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Government/Foreign Direct Investment, Energy, Emerging Markets

FT Mozambique Summit

Reducing investment risk through better business practices

Maputo |
Speakers include:
Carlos Agostinho Do Rosário

Carlos Agostinho Do Rosário

Republic of Mozambique

Silva Dunduro

Silva Dunduro

Republic of Mozambique

Adriano Maleiane

Adriano Maleiane

Republic of Mozambique

Overview

The summit will debate a viable programme for stronger growth and less risk. Join local and international leaders and understand how to do better business in Mozambique.

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It was interesting to see the government officials position towards critical economic and financial matters related to Mozambique.
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I could hear different opinions about the current situation in Mozambique and the trends which is important for our work. 
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Great value for money. It was a fruitful day and the keynote speakers and speakers (topics included) were of great relevance to the moment Mozambique is going through. Got key info from Government officials concerning "hot" topics and some "clear" indications on timing.
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Keynote Speaker (1)

Carlos Agostinho Do Rosário

Carlos Agostinho Do Rosário

Prime Minister
Republic of Mozambique

H. E. Carlos Agostinho Do Rosário was born in 1954. He was awarded a bachelor’s degree from Mondiane University in Maputo and later went to Wyes College for his master’s degree. In 1977, he started his career working in the ministry of public works and also as an evening lecturer at Instituto Industrial de Maputo. He has served several posts in the government including; being the high commissioner to India and Sri Lanka, Ambassador to Indonesia, governor of Zambezia province, and principal secretary of the provincial committee. He was appointed the Prime Minister of Mozambique in 2015.

Speakers (32)

Silva Dunduro

Silva Dunduro

Minister of Culture and Tourism
Republic of Mozambique

H. E. Silva Armando Dunduro has worked in the public sector since 1987, becoming Minister of Culture and Tourism in January 2015. He holds a BA in geography teaching from the Universidade Pedagógica in Beira. In 2010, he got his MA from the Fundação Getúlio Vargas in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, as a Ford Foundation scholarship recipient. He is a co-writer of the biography of Mozambican national hero Luís Joaquim José Marra and is an exhibited painter, both within and beyond Mozambique. He is also a founding member and director of “Casa do Artista.”

Adriano Maleiane

Adriano Maleiane

Minister of Economy and Finance
Republic of Mozambique

Adriano Afonso Maleiane is Mozambique’s Minister of Economy and Finance. Previously, he served as Governor of the Bank of Mozambique (1991-2006) where he oversaw the removal of the commercial banking arm and the restructuring of the Bank as purely a central bank. He participated in the foreign debt negotiation with the Paris and London clubs of creditors, which led to Mozambique’s HIPC debt cancellation.

Maleiane serves as Chair of the General Meeting (Presidente da Mesa da Assembleia Geral) of the Bank of Mozambique pension fund – Kuhanha; Non-Executive Chair of the Board of Maleseguros-Correctores de Seguros; Non-Executive Administrator of Tongaat Hulett as well as three companies in the Sasol Group in Mozambique; and Chair of the Board of Visabeira.

Maleiane has a degree in Economics from Universidade Eduardo Mondlane (Mozambique) and holds an MSc in Economics and Finance from the University of London

Leticia da Silva Klemens

Leticia da Silva Klemens

Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy, Republic of Mozambique

H.E. Leticia da Silva Klemens has recently been appointed the new Minister of Mineral Sources and Energy, by the President of the Republic of Mozambique H.E. Filipe Nyisi. 

Leticia Klemens was born in August 15th, 1972 in Maputo. Graduated in Communications in 1998 and in Law in 2005 by the Higher Polytechnic University Institute, Klemens is a well-known business woman.

Luisa Dias Diogo

Luisa Dias Diogo

Former Prime Minister of Mozambique and Member of High Level Panel
African Development Fund

Mrs. Luísa Dias Diogo (born 11 April 1958), was Prime Minister of Mozambique from February 2004 to January 2010. Before becoming Prime Minister, she was Minister of Planning and Finance, and she continued to hold that post until February 2005. She was the first female Prime Minister of Mozambique.
She graduated with a BA in Economics from Eduardo Mondlane University in Maputo, and went on to obtain a Master’s degree in financial Economics at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. She began working in Mozambique’s Finances Ministry in 1980, became a department heard in 1986 and in 1989 became national budget Director. After a period working for the World Bank she joined the government as Deputy Ministry of Finance in 1998. In this position she oversaw the drafting and implementation of the government’s five- year’s development plan following its civil war. As a Minister of Finance she focused on economic growth and reform and poverty eradication.
She was recognized by time magazine as one of the 100 most influential personalities in the world, due to her active participation in the process of national reconstruction and economic and social transformation of the Mozambique toward development. In 2004 she received the World Bank Award for the Action Plan for Absolute Poverty Reduction, in the same year Mozambican State honoured her with a 2nd Degree Eduardo Mondlane Medal. In two consecutive years 2006, and 2007, she was also recognized by Forbes Magazine as one of the most influential female figures in the world. Still in 2007, Luisa Diogo co-chaired the High level Panel on UN Coherence in the areas of Humanitarian Aid, Development and Environment. In 2008, she received the Prize for Women’s Global Leadership. In 2010 she was appointed Member of the High Level Panel on UN Global Sustainability. She was nominated an Advisory Member of the Harvard University in 2013, in the following year she became a Member of the Total AMO Strategic Consultative Committee. Since 2015 she has been serving as a Member of the High Level Panel of the African Development Fund (ADF), established by the ADB President Dr. Akinwumi A. Adesina. In 2016 she was nominated a Member of the Organization for Economic Co- operation and Development (OECD). In this same year was nominated a Member of the Global Board of the Hunger Project based in New York.
Recently She was invited to participate in the Woman Leaders Forum at United Nations to serve as a Champion and mentor, for the endeavour to strengthen the role of Women in the transformation of Africa.
She serves as a Chairperson of the Board of BARCLAYS Bank Mozambique SA, and Deputy Chair of the Africa Foundation for Alternative Resource to Finance the African Union.

Alexandre  Battaglia

Alexandre Battaglia

Country Manager
Shell Mozambique

Alex Battaglia graduated from ESB Reutlingen International Management Programme Reims Management School in 1995 and worked in the aeronautics and speciality chemical industry before joining Shell Downstream to work in Europe and East Africa.  He then participated in Shell Exploration venture development in Libya.  After the Libyan crisis, he worked as senior business development manager for Europe and sub-Saharan Africa before opening the Shell Mozambique office in March 2015.

Bongani Nqwababa

Bongani Nqwababa

Executive Director and Joint President and Chief Executive Officer
Sasol

Bongani Nqwababa became Joint President and Chief Executive Officer of Sasol on 1 July 2016. He was previously Group Chief Financial Officer, having been appointed to the Group Executive Committee on 1 March 2015. Before joining Sasol, he was Finance Director at Anglo American Platinum Limited. He is also a previous Finance Director of Eskom Holdings and Chief Financial Officer of Shell Southern Africa, and served as a non-executive director of Old Mutual plc and as Chairman of the South African Revenue Services Audit Committee. In his previous roles, he has worked in many countries across the world including The Netherlands and United Kingdom. From December 2013 to September 2014, he served as an independent nonexecutive director of Sasol.

Carlos Agostinho Do Rosário

Carlos Agostinho Do Rosário

Prime Minister, Mozambique

Carlos Agostinho do Rosário is a Mozambican politician who has been Prime Minister of Mozambique since 17 January 2015. He is a member of the FRELIMO and serves under President Filipe Nyusi. He worked as a civil servant in the 1970s and was Governor of Zambezia Province between 1987 and 1994. Later he served a short while as MP in 1994 before becoming Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, in which post he served until 1999. Afterwards he became a diplomat in Asia; his last position before his appointment as Prime Minister was as Ambassador to Indonesia.

Sultan Ahmed Sulayem

Sultan Ahmed Sulayem

Chairman
DP World

His Excellency Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Chairman of DP World and Chairman of Ports, Customs & Free Zone Corporation, is one of Dubai's leading businessmen. He spearheaded the rapid expansion of Dubai’s infrastructure, including ports and free zones, contributing significantly to the stellar growth trajectory of the United Arab Emirates. He was also a leader in developing the infrastructure supporting Dubai’s successful tourism industry, among various other sectors. HE Bin Sulayem led marine terminal operator DP World’s expansion internationally. DP World today is the fourth largest port operator globally, with more than 65 marine terminals across six continents, including new developments underway in India, Africa, Europe and the Middle East. He oversaw the rapid development of Jafza (Jebel Ali Free Zone) into an unrivalled business park of more than 7,300 companies. He established and led Nakheel, a real estate and tourism property development firm that has created many iconic Dubai projects including The Palm. He established and led Istithmar World, a major investment house focusing on private equity with a portfolio of investments in diverse sectors across North America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East including retail, financial services, industry, tourism and hospitality, and healthcare. He also pioneered the Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC), a market for gold and precious metals, diamonds and coloured stones, energy and other commodities.HE Bin Sulayem is a BS graduate in Economics from Temple University Philadelphia, USA

Onno van Kessel

Onno van Kessel

Vice President Mozambique GTL
Shell International Exploration and Production

Onno van Kessel is Vice President Mozambique Gas to Liquids (GTL) at Shell International Exploration and production. He is responsible for managing the integrated development of Shell’s Afungi GTL and Power project in partnership with the government of Mozambique. After graduating with a Masters in Physics from Eindhoven University of Technology (Netherlands), Onno joined Shell in 1991 as a wellsite petroleum engineer in the southern North Sea. Following petroleum engineering assignments in Aberdeen (UK) and in Brunei, he joined Shell’s Gas & Power division in 2001 with responsibility for the governance of midstream gas assets in Europe. He then moved to Perth (Western Australia), where he became head of supply planning and economics for the Woodside-operated North West Shelf LNG and domestic gas project. He returned to The Hague in 2008 to manage Shell’s European gas strategy in the Upstream International division, which included mandating major long-term gas sales and purchase agreements and investment premises related to the European gas market. In 2012 he took up a position as senior business development manager for global deployment of Shell’s Gas To Liquids (GTL) technology and in 2014 he became responsible for leading the Mozambique GTL and Power project through its subsequent development phases.

Sascha Breuss

Sascha Breuss

Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer
Zando.co.za

Sascha joined Zando.co.za as the Director of Commercial before becoming Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer in June 2013. In his previous career Sascha gained extensive experiences in Purchasing, SCM and Strategy Development within the Lufthansa Group and as a consultant working in Europe and Asia. With his passion for Entrepreneurship he has significantly contributed to grow eCommerce in Africa service as Zando CEO (since 2013) & Jumia Chief Commercial Officer (2014 & 2015). Sascha holds a MBA from Griffith College Dublin as well as a Master Degree from INSEEC Paris.

Jos Evens

Jos Evens

Production Manager and Mozambique Lead Country Manager
ExxonMobil Mozambique Ltd

Jos Evens has spent more than 30 years with ExxonMobil. He joined ExxonMobil Mocambique Limitada as Production Manager and Mozambique Lead Country Manager in August 2017. He previously served as Senior Vice President, Gas & Power Marketing, for ExxonMobil Qatar Limited. Mr. Evens studied Commercial Engineering and Engineer Enterprise Information Systems at the University of Leuven in Belgium. Evens began his career with Exxon in Antwerp, Belgium, in 1984. Since that time, he has undertaken a range of operational, supervisory and managerial assignments for Exxon and subsequently ExxonMobil. He has served in various capacities in operations, customer service, business development, and planning functions within Fuels Marketing and Gas Marketing while working in Europe, the United States, and the Middle East.

Vahid  Fotuhi

Vahid Fotuhi

Managing Director, Project Origination
Access Power

Vahid Fotuhi is Managing Director, Project Origination at Access Power, a leading developer, owner and operator of power plants in emerging markets. The firm currently has 1,000MW of solar and wind projects under development across 23 countries in Africa and Asia. Access Power recently commissioned East Africa’s largest solar power plant in Soroti, Uganda. Vahid is also the Founder of the Middle East Solar Industry Association (MESIA), the largest solar trade
organization in the MENA region. From 2009 until 2012, Vahid was the Regional Director for BP Solar Middle East, the region’s largest off-grid solar systems provider. Prior to that, Vahid worked in Algeria where he led Government Affairs for BP’s oil & gas division. Over 20-year career, Vahid has also held-senior level roles with Energy Intelligence, World Economic Forum and Transparency International. Vahid holds a Master’s degree in International Relations from Johns Hopkins University (SAIS) in Washington DC and a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from McGill University, Canada.

Rogério  Zandamela

Rogério Zandamela

Governor
Bank of Mozambique
Sola David-Borha

Sola David-Borha

Chief Executive, Africa Regions
Standard Bank

Sola David-Borha is the Chief Executive, Africa Regions of Standard Bank Group. Prior to this she was Chief Executive of Stanbic IBTC Holdings PLC, a full service financial Group with eleven subsidiaries including Stanbic IBTC Bank, Stanbic IBTC Pension Managers, Stanbic IBTC Stockbrokers, Stanbic IBTC Capital, Stanbic IBTC Trustees and Stanbic IBTC Asset Management.  Previously, Sola served as Chief Executive of Stanbic IBTC Bank from May 2011 to November 2012. She also served as Deputy Chief Executive of the Bank and Head of Investment Banking Coverage Africa (excluding South Africa). She has acted in other capacities including Acting Managing Director of IBTC Chartered Bank PLC and Executive Director for Corporate & Investment Banking.

She served as a member of the Presidential Committee on Verification and Reconciliation of Fuel Subsidy Payments in 2012, and as a member of the nominating committees of the Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority (NSIA) in 2013 and Nigeria Mortgage Refinance Company (NMRC) in 2014.

Sola David-Borha holds a first degree in Economics and an MBA degree from Manchester Business School, United Kingdom. Her executive educational experience includes the Advanced Management Programme of the Harvard Business School. She is an Honorary Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN) and also a council member of the CIBN Practice License Board. She is also the Vice Chairman of the board of the Nigerian Economic Summit Group.

Sola David-Borha was honoured as CNBC Business Women of the Year – West Africaat the 2016 

Baroness Chalker

Baroness Chalker

Founder and President
Africa Matters Limited

Baroness Lynda Chalker is the Founder and President of AML. She has been a member of the Lower and Upper Houses of the UK Parliament for over forty years. Between 1986 and 1997 she was Minister of State at the Foreign & Commonwealth Office, holding responsibility for Africa and the Commonwealth and also for Overseas Development from 1989-97. Lynda was made a Life Peer in 1992. She was the first woman to be appointed an Advisory and then a Non-Executive Director of Unilever, a position she held from 1998 to 2007. Lynda was a Trustee of the Investment Climate Facility for Africa (ICF); she is also an Executive Trustee of the Global Leadership Foundation (GLF), a member of the international advisory board of Lafarge-Holcim and advised the World Bank on Africa for some 8 years. She was a Director of Ashanti Goldfields Co. Ltd from 2000-2004, and of Group Five (Pty) in South Africa from 2001 to 2012.
Lynda was Chairman of the Board of the Medicines for Malaria Venture (MMV) for 6 years. She is now a Board Member for Elimination 8, the SADC group working to eliminate malaria from border areas in southern Africa. She is further a Board Member of the Sentebale charity providing pyscho-social care to young people suffering HIV and Aids in Lesotho and Botswana. Lynda was also the co-ordinator of Nigeria’s Honorary International Investment Council of former President’s Obasanjo, Yar'Adua and Jonathan and she remains a member of a similar body in Uganda. She is Vice-President of WaterAid, Honorary Vice-President of the British Red Cross and Patron of a number of charities working in Africa, including AfriKids and Sentebale. In 2014, Lynda was awarded an Honorary Citizenship from the then President, (Guebuza) for services to Mozambique for over 30 years.

Oldemiro Baloi

Oldemiro Baloi

Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Republic of Mozambique
Nicholas Mitsos

Nicholas Mitsos

Deputy Chief Executive Officer and Head of Global Development
China Overseas Infrastructure Development & Investment Corporation (COIDIC)

COIDIC, with $500 million of initial capitalization, is the world’s largest fund for early stage development and preparation of infrastructure projects. The company, which started operations in September 2016, is owned by China Development Bank’s CADFund and several other large Chinese state-owned corporations. COIDIC currently focuses on for-profit infrastructure and energy megaprojects in Africa. Nicholas Mitsos is the head of COIDIC’s development operations, managing teams in Johannesburg and Beijing. Mr. Mitsos holds Juris Doctor and MBA degrees from Indiana University, an MSc in sociology from Oxford University, and a BA in economics and political science from the University of Pennsylvania.

Ahmed Rady

Ahmed Rady

General Manager, East Africa
The Coca-Cola Company

Ahmed Rady is the General Manager of The Coca-Cola Company in East Africa operating out of Nairobi, Kenya. He is responsible for leading company operations in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Ethiopia, Mozambique, Djibouti, Somalia, and Eritrea. Prior to his current leadership role, Ahmed has been a key member of The Coca-Cola Company Business Unit executive leadership team since 2012, serving as the Business Unit Marketing Director for Coca-Cola Central, East, and West Africa. In this role, Ahmed lead the development and execution of some of the most innovative and memorable campaigns to maximize long-term volume and profit flow, and increase the long-term value of the brand marketing across 30 countries and 26 bottler franchises. Ahmed joined The Coca-Cola Company in 2000, as the Brand Manager for Coca-Cola Near East, where he was responsible for managing TCCC brands in Jordan and Yemen. He was then named Regional Group Marketing Manager for Middle East, before serving as Business Unit Marketing Manager for Coca-Cola Middle East covering 13 countries. From 2009 to 2012, Ahmed led the Sparkling Beverages business in Coca-Cola Eurasia and Africa Group as Sparkling Marketing Director. Ahmed has extensive experience in marketing and operations in the FMCG sector, having worked in the sector for several years at Procter & Gamble Egypt, prior to Joining the Coca-Cola system. Ahmed is an Egyptian National, and holds a Bachelor's of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the American University of Cairo – Egypt. He is married and has 2 children Ibrahim and Lana.

Agostinho Vuma

Agostinho Vuma

Chairman
CTA

With more than 13 years of professional experience, Agostinho Vuma holds a degree in civil engineering. He is also a founding member and currently President of the Mozambican Federation of Contractors (FME). At the same time, he is also Chairman of the Board of Directors of Grupo Southern Holdings SA, a group operating mainly in the civil construction, real estate, tourism, energy and financial markets sectors and performs the functions of PCE of CCOPE, Lda, focusing on the process direction management of human resources and training, design of procedures related to the rational use of material and financial resources, as well as administrative management of various works contracts.  He was recently awarded the position of Chairman of the CTA.

Florival Mucave

Florival Mucave

Chairman
White Pearl Resorts

Mr Florival Mucave is Founder and CEO of White Pearl Resorts in Mozambique.

Tomás  Timbane

Tomás Timbane

Head Partner
TTA Sociedade de Advogados

Tomás is the partner who heads TTA - Sociedade de Advogados in Mozambique. He has over 15 years’ experience and has a standout litigation and international arbitration practice. Tomás has great experience in infrastructures, PPP, commercial issues relating to energy, oil and gas, electricity and mining. He participated in one of the most important arbitration cases ever involving the Republic of Mozambique. Tomás was, until recently, the Chairman of the Mozambican Bar Association

Titos Munhequete

Titos Munhequete

Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Izyshop

Titos Munhequete is an entrepreneur who is passionate about solving problems using technology, who deeply believes in the ability of Africans to innovate on a global scale. Having been awarded an MBA, Titos´experience covers collaborations in several countries where he had the opportunity to work, both as an entrepreneur as well as an engineer. His first entrepreneurial venture was after graduating from University, when he cofounded with his professor Geomecânica, a ground engineering company which he successfully exited 2 years later. The passion for entrepreneurship led him to help solve the housing problem, incorporating local materials and construction technology in the design to create affordable housing. Thus was born REV Designarchitecture and engineering, a consulting and construction company specializing in turn-key projects that has been implementing several projects across Mozambique.

Titos was invited to join Golder Associates, a multinational Canadian consultancy organization where in less than a year he was appointed Business Development Manager, becoming the youngest African executive in the company at only 26 years old.

In August 2015, Titos founded Izyshop - Mozambique´s first and multiawarded online supermarket, providing convenience for young, urban customers who seek a more efficient way of purchasing groceries, while empowering smallholder farmers to increase their sales through providing them access to a broader market. Within a year from inception, Izyshop has received many awards, including the Startup of the year award in Mozambique; representing Mozambique on the Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Silicon Valley; Won the Slush Global Impact Showcase in Finland in 2016, becoming the first Mozambican startup to win an international award outside Africa and more recently the Innovation Award in Berlin, Germany.

Titos was recently featured on the Quartz Magazine 2017 African innovators list, part of the World Economic Forum and is a Mandela Washington fellow-part of the US Young African Leaders Initiative as a Kellogg School of Management Graduate, at the Northwestern University in the USA. Titos is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Izyshop and spends his spare time inspiring students and aspiring entrepreneurs.

Ari Aisen

Ari Aisen

Senior Economist, Resident Mozambique Economist
International Monetary Fund

Over 15 years of experience as a Development Macroeconomist with extensive experience in Latin America, Asia and the Middle East working in international organizations and the public sector, and blending policy-making practice with a long publication record in refereed journals on topics including Political Economy, Macroeconomics and International Finance and Trade.

Clare Akamanzi

Clare Akamanzi

Chief Executive Officer
Rwanda Development Board & Member of Cabinet of Rwanda

Ms Clare Akamanzi is Chief Executive Officer of the Rwanda Development Board (RDB) and Member of the Cabinet of Rwanda. Prior to this role, she served as Head of Strategy and Policy for H.E President Paul Kagame and for over 7 years as COO of the RDB.

Ms. Akamanzi has also previously served as a Commercial Diplomat in London and a Trade Negotiator in Geneva at the World Trade Organization.

She is an International Trade and Investment Lawyer, who has lived, schooled and worked in 7 countries in 3 continents but nothing beats the privilege of being part of rebuilding her nation.

Chuma Nwokocha

Chuma Nwokocha

Chief Executive
Standard Bank, Mozambique

Chuma Nwokocha is the Chief Executive of Standard Bank, SA Mozambique; the country’s third largest bank and part of the Standard Bank Group, the largest banking group in Africa.

He has over 20 years experience of consulting and working in the Financial Services Industry. He joined Standard Bank in 2005 as the Chief Financial Officer and subsequently acted as its Chief Operating Officer for 2 years before being appointed the Head of Personal and Business Banking unit from where he assumed the office of the Chief Executive in February 2015. He sits on the Boards of the National Switch (SIMO) and Interbancos, a switch jointly owned with other banks

A Chartered Accountant by training, Chuma holds a first degree in Agricultural Economics as well as a Henley MBA. He is also a Tutu Fellow of the African Leadership Institute at Saïd Business School, Oxford

Michèle Lamarche

Michèle Lamarche

Managing Director, Head of Lazard Sovereign Advisory Group
Lazard Freres

Mrs Lamarche heads Lazard’s Sovereign Advisory Group. She focuses on Government Advisory relating to macro-financial and funding policies and has assisted a wide range of sovereign clients on issues relating to financial stability, financial crisis management including debt restructuring, as well as strategic financial operations such as privatizations, nationalizations and the financing of major infrastructure projects. During her various assignments, Mrs Lamarche has worked closely with multilateral institutions such as the IMF, the World Bank, regional development banks etc. and has an extensive network of relationships in the international financial community (including banks, fund managers, sovereign wealth funds, etc.). Mrs Lamarche is currently advising the Republic of Mozambique on the restructuring of its external debt, the Republic of Congo on its sovereign rating, the Republic of Gabon on macro fiscal issues, market access and liability management strategy, as well as the Democratic Republic of Congo on the Inga hydropower project, Bahrain's sovereign wealth fund Mumtalakat on its funding strategy. Mrs Lamarche received the 2017 Euromoney awards on behalf of Lazard for “World’s Best Bank for Public-Sector Clients”. She holds an MBA from the University of Berkeley, California and MS in Management from the Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales (HEC Paris).

Christopher Marks

Christopher Marks

Managing Director and Head of Emerging Markets EMEA
Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group

Dr. Christopher Marks is Managing Director – Head of Emerging Markets, EMEA, Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG). Christopher is responsible for leading MUFG's emerging markets strategy, with a particular emphasis on furthering the Bank's presence in Africa and Central & Eastern Europe. He joined from the African Development Bank, where he was a Senior Adviser and resident in Abidjan. Previously he was Global Head of Debt Capital Markets at BNP Paribas in London. During his career, Christopher has worked with and advised numerous governments and public institutions. He has a PhD from Princeton University. 

Ali Zafar

Ali Zafar

Senior Economist, Global Practice for Macroeconomics & Fiscal Management
The World Bank

Ali Zafar is Senior Economist in the Africa Region at the World Bank. Previously, he served as a consultant with the Middle East Region, the South Asia Region, the East Asia Region, and Development Economics at the World Bank (2005-11), in the Africa Region at the Bank (1999 -2006), and as Adviser at the United Nations Development Program (2007, 2009). He has advisory and operational experience in more than 20 countries. His research focuses on macroeconomic policy in low-income countries, the rise of the BRICs, public finance, and international trade. 

Omar Mitha

Omar Mitha

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
ENH

Omar Mithá was born in Mozambique in 1967, he holds a degree in Economics from Eduardo Mondlane University (1992, Mozambique) and a Post-Graduate Degree in Management from ISCTE (2005, Portugal). He is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of ENH, the NOC from the Republic of Mozambique, since August 2015. He is also Chairman of ENH Logistics and Non-Executive Board Member of Matola Gas Company (MGC) and Portos de Cabo Delgado (PCD). Until August 2015, he was the Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade. Before joining the Government, from 2008 to 2013 he was the former Chief-Economist and in charge of the Investment Banking of Millennium BIM dealing with credit for large projects, advisory, project finance and research. Prior to that, from 2006 to 2007 he was an Investment Officer at the IFC office in Maputo. Between 2000 and 2005 he was working as a consultant to the World Bank on behalf of International Development Ireland to develop SME´s through a matching grant scheme for technology transfer. Previously, he worked for Ernst & Young as a consultant, and was the Manager and Advisor for several companies between 1992 and 1996.

John Grant

John Grant

Vice President, International Government Relations,
Anadarko Petroleum Corporation

Sir John Grant joined Anadarko in October 2016 as Vice President, International Government Relations. Mr. Grant joined BHP Billiton in London in 2007 in a government relations role after a 30-year career in the British Foreign Service, including roles as Ambassador in Stockholm and the United Kingdom’s Ambassador to the European Union in Brussels. He was appointed to the Executive Committee of BG Group in 2009, with responsibility for government affairs, corporate responsibility and communications. At BG, he led the development of an integrated approach to the “above ground” aspects of new-country entry and stakeholder management across the company’s international activities. He retired from BG in 2015.

Mr. Grant has a degree in modern languages from Cambridge University.

Martyn Davies

Martyn Davies

Managing Director, Emerging Markets & Africa
Deloitte

Dr Martyn Davies is the Managing Director of Emerging Markets & Africa at Deloitte. He also leads the Africa firm’s China and Japan Services Group and isa member of the Global Firm’s Insight Advisory Group. Over his career, he has been an advisor to a largearray of multinational firms on their market entry & engagement strategies in Africa. He hasalso conducted a large amount of advisory work on behalf of the public sector. He has advised companies that include AECI, African Development Bank, AfriEximbank, Aveng, Barclays, Barloworld, Discovery, Liberty Life, MasterCard, Old Mutual, Standard Bank and Unilever and in the public sector has advised governments including those of Botswana, Ghana, Korea, the Netherlands, Norway, South Africa and the United Kingdom. He has previously been ranked the # 1 analyst in South Africa in the “Other African Economies & Markets” category as awarded by the Financial Mail in its Annual Analysts of the Year awards.
He is a Senior Fellow at the MasterCard Centerfor Inclusive Growth –a group comprising leading international economists which works on subjects relating to macro-economy and inclusive growth. Martyn was selected in 2010 as a Young Global Leader, an honour bestowed by the World Economic Forum each year to recognise the most distinguished young leaders nominated below the age of 40 from around the worldand has served in various advisory capacities at the WEF. Martyn completed his PhD at the University of the Witwatersrand at the age of 25, has studied at YonseiUniversity (Seoul) and has completed executive programs at Harvard Business School, Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, the Jackson Institute for International Affairs at Yale University and Said Business School at Oxford University. He has previously been on the faculty at Stellenbosch University and the University of Pretoria, as well as at the business schools of both universities. Martyn has delivered lectures by invitation at Harvard University, MIT, London School of Economics, Oxford University, IE Business School, Peking University, the African Development Bank, the OECD, the European Commission, the Royal African Society, and the World Bank. He is a Visiting Professor at IE Business School, Madrid, Spain.  He is married to Suheima and is the proud Dad of Mikha, Zarahand Adam.

MD Ramesh

MD Ramesh

President and Regional Head – South & East Africa
Olam International

Ramesh has made a distinguished career expertise in the Agri/Food Commodities sector in Africa. His Region spans from the DRC on the West coast to South Africa and all the way up to Sudan and Ethiopia. He joined Olam in its early years in Nigeria and has since worked in multiple countries across Africa. He headed Olam’s India operations at one time and commenced Olam’s trading desk in Europe before returning to Africa.

MDR has worked close to farmer groups, worked alongside government programs, set up and run logistics and processing operations and also set up distribution structures in African markets. He is widely consulted by banks, government structures, NPOs and by businesses. MDR has authored and published a book on his African experiences and currently lives in Durban with his wife.

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Chaired by (2)

David Pilling

David Pilling

Africa Editor
Financial Times

David Pilling is the Africa Editor of the FT. Previously he was the Asia Editor (2008-16), Tokyo Bureau Chief (2002-08), Pharmaceuticals Correspondent (1999-2001), Deputy Features Editor (1997-99) and Chile/Argentina Correspondent (1993-97). He is the author of Bending Adversity: Japan and the Art of Survival (Penguin, 2014)

Joseph Cotterill

Joseph Cotterill

Southern Africa Bureau Chief
Financial Times

Joseph writes for Lex and Alphaville. He joined AV in March 2010, just as they were saying Greece was never going to default. He's since written about everything from the subsequent default of Greece to ECB policy -- and knows way too much about the pari passu clause in sovereign bonds.

Agenda - 9th Nov

  • 8:00am
    Registration and Refreshments
  • 9:00am
    Chair’s Opening Remarks

    David Pilling, Africa Editor, Financial Times

  • 9:10am
    Opening Keynote

    H.E. Carlos Agostinho Do Rosário, Prime Minister of Mozambique

    And in conversation with:

    H.E. Carlos Agostinho Do Rosário, Prime Minister of Mozambique

    Interviewed by David Pilling, Africa Editor, Financial Times

  • 9:40am
    Keynote Interview: In-depth Review of the Current Economic State of Play: Measures to Strengthen the Economy and Tackle Debt

    H.E. Adriano Afonso Maleiane, Minister of Economy and Finance, Republic of Mozambique

  • 10:00am
    Investment Focus Panel: Mapping the Macro-Economic Landscape: Rebuilding Confidence in the Post Debt Crisis

    Mozambique's growth prospects are diverse but unstable and they differ from sector by sector.

    In this panel we examine the possibilities across some key investment sectors ie agriculture, infrastructure, mining, oil and gas and manufacturing:

    • What is the bigger picture for GDP growth and debt?
    • How do we avoid the ‘Dutch disease’: what can be done to redress the balance of investment?
    • What is the current state of agricultural production from feed production to cash crops ie cashews, tobacco and sugar
    • Rapid infrastructure growth: how does this affect transport capacity and logistics?
    • What real estate investments offer the best growth potential: hotels, malls and restaurants
    • What is the current state of manufacturing from food production to drinks and wood?
    • How resilient is the future of the mining industry?
    • Investment and ROI on energy including solar and hydro power
    • Round-up: What are the top industries and projects worth investing in?

    Moderated by: David Pilling, Africa Editor, Financial Times

    Opening Addresses: Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Group Chairman and CEO, DP World

    Julio Marques Balói, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Mozambique 

    Panellists:

    Rogério Zandamela, Governor, Bank of Mozambique

    MD Ramesh, President and Regional Head – South & East Africa, Olam International

    Dr Martyn Davies, Managing Director, Emerging Markets & Africa, Deloitte

    Ari Aisen, Senior Economist, IMF Resident Representative in Mozambique

  • 10:50am
    What is Next for Mozambique: Key Economic Strategies to Thrive in A Dynamic Global Economic Landscape

    Sola David-Borha, Chief Executive, Africa Regions, Standard Bank Group

  • 11:10am
    Networking break
  • 11:40am
    ENERGY FOCUS SESSION: Realising the Transformative Power of LNG and Domestic Gas Development

    Opening Address: H.E. Leticia Klemens, Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy, Republic of Mozambique

    Introduced by: Joseph Cotterill, Southern Africa Bureau Chief, Financial Times

    First Discussion: Tapping into the Growing Demand for Energy in Asia-Pacific, Middle East and Indian Sub-continent

    • Factoring in country debt levels and low fuel prices: pricing in a lower confidence market
    • How will incremental growth match predictions of global and local energy demand?
    • Will the cost of exploration dampen negotiation of commercial agreements?
    • Emerging partnership opportunities from India, Middle East and across Asia              

    Moderated by: Joseph Cotterill, Southern Africa Bureau Chief, Financial Times

    Sir John Grant, ‎Vice President, International Government Relations, Anadarko Petroleum Corporation

    Omar Ossumane Mitha, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, ENH

    Bongani Nqwababa, Executive Director and Joint President and Chief Executive Officer, Sasol

    Second Discussion: Domestic Gas: Tapping into the Growing Demand for Energy in Africa

    • Will gas resources be able to maintain their promise to transform Mozambique’s economy?
    • Extending Mozambique’s gas vision by creating a strong domestic gas industry
    • How will GTL create additional opportunities to monetise natural gas resources
    • Critical enablers and further local community advantages

    Moderated by: Joseph Cotterill, Southern Africa Bureau Chief, Financial Times

    Rt Hon Baroness Chalker, Founder and President, Africa Matters Limited   

    Jos Evens, Lead Country Manager, Mozambique, ExxonMobil

    Onno van Kessel, Vice President Gas to Liquids Mozambique, Shell International Exploration and Production

  • 12:30pm
    Panel Discussion: Easing the Way Forward for International Investors: Short vs long term

    What are the key issues that international investors need to consider in determining whether and how to invest in Mozambique? This panel welcomes some of the sectors most recognised international advisers and counsellors to help navigate the complex investment landscape. Panellists will discuss the most significant financial risks for external investors and how those risks differ by sector in the country. The panel will also explore the sectors presenting the greatest opportunity for investment in the near-term as well as forecast the sectors that will emerge as promising targets of investment in the future:

    • What are the ongoing political and regulatory barriers for international partnerships?
    • Attracting new companies to Maputo: working with national investors and banks
    • How has transparency improved: banking crisis resolution framework: Governance
    • Basel II standardised approaches for credit risk: adoption by Mozambique
    • Banking structures: regulation, foreign capital and skills
    • Future of debt management

    Opening Address: H. E. Oldemiro Júlio Marques Balói, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Mozambique

    Moderated by: Joseph Cotterill, Southern Africa Bureau Chief, Financial Times

    Ali Zafar, Senior Economist, Global Practice for Macroeconomics & Fiscal Management, The World Bank

    Dr Christopher Marks, Managing Director and Head of Emerging Markets EMEA, Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group

    Michèle Lamarche, Managing Director, Head, Lazard Sovereign Advisory Group – Paris

    Alexandre Battaglia, Country Manager, Shell Mozambique

  • 1:15pm
    Networking Lunch: Hosted by TDB
  • 2:15pm
    Best Practice Focus Session: Growth via Entrepreneurial Business: What do Investors Need to Consider?

    Where does the economy stand today? What does it take to start a business or grow a partnership successfully in Mozambique? Economies around the world are taking steps to make it easier for investors to forge ahead with their plans more rapidly and Mozambique is by no means behind the curve on this initiative.  This session will focus on the procedures being enabled by faster technology, the legal and regulatory hurdles to overcome and what is being done to reduce or eliminate minimum capital requirements. What are the operational costs of doing business in Mozambique?  Take a closer look at the step by step business registration and investment stages that are needed to take place to start seeing a return on international investment for all parties involved.

    Moderated by: Joseph Cotterill, Southern Africa Bureau Chief, Financial Times

    Dr Luisa Diogo, Former Prime Minister of Mozambique and Chairperson, Africa Union Foundation

    Nicholas Mitsos, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, COIDIC (China Overseas Infrastructure Development and Investment Corporation)

    Vahid Fotuhi, Managing Director, Project Origination, Access Power

    Dr Lourenço Sambo, Director General, Mozambique Investment Promotion Center (APIEX)

  • 2:45pm
    Digital Commerce and Communications Panel: Growth through Evolving Digital Infrastructure and Eco-Systems

    Mozambique has massive potential and much of this can be enabled through the growth of the digital and e-commerce industry as a vital component to the country’s economic growth.  How does emerging digital media growth affect all aspects of the business and social environment? Mozambique needs to maintain its place and penetration to improve the infrastructure needed to manage the rapid increase in data usage and the need for better connectivity, particularly in rural areas.

    This panel will discuss:

    • The role entrepreneurship is currently playing in socioeconomic development as well as the unique challenges faced and key strategies to dealt with them.
    • E-Commerce and Growth through Digital and Mobile Channels:  Supporting Entrepreneurs in Mozambique
    • FinTech opportunities: examining viable and successful business partnerships
    • How digital platforms are enabling business growth across telecoms, payments and mobile
    • How can social media help to drive digital transformation and shape Mozambique’s digital future?
    • The role and network expansion of broadband infrastructure and Internet of Things
    • Leapfrogging more mature countries via mobile and handset adoption and volumes

    Moderated by: Joseph Cotterill, Southern Africa Bureau Chief, Financial Times

    Titos Munhequete, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Izyshop.co.mz

    Sascha Breuss, Chief Executive Officer, Jumia Fashion

    Luuk Spijkerman, Head Of Digital Africa, Mindshare

  • 3:15pm
    Interview: Supporting Future Business: Igniting Rapid Regrowth of Mozambican Economy

    Moderated by: David Pilling, Africa Editor, Financial Times

    Chuma Nwokocha, Chief Executive, Standard Bank, Mozambique

  • 3:40pm
    Networking Break
  • 4:00pm
    Panel Discussion: Tourism as an Emerging Investment Opportunity

    Sustainable growth in its tourism industry is helping Mozambique create much-needed jobs, attract foreign exchange, and is supporting broader economic development in the country. How can this resource be both protected and grown in increasing presence and popularity? This panel will look at:

    • What should investors plan for with new labour laws including conversation legislation?
    • How can Mozambique make practical improvements to support private tour operators?
    • Public-private partnerships: how to win hearts and minds through the involvement of local communities
    • Getting the right product, price development and services to attract international tourists
    • Case studies: how other regions have succeeded in a profitable tourism operation

     Moderated by: David Pilling, Africa Editor, Financial Times

     H.E. Mr Silva Dunduro, Minister of Culture and Tourism, Republic of Mozambique

     Clare Akamanzi, Chief Executive Officer, Rwanda Development Board & Member of Cabinet of Rwanda

     Florival Mucave, Chairman, White Pearl Resorts

  • 4:30pm
    Round-up panel: Winning Business in Mozambique: Fostering a Vibrant Investment and Trading Marketplace

    What does a winning pitch look like? How do you execute a deal in regard of due diligence, negotiation and term sheets? In this panel session delegates will gain valuable insights on the art of deal making in the Mozambique with context from Africa-focused investors and advisors.

    • What are the risks, challenges and benefits of doing business in the region? 
    • Balance legal considerations: local labour laws and new anti-bribery and anti-corruption law
    • Working at local community level: gaining confidence trust and endorsement
    • Access to finance and correct channels of approach from start to finish
    • The art of deal-making and negotiation in Mozambique
    • Examples of rejection and great success stories

    Moderated by: David Pilling, Africa Editor, Financial Times

    Agostinho Vuma, Chairman, CTA

    Pedro Figueira, General Manager, Colgate-Palmolive South East Africa

    Ahmed Rady, General Manager, East Africa, The Coca-Cola Company

    Tomás Timbane, Head Partner, TTA Sociedade de Advogados

  • 5:20pm
    Closing Keynote Address

    Introduced by: David Pilling, Africa Editor, Financial Times

    H.E. Carlos Agostinho Do Rosário, Prime Minister of Mozambique

  • 5:40pm
    Chair’s Closing Summation
  • 5:50pm
    Drinks Reception

Summary

For investors looking for above-average potential now is the right time to evaluate Mozambique’s prospects.  The question however remains - can the region eclipse its current debt levels by realising the long awaited LNG wealth that the reserves promise?  So far an economic tipping point has yet to transpire as the country continues to face challenges of regional drought, falling investment levels, political instability and rising debt. However, the outlook is optimistic and for those willing to take bold steps and who are able to move quickly, there are long to medium term gains to be gained with a predicted growth of at least 5.5% in 2017 and beyond.

A clearer vision is needed on how to leverage the country’s resources in order to transform and diversify its economy.  Largely bypassed by previous industrial revolutions, Mozambique is in a strong position to reap the benefits of global investment and regional partnerships.

  • At such a dynamic time, what are the real opportunities that exist for international investors and businesses? 
  • With a young and growing population, emerging resources and largely untapped markets, investors could provide the foundations for a country-wide renewal
  • How will this be powered by technological innovations
  • What can the country do to make it easier and more attractive for investors to collaborate and engage in trade deals?
  • Where are the key opportunities across energy, mining, banking, technology and tourism? How do you navigate business deals which are sensitive to culture and community needs? 

Further to last year’s successful event which welcomed seven key Ministers from the country, the FT Mozambique Summit 2017  will again be hosting an exclusive summit which gathers the country's political and leading local and international business leaders to debate a viable programme for accelerating the return to stronger growth and less risk. Join us to gain a clearer understanding on how to do better business in Mozambique.

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Why should I attend?

  • Get key insights on how do business in Mozambique - culture, style language and customs in the business environment
  • Network with potential investors and decision makers
  • Understand the Government's strategy to attract foreign investment
  • Learn how communications and technology is evolving to support international players involvement
  • Asses risk, barriers to investment and long term financial rewards
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Who will I be meeting?

The Summit will attract 200+ delegates from a cross-sector representation. The audience will include executives from corporates, financial services, consultancies and government bodies. Including:

  • C-suites executives
  • Heads of Investments
  • Heads of International Business
  • Heads of Finance
  • Heads of Africa
  • Country Directors and Managers
  • Ministerial officials and Ambassadors
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Be in good company

Past attendees include:

Access Bank • Anadarko • Banco Único • CDC Group • Deloitte • ENI • International Finance Corporation • Norfund • Maersk Mozambique Lda •  Mediacop • Odebrecht Serviços no Exterior • OLAM International • Radission Blu • Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe • Sasol Petroleum • Siemens • Soico • South African Airway • Standard Bank • Uber • Unilever 

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Delegate fees

Ticket Type

Fee

Standard Summit Ticket

$1599

 

 

The registration fee covers your attendance at the conference, this includes refreshments and any documentation made available on the day. Our  fees do not include travel and accommodation costs. Please see our Terms and Conditions for more information.

Discounts:

Discounts are available when registering multiple delegates. When booking 3 - 5 places save 10% per ticket, 6 - 9 places save 20% per ticket and for 10+ tickets save 30% per ticket. Discounts will automatically apply when booking.

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FAQs

Venue and Accommodation

The summit will take place at the Polana Serena Hotel 1380 Av. Julius Nyerere Maputo 00100
Mozambique 

For venue information, please click here.

We have secured discounted rooms at the Polana. To book at this rate please use this link.

Alternatively, if you would like assistance with your hotel booking you can contact Fiona James at fiona.james@ft.com

Visa

If you require a visa to attend the event please email our customer service team at Ftlive@ft.com

Dress Code

Smart attire

Photographs

Photographs taken will be available to view from our website two days after the event. 

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Venue

Polana Serena Hotel
1380 Av. Julius Nyerere
Maputo 00100

Mozambique

Tel: +258 21 241 700
Email: reservations@serena.co.mz

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Presented By (1)

The Financial Times is one of the world’s leading business news organisations, recognised internationally for its authority, integrity and accuracy. Providing essential news, comment, data and analysis for the global business community, the FT has a combined paid print and digital circulation of 840,000. Mobile is an increasingly important channel for the FT, driving more than half of total traffic.

Lead Partner (1)

Standard Bank Mozambique is member of Standard Bank Group, Africa’s largest bank by assets. Established in Mozambique for over a century and with a wide network of branches throughout the country, Standard Bank provides the full spectrum of financial services ranging from retail to corporate banking.

Its Corporate & Investment Banking division serves a wide range of requirements for banking, finance, trading, investment and advisory services. The Corporate and Investment Banking division delivers this comprehensive range of products and services relating to: investment banking; global markets; and global transactional products and services.

Standard Bank’s personal & business banking offers banking and other financial services to individuals and small-to-medium enterprises, which includes mortgage lending, instalment sale and finance leases, card products, transaction and lending products, and bancassurance.

www.standardbank.co.mz

About Standard Bank Group

The Standard Bank Group is the largest African banking group by assets with approximately USD 128 billion in assets at 31 December 2015. It has operations in 20 African countries, including South Africa, and representative offices in key markets around the world, including New York. Standard Bank has a clear purpose: Africa is our home, we drive her growth.

Gold Sponsors (4)

Mozambique LNG is emerging as a future leader in the global LNG industry as it works to develop a first-of-its-kind LNG facility on the Afungi peninsula in Cabo Delgado province. With approximately 75 trillion cubic feet of recoverable natural gas discovered in the Offshore Area 1, the Mozambique LNG Project represents an extraordinary opportunity to meet increasing world demand for a sustainable, reliable and cleaner source of energy. Mozambique’s favorable central geographic location means the country is well positioned to meet the needs of customers in the Atlantic and Asia-Pacific markets plus tap into the growing demand for energy in the Middle East and Indian sub-continent. Anadarko and the other participants in Mozambique LNG are committed to working collaboratively with Mozambican communities and government officials to safely develop these natural gas resources in a manner that protects the environment, encourages additional foreign investment and contributes to the long-term economic stability of the region.

Associate Sponsor (2)

Shell is a global group of energy and petrochemical companies.

Our operations are divided into four businesses: Upstream, Integrated Gas and New Energies, Downstream, and Projects & Technology.

In Upstream we focus on exploration for new liquids and natural gas reserves and on developing major new projects where our technology and know-how add value for resource holders.

In Integrated Gas and New Energies, we focus on liquefying natural gas (LNG) and converting gas to liquids (GTL) so that it can be safely stored and shipped to markets around the world. The New Energies business has been established to explore and invest in new low-carbon opportunities.

In Downstream, we focus on turning crude oil into a range of refined products, which are moved and marketed around the world for domestic, industrial and transport use. In addition, we produce and sell petrochemicals for industrial use worldwide. Shell’s oil sands mining activities in North America are also part of the Downstream organisation.

Our Projects & Technology business is responsible for delivering new development projects and the research and development that leads to innovative and low-cost investments for the future.

At Deloitte, our aim is to make an outstanding impact on the reputation and success of our clients. We are committed to bringing new thinking and fresh insight to help solve the biggest challenges facing our clients, in the UK and globally. It is this commitment that fuels our partnership with the FT Digital Energy Summit.
We offer a range of integrated services, which includes, Deloitte Digital, our full-service design and development agency.  We offer digital strategy and development solutions alongside our Audit and Risk Advisory, Tax, Consulting, and Financial Advisory services. We are a leader in online and mobile strategy, helping organisations to understand and profit from the opportunities arising from our digital world. 
We are working at the forefront of the energy industry to understand the opportunities arising from our digital world and to enable connected customers, networks, assets, and employees. It is our pleasure to sponsor FT Digital Energy Summit, demonstrating our commitment to this industry.

Lunch Sponsor (1)

Media Partners (6)

Ventures Africa (venturesafrica.com) is an online news site and community for people interested in an evolving Africa. The stories we tell inspire people to positively shape their environment. We cover Business, Policy, Innovation and Life in Africa across our numerous platforms including the web, social media (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn), email and through special print issues on specific topics of importance.

Club of Mozambique is Mozambique’s most popular English-language website, offering up-to-date news and information about business and investment opportunities, the government and leisure. Our website is the ideal partner for visitors to Mozambique, showcasing the best restaurants and hotels and telling you what’s going on in Mozambique’s rich cultural lifestyle. Business people will find the directory of suppliers and the investment opportunities section invaluable.

Come and Invest in Mozambique!

Business Times Africa Magazine is a monthly publication with in-depth coverage and analysis of pertinent economic and financial issues in Africa. Business Times Africa magazine covers key areas such as politics, economics, finance and insurance, commerce and industry, science and technology, safety and security, hotel and leisure, infrastructure, agriculture, mining, transport, social and other topics that are important to Africa’s broad socioeconomic development.

Business Times Africa is read by key decision makers in the private and public sectors throughout West Africa, East and Southern Africa. The magazine is distributed through subscriptions, news-stands, magazine vendors, airlines and hotels, as well as at business conferences and exhibitions. With a growing circulation and currently at 30,000 copies per month, the magazine has a readership of an estimated 180,000 per edition.

We aim at being the industry leader in producing Pan-African publications, giving our readers a real window into Africa and tell Africa’s story from the perspective of its citizens.

The BT Magazine is a subsidiary of the Business & Financial Times Limited, a Ghanaian company, that publishes the Business & Financial Times (B&FT) newspaper, the quarterly Pan African Energy Today Magazine, B&FT Weekend and B&FTOnline.

The company has been in existence since 1989 having gone through several phases of restructuring that saw the entry of the current ownership in the year 2000

Aside the publication of newspapers and magazines, the company is also involved in event management organising major international and local conferences, exhibitions, awards and seminars sometimes under the name BIA Conferences

CAPITAL Magazine is a monthly and bilingual magazine with 7500 copies owned by Mozmedia whose focus is to promote investment and business opportunities in Mozambique, which has been on the market for more than 9 years.

CAPITAL Magazine's target audience embraces managers, economists, entrepreneurs, financiers, investors, teachers, students and the public in general.

The aims of CAPITAL Magazine are to present and analyze the business environment experienced in Mozambique, in of SADC and CPLP areas of influence and in the world in general,  as well as to develop investments and productive partnerships in the economic sector and to disseminate interesting subjects such as Management, Economy and Business.

A careful reading of CAPITAL Magazine will make it clear that, as Mass Media, communication, the Magazine integrates a range of topics dedicated to current events, analysis, case studies, history, statistics, opinion, debates and even news in brief.

CAPITAL Magazine is distributed free of charge in the main Mozambican economic capitals (Maputo, Beira, Tete, Nampula, together with our official distributors, namely Correio Expresso de Moçambique, SkyNet & IMPIA) and promoted as well in TV Record, TV Gungu and TV TIM every month.

CAPITAL Magazine follows the evolution of time, investing on digital formats, online technology platforms, having a product such as News Letter redirected to its partners and economic companies based in Mozambique, as well as across borders. This product is sent by e-mail to our partners on a daily basis, updating them of what happens in our country as far as economy is concern.

Analyse Africa, a service from the Financial Times, is a digital database providing macroeconomic data from leading global sources. Gain instant access to 2.1 million data records, from 49 world renowned providers, and 5,000+ professionally validated indicators, in order to analyse, evaluate and spot opportunities in Africa. Analyse Africa is used to analyse, understand and evaluate entire economies to inform critical business decisions by financial service organisations, corporations, government agencies, multilaterals, consultancies and research and academic institutions worldwide.

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