Sino-African Entrepreneurs Summit

Dates: 26-27 November 2016
Location: Marrakech, Morocco

altSino-African Entrepreneurs Summit
A New Step Forward in Sino-African Business Relations

Jointly organised by the Ministry of Commerce, Investment and the Digital Economy of the Kingdom of Morocco and by GL Events, Groupe Jeune Afrique and BOAO Business Consulting, the “Sino-African Entrepreneurs Summit” (SAES) brings together 300 key players from Chinese and African business for a unique meeting of minds on the 26th and 27th of November 2015 in Marrakech.

As the maiden international meeting of Chinese and African business leaders and financiers, SAES 2015 will be welcoming 300 top level participants for an exclusive summit over two days at a key moment in the Sino-African relations.

At the same time as the launch of the “One Belt, One Road” initiative, the very first SAES will offer an exceptional business networking and information exchange platform to participants, creating outstanding possibilities for long term economic partnerships.

Over two days at the Four Seasons Resort, participants will be able to develop their networks, reinforce cooperation and establish firm bases for durable Sino-African partnerships. A series of high-level conferences will help highlight the key elements to understanding the economic and environmental policies of the Chinese and African operational environments.

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.

2015 West Africa Energy Assembly
Dates: 1 December - 2 December 2015 
Venue: InterContinental, 
Location: Lagos, Nigeria

altA Major New International Energy Investment Forum for West Africa
On December 01-02, 2015, the Oil & Gas Council brings its acclaimed international series of Assemblies to Lagos for the inaugural West Africa Energy Assembly.
Our Value Proposition to you:
We offer you the chance to meet dozens of CEOs and top executives from around the region in one single place – whether you are looking for farm in partners, farm out partners, capital investment, financing, advisory work, business partners, or simply to learn about the opportunities in the sector and expand your business network, the West Africa Energy Assembly is designed to deliver it all.
Contact for information on sponsoring and speaking at the Assembly.

SME and Franchising Nigeria
Dates: 2-3 December 2015
Venue: Eko International Convention & Exhibition Centre
Location: Lagos, Nigeria
Event website:
Contact name: Yasmin Coutain-Springer
Contact number: +234 1 4407367

altSME and Franchising Nigeria is Africa's largest B2B platform focusing on SME's and franchising and is supported by local governmental bodies SMEDAN, NOTAP, NIFA and NASME. The 1st annual exhibition and congress provides a unique platform for Nigeria's entire SME and franchising value chain to meet under one roof.

Attracting more than 1000 local and international business professionals across the entire SME and Franchising spectrum, and featuring A-list speakers from successful entrepreneurs, to CEOs of top corporations and senior government officials.

It is the ideal channel for you to attend to expand your reach and connect with likeminded professionals to source potential partners, suppliers, customers and investors.
Offshore West Africa Conference & Exhibition
Dates: 26-28 January 2016
Venue: The Eko Hotel & Suites
Location: Lagos, Nigeria

altWe are pleased to announce that the 20th annual Offshore West Africa will return to Lagos, Nigeria on 26-28 January 2016, delivering the premier technical forum focused exclusively on West African offshore exploration and production.
Offshore 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. Register to attend as an Individual Conference Delegate, or via one of our new Group Plans. Alternatively, register to attend the Exhibition for FREE!

Emerging Africa Summit 2016
Date: 28 January 2016
Location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

altEmerging Africa 2016 is a landmark networking opportunity for top corporate players active in, across and involved in Africa.
The suimmit feature a stimulating mix of plenary sessions and a fantastic line up of distinguished speakers, including:

H.E. Paul Kagame,
H.E. Hailemariam Desalegn,
H.E. Akiniwi Adesina, President, African Development Bank
Prof. Jeffrey D. Samuels, Economist
Dr. Carlos Lopes, Executive Secretary, UNECA
Dr. James Mwangi, CEO, Equity Bank
Ashish Thakkar, Founder, MARA Group
Didier E. Meledje, President, Alpha Professional Network

The Corporate Council on Africa's 10th biennial U.S.-Africa Business Summit
Dates: 1-4 February 2015
Location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

altThe Corporate Council on Africa's 10th biennial U.S.-Africa Business Summit, hosted in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia February 1-4, 2016, will bring together business representatives and government officials, entrepreneurs and investors, decision-makers and managers, from throughout Africa, the United States and beyond, to talk about what you really need to achieve your goals, forge new partnerships, expand your business and, ultimately, make it a success.
African Mining Indaba
Dates: 8-11 February 2016
Location: Cape Town, South Africa

altInvesting in African Mining Indaba™ is the world’s premier mining investment conference, dedicated to the capitalisation and development of mining interests in Africa. Now in its 22nd year, this exclusive event attracts the largest contingency of mining corporates, official African and non/African government delegations, and the most internationally diversified assortment of investors and deal-makers – 7,000 in total – from more than 100 countries and territories.
The 2016 Investing in African Mining Indaba will take place on 8-11 February in Cape Town. Upgrades to the 2016 event include extended conference and exhibition hours, an enhanced investor programme, remodelling of the conference agenda, a new approach to the corporate mining presentations, and more specialised networking opportunities to an already robust deal-making platform.
A truly must attend event for investors, mining executives, government ministers, and other mining professionals with an interest in African mining. To learn more about Mining Indaba and early registration savings opportunities visit or send an enquiry to

West Africa GRI
Date: 17-18 February 2016
Location: Lagos, Nigeria

altWest Africa GRI is a senior gathering of investors, lenders, developers, hotels and major tenants active – and soon to be active – in West African real estate. Following the success of Africa GRI in Nairobi and Johannesburg, the GRI are delighted to bring international investors to Lagos to explore the region, network and make valuable connections.
Dates: March 7th and 8th 2016
Location: Lagos, Nigeria

altThe Nigerian president, Muhammadu Buhari has said that his administration will do all within its powers to sustain Nigeria's position as a top investment destination in Africa: industrialising Nigeria, privatisation of key sectors including non-oil sectors and creating an enabling environment for FDI.
Join 350+ of the country’s leading policymakers, local and international and business leaders to find out what progress has been made so far.
Book online - to pay by credit card – quote AR/DC to save 15%.

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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Power & Electricity World Africa 2016
Dates: 15-16 March 2016
Location: Johannesburg, South Africa

altPower and Electricity World Africa is Africa’s longest running and largest power and electricity show. For almost 20 years we have helped shape the regional energy market through knowledge sharing, educating the market and facilitating influential meetings.
As Power and Electricity World Africa enters its 19 annual year, it welcomes over 6000 attendees and hosts a mecca of solution providers spanning 3 halls and thousands of square meters. TENS OF THOUSANDS of executives and business leaders from across Africa have attended the show over the last 19 years. You should join us too! And we hope you leave here with new ideas and contacts to drive the industry forward.
Dates: March 21-22nd
Venue: Hotel Sofitel Ivoire
Location: Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire

altThe foremost international meeting for African CEOs, bankers and investors

2016 will mark the fourth edition of the AFRICA CEO FORUM. Since its inception in 2012, the AFRICA CEO FORUM has established itself as the foremost event devoted to promoting the African private sector.

Each year, the event brings together more than 800 world-class CEOs, bankers and investors, cementing its reputation as a must-attend forum for top African business leaders.

A unique platform for thought-provoking discussions, the AFRICA CEO FORUM is an excellent opportunity for you to develop your business, shape your strategy and enhance your company’s competitiveness.

- NETWORK with an unparalleled roster of top African chief executives
- MEET the most influent investors on the continent
- CHALLENGE your knowledge on the latest business practices in your industry

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7th Ghana Summit – Oil, Gas & Power Conference & Exhibition
Dates: 20 – 21 April, 2016
Venue: Accra International Conference Centre
Location: Accra, Ghana

altThe 7th Ghana Summit – Oil, Gas & Power Conference and Exhibition, continually endorsed by the Ministry of Petroleum, Ministry of Power, Ghana National Petroleum Corporation, Petroleum Commission Ghana, Ghana Gas, Electricity Company Ghana, GRIDCo and Volta River Authority returns to Accra in 2016 and will showcase opportunities and stimulate further investment into Ghana.

This is the only official meeting of the Government and the oil, gas and power sector of Ghana where energy policy is actually made, and where the entire industry will gather for 2 days of game changing discussions. This is the place to be for any current or future player in the Ghanaian energy market.

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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4th Africa Financial Services Investment Conference
Dates: 5-6 May 2016
Venue: Park Plaza Riverbank
Location: London, UK

altAFSIC 2016, the 4th Africa Financial Services Investment Conference, takes place on 5th and 6th May 2016 at the Park Plaza Riverbank, London and is the leading investment event for African financial services companies. Many of Africa’s most significant investors attend AFSIC with the objective of meeting banks, insurance companies, microfinance, leasing and other regulated financial services companies from across Africa. This high level networking event offers African dealmakers significant business development opportunities on the African continent and this year the conference will open with a networking event on the 4th May at the House of Commons hosted by the Minister for Africa .
East Africa GRI 2016
Date: 30-31 May 2016
Location: Nairobi, Kenya,

altEast Africa GRI 2016, the leading senior real estate meeting focusing on the East African region stretching from Ethiopia to Zimbabwe and everything in-between. East Africa GRI will bring together real estate investors, developers and lenders with interest in East Africa from all parts of the African continent and globally for a series of closed-door discussions which enable you to interact with everyone in the room. Quickly find the right partners for your business, build high-value relationships, and continue the conversation afterwards.

Nigeria Oil & Gas
Dates: 13-16 June 2016
Location: Abuja, Nigeria

altAs a new dawn is on the horizon for the Nigerian oil and gas industry, many questions remain unanswered. Over the past four months, the NOG management team have been engaging with Government and industry stakeholders to define the agenda for the next phase of the industry, and your questions include:

· What are the current administration’s priorities for Nigeria’s oil and gas industry?
· What shape will the PIB take, if indeed it remains?
· How will policy attract much needed investment into the industry?
· What further restructuring will NNPC undergo and how will this impact the sector?
· How can policy create a larger gas market?
· What are the plans to increase refining capacity?

The answers to these questions and more will be discussed from 13 – 16 June 2016 in Abuja, Nigeria. Save the date in your diary today for the 16th annual Nigeria Oil & Conference & Exhibition.
GRI Africa Summit 2016
Date: 20-21 October2016
Location: Johannesburg 2016

altThe 4th annual GRI Africa Summit is the most senior real estate meeting in Africa covering the entire African sub-continent. Africa GRI will bring together real estate investors, developers and lenders from all parts of the continent and globally. Africa GRI’s closed-door discussions enable you to interact with everyone in the room. Quickly find the right partners for your business, build high value relationships, and continue the conversation afterwards.

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