24th March 2021

Silver Sponsor

African Export-Import Bank (Afrexim)

Silver Sponsor


Silver Sponsor

Development Bank of Southern Africa

Bronze Sponsor

GCR Ratings

Bonds, Loans & Sukuk Francophone Africa 2021 - Virtual Briefing Day

A unique virtual platform bringing together 180+ of Francophone Africa's leading regional and international borrowers, investors, bankers, policy makers and market practitioners to share knowledge, debate and network. The entire Francophone African capital markets community will be represented.

The only event bringing international capital markets together with Francophone Africa will be held on our Bonds & Loans online platform in 2021.

Use this unique event to re-engage with your existing Francophone Africa clients, build strong business relations with your prospects and hear the market's financial leaders speak on how they are navigating the current economic climate/share their expectations for the future.


  • Access 180+ of Francophone Africa's most senior regional and international government, regulator, investor, banker and corporate decision-makers at one time
  • Setup an unlimited number of virtual meetings with participants from the Francophone Africa capital markets community via our 1-2-1 networking platform
  • Gain exclusive behind-the-scenes insights from the 20+ regional and international credit market leaders speaking on our panels


  • Bring regional borrowers together with international lenders and arrangers to shape future financing strategies for Francophone Africa
  • Provide a bird’s eye view of the Francophone African market for the international community
  • Share deeper insights into the latest CFA bond and loan market developments via expert-led panel discussions


180+ Senior Attendees | 20+ World Class Speakers
60% International FIs, Investors & Arrangers (Europe, Middle East, US & Asia) | 40% Regional Public & Private Borrowers


  • Francophone Africa’s economic outlook for 2021 and beyond: Understanding the post-COVID recovery trajectory across the region
  • How are different Francophone African governments responding to ongoing COVID volatility? How much funding do they need? How is G20’s Debt Service Suspension Initiative impacting funding strategies for 2021/22?
  • How would currency devaluation and a move away from the Banque de France, towards the Eco affect the West African CFA franc’s reserves?
  • Withstanding FX volatility to grow local market participation: How convertible is the CFA franc to hard currency? What steps need to be taken to make the market more liquid?
  • How are Francophone African borrowers’ ability to source funds changing? What are the strategies to access cross-border financing?
  • What are the next steps in developing the CFA franc market to encourage a wider pool of issuers? What can potential issuers learn from the success of sovereign offerings?
  • EUR vs. XOF or XAF: How do local and international banks’ approach for loan size, pricing and tenor compare in hard and soft currency?
  • What do international investors need to see in the local currency markets to unlock more investment into Francophone Africa?
  • Understanding which players are key to opening up the secondary market and how this can help boost investment into the region
  • Securitisation as a tool for banks to diversify their funding options