Events

September 2021

6-7 (Mon-Tue) Climate Bonds Conference 2021

Online organized by the Climate Bonds Initiative. Thousands discuss the evolution of sustainable finance. This year the focus is on the short window of opportunity for our 2030 targets, to achieve carbon reduction targets and raise the $1 trillion per year needed for green investments this decade.

6-9 (Mon-Thu) World Federation of Exchanges General Assembly & Annual Meeting (Virtual)

Hosted by Shenzhen Stock Exchange for WFE members, affiliates and long-term partners. Invitation-only event where leaders of global exchanges, regulatory authorities, the buy-side, industry experts from academia and the media gather together for in-depth discussions. Seven virtual sessions spread across 4 days with many top speakers.

7-8 (Tue-Wed) 2nd Annual Banking Innovation Africa Forum virtual event

This brings experts, professionals and enthusiasts in the banking, financial service and insurance industry across Africa and beyond, to share new innovations disrupting the global industry and consider challenges and trends in the industry that would enhance banking operations in Africa.

14-16 (Tue-Thu) 2nd annual ETFGI Global ETFs Insights Summit – Europe & MEA virtual event

Designed to facilitate substantive and in-depth discussion on the impact that ETFs have on markets and market structure, and the regulatory, trading, and technological developments impacting the use of ETFs. To register, go to the etfgi.com website. JSE is part of a panel on “ETF landscape in South Africa” with Duma Mxenge (SATRIX Investments), Valdene Reddy (JSE), Gregoire Theron (GreySwan Investments) and expert Nerina Visser with Deborah Fuhr of the ETFGI. It’s followed by a panel on ETFs in Africa featuring Terry Adembesa (Nairobi Securities Exchange), Tiaan Bazuin (Namibian Stock Exchange), Jude Chiemeka (Nigerian Exchange), Kopano Bolokwe (Botswana Stock Exchange) and Deborah Fuhr – all on Day 1 of the conference.

23 (Thu) Africa Green Bonds Intensive hybrid seminar covering Southern Africa

Happening in Johannesburg and online (hybrid), organized by Africonomie. This is first of 3 meetings, see also October and November. The Southern African version includes speakers from Financial Sector Conduct Authority (South Africa), JSE, Government Employees Pension Fund (GEPF), International Finance Corporation (IFC), Botswana Stock Exchange, Namibian Stock Exchange, US International Development Finance Corporation (DFC), FMO, Nedbank, Rand Merchant Bank and many more for a deep-dive into green bonds in Southern Africa.

28-30 (Tue-Thu) the Africa CEO Forum

Digital Edition. A huge gathering of the African private sector, a platform for the continent’s most influential decision-makers to talk about business futures. 650 CEOs will attend, according to the website.

30 (Thu) UK-Africa Trade & Investment Conference

2021 organized by African Business Chamber, SSCG Consulting and One Africa Network, will be held in Birmingham and online.

October 2021

11-12 (Mon-Tue) the highly-recommended AFSIC Investing in Africa Conference

Expo will be a hybrid event at Park Plaza, Westminster Bridge, London and online. Two days of top quality keynote speakers (line up on the website), over 1,500 delegates and over 300 speakers. Plus: networking, Africa deal-makers, and the AFSIC Africa Investments Dashboard for funds and investors as well as for seeking funding. Great event and meeting app – don’t delay, check out the website for more details.

13 (Wed) Africa Green Bonds Intensive

in London and online seminar, organized by Africonomie and happening in London. For more information, here is the website.

18-22 (Mon-Fri) African Microfinance Week (in French this is SAM -Semaine africaine de la microfinance)

n Kigali, Rwanda, 5th edition of this conference which happens every 2 years. It will be a week of celebrating innovation, impact and impact of financial inclusion in Africa. Organized by ADA (Appui au Développement Autonome) and Government of Rwanda. For more information, visit the conference website.

November 2021

2-3 (Tue-Wed) Seamless Africa 2021

Covering payments, fintech and banking – virtual event. over 60 speakers, over 20 exhibitors. The conference brings together the entire financial ecosystem to discuss, debate and evaluate the future and aim to reinvent the way Africa transacts in a tech-savvy virtual world. Featuring top central bankers and bankers.

2-4 (Tue-Thur) SuperReturn Africa

Leading private equity event, will be held at Hilton Tower Bridge, London. Reconnect with over 300 leaders, including 100 limited partners LPs and 130 general partners GPs, network and share knowledge. Focus on infrastructure recovery, post COVID-19 recovery, communications, ESG and tech investing, among many others. 

3 (Wed) Private Equity Africa Fundraising Forum

Virtual event – a masterclass on raising the next generation of African funds. Morning masterclasses and afternoon forum, part of the Deal Book Africa Digital Event Series. To register and see the agenda, check the website.

25 (Thu) Africa Green Bonds Intensive East Africa

Will be held in Port Louis, Mauritius, organized by Africonomie. For more information, here is the website.

December 2021

8 (Wed) Africa Tech Summit London

At the London Stock Exchange. Fifth edition (comes before 4th edition, thanks COVID-19!).

9 (Thu) Africa Green Bonds Intensive

West Africa in Lagos and online, organized by Africonomie. For more information, here is the website.

February 2022

23-24 (Wed-Thu) 4th edition of Africa Tech Summit at Sarit Expo Centre

Nairobi (postponed from Sept 2021). Connecting tech leaders from the African ecosystem and international players – tech corporates, mobile operators, fintechs, DeFi & crypto ventures, investors, leading start-ups, regulators and industry stakeholders. For more info and speaker line-up.

February 2022

27-29 (Wed-Fri) World Federation of Exchanges Clearing & Derivatives Conference

In Malta and hosted by the Malta Stock Exchange, for WFE Members, affiliates and long-term partners.