AHEAD OF THE CURVE - CAPITALIZING ON INNOVATION AND AMBITION IN AFRICA.


WHEN: 27 July 2017   |  WHERE: Chadbourne & Parke LLP  – 1301 Avenue of The Americas, NY 10019


 
 
 
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Overview

African nations are now preparing for the next phase in their growth as the continent’s economies expand, populations continue to increase and as governments become more focused on national planning and regional integration. More importantly, the challenges posed by volatile commodity prices and credit contractions continue to fade.

The private sector in Africa is positioned better than ever to drive the continent’s overall growth and improve the future prospects for citizens of Africa. Businesses and investors are now well placed to take advantage of the unique opportunities such a youthful and energetic community of nations offers.

In this context, we are organizing this conference – Ahead of the Curve: Capitalizing on Ambition and Innovation in Africa – to provide American investors and companies a better view onto these trends and opportunities in Africa.

Our goal for the conference is to help investors understand, participate in and capitalize on the investment opportunities being created by Sub-Saharan Africa’s ongoing growth. Just as important, we intend to highlight entrepreneurs and companies promoting the ongoing diversification of economies across the continent.

We are bringing together investors, subject-matter experts and representatives of U.S. federal agencies whose work supports private sector investment in Africa. In addition we will have entrepreneurs and private companies at the conference who will discuss innovative business models and unique products they are developing for the African markets.


Be Part of It

Ahead Of The Curve is an investor conference for Africa designed for long–term investors, investment practitioners and professional advisers, seeking to understand, participate in and capitalize on investment opportunities in Sub-Saharan Africa. The conference agenda will include sessions on:

  • Recent trends in principal investing around the continent
  • Tools for mitigating the risks associated with international investments
  • Funding strategies for financing private sector growth
  • U.S. public sector engagement in Africa
  • A review of the investment climate in specific national markets

For corporate and sponsorship partnership, contact Peace Natachy at pugbajah@afri-conomie.com or +44(0) 208 870 6620, and Ruthard Murphy at conference@azurestpartners.com.

Who Attends

Ahead Of The Curve brings together investors, subject-matter experts and U.S. public sector officials whose work supports private sector investment in Africa. As well as is designed for senior executives and investment professionals from:

  • Institutional Investor
  • Single and Multi-Family Office
  • High Net Worth Investor
  • Endowment / Foundation
  • Pension Fund Advisor
  • Development Finance Institution
  • Corporates and SMEs
  • Commercial Banking / Other Finance
  • Private Equity Fund / Fund of Funds

To register your participation, please complete the pre-registration form below.

 
 
Speakers

Hand-picked to lead discussions, take part in debates, interviews, and open conversations.  Join our carefully selected speakers.
 
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KEYNOTE

HANS HUMES
CEO,
Greylock Capital
 

Steven-Smith

STEVEN SMITH
Managing Director, Overseas Private Investment Corporation

STEPHANE LE BOUDER

STEPHANE LE BOUDER
Managing Director,
AFIG Funds

OMOIKE OBAWAEKI

OMOIKE OBAWAEKI
Director,
PwC

CHINONSO EMEHELU

CHINONSO EMEHELU
Director, Africa – Intl. Gov. Relation, Exxon Mobil

Liubym Gerasymenko

LIUBYM GERASYMENKO
CFO,
Symbion Energy Holdings

Chinyerugo-Ugoji

CHINYERUGO UGOJI
Partner
ǼLEX

Colin Sloand

COLIN SLOAND
Vice President,
BlackIvy Group LLC

Rick-Angiuoni

RICK ANGIUONI
Director - Africa, Africa Export Import Bank, United States

MARTIN GANDA

MARTIN GANDA
Director,
Greylock Capital
 


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