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Dates: 15-18 September 2015
Venue: Johannesburg Expo Centre
Location: Johannesburg, South Africa

alt BAUMA CONEXPO AFRICA, International Trade Fair for Construction Machinery, Building Material Machines, Mining Machines and Construction Vehicles takes place between September 15 and 18, 2015, in the Johannesburg Expo Centre (JEC) for the second time. The premiere of bauma Africa in September 2013 attracted 754 exhibitors from 38 countries and 14,700 visitors from over 100 countries.

The Uganda International Oil and Gas Summit
Dates: 16-17 September 2015
Location: Kampala, Uganda

altThe Uganda International Oil and Gas Summit (UIOGS) is a prestigious government led conference which will provide a platform to discuss the development and best practice of Uganda’s already thriving oil and gas industry.

UIOGS takes place on 16 – 17 September 2015 in Kampla. UIOGS will provide a platform for the government and State Companies to engage with international and local investors, ensuring all participants have key opportunities to share knowledge, explore current challenges and examine the most prominent investment opportunities in Uganda and throughout the region.
Dates: 22 – 23rd September 2015
Venue: Lagos Oriental Hotel, Victoria Island
Location: Lagos, Nigeria

altNow in its 6th year, NigeriaCom connects ministry and NCC figures with leading network operators, ISPs, digital giants, heads of enterprise ICT, handset manufacturers and business ready start-ups who are driving the new wave of online content.
The event comprises of a comprehensive two day agenda, packed with 40+ industry leading speakers and an exhibition showcasing the latest technology innovations.
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The Africa Hotel Investment Forum (AHIF)
Dates: 30 September - 1 October 2015
Location: Addis Ababa

altThe Africa Hotel Investment Forum (AHIF) is the continent’s leading hotel investment conference. It brings together over 500 top-level hotel investors, operators, developers, and advisors from over 40 countries, including government ministers from African
nations. This premier event is THE event to network and discuss the latest developments, trends and opportunities available in this emerging market.
ECOWAS Mining & Petroleum Forum
Dates: 6-8 October 2015
Location: Accra, Ghana
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Contact name Joseph Ashade
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altThe ECOWAS Commission, the Government of the Republic of Ghana and AME Trade Ltd are delighted to invite you to take part in the first ECOWAS Mining & Petroleum Forum and Exhibition (ECOMOF 2015).
This regional mining and petroleum forum and exhibition will gather the highest ranking government delegations from the fifteen ECOWAS West African Member States: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Cote d’Ivoire, The Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone and Togo. The event will feature the key public and private sector decision makers in the West African mining and petroleum industries.
“ECOMOF is the only event that will gather all of West Africa’s decision makers in one place and at one time.”
ECOMOF 2015 will include:
• Pre-conference training and interactive workshops
• Conference with plenary and parallel sessions, roundtables and country presentations
• A co-located trade exhibition
• A packed social and networking programme
• Post-event industry/socio-cultural tours
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iPAD Indaba DRC Mining & Infrastructure
Dates: 15 - 16 October 2015
Location: Kinshasa, DRC

altiPAD Indaba DRC Mining & Infrastructure is the only international event in the DRC bringing together local and international investors, the government and suppliers in the same objective: to stimulate the mining industry in the DRC.

Thanks to 10 successful editions, iPAD DRC has become the one forum for any individual or company wishing to establish themselves in the DRC, or to increase their promising operations.

The mining sector is changing and is subject to new geopolitical dynamics that could change the approach of investors and mining operators in their management.

According to the Oxford Policy Management Group, the DRC, 3rd largest country on the continent, could see a transformation of its socio-economic environment, when it achieves "Africa Mining Vision".

Highlights of iPAD DRC 2015
• Two day mining investors’ conference
• Mining industry showcase
• DRC Mining Industry Awards: 15 October 2015
• CEO Roundtables
• B2B Meetings
Who should attend?
• C-level directors and mining operators (gold, cobalt, copper, diamonds, 3T)
• Senior representatives from public institutions and ministries
• Partners and associates (banks, consulting firms, legal firms)
• Investment funds and private capital managers
• Business development managers
• Managers and national representatives, service providers and technologies
• Heads of NGOs


22nd Africa Oil Week 
Dates: 26 - 30 October 2015
Venue: Capetown International Convention Center
Location: Cape Town, South Africa

altOnce again, but including this year’s 13th Africa Independents Forum 2015, our 17th Scramble for Africa: Strategy Briefing, and our four-day 22nd Africa Upstream 2015 format, we welcome our blue-chip suite of world-class sponsors, an unrivalled spectrum of top-line speakers, a globally-diversified mix of senior-level government and corporate delegates, plus a much larger dedicated industry.
The 22nd Africa Oil Week 2015 will include:
• 22nd Africa Upstream Plenary Sessions, with 100 Speakers
• Inaugural Africa Oil & Energy Finance Forum
• The 19th Annual “Big Five” Board Awards
• 3rd Annual Africa Oil Legend Induction
• Dinners, Breakfasts, Luncheons: and Networking Receptions
• Government Showcases & Roadshows
• Africa Local Content Forum
• Africa Exploration Technologies Forum
• Africa Hydrocarbon Arguments: Analysts & Thinkers
• The Young Professionals In Oil, Gas & Energy - Africa
• 22nd Africa Oil Week Icebreaker (at Waterfront Aquarium)
• Traditional Braai-BBQ (Grand Africa Beach Cafe)
• The Global Women Petroleum & Energy Club Luncheon (With Guest Speaker)
• The 71st PetroAfricanus Dinner In Africa (With Guest Speaker & Awards)
• Celebration: 20th Anniversary of the African Institute of Petroleum
• Safari Park Exhibition – with 150 Exhibitions (Governments & Companies)
• Africa Crude Continent: The TV/Film Documentary
• Africa Upstream Reception (Waterfront)
2nd Africa Investment Forum 2015
Dates: 27-29 October 2015
Venue: African Union Conference Center
Location: Addis Abeba, Ethiopia

altSecond AFRICA INVESTMENT FORUM 2015 which is Africa´s main Business to Government (B2G) event is taking place in the premises of the African Union (Addis Abeba) from 27th until 29th October 2015. AFRICA INVESTMENT FORUM`s main goal is to promote sustainable growth across the continent, and at the same time help companies in industrialized countries benefit from and contribute to this growth. The event is Africa´s leading B2G and B2B exhibition incl. high profile conference addressing important African economic, business and investment issues. This year´s conference topics are Agriculture / Food, Investment, Trade, Infrastructure, Industrialisation, Education, Textile and Women Empowerment. High supporters are the AU Economic Commission and the Ethiopian Government. The organizers expect between 600 and 800 international government groups, investors, SME´s and professional participants from over 50 countries. USE the chance to meet with your counterpart or potential partner on a high level. Register now for a booth or participation: or send an email to .

The Economist - Ethiopia Summit
Dates:28-29 October 2015
Location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

altThe Economist Events will gather senior policy makers and business leaders at #EthiopiaSummit on October 28th-29th 2015 in Addis. Join the discussion>>

With the general elections firmly behind and the incumbent pressing on with Ethiopia's economic advances, The Economist Events’ Ethiopia Summit will take place at an optimum time on October 28th and 29th in Addis.
By bringing together the country’s leading policy makers and business leaders with international executives active or interested in expanding in Ethiopia, opportunities will be explored and challenges tackled.
Join the discussion>> Quote AR/DC when booking online and receive a 15% discount.
Dates: 17 – 19 November 2015
Venue: CTICC Cape Town
Location: Cape Town, South Africa
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Transforming Africa’s Digital Economy

altAfricaCom, Africa's premier communications congress and exhibition returns to Cape Town on 17-19 November for its biggest and best year yet.
This year’s conference programme will cover a host of new topics affecting companies in Africa’s digital market. Experience strategic content from 300+ of the biggest-hitting speakers in the digital world in Africa and beyond.
Discover a record 375+ of the world’s most innovative, forward-thinking telecom brands to showcase their solutions and services, Africa Com is your essential destination for networking, learning and business development - no other emerging market communications event compares.
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ICB 2015 Forum - Invest in Congo Brazzaville 
Dates: 19-21 November 2015
Venue: Palais des Congrès 
Location: Brazzaville, Congo

altIndustrialisation, diversification and modernisation are the watchwords of the Congo’s growth dynamic. They are also at the heart of the ICB 2015 Forum – Invest in Congo Brazzaville, which will be held from 19 to 21 November 2015 at the Palais des Congrès in Brazzaville, under the high patronage of His Excellency Denis Sassou N’Guesso, President of the Republic of the Congo.

The ICB 2015 Forum is being held as part of the Congo's economic diversification strategy. Launched in the framework of the 2012-2016 National Development Plan, this strategy has been focusing on the implementation of significant infrastructure projects and a number of reforms aimed at improving the business environment. These achievements, essential for building a stronger economic environment conducive to developing the private sector, now make it possible to organise this first ever event promoting investments opportunities in the Congo.

A true platform for growth and opportunities, the ICB 2015 Forum will offer three days of high-level conferences and discussions with key players in the Congolese economy. Over 800 leading participants, exhibitors, expert speakers, investors and decision-makers from Africa and the entire world will come to Brazzaville to discover the country's economic potential as well as a multitude of investment opportunities in all activity sectors.

Global African Investment Summit 2015
Dates: 1-2 December 2015
Venue: Central Hall Westminster
Location: London, UK

altThe Global African Investment Summit is a leading international investment summit, bringing high-level African government and investors to London to discuss investment opportunities into Africa. African Presidents, alongside Ministers and senior Government representatives, will be in attendance, to meet with over 750 global investors and project developers, to discuss active and bankable projects in African with the sole purpose of transaction.

This year’s two-day programme agenda will address ‘Transforming African Economies for Global Competitiveness’, covering the Natural Resources, Infrastructure and Power Sectors. New for 2015, sees the addition of dedicated sessions on Infrastructure, Real Estate and FMCG, a case study stream, and roundtable discussions addressing over 150 bankable projects.

6th African Petroleum Congress and Exhibition
Dates: 15-17 March 2016
Location: Abuja, Federal Republic of Nigeria
Contact name: James Shindi 

altCAPE VI, 6th African Petroleum Congress and Exhibition will take place from 15-17 March 2016 in Abuja – Federal Republic of Nigeria. The event will feature a three day conference, and associated trade exhibition.
The event will be organised by the African Petroleum Producers Association (APPA), the Ministry of Petroleum Resources, Nigeria and AME Trade Ltd, UK.
CAPE VI will include delegations of the highest rank, from the eighteen petroleum producing members of APPA namely: Algeria, Angola, Benin, Cameroon, Congo, Congo DRC, Cote D’Ivoire, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Ghana, Libya, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, South Africa, Sudan and Tchad.
CAPE VI: An established event with a guaranteed attendance of the highest level
CAPE VI will be organised at the same time as the 33rd Ordinary Session of the APPA Council of Ministers meeting which is attended by the Ministers of APPA member countries. The event will also be organised concurrently with the Forum of Chief Executive Officers of African National Oil Companies.
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5th Mozambique Mining, Oil & Gas and Energy Conference and Exhibition
Dates: 27-28 April 2016
Venue: Joaquim Chissano International Conference Centre
Location: Maputo, Mozambique
 Contact name: Sergio Silva
Contact email:

altMMEC, 5th Mozambique Mining, Oil & Gas and Energy Conference and Exhibition will take place from 27-28 April 2016 in Maputo – Mozambique. The event will feature a two day conference, and associated trade exhibition.
The event will be organised by the AGMM (Mozambique’s Mining Geological Association and AME Trade Ltd.
Being the main event of reference in the mining and energy sector in Mozambique since its inception (2008), MMEC has demonstrated on a biannual basis to set the milestones of the industry’s development in the country.
Having representation of more than 32 countries amongst its delegates and the participation of 57 speakers, the Mozambique Mining, Oil & Gas and Energy Conference has been described by previous attendees as “the best opportunity to network and understand Mozambique’s growth potential”.
MMEC’s programme will provide unparalleled content on latest updates on the Mining, Oil & Gas and Energy sectors reinforcing Mozambique’s status as one of the “frontier economies” in Africa. Case studies from neighboring emerging countries will be shared to create interesting debates and consider points of comparison.
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