Gulf Steel Show – Conference and Exhibition
Feb 26 – Feb 28 all-day

The event ‘Gulf Steel Show” scheduled to take place on 26 – 28 February 2018 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates as a dedicated and prestigious steel conference and exhibition for the Oil and Gas Industry, where your presence will make the difference. The upcoming event is the first of its kind to be held in entire GCC, and is all set to be attended by National Oil Companies, International Oil Companies, Technology Vendors, Energy Service providers and Universities in support of steel application for the Oil and Gas Industry and innovation for next generation steel manufacturing.

The event will be a valuable platform for exchanging ideas and expertise, and fostering inter-regional relationships, will gather industry leaders, experts, scientists and decision makers from steel and metallurgy industry, oil and gas operators, technology and service providers from all over the world.

This year, the program will be organized to feature Pipeline and Tubular Products, Structural Steel, Steel Quality, Standards and Protection as key areas of debate and discussion. The organizing committee has facilitated the attendance of renowned Oil, Gas and Petrochemical industry leaders and professionals from the Middle East, Asia, Europe, Africa, America and others to exchange ideas and share experiences.

The Objective of Gulf Steel Show is to create a platform for enabling the exchange of practical experiences and scientific breakthroughs in all aspects of steel production and protection engineering in addition to seeking solutions for various challenges that materials engineers face and innovation for next generation steel manufacturing.

3rd annual Aid & Development Africa Summit @ Safari Park Hotel, Nairobi, Kenya
Feb 27 – Feb 28 all-day

Now in its 3rd year, the Aid & Development Africa Summit returns to Nairobi, Kenya on 27-28 February 2018, once again uniting 300+ humanitarian and development leaders, decision makers and advisors committed to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the region.

Taking place at the Safari Park Hotel, the Aid & Development Africa Summit presents an opportunity to explore best practice, policy and project updates, innovation and partnerships in humanitarian logistics, health & WASH, emergency communication, shelter, disaster resilience, financial inclusion and use of mobile technology for development programmes in Africa.

Participants will gain first hand insights from development banks, donors and government agencies into their financing priorities and funding guidelines as well as benefit from networking opportunities.

The Summit agenda includes keynote presentations, interactive sessions, themed roundtables, speaker panels, Innovator of the Year Award and an evening drinks reception to engage with decision makers and key stakeholders in Africa’s aid and development sectors.

The Aid & Development Africa Summit advocates for cross-sector approach through inclusive, effective collaboration and coordination between national and international NGOs, government and UN agencies, Red Cross, donors, investors, development banks and the private sector.

 “The summit was well organised, it was beneficial and provided me with knowledge and insight on issues ranging from ICT, agriculture health, disaster preparedness, irrigation etc, all which are part of my job in the office” – Asanterabi C. Sangenoi, Prime Minister’s Office Tanzania

Save the date and reserve your place here to be part of the most influential aid and development conference in Africa.

11th World Congress on Agriculture & Horticulture
Mar 5 – Mar 7 all-day

We take the immense pleasance of inviting you to participate as an honorable speaker “11th World Congress on Agriculture & Horticulture”, which is going to be held during March 5-7, 2018 at Paris, France with a theme “Overcoming Milestones towards Sustainable Agriculture”. The event aims to accelerate scientific discoveries and major milestones in the current situation, challenges and innovations relating to agriculture and its relevant areas.

The overall theme of the conference is “Overcoming Milestones toward Sustainable Agriculture”. Agri world 2018 will provide a platform for researchers, scientists, and all other professionals to discuss the current situation, challenges and advancements relating to agriculture and its relevant areas. The conference enables researchers to share experience and best practices on their work to promote greater participation.

Conference: SPACE Kenya Match 2018
Mar 13 – Mar 14 all-day

SPACE is a two-day business conference focused on efficient and smart build investment for the Africa market. SPACE will cover how to secure finance, balance the cost of investment and drive the financial benefits from development design and value engineering.

It is an event for real estate investment professionals, owners, and developers to explore the ROI of efficient buildings through maximising building design, energy, water and waste management.

Through interactive sessions, exhibition areas, networking and knowledge sharing, SPACE provides industry leaders the relevant information on the benefits of value engineering, how to obtain finance for quality and efficient developments and to conduct deals across the African continent.

eCommerceAfrica @ Cape Town International Convention Centre
Mar 14 – Mar 15 all-day


14-15 March 2018, Cape Town International Convention Centre

eCommerceAfrica Conference and Exhibition has emerged as a leading platform for stakeholders in the Retail & FinTech arena to discuss and investigate new trends, technology developments and challenges in the market hindering more robust eCommerce growth.

Join the expanded advisory and speaker panel, representing industry thought-leaders active in Africa’s ever-evolving eCommerce industry to hear them share insights, garnered from hands-on-experience on various aspects of development which will enable participants to formulate new and innovative strategies for accelerating eCommerce success in an increasingly competitive market.


The MoneyAfrica stream will feature presentations from an array of African and international experts representing various financial institutions who will discuss best practices, and share knowledge and expertise about the current state and future trends affecting the FinTech industry. Discussions will also delve into the enabling role the private sector and government have to play to influence uptake and usage in emerging markets ensuring that opportunities prevalent in FinTech are not overshadowed by the risks and challenges of the market.

4th Africa Mini Grids Summit 2018
Mar 21 – Mar 22 all-day

Join us at the 4th Africa Mini Grids Summit 2018 where we will once again highlight the business case for mini grids in Africa, analysing the mechanics behind various implementation models along with insights on how to overcome the pain points still plaguing the industry. Government officers, private sector players and investors will come together to share insights and solutions, case studies and robust panel debates on how to continue developing successful mini grid projects in Africa. Contact Jose at +65 6846 2366 or to register or to request more information.

DevConf 2018 @ DevConf Johannesburg - 27 March 2018, DevConf Cape Town - 29 March 2018
Mar 27 – Mar 29 all-day

DevConf, DevConf, the developers’ conference and exhibition tol be staged in both Johannesburg and Cape Town this year, will feature internationally and locally renowned speakers such as keynote David Hussman, Devjam’s agile guru and international speaker. Hussman will speak at DevConf on ‘What Developers Can Do to Make the World a Better Place’ and leave a lasting impact beyond their code.

Also on the extensive line-up across five tracks, Amy ‘Codes’ Chen, a software engineer at Rancher Labs, will talk on Kubernetes, the de-facto standard for container orchestration; JavaScript ‘preacher’ Chris Nwamba will examine the need to build offline apps for the next billion users; Griffiths Sibeko, Windows client team lead at Zapper, will outline a .net standard future for everyone; and .NETdeveloper and  Mensa member Gerard de Jong will demonstrate how to break into a WPA2 secured wireless access point live on stage.

Nigeria’s Neo Ighodaro, CTO at, will talk on ‘Building for the bad guys’; UK-based software consultant Daniel Irvine will outline the secrets of successful mentoring; founder Arjun Khoosal will talk delegates through making the magic happen in a startup; and Rebecca Franks, engineering lead at DVT, will present a testable approach to Android development. In line with its successful formula, DevConf serves to inspire software developers with a range of topics applicable to software development – from keeping up to date with the latest technologies and trends to tackling the challenges of working in large enterprise systems.  See the full agenda here.

DevConf organisers Robert MacLean and Candice Mesk report that the 2018 event is well on track to exceed its target of over 850 developers participating, with Early Bird tickets already sold out for both Cape Town and Johannesburg.

Sponsors supporting the event include industry leaders BBD, EOH, DVT, Chillisoft, Derivco, Offerzen and Obsidian, with more sponsorship opportunities still available.

DevConf Johannesburg will be held at the Birchwood Hotel & OR Tambo Conference Centre on 27 March 2018, and DevConf Cape Town will be held at The River Club on 29 March 2018. For more information go to or follow @devconfza

3rd Africa Islamic Finance Forum (AIFF)
Mar 27 – Mar 28 all-day

The 3rd Africa Islamic Finance Forum (AIFF) that is taking place at EKO Conference Centre, Lagos, Nigeria on 27-28th March 2018. AIFF will provide an insightful programme to greatly assist understanding towards investment opportunities as well as being a networking platform for the financial and business communities to forge partnerships and provide a catalyst for business.

Africa is one of the world’s largest untapped growth markets for Islamic economy and Islamic finance offers various instruments that are ready to support the governments’ need for raising capital for large infrastructure and enhance individual and SMEs access to financial services.

Given Nigeria’s status as a leading member of the Islamic Development Bank, the drive for investment into Nigeria, and the important steps being taken towards economic recovery in Nigeria and through the region; the timing of the conference provides a much-needed platform for opening Islamic finance to Nigeria’s business community.

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Dubai International Government Achievements Exhibition @ Dubai World Trade Centre
Apr 9 @ 9:00 am – Apr 11 @ 6:00 pm
Annual Investment Meeting (AIM)
Apr 9 @ 1:37 pm – Apr 11 @ 2:37 pm

The Annual Investment Meeting (AIM) is the World’s Leading Platform for Foreign Direct Investment (FDI). It is an initiative of the UAE Ministry of Economy, held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai.

AIM is the largest global investment gathering of corporate leaders, policymakers, businessmen, regional and international investors, entrepreneurs, leading academics and experts showcasing up-to-date information, strategies, and knowledge on attracting FDI. It aims to connect businesses and countries willing to engage in sustainable partnerships with investors.

The eighth edition of the Annual Investment Meeting will be held on April 9 – 11, 2018 at the Dubai World Trade Centre. The theme is ‘Linking Developed and Emerging Markets through FDI: Partnerships for Inclusive Growth & Sustainable Development’. It will explore the best practices to create inclusive growth for all economic participants and analyze policy mixes that governments should adopt to encourage the investor community to protect the well-being of nations that join to form a greater ecosystem.

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10th African Cementrade @ Dakar, Senegal
Apr 18 – Apr 19 all-day

CMT’s 10th African Cementrade will be held in Dakar, Senegal 18-19 April 2018. With new investments, expansion and rising demand in African nations, the region remains a key cement market.

Gender Equality in a New Inclusive African Economy (GENIAE 2018)
Apr 18 – Apr 19 all-day


Gender Equality in a New Inclusive African Economy Conference

Atlanta, Georgia (USA)

Konnect2Africa in partnership with the International Women’s Think Tank, WorldWideWomen and Mums in Tech is pleased to present the first in a series of think tank conferences ‘GENIAE (Gender Equality in a New Inclusive African Economy)’ scheduled for April 18-19, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia.

GENIAE 2018 will address the gender gap in technology, create a platform for collaborations and provide opportunities that empower women in their lives and support solutions for inclusive economic growth.

GENIAE will kick off Day 1 with an assessment of the current gender gap in Africa, before exploring the critical role technology and private equity investment have in bridging that gap. It will also provide a platform for discussing practical strategies to tackle gender equality and potential opportunities for cross-border collaboration.

Day 2 will start by exploring the gender gap in the African aeronautics economy and culminate on the subject of inclusiveness; how we can redefine the metrics for measuring economic success, and provide a platform to create a shared, binding mission for inclusive growth that will be tracked over subsequent GENIAE conferences.

For more information about ‘GENIAE’ contact Jessica Akintoye at or visit:

International Apparel & Textile Fair 2018
Apr 24 – Apr 26 all-day
International Textile & Fashion Fair @ Mohamed Ben Ahmed Convention Center Le Méridien in Oran, Algeria
Apr 25 – Apr 28 all-day

Under the high patronage of the Minister of Industry and Mines, SARL CGCOM EVENT organizes the second edition of the Textile and Fashion International Exhibition « TEXTYLE-EXPO », which will be held from 25 to 28 April 2018 at the Mohamed Ben Ahmed Convention Center Le Méridien in Oran, Algeria.

« TEXTYLE EXPO » aims to highlight the offers of the various national and international exhibitors for new collaborations, exchanges and partnerships in order to increase the productivity of the sector and improve the quality and rate of trade in the field.

Through the organization of the first edition of the International Textile and Fashion Exhibition, which took place from 02 to 05 April 2017 at the Mohamed Ben Ahmed Conventions Center – Le Méridien d’Oran in Algeria, with the participation of more Of 110 exhibitors and more than 6000 visitors from different countries (Algeria – Tunisia – China – India – Taiwan – Turkey – USA – Europe …), innovative action of quality that mobilized public power, professionals and consumers, It can play a leading role in the field of innovation in Algeria, Africa and even the countries of the Mediterranean.

In parallel of the exhibition which ranges the different sectors “Raw Materials, Machinery and Process, Design, Ready to Wear, House Linen, Tapestry and Accessories” conferences will be organized by national and international master speakers and also a Fashion Show to present the latest collections of Algerian and Foreign designers.

Algeria has powerful assets in the Textile and Leather sector, which offers an investment and partnership opportunities in this promising strategic sector in Algeria.

5th Africa Oil Palm & Rubber Summit
Apr 25 – Apr 26 all-day

CMT’s  5th Africa Oil Palm & Rubber Summit, 25-26 Apr, 2018 – Accra, GHANA  Key Highlights include Focus: Cameroon, Nigeria, DRC, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Sierra Leone, East Africa and more, Implementation & RSPO certification progress in Africa, Downstream opportunities and adding value to palm, Availability of financing and development programs to progress the industry.

Africa Climate Smart Agriculture Congress @ Trademark Hotel in Nairobi
May 15 – May 16 all-day

The inaugural Africa Climate Smart Agriculture Congress is taking place on 15-16 May 2018 in Nairobi, Kenya. The Congress will unite senior representatives from governments, UN and donor agencies, farmers’ associations, cooperatives, NGOs and CBOs, research institutes, investors and the private sector to look at innovations, partnerships and financing to advance climate smart agriculture in East Africa.

The agenda will cover technological innovations, capacity building, innovative financing, partnerships and the use of big data to advance climate-smart agriculture practices across East Africa. The participants will discover how to secure financial investment for CSA initiatives, improve agricultural productivity and scale adoption of technological innovations in agricultural systems. View agenda

By offering keynote addresses, panel discussions and interactive roundtable sessions, the Africa Climate Smart Agriculture Congress enables robust debates on sustainable agricultural transformation and innovations in seed technology, soil and drought management in the region.


  • Meet key decision makers and agricultural experts to establish public-private partnerships for a sustainable and secure food future in East Africa
  • Discuss practical solutions to the prominent climate change challenges, especially around drought management and irrigation best practice
  • Improve agricultural productivity: strategies for better soil fertility management, water utilisation, mechanisation, precision farming and crop diversity
  • Discover ICT for agri and mAgri innovations: support farmers through technology, data collection, and sharing among actors
  • Create economic opportunities while ensuring sustainability for communities and the environment, and learn about financing trends in the region

Save the date and reserve your place to be part of engaging discussions and connection building in climate smart agriculture in Africa. Register here

For more information about the Africa Climate Smart Agriculture Congress, visit or email Alina O’Keeffe, Head of Marketing, Aid & international Development Forum (AIDF) at

The African Real Estate & Infrastructure Summit 2018 @ CTICC, Cape Town
May 15 – May 16 all-day

Join us for the third edition of the award-winning African Real Estate & Infrastructure Summit which showcases a collection of Africa’s top real estate and infrastructure projects.  This exclusive, high-level two-day exhibition and the interactive conference is attended by over 800 property professionals, developers, investors, city and municipal planners, offering a platform to explore the future of urban development in African cities. Here we will explore key themes and topics shaping Africa’s urban growth and development. The Summit will focus on the following themes.

  1. Developing Future African Cities
  2. Integrated urban development
  3. Transport and mobility
  4. Housing and mixed-use projects

The African Real Estate & Infrastructure Summit will be co-located with African Utility Week on 15 & 16 May at the CTICC, offering delegates an opportunity to explore the future of African city development from an energy and built environment perspective.

For more information about attending or securing a premium exhibition stand please contact.




8th Zambia International Mining and Energy Conference & Exhibition @ The Mulungushi International Conference Centre, Lusaka, Zambia
Jun 21 – Jun 22 all-day

For 7 years, ZIMEC has played a pivotal role in shaping a sustainable growth path for the development of Zambia’s mining and energy sectors.

The 8th Annual Zambia International Mining and Energy conference and exhibition (ZIMEC 2018) will once again bring together government, industry players, and other stakeholders to connect, share ideas and continue strengthening the country’s economy.

For more information visit: ZIMEC website


Africa Trade and Investment Global Summit 2018
Jun 24 – Jun 26 all-day


“Driving Trade, Unleashing Investment and Enhancing Economic Development”

Prominent African and international business executives and investors to explore business opportunities at the Africa Trade and Investment Global Summit (ATIGS) (; a prestigious biennial conference and exhibition to be held on June 24-26, 2018 in Washington, DC, USA.

Organized by GAA Exhibitions & Conferences (, the 2018 ATIGS edition will gather 2000-plus key economic players from more than 70 countries including government delegations, high-profile African leaders, project developers and international investors on June 24, 25 and 26, 2018 in Washington, DC. Designed to promote and facilitate international trade between Americas, Asia, Europe, United Arab Emirates and Africa, the 3-days event will provide a unique platform to gain strategic knowledge about local investment opportunities and business networking.

“Sub-Saharan African trade volumes are expected to quadruple by 2030. African markets are firmly on the radar of major investors and international trade as they hold many untapped opportunities for investors, exporters and companies. ATIGS aims to create an environment conducive to exchanges. It will allow participants to connect with key players to get their projects off the ground and expand their activities in Africa.” said Bako Ambianda, Director, GAA Exhibitions & Conferences.

Over 150 speakers, 160 exhibitors and 350-plus global investors and deal making will top the agenda at ATIGS 2018, covering 16 economic sectors particularly manufacturing, agribusiness, power, construction, transportation, IT, tourism, telecoms, and natural resources sectors. High-potential projects in Africa will be presented to international investors. Featured agenda items will include projects showcase, deal marketplace, exhibition, country presentations, and among others.

ATIGS consists of 13 specific events including bilateral events, US-Africa Manufacturing Forum, UAE-Africa Business Forum, Africa-China Economic Forum, EU-Africa International Business Congress, and more under the umbrella of World Business Week on Africa, strategically positioned between the 27th World Gas Conference with over 12,000 delegates, and the 2018 Select USA Investment Summit – with over 1,200 global business investors, given ATIGS delegates more opportunity in June 2018.

Source: Africa Trade and Investment Global Summit.

5th Mining On Top: Africa Summit @ Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts,Geneva, Switzerland
Jul 3 – Jul 4 all-day

MOTA is the most definitive African mining conference for Europe, uniting Ministers from Africa’s most established and emerging mining economies with global mining executives, investors and service providers to meet, share ideas, connect and encourage greater partnerships & stakeholder engagement.

For more information visit: MOTA website


Jul 17 – Jul 19 all-day
Africa Oil & Power Returns to Cape Town
Sep 12 – Sep 14 all-day

For the third year running Cape Town is host to the flagship Africa Oil & Power conference, connecting Africa’s top leaders in the petroleum and power sectors. AOP 2018 is the premier platform for energy investment and policy discussions for the entire continent. Building on the success of previous years, AOP will again bring ministers, senior government officials and top executives from the private sector from across Africa to lead the conversation on the state of Africa’s oil, gas and power sectors, and to identify the continent’s greatest opportunities.

Propak West Africa @ Landmark Centre
Sep 18 – Sep 20 all-day

Propak West Africa is the region’s largest exhibition and conference dedicated to packaging, plastics, processing and print. Taking place in West Africa’s central hub; Lagos, Nigeria, the exhibition will be held between 18 – 19 September 2018 at the Landmark Centre.

3,261 senior industry professionals came together in 2017 to discover a wide range of products and solutions from over 135 exhibiting companies. In 2018, this established trade show will mark its 6th edition and is set to be the largest to date, with up to 4,000 attendees expected and more than 150 brands on display.

Discover business solutions from across a wide range of different market sectors including plastics, packaging, food processing, manufacturing equipment, printing, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, publishing and many more.

Enjoy unique networking and learning opportunities over three days with numerous product launches, live equipment demonstrations from the industry’s leading brands and a daily free-to-attend conference. Running daily sessions of prominent presentations, technical classes and panel discussions from expert representatives and government officials, learn about the latest issues surrounding the market and understand how you can apply this knowledge to your business.

With sister shows in Kenya and South Africa, the exhibition is West Africa’s most convenient platform for business, innovation and knowledge in the industry. Join thousands of senior packaging managers, consultants, suppliers and printers as they collaborate in sharing important insights and crucial experience at the industry event of the year.

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2nd Ecowas Mining & Petroleum Forum & Exhibition @ Sofitel, Abidjan, Ivory Coast
Oct 9 – Oct 11 all-day
African Women in Fintech & Payments (AWFP)
Oct 22 – Oct 23 all-day

African Women in FinTech & Payments (AWFP) is a sub-branch of The Global Women Payments Network (GWPN), a global network for women working in Banking, Cards, Fintech & Payments in Europe, Africa, Asia and Middle East, whose main objective is to bring women together through networking events and workshops.

GWPN launched European Women Payments Network (EWPN) in 2016 and held the 1st Inaugural event in Amsterdam in 2017. The 2nd European event will also be held in Amsterdam in October

In 2017, the African chapter- AWFP was launched. This is the 1st and ONLY Pan-African platform for women working in this sector.

AWFP organizes events, workshops and meet ups. The workshops and events bring women in payments together for a day or two for payments-focused sessions to learn about issues and trends, network with peers and celebrate women’s achievements from across the payments ecosystem.

AWFP will be hosting the first Inaugural Awards & Conference on October 22 & 23 in Nairobi, Kenya. More information can be found on event landing page:

This is the 1st ever Pan- African Conference specifically focused on Women working in FinTech (Payments). The conference will bring together women from all over Africa for a full day event. The conference will feature interactive panels, deep-dive workshops, and plenary sessions with industry female leaders.

AWFP is positive that, by creating a positive arena in where women can come together to discuss issues relating to Women in FinTech (Payments) Leadership, female founders, bridging the gender gap, pushing more diversity and inspiring future generations of girls into the sector.


AWFP has put together interesting topics that will not only allow women to discuss what is going on in the industry, but also provide interactive sessions and discussions on issues affecting women in the industry. Panel discussions will also focus on how FinTech can be more inclusive and diverse.

See Full Agenda Here

What will you gain from attending?

  • Listen and learn from the challenges, success stories and experiences from women and men who are leading the way in FinTech & Payments
  • Learn about the latest trends, issues and innovations in the industry.
  • Join the larger tribe of lively and friendly community of like-minded people that will help you grow your network
  • Get inspired by women leaders trailblazing in FinTech.

What topics will be discussed?

The conference will feature interactive panels, deep-dive workshops, and plenary sessions with industry female leaders.

Topics include, but not limited to:

  • Borderless Payments
  • Financial Inclusion & Women- The Unbanked Woman
  • Can Banks & FinTech Co-exist?
  • The Digital Revolution
  • FinTech Partnerships
  • Cyber Security, Fraud & Financial Industry
  • Biometrics & Payments- what it means to African markets
  • Women in Leadership
  • The regulators- are they driving or limiting innovation
  • Africa’s Fintech & Payments Picture
  • Fostering Diversity in FinTech
  • Mobile Money
  • What Africa can teach developed markets
  • Women can have it all- finding the work/life balance
  • The Female Innovator
  • The loneliness of the Female Founder/CEO
  • The role of women in commerce
  • Remittance- how diaspora drives economies
  • How Africa differentiates itself from the rest


Registration can be done via Eventbrite:





Your discount code is: AFRIBUSCOM

5th Senegal International Mining Conference & Exhibition (SIM SENEGAL 2018) @ Hotel King Fahd Palace, Dakar, Senegal
Nov 6 – Nov 8 all-day

The event is organised by the Ministry of Industry & Mines, Senegal in association with AME Trade Ltd. The event will feature a three day conference, exhibition and option to visit some of Senegal’s key mining sites. SIM Senegal has already established itself as one of the largest mining events in West Africa. The third edition of the event in 2014, was opened by His Excellency Macky SALL, President of the Republic of Senegal.

For more information visit: Sim Senegal website


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