AFSIC Agenda – Monday 11th October 2021

9:00 am

KEYNOTE Solo: Opening Comments by Rupert McCammon

Speaker

9:05 am

BANKING Solo

Speaker

  • Temi Ofong Deputy CEO, Absa Regional Operations & Chief operating Officer, Absa CIB - Absa

9:25 am

BANKING Solo

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  • Kato Mukuru Managing Director, Head of Frontier Markets Research - EFG Hermes

9:45 am

BANKING Panel: This is Africa’s Century, an Overview of Africa’s Economic Emergence

Speakers

10:30 am

Networking Break

11:00 am

BANKING: TBA

11:55 am

BANKING Solo: Banking on the Future, Growing Income across the Continent

Speaker

12:15 pm

BANKING Panel: How to Achieve Strong Investment Returns in Africa’s Banking Sector

Moderator

  • Robin Smither Senior Executive – Head Corporate Banking - AfrAsia Bank

Speakers

1:00 pm

Lunch

2:05 pm

BANKING Panel: Microfinance – Macro Returns? The reality of Investing in Africa’s Microfinance Sector

Moderator

Speakers

2:45 pm

BANKING Panel: Attracting Investment into Africa’s Financial Sector, What do Investors Want?

Speakers

3:35 pm

BANKING Networking: Meet the Development Finance Institutions (DFIs)

Speakers

  • Andreas Davidsen Vice President of Scalable Enterprises - Agribusiness & Manufacturing - Norfund
  • Kazuhiro Numasawa Chief Investment Officer - African Development Bank
  • Olivier Edelman Head of Microfinance Unit - European Investment Bank
  • Michael Fischer Director - Financial Institutions Africa - DEG - German Investment and Development Company
  • Antti Urvas Associate Director - Finnfund
  • Wieger Fokke Senior Investment Officer - FMO - The Dutch Development Bank
  • Jussi Ahonen Senior Investment Manager - Finnfund
  • Juan Jose Garcia Regional Syndications Lead, Sub-Saharan Africa & Latin America - International Finance Corporation (IFC)
  • Dr. Chinyere Almona Senior Corporate Governance Officer - Africa Corporate Governance Program - International Finance Corporation (IFC)
  • Judy Kinyanjui Investment Director - Financial Institutions - Norfund
  • Michael Awori Chief Operating Officer - Trade and Development Bank (TDB)
  • James Knuckles Consultant - ESMAP Global Facility on Mini Grids - The World Bank
  • Dr. Weixi Gong Chief of Investment and Technology Promotion Division and Coordinator of Investment and Technology Promotion Network - United Nations Industrial Development Organization
  • Wasim Tahir Sector Strategist, Financial Institutions - CDC Group
  • Deepak Dave Chief Risk Officer - Africa Trade Insurance Agency
  • Peter Maila Investment Director - CDC Group
  • Marco Yamaguchi Manager, Non-Sovereign Infrastructure Division, Infrastructure and Urban Development Department - African Development Bank
  • Rostan Schwab Africa Head - Fintech Investments - International Finance Corporation (IFC)
  • Lory Camba Opem Global Lead - Responsible Finance, Financial Inclusion, SME and Digital Finance - IFC Financial Institutions Group
  • Jessica Schicks Senior Investment Officer - Financial Institutions - BIO - Belgian Investment Company for Developing Countries
  • Ulla Huotari Investment Manager - Finnfund, Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Xavier Echasseriau Deputy Head - Financial Institutions Group - PROPARCO
  • Hoda Atia Moustafa Africa Regional Head - Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA)
  • John Lentaigne Acting CEO - African Trade Insurance Agency
  • Sanjeev Gupta Executive Director & Head of Financial Services - Africa Finance Corporation

9:05 am

FSD Panel: Affordable Housing

9:45 am

BUILDING Panel: Moving Africa Forward – Investment Opportunities in Africa’s Transport and Logistics Sector

Speakers

10:30 am

Networking Break

11:00 am

BUILDING: TBA

11:35 am

BUILDING Panel: The Rise of Africa’s Real Estate Investment Sector – Where are the Big Opportunities?

Moderator

Speakers

12:15 pm

BUILDING Panel: The City, How to Benefit from the Rapid Urbanisation and Demographic Growth rate in Africa

Moderator

  • Souhir Mzali Regional Editor, Africa - Oxford Business Group

Speakers

1:00 pm

Lunch

2:05 pm

BUILDING Panel: Unlocking Africa’s Infrastructure Investments

Moderator

  • Neale Petersen Founder & Editor-in-Chief - Real Estate Investor Magazine (REIM)

Speakers

2:55 pm

BUILDING Quickfire: Africa’s Most Promising Real Estate Investment Opportunities

Speakers

3:35 pm

BUILDING Networking: Meet Africa’s leading Infrastructure Investors

Speakers

9:05 am

KEYNOTE Solo: How FCDO is helping to Mobilise Private Sector Investment into Africa (by UK Government Minister)

9:25 am

INVESTING Solo: TBA

9:45 am

INVESTING Panel: Analysis of Investment Opportunities and Challenges in Africa’s Small and Medium Sized Companies

Speakers

10:30 am

Networking Break

11:00 am

INVESTING Solo: Africa’s Developing Capital Markets, Challenges and Opportunities

Speaker

  • Stefan Nalletamby Director - Financial Sector Development Department - African Development Bank

11:20 am

INVESTING Solo: Human Capital Leadership – The Ultimate Impact Investment

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11:35 am

INVESTING Panel: Private Equity in Africa, where the Smart Money is Investing

Speakers

12:15 pm

INVESTING Panel: Africa’s Public Equity Markets, is this an Exceptional Entry Point?

Speakers

1:00 pm

Lunch

2:05 pm

INVESTING Panel: Private Credit in Africa, The Case for and Against

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3:35 pm

INVESTING Networking: Meet Africa’s Leading Impact Investors

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9:05 am

EDUCATION Solo: Professional Education: Africa’s Investment Talent of the Future

Speaker

  • Peter Watkins Director, University Relations, EMEA - CFA Institute

9:25 am

EDUCATION Solo: TBA

9:45 am

EDUCATION Panel: Educating Investors: Investment Returns in Africa’s Education Sector

Moderator

Speakers

10:30 am

Networking Break

11:00 am

EDUCATION: TBA

11:35 am

EDUCATION Solo: Financing Education in Africa

Speaker

  • Peter Hinton Co-Lead: Affordable Education Finance - CapPlus

11:55 am

EDUCATION Solo: TBA

1:00 pm

Lunch

2:05 pm

AGRICULTURE Solo: EIB Support to African SMEs via Local Banks and MFIs (focus on Agriculture)

Speakers

  • Christophe Litt Head of the Financial Sector Division - European Investment Bank
  • Olivier Edelman Head of Microfinance Unit - European Investment Bank

2:25 pm

AGRICULTURE Panel: Seed Investments – An Analysis of the Risks and Opportunities of investing in Africa’s Agricultural Sector

Moderator

  • Tarek El Sherbini Head of Agribusiness, Southern and Eastern Mediterranean - European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

Speakers

3:05 pm

AGRICULTURE Quickfire: Africa’s Most Promising Agriculture, Food and Aquaculture Investment Opportunities

Moderator

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9:00 am

EAST AFRICA SESSIONS: Ethiopia

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10:00 am

EAST AFRICA SESSIONS: Kenya

Moderator

Speakers

11:00 am

EAST AFRICA SESSIONS: Rwanda

Moderator

  • Aly Ramji Managing Editor - The Exchange - Mediapix Limited - The Exchange

Speakers

12:00 pm

EAST AFRICA SESSIONS: Democratic Republic of Congo

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2:00 pm

WEST AFRICA SESSIONS: Cameroon

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3:00 pm

WEST AFRICA SESSIONS: Nigeria

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4:00 pm

WEST AFRICA SESSIONS: Ghana

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