The annual Africa Financial Services Investment Conference – Investing in Africa event, known as AFSIC, organised by hosting company Africa Events Limited, will be held in London, UK, on October 11 and 12.
The event provides a forum for investors, business leaders and dealmakers to build pan- African business networks, with a strong focus on investing in South Africa.
“We expect delegates in all sectors, from any country in Africa and all company sizes to attend,” says Africa Events Limited MD Rupert McCammon.
He adds that the event will welcome delegates from the European Union, with the German delegation forming a substantial and important component of the AFSIC.
“Germany represents a major course of investment in Africa and South Africa,” he says.
McCammon adds that the event helps to share local investment insights and discover some of Africa’s most exciting growth opportunities.
During the event, mini country-summits will focus on highlighting investment and business opportunities in Africa’s largest and most exciting economies. Some of the sectors to be addressed include banking, agriculture, sustainable growth, infrastructure, education, informed investing, electricity and fintech.
The event will host more than 1 500 of Africa’s most important investors, financial intermediaries and business leaders, as well as more than 300 speakers sharing insights into the African investment ecosystem.
Presentations on foremost investment opportunities from more than 30 African countries will be presented during the event.
Access to African investment opportunities across all business sectors will be available through the African Investments Dashboard, available on its website.
For attendees, various country- and sector-focused sessions, panels and workshops, as well as business networking, face-to-face meetings and social events will help to form business ties.
Meanwhile, McCammon says organising events during Covid-19 has been very challenging for the organisers, but assures attendees that the organisers will mitigate some of the issues delegates may face by focusing on a quasi digital and physical event, ensuring that all attempts are made to protect the delegates who attend the event physically.
“Although the damage of Covid-19 has been done, the economy will start growing, albeit from a smaller starting point than before the crisis.”
He concludes that most investors are considering the long-term opportunities, and in the context of a long-term investment horizon, there is light at the end of the Covid-19 tunnel.