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Boosting investments in Africa: Connecting Global investors to African opportunities

  • 29 Nov 2018
  • 13:30 - 18:00

Dear Members,

LuxAfrica, in association with EY Luxembourg, have the great pleasure of inviting you to the following event: 

Thursday, 29 November 2018

From 1:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. followed by a networking cocktail

at EY Luxembourg premises

35E avenue John F. Kennedy

L-1855 Luxembourg

(parking facilities available on our premises)

To present a forum on

Boosting investments in Africa:

Connecting global investors to African opportunities

Africa's strong long-term growth fundamentals remains to be the main driver of the Private Equity (PE), and Venture Capital (VC) industry on the continent. In this context, the European Investment Bank (EIB) and the African Development Bank (AfDB) have teamed up to launch ‘Boost Africa’ - A joint initiative aimed at harnessing the continent’s potential, and creating opportunities on the ground level through the deployment of a blended financial approach. Boost Africa invests in funds that are capable to generate first-hand opportunities in terms of quality, impact and innovation.

We are pleased to invite you to the joint event organized in association with LuxAfrica on PE and VC opportunities in Africa. During this event, we will see through different lenses and practical experiences, including the ones of the EIB, how to successfully invest in Africa, navigate operational obstacles and benefit from one of the most exciting opportunities in the global economy.

Agenda

1:30 p.m.Registration and welcome coffee

2:00 p.m.Welcome and Introduction

  • Olivier Coekelbergs, Partner, Private Equity Leader -EY Luxembourg
  • Aïssata Coulibaly, Executive Committee member - LuxAfrica
  • Milena Messori, Head of Division Intermediated Finance to present Boost Africa - European Investment Bank

2:30 p.m. Chairperson introduction

  • Claude Grunitzky, Chairman, True Africa, and President, Byrd Hoffman Water Mill Foundation

2:35 p.m. Setting the scene: View from an African tech entrepreneur

  • Fatoumata Ba, CEO and Founder of Janngo

3:00 p.m. Forum: Money in motion – Successful investments in Africa: Story telling followed by Q&A

  • Udayan Goyal, Managing Partner - APIS
  • Maurizio Caio, Founding Partner or Ido Sum, Partner - Tlcom Tide Africa Fund
  • Eline Blaauboer, Managing Partner - Africa Tech Ventures

Moderator: Rajaa Mekouar- Schneider, Chairwoman, Luxembourg Private Equity Association

4:15 p.m. Forum: Deal making in Africa – Navigating top challenges followed by Q&A

  • Peter Baird, Managing Principal, Head of African Private Equity - Investec
  • Khaled Ben Jilani, Senior Partner Head Financial Sector - Africinvest
  • Jean-Thomas Lopez, Portfolio Manager - Amethis
  • Udayan Goyal, Managing Partner - APIS

Moderator: Claude Grunitzky, Chairman, True Africa, and President, Byrd Hoffman Water Mill Foundation

5:45 p.m. Chairperson wrap up and closing remark

  • Claude Grunitzky, Chairman, True Africa, and President, Byrd Hoffman Water Mill Foundation
  • Olivier Coekelbergs, Partner, Private Equity Leader - EY Luxembourg

6:00 p.m. Networking Cocktail


Should you wish to attend, please kindly complete the enclosed registration formby Friday, 23 November 2018. Please email Céline Weisenif you have any questions.

We look forward to welcoming you.

Best regards,

LuxAfrica


The Luxembourg Africa Investments Association was established in 2014.

(Luxembourg Africa a.s.b.l -  Association sans but lucratif)

Registered office: 15, rue du fort Bourdon, L-1249 Luxembourg

RCS Luxembourg: F 9851

 

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