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Thu,24Apr2014

Events

Oxford Africa Conference: 1994-2014: 20 years of South African Democracy

Dates: 24-26th April 2014
Venue: University of Oxford
Location: Oxford, UK

alt1994-2014: 20 years of South African Democracy: St Antony’s College and the African Studies Centre (ASC) at the University of Oxford are hosting a conference on 20 Years of South African Democracy.

On the evening of the 24th April there will be a performance of Matthew Hahn’s The Robben Island Bible, with a post-performance reception sponsored by Brand South Africa. On the 25th and 26th, there will be over 30 Academic Panels covering a wide range of themes. A Keynote Address by Deputy President of South Africa, Kgalema Motlanthe, is also scheduled, as well as a Plenary Session involving Professor Adam Habib, Tony Leon, Justice Kate O'Regan and Professor Xolela Mangcu. A number of new books will be launched at the Conference also.

Online registration:http://www.oxforduniversitystores.co.uk/browse/extra_info.asp?compid=1&modid=2&deptid=258&catid=96&prodid=230
Conference Updates at http://www.africanstudies.ox.ac.uk/1994-2014-20-years-south-african-democracy
Queries should be sent toJason.robinson@sant.ox.ac.uk

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Global Pacific & Partners: 5th Eastern Africa Oil, Gas-LNG & Energy Conference
Date: 28 - 30 April 2014
Location: Nairobi, Kenya
Venue: InterContinental Hotel
Discount: 10% off until 28 February 2014

Website: http://www.petro21.com/events/?id=851

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

5th Eastern Africa Oil, Gas-LNG & Energy Conference: The 5th Eastern Africa Oil, Gas-LNG & Energy Conference 2014 provides unrivalled new insight into the upstream opportunities, open acreage, bid rounds, new ventures, oil/gas investments, key upstream players, and corporate/government strategies in this vast region of fifteen countries covering onshore and offshore potential, from Eritrea to South Africa, including across the Mascerene islands.

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Spintelligent: African Utility Week
dates: 13-14 May 2014
Location: Cape Town, South Africa

altSpintelligent: African Utility Week: The 14th annual African Utility Week boasts a world class conference combined with the largest showcase of technology machinery & solutions for the power and water sector in Africa.
This market leading exhibition is the first port of call for senior decision makers from utilities, governments, large power users, IPPs, consultants, contractors and regulators to source the latest solutions or to meet new clients and suppliers. Participating will enable you to make crucial contacts within the African power and water industry. If challenges around power generation, T&D, metering, clean technology, finance, reliability, water supply or energy efficiency are keeping you awake at night, African Utility Week will be the right place to find suitable solutions and help you optimise your organisation’s performance by providing you with the necessary skills and knowledge. After 14 years of close collaboration with the African power and water sector, African Utility Week has established itself as the number one power exhibition and conference in Africa. REGISTER NOW

 

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Africa Financial Services Investment Conference (AFSIC)
Dates: 15th and 16th May 2014
Venue: Hilton Metropole
Location: Brighton, UK

alt The second Africa Financial Services Investment Conference (AFSIC) is being held on the 15th and 16th May 2014 in the UK. The event brings together listed, and other African financial services companies with a wide range of both debt and equity investors, and other interested parties.

The inaugural Africa Financial Services Investment Conference sponsored by Barclays Africa among others was held in the UK in May 2013. Listed and Private financial services companies, including major banks and insurance companies from 17 African countries attended. The 2014 event is expected to grow into a highlight of the African financial services calendar with an ever wider range of companies and countries represented.

The conference will attract a substantial number of significant institutional investors, including development finance institutions (DFIs), asset management firms, pension funds, hedge funds, brokers and other investment specialists.

Please visit our website.

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Careers in Africa - Lisbon and London
Lisbon: 9th to 11th May 2014 
London: 16th - 18 th May 2014

altCareers in Africa - Lisbon and London For over 10 years, worldwide, Careers in Africa Recruitment Summits have set the standard in world class international recruitment, connecting the strongest candidates with work authorisation for African countries with the leading multinational and regional employers seeking them. If you are considering work in Africa, then you should consider applying. The Summits are invitation only, meaning we select only the strongest talent with a view to exceeding attending companies’ expectations. If you feel you have something to offer, and are qualified to work in Africa, we would love to see your CV, and you can apply quickly and easily via the button below.

Careers in Africa Recruitment Summits are held across Europe, Canada, the US, South America and Africa.

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Terrapinn - SatCom 2014
Dates: 20-21 May 2014
Venue: Sandton convention Centre
Location: Johannesburg, South Africa

altTerrapinn - SatCom 2014: SatCom Africa is the leading marketplace and ideas exchange for African telco’s, broadcasters, ISP’s, end users and governments hungry for innovative solutions
This is a platform for thought leaders and disruptors to showcase their solutions to Africa’s satellite, telecoms and broadcast buyer community.
The show presents a lucrative opportunity for the continent’s foremost solution providers to meet new customers. And to grow their client base in Africa.
The Exhibition
This is where the continent’s most innovative solutions are showcased for your customers to evaluate, buy and ultimately improve their business.
The Keynotes
Get inspired by listening to the masterminds of satellite and telecoms innovations. These headline makers will expose what’s new, what’s hot and what’s next in this lucrative space.

The Conferences
With practicality in mind, 2 conferences have been designed to ensure that the delegates leave with the know-how and understanding to improve their business in 2014.
Register now to attend at www.terrapinn.com/satcom

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The 11th West African International Mining & Power Exhibition in Association with WAMPOC, the 10th West African Mining & Power Conference
Dates: 28 – 30th May 2014
Venue: Accra International Conference Centre,
Location: Accra, Ghana
 
alt For 20 years WAMPEX has provided the West African mining and power industries with introductions to new suppliers, new technologies and new techniques in respect of:
 
•    Mining machinery, earth moving equipment, crushers, materials handling and all primary requirements including site management.
•    Minerals processing
•    Engineering and project management
•    Electrical engineering, transmission, distribution and reticulation
•    Environmental safeguards
•    Health and Safety requirements
•    Related services, consumables and spares

For more information, please visit our website

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eLearning Africa 2014: Opening Frontiers to the future
Dates: 28-30 May 2014
Venue: Speke Resort and Conference Centre Ltd, Munyonyo, 
Location: Kampala, Uganda
www.elearning-africa.com

alteLearning Africa is the Continent’s largest gathering of high-level policy makers, decision makers and practitioners from education, business and government. The key networking event for developing eLearning capacities on the Continent, eLearning Africa 2014 will take place from 28th to 30th May in Kampala, Uganda. Serving as a pan-African platform, eLearning Africa is a must for those who want to develop multinational and cross-industry contacts and partnerships, as well as enhance their knowledge, expertise and abilities. eLearning Africa takes place in a different African country each year, and the conference languages are English and French. At the 2013 event, 1480 teachers, educators, trainers and ICT professionals from 65 countries convened in Windhoek, Namibia.
Press contact:Andrea.ricciarelli@icwe.net
Social media:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/17387268602/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/eLAconference
LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=2078853&trk=hb_side_g

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International Monetary Fund: Africa Rising
Dates: 29 May - 30 May 2014
Location: Maputo - Mozambique

altAfrica Rising: The Government of Mozambique and the IMF will convene a high-level conference in 2014 to take stock of Africa’s economic performance, its increased resilience to shocks, and the key ongoing economic policy challenges. The Africa Rising conference will be held May 29-30, in Maputo. The event is a follow up to the 2009 Tanzania Conference, which galvanized international support for Africa after the 2008 financial crisis. However, the benefits of growth have not always been shared. Job creation has been slow and poverty rates remain high. Many countries are joining the ranks of natural resource producers, bringing tremendous opportunity--but also many risks. Domestic financial markets remain shallow, and access to credit is remote.

The conference will bring together policymakers from Africa and beyond, the private sector, civil society and academics, in a forum where leaders will be able to share their ideas—and perhaps lay the foundation for strong and sustainable growth.

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EMRC - Africa Finance & Investment Forum (AFIF) 2014
Financing Business Opportunities
Dates: AFIF 2014: 4-5 June | Pre-conference training: 2-3 June
Location: Cologne, Germany

altEMRC - Africa Finance & Investment Forum (AFIF) 2014Join EMRC’s annual international gathering of investors, business partners, financial institutions, and experts linked to Africa. Join DEG, ITC, IFC, Shell Foundation, Deutsche Bank and many others from the four corners of the world and grow your business partnership. A Pre-conference training on Sources of Funding/ Pitching & Presenting a Business Plan will also take place. Join us in Cologne!

More information : www.emrc.be | +32.2.626.15.15 | info@emrc.be

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Energynet - Africa Energy Forum 2014
Dates: 18-20th June 2014
Location: Istanbul, Turkey

altEnergynet - Africa Energy Forum 2014: The 16th Africa Energy Forum (AEF) will take place from 18-20th June 2014 in Istanbul. AEF is the international marketplace where governments and power utilities of Africa unite with the energy industry to focus on delivering power infrastructure projects in Africa. All the players in the industry are in the same place at the same time.
970 participants from 54 countries attended the 2013 Forum hosted in Barcelona, including African ministers from Botswana, Libya, Mozambique, Namibia and Sierra Leone. AEF has tripled in size since it was last held in Barcelona in 2005, testament to the growing momentum in Africa’s power market. The attraction of Barcelona combined with evidence that power projects are getting off the ground, created an ideal environment for a stimulating, productive and enjoyable Forum. IBM noted at this year’s AEF: “With the high profile participation, AEF is an excellent vehicle to share & address energy challenges in Africa” Naji Nijjar, Energy & Utilities Industry Leader, Middle East & Africa, IBM
With massive demand for power in Africa and international investors keen to fund power projects, this is the established event that African governments and private sector attend year on year. As a result AEF has become the place to do business and meet new and prospective clients.

Website: www.energynet.co.uk
Contact: Amy Offord
Email:amy.offord@energynet.co.uk
Phone: +44 (0)20 7384 8068

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Global Real Estate Institute: Africa Gri 2014
Dates: 18 - 19 June 2014
Location: Nairobi, Kenya

altOn 18-19 June 2014 in Nairobi, Africa GRI is bringing a number of foreign real estate investors and some of the most senior Sub-Saharan developers, investors and lenders together to build strong long-term relationships around Real Estate and Infrastructure investments, as a milestone to potentiate long-term investments in the region.
The event offers a series of networking discussions, open for everyone to participate, covering office, retail, private equity, hotel, residential, secondary markets & assets. If building personal relationships matters join now and meet 150+ most senior-level key players in Africa’s real estate.
More information and how to register www.globalrealestate.org/Africa2014/Overview/mptar

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AB7 – Africa’s Biggest Food and Beverage Expo

Dates: 22 to 26 June 2014
Venue: Gallagher Convention Centre
Location: Midrand, South Africa

alt Africa’s Big Seven, a seven-shows-in-one expo, is the continent’s biggest food and beverage event and attracts thousands of trade visitors and buyers from 50 countries. Here’s what some of our exhibitors at AB7 2013 had to say:
John Mahasha of food processing company Apol Foods had show visitors from as far afield as the Middle East, Ghana and the Ivory Coast. “The AB7 expo gave us a great opportunity to meet like-minded business people.”
Mauritius-based sugar packager Craft Aid picked up almost 30 signed deals from visitors to AB7. “Exhibiting at AB7 enabled us to show off our new products to companies from Africa and Europe,” says Managing Director Gabriel Kamudu.
Ruben Camara of Hercules Foods, a processed meat distributor, negotiated almost R1-million in business with retailers from Botswana, Namibia and Zambia. “AB7 has been a huge success for us.”
Lineke van der Brugghen, Exhibition Management Services.


Tel: +27 11 783 7250. Fax: +27 11 783 7269.
E-mail:admin@exhibitionsafrica.com or visit our Website

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Africa Singapore Business Forum 2014
Dates: 27th - 28th Ausgust 2014
Location: Singapore, Singapore

altIE Singapore - Africa Singapore Business Forum 2014International Enterprise (IE) Singapore’s Africa Singapore Business Forum (ASBF) is the premier platform for fostering investment, trade and thought leadership between Asia and Africa. 
Hosted in Singapore since 2010, the forum has since brought together close to 1000 business and government leaders from 30 countries to develop opportunities and partnerships between these two dynamic regions. 
ASBF 2014 will address critical issues and identify opportunities for the strategic growth of both regions through presentations and panel discussion, as well as provide numerous networking opportunities.

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Spintelligent: iPAD DRC Oil & Gas Forum
Dates: 10-11 September 2014
Location: Kinshasa, DRC

altThe 3rd iPAD DRC Oil and Gas Forum is an exclusive meeting in Kinshasa for all stakeholders in the hydrocarbons sector. A critical opportunity to engage directly DRC policy-makers on a sector that has the potential to transform the economy of this vast and complex country.
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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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Spintelligent: iPAD The Katanga Mining Week
Dates: 28-30 October 2014
Location: Kinshasa, 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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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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