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Fri,19Sep2014

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The Africa-America Institute's 30th Annual Awards Gala

Date: 22 September 2014
Venue: Gotham Hall
Location: New York City, USA

altAAI to Host 30th Annual Award Gala

During the opening week of the United Nations General Assembly, join us for a spectacular evening to celebrate African achievement at The Africa-America Institute’s 30th Annual Awards Gala on Monday, September 22 at Gotham Hall in New York City.

Hosted by CNN International anchor Isha Sesay, this year’s Awards Gala will honor extraordinary individuals and corporations who have made remarkable contributions to socioeconomic development progress on the African continent.

This year’s honorees will include: General Electric, AAI 2014 Corporate Responsibility Award;Vivienne Yeda Apopo, Director-General of the East African Development Bank, AAI 2014 Business Leader Award ; Professor Thandika Mkandawire, Chair of African Development at the London School of Economics, AAI 2014 Distinguished Alumnus Award. (Honorees still in formation)

For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit www.aaionline.org.
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Africonomie - 3rd Africa Pensions & Sovereign Funds Investment Forum
Dates: 22 September 2014
Venue: The Landmark London Hotel
Location: London, UK

Web: http://www.apsfif.com
Contact: +44(0) 208 870 6620 | M +447815 033 375 or Email: pugbajah@afri-conomie.com

altThe 3rd Africa Pensions and Sovereign Funds Investment Forum is the most comprehensive transatlantic investment forum bringing together Africa sovereign funds, pensions, policy-makers, regulators, central bankers, investment funds and managers to discuss macroeconomic trends, risk strategies, private equity, asset allocation, real estate and infrastructure financing in Africa.

The London forum is part of an investment series that takes place in Zambia, Nigeria, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, East Africa – Kenya, London, Dubai and New York. It places emphasis on helping capital owners and other investment professionals enhance their practical understanding of the opportunities and challenges of investing in Africa emerging markets.
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BRVM Investement Days 2014
Dates: 30 September & 1st October 2014
Venue: Hotel du Collectionneur
Location: Paris, France
Website: www.brvminvestmentdays.com

altThe “BRVM* Investment Days”, is a two-day meeting between WAEMU (West African Economic and Monetary Union) companies, investors and international companies:
• For international investors, it is a unique opportunity to get to know better the business opportunities offered by the West African market
• For WAEMU Market, it is the opportunity to introduce their companies to renowned investors

In parallel, one-to-one meetings will be held during the event in a BtoB space and "Market Place" to enable guests to share around joint projects and new investment opportunities.
For more enquiries contact: contact@brvminvestmentdays.com
*BRVM, the Regional Stock Exchange is an electronic stock exchange for 8 West Africa countries: Benin, Burkina Faso, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Mali, Niger, Senegal and Togo.
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Africa Global Business Forum 2014
Dates: October 1 -2, 2014, 
Venue: Atlantis The Palm
Location: Dubai
www.africaglobalbusinessforum.com

altHeld under the patronage of HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, the second Africa Global Business Forum will highlight Dubai’s role as an international gateway to Africa.

The objective of AGBF is to encourage international revenue flows into Africa by engaging leading decision-makers on the global investment scene. An exclusive by-invitation-only event, attendees will have access to high-level decision makers including African Heads of State, Ministers, prominent CEOs operating globally, heads of private banks, sovereign wealth funds and private equity firms.

AGBF promises lively debate, a clear business-relevant focus and a high degree of interaction. The Forum has been designed to ensure ample opportunity for one-to-one meetings and networking, alongside thought-provoking discussions over two days of plenary sessions.

Confirmed African Heads of State include: Presidents of Rwanda, Ghana, Mozambique, Senegal and Ethiopia.
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The IMF and World Bank 2014 Annual Meetings
dates: 7-12 October 2014
Location: Washington D.C, USA

altThe IMF and World Bank 2014 Annual Meetings will have an exciting series of seminars.
Topics include:
• the challenges of job-rich and inclusive growth
• progress towards ending poverty and boosting shared prosperity
• the role of the public investment
• resilient approaches for achieving food security
• ethics and finance and how to regain trust in the financial system
• infrastructure for investment for growth
• a reform agenda for Europe’s leaders
• inclusive urbanization
These seminars bring together thought leaders and policy experts to discuss and debate issues that impact the international economy and global development.
We would like to hear your views, so join us on
Twitter #WBLive and #188together.
For more information visit
http://www.fundbankmeetings.org

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The 3rd East Africa Oil and Gas Summit and Exhibition
Date: 15 – 17 October 2013
Venue: KICC
Location: Nairobi, Kenya
Website: www.eaogs.com

altThe 3rd East Africa Oil and Gas Summit (EAOGS) will build on the success of the 2013 Summit which welcomed over 350 delegates from 200 regional and international companies and 30 different countries.
In 2014 this prestigious, government-led summit has been expanded to include a larger exhibition to meet the demand for stands. EAOGS 2014 will once again provide a platform for East African ministries and the National Oil companies to engage with international and local investors to examine the vast opportunities across East Africa.
For More enquiries contact 
Rosie Topp
 rtopp@gep-events.com
Direct Line: + 44 20 3488 1193
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The Global African Investment Summit
Dates: 20-21 October 2014
Venue: Savoy Hotel
Location: London, UK

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The Global African Investment Summit taking place on 20 to 21 October at the Savoy Hotel , London is a unique opportunity to discover more about guaranteed major projects seeking financing across high-growth markets in Africa.
Four African governments – Republic of Ghana, Republic of Rwanda, Republic of Uganda, and United Republic of Tanzania – will participate at the highest level, led by their Heads of State and supported by ministerial delegations.
Discussions will centre around key international transactions and business partnerships, access to finance, and flagship bankable projects in Natural Resources, Agribusiness, Power and Critical Infrastructure.
Don’t miss the opportunity to discuss large scale bankable projects and investment opportunities with the industry’s key players by registering today at www.tgais.com
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Spintelligent: iPAD DRC Mining & Infrastructure Indaba
Dates
: 21-23 October 2014
Location: Kinshasa, DRC

altiPAD DRC Mining & Infrastructure Indaba is an annual mining event for the DRC focusing on creating an enabling environment to boost the industrialisation of the mining sector. Investors need to establish close relationships with Central Government plus have a keen understanding of the legal and regulatory frameworks governing the mining sector. Mining companies need to comprehend the business climate, fiscal policies and tax regimes that will impact their daily business. In such a complex environment, access to intelligence and key contacts to enable sound business decisions and minimize risk is critical. iPAD DRC in Kinshasa brings policy-makers together with a view to resolving issues pertinent to doing better business in mining in the DRC. 2014 marks the 10th edition of iPAD DRC Mining & Infrastructure Indaba!
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Agribusiness Forum 2014
dates: 26 - 29 October 2014
Venue: Grand Hotel
Location: Kinshasa, DRC

altThe AgriBusiness Forum is an annual event attracting 400 and more experts and decision makers including private entities, financiers, donors, multinationals, researchers, governments, int’l organisations, NGOs and consultants from around the world. This is an international platform created to strengthen the Agri-Food sector in Africa, by encouraging partnerships, exchanging best practices and attracting investment. Annually taking place in an African business hub, each edition of the forum revolves around a core theme that tackles the challenges and opportunities in the Agri-Food sector in Africa. One of the AgriBusiness Forum features is the Project Incubator Award, which is an EMRC initiative launched in 2008 to encourage innovation and entrepreneurship in Africa among SMEs. A call is sent for entrepreneurs to put forward their projects. Finalists present their business projects in front of the audience and the winner wins a cash prize sponsored by the Rabobank Foundation.

For more information: www.emrc.be – info@emrc.be – Tel: +32.2.626.1515
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Spintelligent: iPAD The Katanga Mining Week
Dates: 28-30 October 2014
Location: Lubumbashi, DRC

altThe Katanga Mining Week is the think-tank for the copper and cobalt sector in the DRC. Since Katanga is the industrial heartbeat of the DRC, Katanga Mining Week unites provincial government, Gecamines and all their JV partners in the copper/cobalt space, solutions providers and suppliers as well as the power utility, SNEL under one roof to examine strategies for effective production and development in the province. Katanga Mining Week also brings special focus transport and logistics. The supply chain is affected by various obstacles like poor road and rail networks, badly managed border posts, security issues of goods in transit, taxes and duties. Katanga Mining Week also offers a unique technical component, providing focused workshops targeted to copper and cobalt mining and processing.

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Powering Africa: the Finance Options
Dates: 30-31st October 2014
Location: Cape Town, South Africa

altThe 8th Annual Powering Africa Finance Options Meeting is an executive briefing designed for CEOs and senior-level directors active in the energy, finance and consulting sectors and involved in the financing of projects across Africa. The meeting will get to the heart of the issues and opportunities surrounding project finance, allowing participants to directly engage with key decision-makers over the course of the concentrated 2 day retreat. A closed debate under Chatham House rule provides the perfect setting for dynamic and uninhibited discussions which provide a comprehensive overview of the policies and reforms currently influencing investment into Africa’s power sector in 2014.

For more details or to be added to our mailing list, please contact Amy.Offord@EnergyNet.co.uk quoting the code PAFO- TAR
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Global Pacific & Partners: 21st Africa Oil Week 2014
Date: 3-7 November 2014
Venue: Cape Town International Convention Centre
Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Discount: 15% off until June 29th 2014

Website: http://www.petro21.com/events/?id=873

altContact Details:
Babette van Gessel: babette@glopac-partners.com tel: +31 703246154
Amanda Wellbeloved:amanda@glopac-partners.com tel: + 27 11 8807052
Sonika Greyvenstein:sonika@glopac-partners.com tel: + 27 11 8807052

The 21st Africa Oil Week/Africa Upstream 2014 in Cape Town is the world’s longest-standing and leading world-class meeting on Africa’s hydrocarbons for corporate deal-making, with Government Presentations and Roadshows and providing the highest levels of top-quality senior-level networking across the oil/gas-LNG and energy industry in and on Africa, designed to build the Continent’s economic future.
Over 1,600 Delegates from Six Continents attended in 2014 with over 100 Presentations made during the Week, and over 140 Exhibitors, plus with numerous Ministers, Government Delegations in attendance and many State Firms, National Oil Companies and Officials on the Speaker Program, plus with special Corporate Showcase break-away sessions and a suite of PetroAfricanus Insiders Panels to enhance exposure, provide insights on technologies, key industry themes and offer discussion Panels for interface between the worldwide industry and Governments/Stakeholders.

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Informa: AfricaCom
Dates: 11-13 November 2014
Venue: CTICC Cape Town
Location: South Africa
Visit the website: www.comworldseries.com/africa

altTransforming Africa’s Digital Economy

AfricaCom, Africa's premier communications congress and exhibition returns to Cape Town on 11-13 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+ business supremos and digital gurus, representing the entire communications ecosystem across Africa and beyond.
Discover a record-breaking 375+ exhibitors showcasing their solutions and services, plus a host of new features from the Africa Com Village, Google Big Data & Cloud Developer Zone, Entrepreneur Incubator Hub to the highly-popular Africa Com Masterclass Theatre!
Africa Com is your essential destination for networking, learning and business development - no other emerging market communications event compares.
Secure your conference pass or FREE exhibition ticket here: http://bit.ly/AfricaCom2014

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West African Power Industry Convention (WAPIC)
Dates: 18-19 November 2014 
Venue: Eko Hotel & Suites
Location: Lagos, Nigeria
Pre-conference: 17 November 2014 
http://www.wapicforum.com

This year also co-locating - Metering Billing/CRM West Africa
URL: http://www.meteringwestafrica.com/

altWAPIC brings together senior decision makers from utilities, governments, large power users, IPPs, consultants, contractors and regulators to source the latest solutions and technologies to meet the needs of their organisations.
This year we are co-locating Metering, Billing/CRM West Africa: the ONLY metering focused regional conference and exhibition for electricity distribution utilities.
Conference:
The 2 day conference will update you on the power sector reforms plus presentations and panel discussions addressing electricity power generation, transmission and distribution issues. Discover new opportunities in the sectors and get insight on planned cross-border co-operations.
Exhibition:
With a comprehensive display of 90 exhibitors, free to attend on-the-floor workshops and networking opportunities, the WAPIC exhibition is your number one opportunity in West Africa to gain valuable insight into new market developments, select suppliers and save months on due diligence.
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Powering Africa: Ethiopia
dates: 20-21st November 2014
Location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

altThe third annual Powering Africa: Ethiopia meeting  (www.poweringafrica-ethiopia.com) will take place on the 20-21st November in Addis. This two-day meeting will connect Ethiopia’s government and energy ministries with international power-infrastructure developers and financiers seeking new investment opportunities within the region.

Ethiopia is leading the way for a green economy with plentiful renewable energy resources and live power projects underway. Powering Africa: Ethiopia shines the light on this exciting region, bringing together senior level executives in the energy sector to meet the demands of generation capacity and economic development. With exclusive case studies, lively discussions and networking, join in with East Africa’s key stakeholders to explore the emerging markets in this region.
For more information please contact amy.offord@energynet.co.uk or call +44 (0)20 7384 8068

For more details or to be added to our mailing list, please contact amy.offord@energynet.co.uk quoting the code PAE-TAR

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Future of Banking in Africa 2014
Dates: November 26th
Venue: Michelangelo Hotel, Sandton,
Location: South Africa

altAfrican countries south of the Sahara are poised to enjoy a surge in growth in their banking systems during this decade.
With a return on equity of 20-30% roughly double that of banks in developed markets—it is no surprise.
Join 150+ pan-African and international banking leaders.
Our speakers include:
• Nhlanhla Nene , Minister of Finance, South Africa
• Claver Gatete, Minister of Finance, Rwanda
• Phillips Oduoza, Group Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, United Bank for Africa
• Mohamed El Kettani, Chief Executive Officer, Attijariwafa Bank
• Richard Gush, Chief Executive Officer South Africa, Bank of America
• Laidi El Wardi, Chief Executive for retail and MDM, Groupe BCP
• Chidi Okpala, Director & Chief Executive, Airtel Money, Africa, Bharti Airtel
• Andrew Dell, Chief Executive Officer , HSBC Africa
Register at www.futureofbankingafrica.com quoting AR/DC to receive a 15% discount.
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Mozambique Gas Summit
Dates: 2 - 5 December 2014
Location: Maputo, Mozambique
Where International Investors Meet the Mozambican Gas Industry

altMozambique Gas Summit will once again be the pivotal meeting place for leading Mozambican oil & gas decision makers to engage with international, regional and local investors and showcase the abundant opportunities available in the country. Organised in partnership with ENH, with full endorsement from the Ministry of Mineral Resources, and support from the Ministry of Energy , CMH, INP and Petromoc, Mozambique Gas Summit is a must attend forum for all stakeholders in Mozambique’s energy industry
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Offshore West Africa
Conference & Exhibition
Dates: 20-22 January 2015
Venue: The Eko Hotel & Suites
Location: Lagos, Nigeria
www.offshorewestafrica.com

altOffshore West Africa conference and exhibition will yet again provide a platform for technology exchange and new business development. Offshore West Africa is the region’s premier technical forum focused exclusively on West Africa’s offshore Oil and Gas market.
Providing an exclusive source of information for over 18 years, Offshore West Africa 2015 will showcase the most innovative technologies and ground-breaking solutions within the deepwater exploration and production industry. Combining both a high-quality conference and rich exhibition of services and equipment, Offshore West Africa offers a unique insight into this exciting and progressive marketplace.

Offshore West Africa is a unique annual forum for the industry, with both a world class conference combined with the exhibition showcasing the latest technological developments. This truly West African event attracts senior decision makers, enabling you to make crucial contacts within the industry.
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eCommerce Africa Confex
Dates: 3-4 February 2015
Venue: CTICC
Location: Cape Town, South Africa
www.ecommerce-africa.com

altThe eCommerce Africa Confex is a topical blend of compelling conference sessions combined with an exhibition showcase. All sessions will be led by some of today’s key individuals who are shaping the eCommerce landscape in Africa.

Retailers are preparing themselves to serve this new generation of consumer, breaking down barriers and demonstrating their agility in this new era. To benefit from these changes, companies are obliged to open up for social and mobile trends as well as multi-channel concepts, same-day delivery and new technologies.

Join us as 50 industry leaders impart their knowledge and success in insightful keynotes and panel discussions. The exhibition will host those vendors that shape and build the eCommerce industry by delivering the latest technology that is needed to establish an effective online strategy that ensures success. To sign up as a delegate, sponsor or exhibitor please contact Marcia van Jaarsveld at marcia@kineticevents.net or visit the website: www.ecommerce-africa.com
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CIBEX East Africa
dates: 26-28 February 2015
Venue: KICC
Location: Nairobi, Kenya

altCIBEX East Africa, the international trade show for the construction, building, infrastructure and energy industry within East and Central Africa, will take place from 26th to 28th February 2015 in the KICC, Nairobi, Kenya. About 100 exhibitors will meet with around 3.000 professional trade visitors to work and talk about partnership.
The show is supported by national and international partners e.g. East African Community, Kenyan Government, Kenyan Federation of Master builders, National Construction Authority, German Chamber of Commerce (Nairobi) and many more. The German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy reconfirmed an official pavilion. Other European governments have shown interest for national pavilions.
With a high level conference and a professional matchmaking, the show works on an important know-how transfer and real B2B meetings between exhibitors and partners from governments, institutions, organizations and private enterprises to make a significant step into the East African market.
Join CIBEX and build up your contacts in this future market - www.cibexeastafrica.com.
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WCA Executive Investment Summit & CEO Forum 2014
dates: 17-19 March 2015
Venue: Intercontinental Lagos
Location: Lagos, Nigeria

alt“AFRICA INVESTORS & EXECUTIVE GAME-CHANGERS: CLOSING in 2015"
80+ of Africa’s leading Investor and Executive Game-Changer speakers and hosts confirmed!

Register using code “TAR” for 20% discount 
www.wcaexecsummit2014.eventbrite.co.uk 
 cochair_summit2014@whartonclubofafrica.com

2013 Summit phenomenal success described as “inspiring”, “truly epic”, “one of the best Africa executive investment summits ever attended”; 350+ from 30 countries, 70% C-Level Executives, 85% seasoned Investors; solid feedback on 2014 strategic partnerships and investments closed! 
Unique high-value Pan-African “801” executive summit for seasoned Executives & Investors
Keynotes by African Region & Middle East; Major Africa and International investors: family offices, SWF, private equity, institutional, strategics
35% OF SUMMIT – CEO Forum, Targeted Deal-Making & Strategic Connections
Venture Capital Competition | Africa Business Leadership Awards | Executive Development & Leadership
PARTNERS: The Africa Report, Wall Street Journal, CCTV, Nation Media, AfrAsia Bank, Investment-One, Amara Suites, Private Equity Africa, YPO-WPO, Africa Investor, Africa Assets, Qatar Airways / One World …
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Terrapinn: Power & Electricity
Dates: 24 – 25th March 2015
Venue: Sandton Convention Center
Location:Johannesburg, South Africa

altAfrica’s power sector is booming!
Right now, the attention is on building power generation capacity, upgrading infrastructure, increasing energy efficiency, facilitating investment, raising funding and exploring alternative energy sources.
Utilities must deliver more reliable services, invest in new technologies, and streamline operational process.
And they are urgently looking to identify and evaluate solutions to meet these goals.
Power and Electricity World Africa is the leading marketplace and ideas exchange for African power producers, large energy users and governments hungry for innovative solutions.
For more information, please visit: www.terrapinn.com/powerafrica or contact Wayne Harris on +27 (0) 11 516 4055 or email Wayne at wayne.harris@terrapinn.com.

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