5 - 6 March 2024
Cape Town International Convention Centre

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1,100+
Senior Capital Markets Attendees
500+
Pre-Arranged Business Meetings
95+
Industry Expert Speakers

WELCOME TO BONDS, LOANS & ESG CAPITAL MARKETS AFRICA 2024

5TH & 6TH MARCH | CAPE TOWN INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION CENTRE

"Africa's largest corporate & investment banking event"


Are you active in Africa's capital markets? Do you want to expand your business in this space?

We are the no. 1 business meetings facilitator for Africa's capital markets. This is Africa's largest and most senior corporate & investment banking event. The annual meeting place for senior decision-makers from Africa's capital markets community. This in-person event will bring together 1,100+ leading governments, corporates, investors, banks, law firms, regulators and service providers from over 40 countries in 1 location, and feature 95+ expert speakers.

Attendees use this unique pan-regional gathering of Africa's capital markets leaders to re-connect with existing clients, build strong business relations with prospects and hear the market's financial leaders speak on how they are navigating the current economic climate/share their expectations for the year ahead.

ENQUIRIES: email Marketing@GFCMediaGroup.com

REGISTER AS A DELEGATE: click here

This event is CPD Certified.

NEW SOVEREIGN, SUPRA & AGENCY FINANCING AND INVESTMENT AFRICA FEATURE IN 2024:

Sovereign, Supra & Agency Financing and Investment Africa Forum on Day 1 (5th March) - the largest gathering of sovereign, central bank & DCM decision-makers in Africa will:

1. Facilitate connections between governments & sovereigns seeking investment opportunities/high returns, with IFIs, FIs & DFIs
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Provide a unique environment for lenders, investors, advisors & service providers to directly engage with senior African sovereign & central bank decision-makers
3.
Provide key learning opportunities & insights into how African sovereigns manage debt & explore innovative financial mechanisms (view the agenda & speakers in the 'agenda' section below)

*This forum is open to all attendees and will run concurrent to the main event, but present its own agenda & speakers*

NEW PRIVATE CREDIT AFRICA FEATURE IN 2024:

Private Credit Africa Stream on Day 2 (6th March) - the first and only event dedicated to the development of private credit in Africa will:

1. Connect asset allocators and global funds with African private credit opportunities
2. Create an environment where asset allocators and global funds can pitch senior decision-makers from the private/SME sector for private credit business directly
3. Provide key learning opportunities for this developing financial market (view the agenda & speakers in the 'agenda' section below)

*This stream is open to all attendees and will run concurrent to the main event, but present its own agenda & speakers*

ATTENDEES REGISTERED FOR 2024:

1,090+ senior African financial executives from 445+ companies and 43 countries are already registered (1,100+ are expected).

Countries Represented: Angola, Austria, Belgium, Benin, Bermuda, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Congo, Cote d'Ivoire, Egypt, Eswatini, Ethiopia, France, Germany, Ghana, Guinea-Bissau, India, Italy, Kenya, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Netherlands, Nigeria, Portugal, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Zambia, Zimbabwe

  • ABCO BOURSE
  • Absa
  • Absa Bank Limited
  • Absa CIB
  • Absa Group Limited
  • Absa Securities United Kingdom Ltd
  • Access Bank Plc
  • Actsa
  • AD Global Investors limited
  • AFGRI
  • AfrAsia Bank Limited
  • Africa Finance Corporation
  • Africa Islamic Economic Foundation (AFRIEF)
  • Africa Transformation & Industrialization Fund (ATIF)
  • African Bank
  • African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA)
  • African Development Bank Group
  • African Export-Import Bank
  • African Export–Import Bank
  • African Infrastructure Investment Managers
  • African Infrastructure Investment Managers (AIIM)
  • African Trade & Development Insurance (ATIDI)
  • Airports Company South Africa
  • Alexander Forbes
  • Alexforbes
  • Allan Gray Proprietary Limited
  • Allianz Global Investors
  • Aluwani Capital Partners
  • ALUWANI Capital Partners
  • ALUWANI Capital Partners (Pty) Ltd
  • American Tower
  • American Towers Corporation
  • Apparel Group
  • ARC Ratings
  • Arch Insurance Group
  • ARISE Group (Industrial Platforms, Ports & Logistics and Infrastructure Services)
  • Ariya Capital
  • Ashburton
  • Ashburton Investments
  • Ashcroft and Gray
  • ASISA
  • Asr-Re
  • Assiut National Oil Processing Company (ANOPC)
  • ATF Finance LTD
  • ATNS
  • Attacq
  • Attijari West Africa
  • Autus Securities
  • Avis Budget
  • Axian Group
  • Axxela Limited
  • Baker Mckenzie
  • Balwin Properties
  • Banco Comercial e de Investimentos, S.A.
  • BancTrust Investment Bank
  • Bandwidth and Cloud Services Group
  • Bank of Africa
  • Bank of Industry
  • BANK OF INDUSTRY LIMITED
  • Bank One
  • Bank Windhoek
  • Baobab Microfinance Bank Nigeria
  • Barclays
  • Barclays Bank
  • Barloworld
  • Barloworld Equipment
  • Bayobab
  • Bayport Management Ltd
  • BCP Bank (Mauritius)
  • BFA
  • Bidvest
  • Bifm
  • BIO SA (Belgian Investment company for developing countries)
  • BIO_Investments
  • BlackRock
  • Bloomfield Investment Corporation
  • BMC
  • BOAD Titrisation
  • Botswana Housing Corporation
  • Botswana Housing Corporation
  • Botswana Motor Vehicle Accident Fund
  • Botswana Oil Limited
  • Botswana Railways
  • Bowmans
  • BPL Global
  • British International Investment plc
  • BSI
  • BUA Cement
  • BUA International Nigeria
  • CABRI Secretariat
  • Canadian Solar
  • Canon Collins Trust
  • Cape Berkshire Asset Management
  • Capitec Bank
  • Cargill
  • Cassa Depositi e Prestiti
  • Cassa Depositi e Prestiti S.p.A.
  • Catalis
  • CDP
  • Cennergi
  • Centrafin
  • Centrafin Pty
  • Central Bank of Eswatini
  • Central Bank of Kenya
  • Challenger Management
  • Chappal Energies
  • Chevron Africa
  • China Construction Bank
  • China Construction Bank Corporation
  • Chubb
  • City of Cape Town
  • City of Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality
  • Clifford Chance
  • Comercio Partners
  • Commerzbank
  • Connect Earth
  • Contessa Entellina
  • Corporate Image
  • CRDB Bank
  • Credit Europe Bank NV
  • Cygnum Capital
  • Daimler Truck Financial Services
  • Dangote Industries Limited
  • Debt Management Office, Nigeria
  • DEG
  • DEG Invest
  • Dentons
  • Deutsche Bank
  • Development Bank of Namibia
  • Development Bank of Rwanda
  • Development Bank of Southern Africa
  • Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA)
  • DFA
  • Dhamana Guarantee Company
  • Dhow Kimura
  • Direction Générale des Financements
  • Direction Générale du Trésor et de la Comptabilité Publique
  • Directorate General of the Treasury and Public Accounting
  • DreamWorks Haven Investments Pty ltd
  • Dreamworkshaven
  • ECH Capital
  • Ecobank
  • EDKOIL
  • Elsewedy Electric
  • Emia
  • Emirates NBD
  • Energy Partners
  • ENGIE
  • Enpower Trading Pty Ltd
  • Equites Property Fund Limited
  • Eskom
  • Eskom Finance Company SOC
  • Eskom Holdings SOC Limited
  • Eskom Holdings SOC Ltd
  • eThekwini Municipality
  • Ethio Telecom
  • Ethiopian Investment Holdings
  • Ethiopian Road Administration
  • Ethiopian Roads Administration
  • European Investment Bank (EIB)
  • Everest Finance
  • Excelsia Capital
  • Exxaro
  • Exxaro Resources
  • FCMB
  • FCMB Bank (UK)
  • Federated Hermes
  • Fenics Software Limited
  • First Abu Dhabi Bank
  • Fitch Ratings
  • Fius Capital
  • FMO - Dutch entrepreneurial development bank
  • Foschini Group
  • Franklin Templeton Investments
  • Frontera Capital Group
  • FSD Africa
  • FSD Africa Investments
  • Futuregrowth Asset Management
  • Galite Partners
  • GCR Ratings
  • GE Healthcare
  • Genesis Energy Group
  • Ghana International Bank
  • Ghana International Bank plc
  • GIFA
  • Global Sovereign Advisory
  • Globeleq
  • Greenmillenia Energy Ltd
  • Greenpoint Capital
  • GroCapital Holdings
  • Growthpoint Properties
  • GZ Industries
  • H1 Holdings
  • Harith
  • Harmony Gold
  • Harvest Asset Management
  • Heineken
  • Helios Investment Partners
  • Howden Group
  • HSBC Bank Plc
  • Huawei Technologies
  • Hudson & Cie
  • ICBC
  • ICBC Standard Bank
  • IDC
  • Ignatius Ajuru University of Education (IAUE)
  • IHS Towers
  • ImpactA Global
  • Impaxis Securities
  • Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) of South Africa
  • Infrastructure Corporation of Nigeria
  • Innovo Group
  • International Association of Credit Portfolio Managers (IACPM)
  • International Finance Corporation
  • International Finance Corporation (IFC)
  • Intesa Sanpaolo
  • Intesa Sanpaolo S.p.A., London Branch
  • Investec
  • Investec Bank
  • Invictus Capital & Finance
  • ITC Hospitality Group
  • Izwe Africa Group
  • J.P. Morgan
  • Kendal Investment Partners
  • KfW
  • Kgori Capital
  • Khumo Capital
  • KPMG East Africa
  • Laboratoire D’innovation et de Recherches Entrepreneuriales
  • Laurium Capital
  • Lendable
  • Letlole La Rona
  • Letshego Financial Services Limited
  • Liquid Intelligent Technologies
  • Loan Market Association
  • Louw & Company
  • Lumiere Group International Ltd
  • Luxembourg Stock Exchange
  • M&G Investments
  • M&G Investments Southern Africa
  • M&G Limited
  • Marsh
  • Marsh Inc.
  • Mashreq
  • Mashreq Bank
  • MATHA Capital
  • Matha Securities
  • Mauritius Commercial Bank
  • Mauritius Telecom
  • Mazi Asset Management
  • Merchant West Specialised Finance
  • Mergence Investment Managers
  • Meshtrade
  • MIGA, World Bank Group
  • Miller Insurance Services
  • Minerals Development Company Botswana
  • Ministère de l'Economie et des Finances, Burkina Faso
  • Ministry of Economy and Finance, Benin
  • Ministry of Economy, Planning and International Cooperation of Senegal
  • Ministry of Finance and Public Enterprises, Namibia
  • Ministry of Finance, Cameroon
  • Ministry of Finance, Senegal
  • Ministry of Finance, Tanzania
  • Ministry of Finance, Treasury Department, Senegal
  • Ministry of Finance, Uganda
  • Mizuho
  • Mizuho Securities
  • Mizuhoemea
  • M-Kopa Solar
  • Momentum Metropolitan Holdings
  • Momentum Metropolitan Holdings Limited
  • Moove
  • Morningstar, Inc
  • Mphimbi Investments in Africa
  • MTN
  • MTN Group
  • MUFG
  • MUFG Bank
  • MyGrowthFund Venture Partners
  • Namibia Power Corporation (Nampower)
  • Namwater
  • National Housing Finance Corporation
  • National Treasury, Kenya
  • National Treasury, Republic of South Africa
  • Natixis
  • Nedbank
  • Nedbank Corporate and Investment Banking
  • Nedbank Ltd
  • Netcare
  • New Development Bank
  • Ninety One
  • Nitinol Capital
  • NMB Bank
  • NMB Bank Limited
  • NMB Bank PLC
  • Norsad Finance Limited
  • Norsadcapital
  • Norton Rose Fulbright
  • NSB Bank
  • Nutun (Pty) Ltd.
  • Nutun (Pty) Ltd.
  • Nuveen
  • OA Markets
  • Oceana Group
  • Old Mutual
  • Old Mutual Alternative Investments
  • Old Mutual Finance
  • Old Mutual Investment Group
  • Old Mutual Life Assurance Company
  • Old Mutual Limited
  • Old Mutual plc
  • Old Mutual Specialised Finance
  • Omnia Holdings
  • Omnicane
  • Omwambe Entreprises
  • Pangaea Securities
  • Pareto Limited
  • Pegasys Capital
  • Pernix Specialty Limited
  • Petra Diamonds
  • Petrosa
  • Pick n Pay Stores
  • PLMJ Advogados
  • Postbank
  • Powerhouse International
  • Premium Tobacco
  • Prescient
  • Presidenceci
  • Presidential Climate Commission
  • Prilla 2000 Pty Ltd
  • Private Office of the President, Republic of South Africa
  • Privida Energy
  • Proparco
  • Prosperis
  • Prowess Investment Managers
  • Public Investment Corporation
  • Public Investment Corporation (PIC)
  • Puma Energy
  • Radiant Insurance
  • Rand Merchant Bank
  • Rand Merchant Bank, a division of FirstRand Bank Limited
  • Rand Water
  • Rawbank
  • Raymond James
  • RDC Properties Limited
  • RDC Properties South Africa (Pty) Ltd
  • Remgro
  • Rho Capital
  • Rwathia Agrofarm
  • S&P Global
  • SA Home Loans
  • Safaricom
  • Saffron Wealth
  • Sanlam
  • Sanlam Investments
  • Sasol
  • Sasol Limited
  • Scatec Solar
  • SEC Zambia
  • Securities and Exchange Commission Nigeria
  • Securities and Exchange Commission Zambia
  • Select Africa
  • Seplat Energy
  • SF Capital
  • Shandis Engineering Pty and and Leethabo Holdings Pty Ltd
  • Shoprite Holdings
  • Skystone Capital
  • SLG
  • SMBC
  • SMBC Nikko Capital Markets
  • SNPL Energy
  • Societe Generale
  • SOCIETE GENERALE IVORY COAST
  • SoluSoft Limited
  • Sonangol
  • South African National Roads Agency (SANRAL)
  • South African Reserve Bank
  • Southchester Investment Managers
  • Southern African Power Pool (SAPP)
  • Southey Holdings (Pty) Ltd
  • Spear Reit Limited
  • ST SOLUTIONS
  • Stanbic Bank
  • Stanbic Bank Ghana
  • Stanbic IBTC
  • Stanbic IBTC Asset Management
  • Standard Bank
  • Standard Bank Angola
  • Standard Bank Group Limited
  • Standard Chartered
  • Standard Chartered Bank
  • Standard Chartered Plc
  • Standard Investment Bank
  • STANLIB
  • Stanlib Asset Management
  • State Bank of India UK
  • Stonex
  • Sunbeth Global Concepts Limited
  • Swedfund
  • Symbiotics Group
  • Tamela
  • Taquanta Asset Managers
  • TCX
  • Telecel group
  • Telecelgroup
  • Telkom
  • TENAWO Digital Health
  • Texel
  • Texel Group
  • The Autonomous Sinking Fund, Cameroon
  • Thelo
  • TMF Group
  • Toyota Financial Services
  • Trade and Development Bank – TDB
  • Trade Development Bank
  • Trans Caledon Tunnel Authority
  • Trans-Caledon Tunnel Authority TCTA
  • Transnet
  • Transnet SOC
  • TRG Africa Mezzanine Partners
  • TUHF
  • TUHF Ltd
  • Tysers
  • U Can Grow Africa
  • U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC)
  • UAE Trade Connect
  • Udo Udoma & Belo-Osagie
  • Uganda Breweries
  • UMOA-Titres
  • Untapped Global
  • Vantage Risk
  • Vantage Services LLC
  • Verdant Capital
  • Victorian Group
  • Vista Bank Group
  • Vodacom
  • Water Utilities Corporation
  • WaterBorne Capital
  • WatuAfrica
  • Webber Wentzel
  • Werksmans Attorneys
  • Westbrooke
  • Westbrooke Alternative Asset Management
  • White & Case
  • White & Case LLP
  • Wiener Böerse
  • Woolworths
  • Wtwco
  • Xina Solar One
  • Yellow Solar
  • Zambeef Products
  • ZCCM Investments Holdings
  • Zeda
  • ZESCO Limited

HOW DO WE DELIVER A HIGH ROI FOR ATTENDEES?


1-2-1 MEETINGS & NETWORKING

WE ARE THE NO. 1 BUSINESS MEETINGS FACILITATOR IN AFRICA'S CAPITAL MARKETS

  • No other event will gather 1,100+ senior decision-makers from all of your key capital markets clients & prospects together in 1 location, so that you can host countless meetings to accelerate deals/win new business in 1 place.
  • No other event will deliver as many high-quality business connections as a result of just 2 days out of the office. We attract the most important local & international stakeholders from across Africa so that you can expand business in these markets without the usual time and travel costs.

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EXPERT MARKET INSIGHTS:

The continent's only pan-African debt event is also complemented by an agenda of expert market insights provided by 95+ industry leading speakers, allowing attendees to hear how the continent's local & international financial leaders are navigating the current economic climate/share expectations for the future and benchmark.


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WE ARE THE ONLY EVENT TO:

  • Bring public & private buyers & sellers together to conduct business, sign deals and shape future financing strategies
  • Deliver deal-driven content from regional & international market players
  • Focus on ESG content and attract senior ESG decision-makers to drive sustainable finance across the continent

  • Provide a bird's eye view of the pan-African market for the local and international community

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2024 AGENDAS:

Please click on the different tabs below to view the agendas for our plenary content (Bonds, Loans & ESG Capital Markets); Private Credit Africa Stream; and Sovereign, Supra & Agency Finance and Investment Stream.

*Each stream is accessible to all attendees and will present its own agenda & speakers*

Plenary

5th March 2024

09:00

Chairperson’s opening remarks

Moderator

Head of IBD Sustainable Finance

Session ends: 09:10
09:10

Rising interest rates and high inflation: What is the macroeconomic outlook for Africa for the next 12 months and how does it compare to other emerging markets?

  • What is the outlook for GDP growth within Africa? How does it compare to other emerging markets?
  • How are increasing inflation, rising interest rates, and volatile currencies affecting the financial circumstances of African nations?
  • How will geopolitics, supply chain disruptions, and unpredictable ratings affect the future of African economies and financial markets?
  • How can Africa best prepare for potential shifts in international capital flow?

Moderator

Chief Economist: Head of Research

Speakers

Associate Director, Sovereigns

Senior Investment Professional

Portfolio Manager

Session ends: 09:55
09:55

A closer look into government debt sustainability: How are sovereign’s funding themselves and what strategies should be implemented to mitigate risk?

  • Sovereign funding and investment strategy: What are the plans for debt raising and where will this capital be deployed?
  • How are global geopolitical developments and increasing inflation rates influencing the funding strategies of the region’s sovereigns?
  • What steps need to be taken to promote higher levels of international foreign investment into Africa?
  • What international shifts need to happen to enable African sovereigns to tap the Eurobond market once again?

Moderator

Head of Emerging Markets Debt Capital Markets

Speakers

Senior Advisor to the Minister

Head of Africa – Sovereigns, DFIs and Blended Finance

Director-General

Chief Country Officer South Africa

Vice President, Structured Product Solutions

Session ends: 10:45
10:45

Coffee and networking break

Session ends: 11:15
11:15

Exploring potential corporate funding strategies: Which methods are currently being used and how can corporates deploy capital while managing risk?

  • Bonds vs. Loans, Hard vs. Local Currency: How can borrowers tap into local bond and loan markets and unlock their full potential? What strategies can be implemented?
  • How can DFI’s, multilaterals, ECAs and insurance brokers aid corporates in raising capital at the best price?
  • How can supply chain finance, crowdfunding, peer-to-peer lending, securitisation & impact investing be used as alternative funding tools?
  • What are the best practices for integrating sustainability into corporate finance?

Moderator

Head, Corporate Funding & Investor Relations

Speakers

Executive: Telkom Treasury

Manager, Treasury Client Solutions EMEA

Executive, Head Securitisation, Debt Capital Markets

Global Head of Political Risk & Credit

Senior Transactor

Chief Financial Officer

Associate Director , Debt Capital Markets

Session ends: 12:10
12:10

Attracting foreign investment into Africa: Where do international investors see the most potential? What more can Africa do to increase international investor appetite?

  • Which countries and sectors are the most attractive to investors?
  • What are the key investment drivers and how are these influencing investment decisions?
  • Comparing Africa to other emerging markets in a global EM investor’s portfolio
  • What are investors’ expectations for ESG transparency?
  • Which reforms have been successful in generating international investor confidence in Africa?

Moderator

Managing Director – Emerging Market Fixed Income

Speakers

Chief Underwriting Officer

Specialist: Africa

Portfolio Manager

Managing Director / Chief Executive Officer

Managing Director & Head of Global Solutions

Session ends: 13:00
13:00

Networking lunch

Session ends: 14:30
14:25

Chairperson’s remarks

Moderator

Head: Sustainable Finance

Session ends: 14:30
14:30

Navigating syndicated loans: How and where are banks lending? What pricing and structures are preferred by African nations?

  • Hard vs. Local currency: What works for Africa? How will international banks and MDB’s view this?
  • North, South, East & West Africa: Which regions are the most attractive to lenders?
  • Which sectors are deemed the most bankable? How do lenders differentiate between low and high-risk borrowers?
  • Sovereigns vs. Corporates: To what extent are banks more prepared to lend to sovereigns based on perceived stability? How do loan structures and pricing differ between these borrowers?

Moderator

Managing Director, Co-Head of Corporate Origination, Loan Capital Markets, EMEA

Speakers

Executive Director

Director, Syndicate

Senior Director, Head of Loan Syndication, Sales & Distribution

Director

Senior Transactor, Loan Syndications

Session ends: 15:20
15:20

The ‘new’ cost of capital: With increased costs of funding being seen as the norm, what are FI’s doing to manage their balance sheets?

  • What factors are contributing to higher funding costs for FI’s?
  • Raising capital in the face of increased costs: What instruments are FI’s turning to? Debt, equity, or hybrid?
  • How FI’s are adjusting their risk appetites, balance sheet management and hedging against heightened interest rates
  • What alternative sources of funding are available, aside from the traditional channels?
  • What measures are FI’s taking to ensure the profitability and stability of their balance sheets?
  • Exploring the implementation of new tech innovations to optimise balance sheets and reduce costs

Moderator

Head of Financial Institutions & Syndication,

Speakers

Group Head of Ratings

Senior Director, Head of Treasury & Financial Institutions

Head of Debt Capital Markets

Director - Financial Institutions Africa

Executive Director, Credit Risk Solutions

Session ends: 16:05
16:05

Focusing on SA listed credit pricing through a risk-adjusted lens

  • With some of SA listed credit names trading at spreads close to historical lows, what sort of risks are reflected in those spreads?
  • Utilising risk-adjusted analysis to evaluate listed credit spreads from a portfolio manager’s perspective.
  • Should SA listed credit spreads trade at wider levels?

Speaker

Portfolio Manager

Session ends: 16:25
16:25

Modernising and deepening debt capital markets within Africa to drive sustainable development and economic growth

  • What hurdles does Africa need to overcome to promote market growth?
  • How can tech and financial instrument innovations be adapted for Africa?
  • How can Africa enhance regulation frameworks to facilitate market growth and attract international investment?
  • How can the exchange promote innovation for sustainability? At what point will the exchange enforce regulations that require companies to disclose their ESG practices and performance?

Moderator

Director, Syndicate

Speakers

Executive Commissioner – Operations

Director of Treasury

Executive Director

Executive Director

Debt Capital Markets Transactor

Chief Investment Officer

Session ends: 17:15
17:15

Chairperson’s closing remarks followed by networking drinks reception

Session ends: 17:15

6th March 2024

09:00

Chairperson’s opening remarks

Speaker

Co-Head of Syndication and Distribution

Session ends: 09:10
09:10

Underdogs: How the World’s most overlooked underloved companies and teams changed the world

This keynote is a masterclass study of how the worlds most underloved and overlooked teams have achieved success. This keynote is relevant to leaders, investors & managers who want to understand how they can achieve disruptive growth and disproportionate impact in traditional markets dominated by a few large players.

For asset managers and portfolio managers this keynote contains valuable insights on the DNA of the teams that do the impossible.

For leaders, this keynote contains great insights into the methodology, philosophy and leadership approaches of leaders that have shaped the world.

Audience discretion is advised.

Speaker

Group CEO

Session ends: 09:40
09:40

How will the AfCFTA (African Continental Free Trade Area) agreement enhance cross border issuances and investments?

  • What is currently being done to promote and develop cross border trade in Africa? What doors has AfCTFA already opened to unlock cross border issuances and investments, and what doors remain closed?
  • How is AfCFTA continuing to work with existing regional trade areas, whilst overcoming challenges in others?
  • Examining the challenges posed from the process of harmonising different countries contradictory regulations
  • How will CBDC’s aid in the cross border and regulatory development?

Moderator

Director, Treasury

Speaker

Secretary-General

Session ends: 10:15
10:15

What is currently holding ESG standardisation back and what should define the African benchmarks when it comes to designing and implementing standards?

  • Are the Global Reporting Initiative and the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosure standards adequate? Or do they need improvement?
  • What are the roadblocks preventing ESG standardisation? How does the lack of global standards affect Africa?
  • How can Africa best incorporate cultural nuances and diverse perspectives to create comprehensive ESG standards that align with the continent’s priorities?
  • How should Africa invest in human capital, develop skillsets, and build expertise to ensure that established standards are as comprehensive as possible?

Moderator

Executive Director, Sustainable DCM

Speakers

Head: Sustainable Finance Solutions

Director of Policy and Development

SEO: Dubai Branch

Session ends: 11:00
11:00

Coffee and networking break

Session ends: 11:30
11:30

Unearthing true sustainability: How credible and transparent is ESG financing?

  • Are global standards for ESG financing applicable for Africa? How should these standards and best practices be applied in the context of African issuers?
  • How can issuers and investors accurately assess the ESG outcomes of their projects and investments? What are the best practices on impact measurement?
  • What are the most important steps to prevent greenwashing and ensure the authenticity of ESG financing? Where are the shortfalls at present?

Moderator

Sustainable Finance Executive

Speakers

Executive: Group Treasury

Co-Head of Sustainable Finance EMEA

Head of ESG

Finance and Strategy Director

Executive Director, Debt Capital Markets

Session ends: 12:15
12:15

Enabling a sustainable transition

In this presentation, Dipak Patel will delve into the vital role of blended finance and appropriately structured finance for driving South Africa's transition to a green and climate-resilient economy, ultimately working towards achieving net-zero emissions by 2050.

Speaker

Head: Climate Finance & Innovation

Session ends: 12:45
12:45

Keeping the lights on in Africa: What does a successful energy transition look like in Africa, given the need to balance energy sustainability, reliability and demand?

  • Which energy transition solutions are the best fit for Africa?
  • What is Africa’s plan to transition to a renewable future, whilst leveraging natural resources in the meantime?
  • What investments are required to facilitate the energy transition? How can Africa secure funding for these projects? What can governments do to incentivise investors?
  • Promoting collaboration between stakeholders, including governments, regulators, financial institutions, and businesses, to drive innovation in ESG finance and accelerate the region's energy transition goals

Moderator

Head Project & Export Finance

Speakers

Group CEO

Chief Financial Officer

Head: Resource & Project Finance

SBU Head - Energy

Group Executive, Project Preparation

Session ends: 13:30
13:30

Networking lunch

Session ends: 14:30
14:30

(Re-)Evaluating ESG tracking: What can be done to streamline and improve current processes?

  • How to best navigate and utilise ESG data: What standards and methodologies should be used?
  • How to address the need for more stringent enforcement on regulation and reporting
  • What is the real-world impact of regulatory efforts to standardise ESG reporting?
  • Getting investors involved: How to upgrade due diligence processes for ESG KPIs and reporting to better inform investment decisions

Moderator

Executive Director

Speakers

Head of Sustainability

Head of Strategy and Resource Mobilization

Joint Head-Credit Solutions

Session ends: 15:15
15:15

Redefining sustainable infrastructure finance in Africa: Who is lending and what is available?

  • Exploring the role of impact funds, regional & development banks and nonbank FI’s: How are they supporting sustainable finance for infrastructure projects?
  • What are the biggest challenges and risks that are associated with sustainable infrastructure financing?
  • Unpacking the potential pitfalls that are linked to sustainable infrastructure financing: Which projects are most deserving?
  • What is the potential impact of tech, such as blockchain, on infrastructure projects? How can Africa leverage these technologies to attract sustainable capital?

Moderator

Group Executive Treasury

Speakers

Group Business Development

Manager: Infrastructure

Head of Structured Trade & Export Finance (STEF) Middle East and Africa

Founding Partner

CFO

Managing Director

Session ends: 16:00
16:00

Close of Day Two

Session ends: 16:05

Private Credit Stream

6th March 2024

09:20

Chairperson’s opening remarks

Speaker

Head: Debt Capital Markets

Session ends: 09:30
09:30

Overview of Africa Private Credit: Demand drivers, deal flow, and market capacity

  • How much deal volume is there in Africa? Who are the lenders? What types of companies are accessing the market? What are investor expectations?
  • Demand and supply drivers: Banking regulations? Underwriting standards? Hunt for yield?
  • Capacity and size of the market: Is it a buyer or seller market?
  • Credit regimes: How much work to get deals done in a timely manner vs. what returns?

Moderator

Portfolio Manager

Speakers

Senior Portfolio Manager

Managing Director, Alternative Credit

Investment Director

Session ends: 10:15
10:15

Why, where and how are investors and asset allocators investing into Africa Private Credit?

  • Credit investment in a rising rate environment: How are investors adapting their strategies and allocations?
  • US High Yield vs. EM Investment Grade vs. Private Credit: What risk-adjusted returns are investors after?
  • Risk vs. return, structure vs. liquidity: What are investors in Africa private credit’s criteria for investment?
  • Are funds with global mandates looking at opportunistic/cross-over opportunities? In what size? What are their criteria?

Moderator

Group Executive: Origination and Coverage

Speakers

Chief Investment Officer

Chief Investment Officer

Head of Credit Alternatives

Principal, Debt Capital Markets

Session ends: 11:00
11:00

Coffee and networking break

Session ends: 11:30
11:30

Why do companies choose to raise capital through Private Credit? How do they do it? What are the benefits?

  • Private credit vs. private equity vs. commercial loans: What is the capital raising thought-process of CEOs and CFOs when weighing up the pros and cons of Private Credit?
  • What types and size of companies are potential Private Credit borrowers? What sectors are they coming from and what makes their companies suitable candidates for Private Credit?
  • Structure vs. pricing vs. size: What are the economic and capital advantages and disadvantages of Private Credit compared to other debt markets?
  • Private credit as a bridge to senior debt: Case studies and templates for future deals

Moderator

Portfolio Manager

Speakers

Investment Specialist

Fund Manager: Private Debt

Head Credit

Session ends: 12:15
12:15

Expanding distribution channels for private credit deals: What role can Investment Banks, DFIs and IFIs play in the direct lending market?

  • Globally, regionally, locally: How are commercial and investment banks participating in the private credit market?
  • Credit enhancement, asset allocators, side-by-side lenders, distributors: What role can DFIs and IFIs play to support development and depth of the market?
  • What opportunities are there for syndicators to distribute private credit deals?
  • Private credit/private placement: Can DCMs act as connector between asset managers hunting for opportunities and commercial bank customers searching for growth capital?

Moderator

Principal: DCM Origination

Speakers

Co-Founder and Managing Director

Director

Coverage Executive, East Africa Region

Session ends: 13:00
13:00

Networking lunch

Session ends: 14:15
14:15

Bringing borrowers and lenders to the private market: How to source deals, build a pipeline, track-record and drive growth?

  • Who are the companies that can borrower directly from asset managers? How do asset managers find them?
  • How big is the market? How do investors source deals? How are funds building a track-record?
  • How to obtain and have confidence in data presented to evaluate transactions
  • Senior secured, high yield, distressed: What do private credit opportunities look like across Africa?

Moderator

Senior Investment Officer, Financial Institutions Group

Speakers

Director

Head of Credit

Portfolio Manager

Session ends: 15:00
15:00

Private credit fund regimes and deal structuring: Is every deal bespoke? What happens in a default?

  • What happens in a default’s scenario? What mechanisms are in place so creditors can get title in a timely manner?
  • Private credit fund regimes: What exists?
  • Structure and documentation: Are deals moving towards standardisation or is every deal bespoke?
  • How can regulators and legislators work with the market to speed-up development and bring down deal costs?

Moderator

Senior Funding Manager

Speakers

Head of Infrastructure Debt

Credit Analyst - Private Debt

Session ends: 15:45

Sovereign Stream

5th March 2024

14:20

Chairpersons opening remarks

Moderator

Head of International Capital Markets & Public Sector

Session ends: 14:25
14:25

Financing the future: How are WAEMU sovereigns managing their debt? What innovative financing mechanisms are they turning to?

  • Investment vs. debt management: How much are sovereigns planning to raise? Where will investment be directed?
  • Exploring debt sustainability: Unpacking sovereigns’ bonds – how are governments able to access this market?
  • Assessing the options for how sovereigns can restructure and/or refinance their existing debt obligations
  • Engaging the international investor appetite for WAEMU local currency market: What do investors want to see from sovereigns?

Moderator

Managing Director

Speakers

Chairman and Group CEO

Head of Global Markets Sub Saharan Africa

Managing Director

Senior Advisor to the Minister

Session ends: 15:10
15:10

Addressing how African Sovereigns can combat volatile global market dynamics: How are governments dealing with global and regional economic disparities?

  • How does inflationary pressure and higher interest rates impact sovereigns’ ability to refinance debt?
  • What sources of financing are available to sovereigns to reduce fiscal deficits?
  • How have rating downgrades affected sovereigns’ ability to source funding? What options are now on the table?
  • How are governments striking a balance between borrowing to support economic growth and maintaining ratings by lowering fiscal deficits?

Moderator

Head of Loan Syndicate Africa

Speakers

Chief Business Officer & Head of Global Markets

Director of Syndications and Agency

Principal Economist

Senior Economist & Acting Director

Session ends: 15:55
15:55

Fireside Chat: Diving deeper into government governance, transparency, and institutional development

  • Fostering good governance: What transparency and accountability measures are in place?
  • Strengthening legal and regulatory frameworks to enable institutional development and enhance effectiveness
  • The role of innovation: Exploring the impact of technology adoption and innovation to leapfrog governance challenges
  • How can investors help to create an environment that allows for a more transparent engagement with sovereigns?

Moderator

Vice President, Product Solutions & Sustainability

Speakers

Investment Lead

Senior Transactor, Debt Capital Markets

Session ends: 16:30
16:30

Promoting sustainable development in African sovereigns: How are governments addressing the implementation of Sustainable Development Goals?

  • What does a ‘perfect’ implementation of SDG’s look like?
  • Looking at Africa’s environmental challenges: Which innovative solutions are out there? What is currently being done?
  • What is the best way to leverage collaborative partnerships to have an effective SDG implementation?
  • Best practices for identifying opportunities for regional collaboration and partnerships

Moderator

Principal, Export Credit Finance

Speakers

Technical Advisor to the Minister

Acting Head of International Banking

Head of the Risk Management Unit

Division Manager

Session ends: 17:15

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WHY DOES YOUR INDUSTRY PARTICIPATE?

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Financial Services

  • To grow their deal pipeline with clients from across the continent
  • To meet Heads of DCM/Syndication/Origination/Coverage from the continent’s most active FIs and DFIs
  • To institutionalise relationships and grow their revenue with existing clients
  • To meet CFOs/CEOs/Heads of Treasury from the continent’s most active blue chip and mid-market corporates
  • To meet with National Treasuries and Heads of Debts from the continent’s sovereign market
  • To return to the office with high quality new business contacts and leads
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Regional Banks/DFIs

  • To host Non-Deal Roadshow style meetings with Africa’s most active international investors, banks & DFIs in order to grow their lending and distribution capacity
  • To meet the issuers and borrowers from across the continent in one trip
  • To develop investor relations and effectively communicate their bank’s highlights/investment propositions to appropriate, senior decision-makers that otherwise would not have been easily accessible or in one place at one time
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International Banks/DFIs

  • To meet the most credible and reputable private and public issuers and borrowers from across the continent
  • To accelerate deals with current partners
  • To establish high-quality business connections with prospects
  • To connect with multinational corporates interested in establishing/growing operations in their geographies
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Regional Law Firms

  • To stand out from competitors and ensure that they are viewed as the top law firm in their geography
  • To hold meetings with international law firms who can bring them in as regional law firm partners on deals
  • To meet senior decision-makers from key local and international corporates, sovereigns, investors and banks with relevance to their deals in one location
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International Law Firms

    • To promote their firm and ensure that they are viewed as the top international law firm partner by regional law firms working on important deals across Africa’s capital markets
    • To win new business from their key target markets
    • To institutionalise relationships and grow their revenue with existing clients
    • To meet senior decision-makers from key local and international corporates, sovereigns, investors, banks & regional law firms in one location
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Corporates

  • To conduct face-to-face meetings with local and international FIs active across Africa in one place, to discuss upcoming transactions and future financing strategies
  • To hear from and meet with other issuers and borrowers from across the continent, sharing knowledge and experiences
  • To find out how others are managing market volatility for the next 12–18 months
  • To meet with potential and existing lenders and advisors
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Sovereigns

  • To conduct face-to-face meetings with local and international FIs active across Africa in one place, to discuss upcoming transactions and possible financing strategies
  • To meet with government contemporaries to share strategies for the upcoming 12-18 months
  • To meet with local and international investors to discuss financing strategies and upcoming transactions
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Investors

  • To conduct 1-2-1 meetings with senior decision-makers from African corporates, governments and financial institutions in one place
  • To hear from and meet with other local and international investors active across the continent

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