Over the past 15 years, Africa
has ranked as the second-fastest growing region in the world after Southeast
Asia, with per capita incomes having grown twice as fast as the global
average from 2002 to 2017. However, when it comes to doing business
on the continent, context matters. Understanding the drivers, dividers,
diversions, distractions and complexity that make up this continent, is key to
building stronger businesses, implementing more effective policies and
developing paths to prosperity for our companies and countries.
This conference sets out to
explore, understand and interpret these complexities.
- Africa's Credit Markets: A Firm Footing for Growth?
- Reward Versus Risk: The Economics of
Doing Business in Africa;
- Ease of Doing Business: African Continental Free Trade Area (AdCFTA) and the Fall of
African Trade Barriers;
- Africa’s Digital Revolution: Technologies, Trends and
the People Driving them;
- Africa's Potential: The Economic 'Six-Pack' of Long Term Prosperity;
- China in Africa: Truth and Tall Tales;
- Reaping the Benefits of Global Value Chains: New Avenues, New Models and New Markets for Africa;
- FDI Sweet Spots: Gaining Market
Analysing and Prioritising Markets in Africa;
Investing in African Companies: unpacking the success of companies like: SoGB (Côte d 'Ivoire) Attijariwafa Bank and Maroc Telecom (Morocco), Cavertone Offshore Support Group and Dangote Cement (Nigeria),
Equity Bank and Safaricom (Kenya) and Lafarge Cements (Zambia), Bank of Kigali (Rwanda) and Umeme (Uganda); and
Country Success Case Studies: Lessons from Rwanda, Ethiopia and Kenya.
In 2018 Rwanda
will add to its record of 23 years of economic growth without interruption at an
annual average rate of 9.3%. The ease of doing business
in Kenya will continue to improve, helping the country add to the 49 places it has
gained in the World Bank Ratings since 2014, in moving from 129th place to 80th
place. And Ethiopia’s
location gives it strategic dominance as a jump-off point in the Horn of
Africa, with Ethiopian Airlines connecting to 58 destinations in Africa, and more than 100 cities in five continents globally.
Speakers confirmed to date:
Sylvia Chahonyo (opening keynote address), head, relationship management, Africa; general manager, South Africa, Moody's Investors Service;
Norman Moyo, group executive Econet;
Herman Kojo Chinery-Hesse, chairman, SOFTtribe;
Professor Adrian Saville, director, Centre for African Management and Markets (CAMM), GIBS;
Ronak Gopaldas, director, Signal Risk;
Liepollo Lebohang Pheko, senior research fellow, Trade Collective Think Tank and managing director, Four Rivers Analysts;
Dianna Games, chief executive, Africa @ work, executive
director, South Africa-Nigeria Chamber of Commerce;
John Ashbourne, senior emerging markets capitalist, Capital Economics;
Jesmane Boggenpoel, director, African Women Chartered
Accountants Investment Holdings and former head of business engagement Africa for WEF;
Schalk Barnard, business development leader Africa, EY;
Lyndsey Duff, country manager, what3words;
Africa analyst, Rand Merchant Bank;
Raymond De Villiers, keynote speaker &
The Future of
Money and Digital Disruption
Dexter Mahachi, African research specialist;
Andrew Schultz, frontier markets, Investec Africa Securities; and
Kobus van der Wath (closing address), founder, & Axis Group International and managing director, The Beijing Axis.
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Discount rate: Receive a 20% discount with group bookings of five or more.