Events

November 2021

2-3 - Seamless Africa 2021

(Tue-Wed) 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 - SuperReturn Africa

(Tue-Thur) 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 - Private Equity Africa Fundraising Forum

(Wed) 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.

3-4 - Global Trade Review GTR Africa

(Wed-Thu) London and hybrid meeting. Event will focus on the key trends including financing challenges encountered and the role of multilaterals and development finance institutions, to strains on supply chains,  digitization drives and efforts to reduce dependence on commodities and move Africa up the value chain.

16-17 - Africa Fintech Summit

(Tue – Wed) Cairo. AFTS is a unique space to explore ideas, mobilize investments and collaborate. Each year in April AFTS coincides with the World Bank Spring meeting in Washington, D.C. This year the November meting is hosted in Cairo – a dynamic fintech ecosystem that’s driving innovation, attracting record-level investment capital, and building bridges between North and Sub-Saharan Africa. 

24-25 - ASEA Annual Conference

 (Wed-Thu) Hosted virtually for the first time, by Bourse de Casablanca. Theme is “Financial markets, key driver of the African emergence”. All day for 2 days.

It will feature industry experts and thought leaders across the globe on capital markets development, African economic integration, disruptive technology and impact investing.

25 - Africa Green Bonds Intensive East Africa

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

25 - Promoting long-term finance through local currency bonds

(Thu) Webinar organized by Making Finance Work for Africa (MFW4A) and the Capital Markets Development Trust Fund (CMDTF). Overview of various markets and boost knowledge of local currency bonds as an impactful and effective source of long-term finance.

December 2021

1- 3 Africa Investment Forum

(Wed – Fri) Abidjan and hybrid. AIF (launched 2018) is an initiative of the African Development Bank with 7 partners: Africa 50; Africa Finance Corporation; African Export-Import Bank; Development Bank of Southern Africa; Trade and Development Bank; European Investment Bank; and Islamic Development Bank. The 2021 Market Days in Abidjan have theme “Accelerating transformative investments in Africa”. Discussions on: agriculture and agro-processing; energy and climate; health; ICT and telecommunication; and industrialization and trade.

2-4 - African Economic Conference

(Thu-Sat) Cabo Verde,  jointly organized by African Development Bank (AfDB), Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). The theme of this year’s conference is “Financing Africa’s post-COVID-19 development”.

An opportunity to reflect on the institutions and the financial system needed to ensure effective domestic resource mobilization, to improve the regulatory responses to emerging and innovative sources of finance.

8 - Africa Tech Summit London

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

9 - Africa Green Bonds Intensive West Africa

(Thu) In Lagos and online, organized by Africonomie. For more information, here is the website.

February 2022

23-24 - 4th edition of Africa Tech Summit at Sarit Expo Centre

 (Wed-Thu) 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.

April 2022

27-29 - World Federation of Exchanges Clearing & Derivatives Conference

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