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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


altContact Details:
Babette van Gessel: tel: +31 703246154
Amanda Wellbeloved: tel: + 27 11 8807052
Sonika Greyvenstein: 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.

Informa: AfricaCom
Dates: 11-13 November 2014
Venue: CTICC Cape Town
Location: South Africa
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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:

Ubifrance: France - Ethiopia Business Forum
Date: 17 November 2014
Location: Paris, France

altDo you wish to develop your activities in Africa towards a growth market? Take part in the Forum of France-Ethiopia business which will be held on November 17th in Paris in the presence of large Ethiopian clients: Ethiopian Airlines, Ethiopian Electricity Power, Metec, Midroc, Ethio telecom,
Its objective:
- To increase your knowledge of the Ethiopian market
- To meet the large Ethiopian clients eager to better know the French offer
- To benefit from the moments of networking

Primarily agricultural country, still little industrialized, Ethiopia gives a priority character to the reinforcement of its basic infrastructures, in particular electricity, telecommunications and transport.
The country engaged, in particular with the support of the international money-lenders, in a vast program of development.
The key sectors at the more strong potential of development in the years to come are electricity, telecommunications, transport, agriculture, water and the services urban, hotel trade…
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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

This year also co-locating - Metering Billing/CRM West Africa

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.
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.
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.
Innovation Africa 2014
Africa’s Number One Education & ICT Forum
Dates: 18-20 November
Location: Kigali, Rwanda

altAfricanBrains is delighted that Innovation Africa 2014 is being hosted in Kigali under the official patronage of the Ministry of Education, endorsed by the Rwanda Development Board and supported by the full weight of the Rwandan Government Cabinet. Previous editions of this premier meetings-based event in Victoria Falls, Cape Town and Gaborone have attracted over 1400 delegates, 60 ministers, 300 partner companies and 400 senior government officials for basic education, higher education and ICT.
The Premier Event for Doing Business in Africa
The central feature of Innovation Africa is the opportunity for partners and delegates to book pre-scheduled meetings with their preferred countries and government officials. The 2014 summit will have over 40 African ministries and a slick organisation that allows for 800 pre-scheduled meetings connecting industry leaders with ministers and officials. Attendance is essential for anyone serious about doing business in Africa’s booming education and ICT sectors.
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Africa 2.0
Dates: 19-21 November 2014
Location: Accra, Ghana

altWho are they?
Africa 2.0 is a Pan-African Civil Society Organisation that consists of over 500 young emerging leaders from across the continent and diaspora, with 29 Chapters. Africa 2.0 provides a platform that enables change makers a common African promise.
In 4 years, Africa 2.0 has:
• Partnered with YALI to be as one of coordinators for the YALI Regional Center in Ghana
• Mobilzed more than 2500 African leaders, 36 Heads of State and Governors, top African and Global media organisations
• Generated more than 300 cross border businesses and thought leadership that has directly influenced policy-making in Africa.
• Implementing impact initiatives and growing our membership community to 585 leaders across 29 countries
• In 18 months through their Start Up initiative they have reached to 8000entrepreneurs in 10 countries and mentored 1000 and provided access funding and incubators to 100 leading to the creation of 600

Powering Africa: Ethiopia
dates: 20-21st November 2014
Location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

altThe third annual Powering Africa: Ethiopia meeting  ( 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 or call +44 (0)20 7384 8068

For more details or to be added to our mailing list, please contact quoting the code PAE-TAR

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 quoting AR/DC to receive a 15% discount.
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
Made In Ghana
Dates: 2-4 December 2014
Venue: Kofi Annan International Peacekkeping Centre
Location: Accra, Ghana

altJoin Ghana National Petroleum Corporation, National Petroleum Authority, Newmont Mining, the Petroleum Commission, Tullow Oil, Minerals Commission, Dukes Petroleum, Gold Fields Ghana, and many more at the Made in Ghana Summit in Accra from 2 - 4 December 2014 to hear about the government plans to boost national industry and develop local content in the hydrocarbon and mining industries as a strategy to redress the balance trade deficit plus gain insight on how you can increase your competitiveness and productivity by implementing effective local content policies.

Offshore West Africa
Conference & Exhibition
Dates: 20-22 January 2015
Venue: The Eko Hotel & Suites
Location: Lagos, Nigeria

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.
eCommerce Africa Confex
Dates: 3-4 February 2015
Venue: CTICC
Location: Cape Town, South Africa

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 or visit the website:

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 -
Dates: March 16-17th
Venue: Hotel Sofitel Ivoire
Location: Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire

altThe foremost meeting for African CEOs, bankers and investors

2015 will mark the third 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 700 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.

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WCA Executive Investment Summit & CEO Forum 2014
dates: 17-19 March 2015
Venue: Intercontinental Lagos
Location: Lagos, Nigeria

80+ of Africa’s leading Investor and Executive Game-Changer speakers and hosts confirmed!

Register using code “TAR” for 20% discount

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 …
Agribusiness Forum 2014
dates: 22-25 March 2015
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: – – Tel: +32.2.626.1515
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: or contact Wayne Harris on +27 (0) 11 516 4055 or email Wayne at

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.

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