Upcoming Events

8th MT Finance Africa 2017, 24 May 2017, London, United Kingdom

The 8th annual TMT Finance Africa Conference takes place in London on May 24, 2017, bringing together the most important leadership from telecoms, media and tech, finance, government and advisory active across Africa to assess the latest opportunities for investment and partnership. Find out more at www.tmtfinance.com/africa

Date: 24th May 2017
Location: London, United Kingdom


GRI Africa Summit 2017, 30-31 May, Johannesburg, South Africa

GRI Africa Summit is a get-together of senior international and local real estate investors, developers, and lenders. The collegial discussions enable you to interact and engage – much like an after-dinner conversation in your own living room. Identify like-minded peers, build relationships, and continue the conversation afterward.

Date: 30th – 31st of May, 2017
Location: Johannesburg, South Africa


The 7th Edition Annual Banking and Finance Conference, 30-31 May 2017, Rwanda

Over the years, the 7th Edition (Annual Banking and Finance Conference has continued to strengthen its position as the leading brand for the industry.  The 2016 edition was held in Ghana and on Financial inclusion.  2017, held under a timely theme- Making Financial Inclusion a Reality continues to push the theme of Financial Inclusion as a follow up to the 2016 edition,

Contact name Hellen Ndirangu
Sponsorships & Business Development Executive,
P.O. Box 64451, Nairobi, Kenya T. +254 202218114; F. +254 20222832; M. +254 700248840E. hellen@aidembs.com

 Aidems Business Solution-Bringing the Industry Leaders on One Platform- That is what we do! Leading Brands!! www.aidembs.com


5th Annual Retail Banking Forum, 01-02 June 2017, Berlin, Germany

The Banking sector is going through very turbulent times due to the innovations on the market. Retail banks are trying to keep up with the new entrants to the market like challenger banks or FinTechs.

The competition is huge, but what can be the winning strategy? Is competing or cooperating can be the better solution? At our event you can at first hand the most innovative developments of the digital banking, get to know the most up-to-date Fintech trends and how they change the banking industry. Get to know the Robo Advise and debate if this can be the future of retail investing or human advisors continue their activities. Listen to presentations from retail banking expert on payment innovations such as Bitcoin and Blockchain Technology, New Entrants of the banking Industry or delivering superior customer service.

Do not miss out 5th Annual Retail Banking Forum (#DigiTail) which provides you the opportunity to learn more about upcoming trends such as Artificial Intelligence (AI) in banking or Robotic Process Automation (RPA). Join our event and reap the benefit of meeting industry leaders, network with retail banking experts and listen to high standard presentations followed by an interactive Q&A session.

Date: 1st – 2nd June 2017
Location: Berlin, Germany


Gas/LNG Contracts: Structures, Pricing & Negotiation

Due to the complex geopolitical nature of gas/LNG sourcing and long-term nature of gas transactions between buyers and sellers, it is commercially prudent for those involved in this process to know the global gas/LNG supply situation, available methodologies for price determination, contract structure, and negotiation techniques. Any misjudgment in any of these areas could result in wrong sourcing decisions, significant adverse financial consequences, and legal liabilities.

This course is designed to enable the professionals to make right sourcing decision, construct gas/LNG contracts and negotiate from a position of strength.

For more information, please email to reanne@infocusinternational.com


Africa Oil & Power 2017, 5th – 7th June, Cape Town, South Africa

Africa Oil & Power is the elite event for energy investment and policy in Africa, organized once each year in Cape Town, South Africa. The conference draws a premier crowd of ministers and senior level government officials and top executives of private sector companies spanning the entire value chain, including upstream, downstream, power generation and legal and finance.

Please register: http://africaoilandpower.com/aop-2017/register/

Date: 5th – 7th June 2017
Location: Cape Town, South Africa


7th Annual Africa Insurance & Reinsurance Conference 2017,  21-22 June 2017, Nairobi, Kenya

AIRC 2017 is held under a timely theme “Road Map for  Insurance Inclusion and Penetration” building on the idea that the growth potential in Africa going forward will be significantly high and insurance industry must strive for competitive excellence by increasingly seeking transformative and innovative products & processes that will increase the penetration levels in the continent.  Please see below the Post event for 2016 which provides key highlights of what you should expect. 

Contact name Hellen Ndirangu
Sponsorships & Business Development Executive,
P.O. Box 64451, Nairobi, Kenya T. +254 202218114; F. +254 20222832; M. +254 700248840E. hellen@aidembs.com

 Aidems Business Solution-Bringing the Industry Leaders on One Platform- That is what we do! Leading Brands!! www.aidembs.com 


4th Mining on Top Africa London Summit, 6th – 7th July, Frankfurt, Germany

The 4th Mining on Top – Africa London Summit (MOTA) will be held in Frankfurt, Germany on the 6th-7th July 2017. The two – day conference is expected to attract over 200 participants from over 20 countries. 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.

The 4th edition of MOTA programme will focus on the current industry changes and areas of development from both a government and mining company perspective, with the aim of building shared value across the extractive supply chain so the African mining sector can realize its full potential even in the current uncertain economic climate.

For more information please visit Mining on Top website or please contact Alessandra Linoci by emailing mota@ametrade.org T +44 207 700 4949

Date: 6th – 7th July, 2017
Location: The superior Intercontinental Frankfurt Hotel, Frankfurt, Germany


West Africa Power Summit 2017, 12th – 14th July, Dakar, Senegal 

#WAFPOW17      “Cross Border Collaboration to Power West Africa’s Development”
In July 2017, Dakar, Senegal will play host to West Africa’s No.1 Business to Business Green Power event, which will bring together the senior decision makers from across the ECOWAS region. The West Africa Power Summit hosted by Vale Media Group, the Sub-Saharan African B2B events company, will provide a platform to address some key challenges of investments for green energy power initiatives, developing new green power infrastructure, integrating green power assets to aging grid infrastructure, regional power pooling and much more. The Summit will bring together Ministries of Power & Energy, State Power providers, Public – Private partnerships (PPP), Independent Power Producers (IPP’s) and key solution providers to tackle some of the most pressing issues within the African Power industry.

More information is available by visiting www.wafpower.com

Or to register your interest, please contact Vale Media Group by emailing: Natalie Stone, natalie.stone@valemediagroup.com

Date: 12th – 14th July, 2017
Location: Dakar, Senegal


Power Purchase Agreement Course, Dubai, Kuala Lumpur, Johannesburg, Singapore

Today’s power market demands more innovative incentives to ensure better availability and performance, as well as more attractive and sustainable mixtures of fuel sources. Economies throughout developing countries urgently need to master the in negotiating Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs), in designing and managing new competitive power markets, and attracting the right mix of renewable energy sources.

This 4-day workshop gives clear explanations of the new models of PPA risk allocation, designing and managing competitive power markets, attracting private investments in renewable energy, through a series of real case examples of contracts and markets.

For further information, please email to reanne@infocusinternational.com


Public Private Partnership (PPP): Financing, Projects & Contracts, 21 – 24 August 2017, Johannesburg

This master class begins with an in-depth understanding of how PPPs work, from financial, commercial, project & legal aspects. We seek to push our participants to innovate with real life case studies, group discussions, and technical evaluation.

Exclusive Field Visit:
Experience how theoretical concepts works in practice with an educational field visit to one of Africa’s largest PPP projects, the Gautrain Project, on 24 August. A distinguished guest speaker from Gautrain Management Agency will share their real-life challenges and solutions for PPP projects too!

Contact: vincs@infocusinternational.com


7th Annual Risk Management Forum, 14-15 September, 2017 – Vienna, Austria

Risk management in banking had to overcome many changes mainly in response to regulations that emerged from the global financial crisis.

The 7th Annual Risk Management Forum will provide opportunities for attendees to listen insights, guidelines, practices from regulatory bodies, leading industry associations and banks/central banks.

During the event participants will hear about the latest regulations, impacts of IFRS 9, Stress testing practices, developments in risk measurement and many more.


4th Annual European Payment Forum, 14-15 September, 2017 – Vienna, Austria

We organize our 4th Annual European Payments Forum, which will discuss both the changes and the future forecast of the topic. The FinTech war has just began, which will change the entire business and effect all stakeholders as well. Learn more about Blockchain from well-known experts and debate if banks are ready for the adoption.

Join our Round Table Discussion to debate on banking (r)evolution and the technological innovations within the industry; do they disrupt or improve different processes?


Sub-Saharan Africa Power Summit 2017 #SSAPOW17 | 25-27 October | Cape Town, South Africa

“POWERING AFRICA TO EMPOWER THE CONTINENT”

In October 2017, Cape Town, South Africa will play host to Sub-Saharan Africa’s No.1 Business to Business Power event, which will bring together the senior decision makers from across the Sub-Saharan African continent.

The SSA Power Summit hosted by Vale Media Group will provide a platform to address some key challenges of improving aging power infrastructure, developing new power infrastructure, more cost effective temporary power solutions and much more. With Sub-Saharan Africa needing to develop its power infrastructure to keep pace with its growing economies many large-scale projects are planned, but until these large scale projects happen there is still strong demand for temporary power solutions to help sustain the grown within Africa.

The Sub-Saharan Africa Power Summit will bring together Ministries of Power & Energy, State Power providers, Public – Private partnerships (PPP), Independent Power Producers (IPP’s) and key solution providers to tackle some of the most pressing topics & challenges within the African Power industry.

More information is available by visiting www.ssapower.com or contact Vale Media Group by emailing: Natalie Stone, natalie.stone@valemediagroup.com


Mastering Renewable & Alternative Energies Course, 20th – 23rd November 2017, Singapore

The course is designed to provide clear, independent and business-focused guidance on market opportunity and risk to those deploying, investing in or regulating renewable power projects.

Over 4 days, attendees will be led from the global picture and trends through to the variables impacting the success (or failure) of individual projects and the integration of large amounts of renewable energy into individual power markets. This market analysis approach recognises that the sustainable growth of any renewable power business requires the balancing of interconnected and potentially conflicting requirements, including reliable service, investor returns, and public/political acceptance. It is presented in language suited to non-engineering commercial executives and investors, so no prior knowledge is assumed or required.

For more information, please email to reanne@infocusinternational.com

Date: 20th – 23rd November 2017
Location: Singapore

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