Category Archives: Events

Africa’s Untapped Export Potential Worth $31 Billion

United National Conference on Trade and Development says Africa’s untapped export of $31 billion[1] can be achieved if Africa implements partial tariff liberalisation under the African Continental Free Trade Area (ACFTA) Agreement over the next five years. Currently, trade between African countries comprises 61% of processed and semi-processed goods. Infrastructure and the harmonisation of logistics will make the […]

The first NFT exhibition of African art in France will take place in October 2022

Neuvième Toit, a collective of French-speaking artists, and AKAA, a contemporary art fair in Paris dedicated to the artistic scenes of Africa and its diasporas, will exhibit for the first time in France works of African art in “NFT” (non-fungible token) format. Presentation 9TH NFT PROJECT – AKAA OCT22 en-US This project is part of […]

Africa’s Largest B2B AI Focused Trade Event Celebrates 5th Anniversary & Announces Johannesburg Programme

AI Expo Africa, the largest business-focused Artificial Intelligence (AI) & Intelligent Automation (IA) trade event in Africa and celebrates its 5th Anniversary Edition on 19-20 September in the Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa. Uniting 100s of buyers, suppliers, investors, innovators, SMMEs and global tech brands in the region, AI Expo Africa focuses on real-world applications […]

Practical Action announces collaboration to raise new finance for climate and water resilient cities in Africa

The Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting in Rwanda highlighted the degree to which urbanization will be one of the most significant changes we face in the coming 10-20 years. The Commonwealth’s 54 countries will account for half of all growth in cities by 2050. Cities already account for 70% of all global carbon emissions, and […]

The Getting to Zero Coalition convenes to develop action plan for maritime decarbonization

Close to 100 representatives from across the maritime value chain convened this week in  Copenhagen for the Getting to Zero Coalition’s annual working session. The gathering, after two  long years of virtual events, took take place in person – with the objective of turning the ambition  of a full decarbonization of the maritime sector by […]

Smart minds look to smart solutions at Africa’s only dedicated Smart Cities Summit

Big industry players join forces to tackle urban decarbonization challenge   The world’s population is on a fast-track from rural to city living. With around 55% already residing in urban areas, this figure is expected to rise to 70% by mid-century. Cities may be the engines of growth and account for more than 80% of global […]

Public Private Collaboration is Key to a Sustainable Mining Sector in Africa

Leading event in Accra shines a spotlight on responsible change The town of Obuasi in the Ashanti region of Ghana, West Africa, has a long and rich mining history. In 1897, large scale commercial and industrial mining began at the Obuasi Gold Mine and continued for over a century until its closure in 2014 for […]

Top Trends Shaping Transport Infrastructure in Africa

Transport infrastructure is a fundamental enabler of sustainable economic growth in Africa and essential for global competitiveness and trade. As with many industries around the world, the transport industry is currently experiencing great change, which is being driven by several global trends, including technology and automation and Environment Social Governance (ESG). Tech-Driven Efficiency  From self-driving […]

Africa-focused Banking & Finance team from Baker McKenzie advised on one of Global Trade Review’s Best Deals 2022

Baker McKenzie’s Africa-focused Banking & Finance team advised on one of Global Trade Review’s (GTR) Best Deals 2022 . The team advised Aspen Pharmacare Holdings Limited and certain of its subsidiaries (Aspen Group) on this winning deal, which comprised a joint financing package for the amount of €600 million (around ZAR 10 billion) that was finalised by the […]

As Europe Announces An Additional US$170bln Of Finance For Africa, Stakeholders Prepare To Gather In Brussels For The 24th Africa Energy Forum This June 2022

‘Africa for Africa – Building Energy for the Just Transition’ Following two years of COVID restrictions we are excited that the Africa Energy Forum (aef) is back to full capacity with the return of the massive exhibition, the four-day multi-streamed agenda focusing on the private sectors investment needs and business development. In Brussels aef will […]

Discover the first speakers and themes of the 5th edition of EMERGING Valley

A major annual event for Afro-European Tech players, the EMERGING Valley International Summit will be held phygitally on December 14, at the Palais du Pharo in Marseille, with over 200 speakers and 2,500 digital and face-to-face participants expected. The event is open and free of charge to everyone, just sign up on the official website.    EMERGING Valley is delighted to […]

The right time to bet on Angola

António Henriques da Silva Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Luanda-Bengo Special Economic Zone and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Angola’s Agency for Private Investment and Export Promotion (AIPEX)  The Republic of Angola has always generated enormous interest from investors in all sectors all over the world. However, recently the economic […]

Gaia Africa Climate Fund selected by the ICFA Luxembourg to be accelerated

Cape Town, South Africa: The Gaia Africa Climate Fund has been selected as one of five funds to be accelerated by the International Climate Finance Accelerator in Luxembourg (ICFA). Being selected by the ICFA entails that the Gaia Africa Climate Fund – which was launched in July 2021 – will benefit from a financial award, […]

JLL and Tétris Design and Build join forces to promote the growth of sustainable buildings

Organisations now see this as a critical decade for real progress to be made in decarbonising the built environment, according to JLL Global Research, requiring real estate to make complex changes in what will be a critical shift for the industry   Sustainability is no longer just a buzzword. Climate change is the defining crisis […]

6th SIM Senegal happening on 2-4 November 2021

The Opening Ceremony will feature a keynote speech from His Excellency, Honourable Mr. Macky SALL His Excellency, Honourable Mr. Macky SALL, President of the Republic of Senegal will make a keynote speech at the Opening Ceremony of the 6th Senegal International Mining Conference & Exhibition, in Dakar. The two-day conference will focus on the theme […]

Island Innovation Awards 2021

In partnership with the Clinton Global Initiative, the Island Innovation Awards will recognize individuals, organizations and projects driving positive change for remote and island communities globally.  Why should an individual, organization or project apply for the Awards?  Increased visibility:  Winners of one of the 12 awards (11 available for application), will gain a substantial increase […]

TLcom Announces 3rd Africa Tech Female Founder Summit

Julia Gillard, Former Prime Minister of Australia & Chair of Andela, announced as keynote speaker  TLcom Capital, the Africa-focussed venture capital firm, has officially announced the launch of the 2021 Africa Tech Female Founder Summit, which will be held virtually on Wednesday 13th October 2021. The keynote session is headlined by Julia Gillard, former Prime […]

What you need to know about Angola’s premier Oil, Gas and Tech Conference

The upcoming second Angola Oil and Gas Service and Technology Conference (AOTC), is set to run in Luanda from 23-25 November and it’s shaping up to be the event of the year. The event billed as the country’s premier oil, gas and technology conference has once again been endorsed by the Angolan Ministry of Mineral […]

TecXposition Second Edition Launches

TecXposition 2021, has launched the second edition of its annual Africa’s premier tech event. Taking place from November 11th – 12th 2021, the virtual event offers the opportunity to experience technology through a global lens, with local outcomes as well as demystifying tech with a view to improving profitability and enhancing everyday living. Themed ‘Improving […]

Global Industry Experts to Unite to Empower Women to Advance in the Oil and Gas Sector

“The women empowerment era will bring a new dynamic to the Industry. Not to just by empower other women  but also our communities.” Ms. Eugenia Langa, founder and CEO, Nweba, speaker Angola Energy Series 2021 The first set of speakers has been announced for the first event in the 2021 Angola Energy Series, ‘Women in […]

Driving the Final Steps in Commercialisation and Production

Government and industry leaders to gather this month for the return of the Uganda International Oil & Gas Summit  Marking its 6th edition, the Uganda International Oil & Gas Summit (UIOGS) will return from 28-29 September hosted in partnership with the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development, Uganda in a virtual format, via the energy advance platform. […]

AHIC 2021 at a glance: a sneak peek at the sessions and speakers set for this year’s highly anticipated event

Hospitality investors, owners and operators will meet in Dubai from 20-22 September for the 17th edition of AHIC, returning to Madinat Jumeirah live in person The Arabian & African Hospitality Investment Conference (AHIC) returns to Madinat Jumeirah in Dubai live in person from 20-22 September 2021, bringing together four powerful, active investment communities from across the […]