Capital

Analysing the role and the impact of gender diversity within the PE/VC industry. How can we ensure gender balance amongst investors, fund managers and portfolio companies? Is a gender-focused investment strategy a recipe for success or failure? How do you encourage investment in women-led businesses and encourage women to get involved in business?

14:40 - 15:00 20 mins
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Keynote address
  • Mark Florman - Chairman & CEO, Time Partners Limited

Topic TBC

15:00 - 15:30 30 mins
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VC on the rise
  • Clive Butkow - CEO, Kalon Venture Partners
  • Andrea Traversone - Partner, Amadeus Capital Partners
  • Moderator Zachariah George - Partner and Chief Investment Officer, Startupbootcamp
  • Eghosa Omoigui - Managing General Partner, EchoVC Partners

Looking at the latest deals and investment hot spots. VC has received a lot of press in the last 12 months, but how big is the opportunity really?  Analysing the latest performance of VC on the continent and unlocking its full potential. What is the optimal size for a VC fund?  Looking at how venture capital can turbo-charge Africa’s economic development

15:30 - 16:00 30 mins
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Big bets on African tech
  • Sami Moughrabie - Managing Partner, ATMOS Ventures
  • Peter Maila - Investment Director, CDC Group
  • Ngozi Dozie - Director and Co-Founder, Kaizen Venture Partners

The role of technology as a key enabler of the digital economy – what does this mean for Africa? Supporting local African technology. How can investing in Africa’s tech produce long-term returns? Can it speed up financial inclusion? Is fintech still a potential game changer for investors?

16:00 - 16:15 15 mins
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Interactive audience polling
16:15 - 16:20 5 mins
Chair’s closing remarks and the end of SuperReturn Africa 2019