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 International Monetary Fund Spring Meeting

dates: 14-19 April 2015
Location: Washington, DC

altJoin global thought leaders, policy makers, world media, and IMF and World Bank top management for a conversation on important global topics.

Nigeria Conference 2015
Date: 23 April 2015
Venue: 200 Aldersgate street 
Location: London, UK

alt Nigeria's 2015 elections are a watershed for the country with the biggest economy and population in Africa. The outcome will have ramifications far beyond Nigeria's shores.

That's why, if you're serious about Nigeria, you should join us in London on 23 April 2015 for a conference, organised under the auspices of Africa Confidential, which will analyse head-on the central issues facing Nigeria. You'll come away from the day with expert risk management and strategic tools you can use to prepare your organisation for the post election period – whoever wins the national polls.
You'll meet and hear from an unparalleled group of Nigeria analysts, policy-makers and corporate executives. Arnold Ekpe, Fatima Akilu, Patrick Smith, Kayode Fayemi, Jon Marks, Jibrin Ibrahim and others – all of them with first-hand experience of the country.
Whether you are a direct or portfolio investor, a corporate executive, a government or non-governmental senior official, an academic or policy analyst, this is one day away from your desk which you definitely cannot afford to miss. Please visit our website: or contact us at:

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Africa Gri 2015
Dates: 21-22 April 2015
Location: Johannesburg, South Africa

altAfrica GRI 2015 (21-22 April in Johannesburg) will gather together the most active players in African real estate industry. Local and international investors, developers, retailers, corporate tenants and lenders will discuss investments’ opportunities in all Sub-Saharan African markets.

Africa GRI attracts the most influential companies in the sub-Saharan real estate market including Actis, Eris Property Group, RMB Westport, Hyatt Hotels and Resorts etc. Like with all GRI meetings, Africa GRI has no speakers and no presentations, but active discussions. That means, everybody can participate, share experiences and build up trustful relationships in a very unique way.
East AfricaCom
Date: 6-7 May 2015
Venue: Safari Park Hotel
Location: Nairobi, Kenya

altDriving East African ICT through first class connectivity
East AfricaCom will return to Nairobi this 6th -7th May showcasing the innovators and business leaders that are creating the next phase of the digital ecosystem.
This established event will provide a platform for you to meet and network with 600+ decision making attendees from across the East African digital ecosystem. Gain insights from 40+ industry leading speakers, including Willie Ellis,CIO, Airtel Kenya, Kai Wulff,Access Field Development Director, Google and Yano Kipkech, Head of Radio Networks, Orange Kenya.
Discover the latest products and technologies being showcased, and experience a host of new features including; The Entrepreneur’s Hub, paying homage to the start-up community by fostering business skills support, mentorship and investment; and The CIO Forum, an exclusive stream created to uncover the best solutions and future steps towards ICT excellence.
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African Utility Week and Clean Power Africa 2015
Date: 12 – 14 May 2015
Venue: Cape Town International Convention Centre
Location: Cape Town, South Africa

altThe 15th annual African Utility Week and Clean Power Africa is the only global meeting place, conference and trade exhibition for African power and water utility professionals and offers a unique networking opportunity for engineers, stakeholders and solution providers alike.

Exhibition - 250 exhibitors on 12,000sqm
This market leading trade 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 as an exhibitor will enable you to make crucial contacts within the African power and water industry, enter new markets and widen your network.

Conference - 1200 delegates across 8 tracks
If challenges around power generation, T&D, metering, clean energy, 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, best practices and case studies from around the world. More about the conference

Networking - 5000 attendees, unlimited networking opportunities
New exhibition opening times and a 3-day conference programme double the engagement time between delegates, visitors and exhibitors. A more engaging exhibition floor with product demonstrations, workshops, cocktail functions, free refreshments and meeting lounges will create business opportunities for our attendees.

Any company with an interest in Africa’s power and water industry cannot afford to miss this event. South African utility Eskom and the Ministries of Energy and Water Affairs as well as local municipalities such as Johannesburg's City Power and the City of Cape Town have been key event partners for many years. Large African utilities such as Tanesco, SNEL, Senelec, UEGCL, KenGen, TCN, ZESCO, NamPower and many more are regular visitors.

Africa Financial Services Investment Conference (AFSIC)
Dates: 12-13 May 2015
Venue: Hilton Metropole
Location: Brighton, UK

altThe 2015 Africa Financial Services Investment Conference (AFSIC) conference takes place on Tuesday 12th May and Wednesday 13th May 2015 at the Hilton Metropole, Brighton, UK.

Now in its third year AFSIC is developing into Africa’s leading financial services investment event. Banks, insurance companies, microfinance, leasing and other regulated financial services companies from across Africa as well as many of Africa’s most significant investors attend AFSIC. A list of selected Companies confirmed and Speakers is available on the website:

Companies from Algeria, Angola, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Cote D’Ivoire, DRC, Egypt, Gabon, Ghana, Kenya, Libya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Sao Tome, Senegal, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, South Africa, Togo, Uganda, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe are already confirmed for AFSIC 2015. Investors attending include representatives of most of Africa’s leading Private Equity funds, major Development Finance Institutions (DFIs), supranational investors, and listed equity funds.

eLearning Africa
Dates: 20-22 May 2015 
Location: Addid Ababa, Ethiopia

alteLearning Africa is the leading pan-African conference on technology-assisted learning. Each year, eLearning Africa brings together over 1,400 education, training and development professionals to discuss the trends, challenges and developments taking place in the these sectors in Africa.
In 2015 the conference will be held at the African Union Headquarters, and organised in partnership with both the African Union and the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, under the patronage of Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Communication Information Technologies, H.E. Dr Debretsion Gebremichael.
The conference is the most relevant international capacity-building event for all stakeholders engaged in ICT-enhanced education and training on the Continent. It features a diverse programme of international speakers, an extensive exhibition area, and the highly-regarded Ministerial Round Table, which brings together ministers from throughout Africa to discuss policies, innovations, problems and solutions.


12th Africa Independents Forum 
Discount: 10% (See URL for details)
Date: 26 - 27 May 2015
Venue: Waldorf Hilton Hotel
Location: London, United Kingdom

altProgram Includes:
8th African National Oil Companies: Strategy Briefing - Tuesday 26th May - Separately bookable
12th Africa Independents Forum - Wednesday May 27th
69th PetroAfricanus-World Networking Cocktail Reception - Wednesday 27th May
Guest Speaker Brian O’Cathin
3rd Global Women In Africa: Buisness Luncheon Wedensday 27 May

The 12th Africa Independents Forum will be held in London, and gathers together key corporate independent players from across Africa.
Both listed and unlisted, and provides enhanced exposure to the wider oil and gas upstream industry plus key financial markets, equity financiers and investors found on AIM and the LSE, and related parties drawn from around Europe, as well as elsewhere.

8th African National Oil Companies Strategy Briefing
Will provide key insights on the Continent, the Governments and state players within the complex Africa upstream oil/gas-LNG game. Based on over 30 years of oil and gas knowledge, and extensive research in and across Africa, Cape to Cairo. Presented by Dr Duncan Clarke (Chairman of the Board, Global Pacific & Partners), leading thinker, writer and strategist on Africa. Participants benefit from an unrivalled knowledge, critical insights, rich-content, forensic views, and high-level executive networking, with Luncheon and Cocktails, plus online download access to the Presentations (with around 600 Images).

Connecting West Africa
Dates: 9-10 June 2015
Venue: Radisson Blu Hotel
Location: Dakar, Senegal

altDelivering affordable broadband access and enhancing data profitability in West Africa
Returning for its 12th year, Connecting West Africa will take place in Dakar, Senegal this 9th - 10th June, bringing together the region’s thought leaders and biggest global players, all in one place.
This year brings you a brand new programme, addressing the key issues in West Africa’s digital market, giving you insights from 40+ of the leading industry minds including 20+ operators. With 500+ attendees, gain the chance to debate with your peers, meet and network with new partners and improve your business.
All new features for 2015 include the AfricaCom 100 networking drinks, Monetising Data and Enterprise Services streams as well the Innovation Forum; gathering operators, start-ups and incubators to discuss how to foster innovation. This is not to be missed - Connecting West Africa is the regions ONLY broadband and digital event.
Register for your conference pass today, or if you’re a regional operator or regulator, you attend for free! For more information, visit:

Southern African International Trade Exhibition for Retail Products
Conference & Exhibition
Dates: 21-23 June, 2015
Location: Johannesburg, South Africa

altSAITEX, the Southern African International Trade Exhibition, an international export/import multi-sector business and trade exhibition, promotes trade between South Africa, African countries and around the globe. Now in its 22nd year SAITEX has a formidable reputation for delivering results to all parties concerned. The event is internationally recognised on the foremost platform for intra-Africa trade, attracting visitors in the form of importers, distributors, agents, wholesalers and retailers from throughout Africa.

Co-located with: The 13th Africa's Big Seven –the only event of its kind in Africa that consists of seven elements that track food and beverage products from the farm gate through all manufacturing processes into the retail environment.

The combined SAITEX 2014 & AB7 shows recorded over 854 exhibitors and 14,657 trade visitors from 44 countries in total (that's over 22% of the world's nations!).

Exhibition Management Services (Pty) Ltd
Lineke van der Brugghen
Operations Director


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

altBAUMA 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.
Covering a total of 60,000 square meters of exhibition space (40,100 square meters net) this is
the biggest event for the sector in Africa.
Join the Industry’s key players and gain access to the African market as you discover our extensive
range of product and service categories at BAUMA CONEXPO AFRICA 2015.
This year sees the introduction of IFAT Environmental Technology Forum Africa which focuses on water,
waste, recycling and energy conservation in the mining and construction industry.
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)

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