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FT Africa Summit

Business of Africa

London |

Overview

This year, the Summit will go back to the FT’s roots by focusing on business. We will bring together a boisterous collection of people to assess business on the continent in all its aspects. There will be discussion of African companies doing business domestically and, increasingly, across the continent, a trend that could accelerate if the Continental Free Trade Agreement moves decisively from drawing board to reality. There will  be panels incorporating foreign businesses operating in Africa; on the vibrant start-up scene linking African cities such as Nairobi and Lagos with venture capital firms from the US and China; and on the changing nature of francophone Africa and its business scene. There will be plenty of emphasis on the continent’s youth and female talent. The aim will be to bring to life a discussion around business opportunities in Africa - neither pessimist nor optimist, but realist - stemming from the continent’s economic growth, urbanisation and changing consumer trends. The Summit will not be all about business, it will also discuss the continent’s outpouring of creative talent from art and fashion to literature.

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Who Attends

Senior-level executives from:

  • Banking
  • Financial Services
  • Basic Resources
  • Infrastructure
  • Consumer Goods
  • Industrial Goods and Services
  • Technology companies
  • Consultants, lawyers, accountants, and advisors
  • Government bodies and non-profit organisations
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Past Speakers

  • H.E. Cyril Ramaphosa, President, Republic of South Africa
  • H.E. Mahamudu Bawumia, Vice President, Republic of Ghana
  • H.E. Nana Afuko-Addo, President, Republic of Ghana
  • Yemi Osinbajo, Vice President, Federal Republic of Nigeria
  • Isabel dos Santos, Chairperson, Sonangol
  • Aliko Dangote, President/Chief Executive, Dangote Group
  • Tony Blair, Former Prime Minister of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
  • Dr Mo Ibrahim, Founder and Chair, Mo Ibrahim Foundation
  • Tutu Agyare, Managing Partner, Nubuke Investments LLP
  • Bibi Bakare-Yusuf, Co-Founder and Publishing Director, Cassava Republic Press
  • Mobolaji Balogun, Chief Executive Officer, Chapel Hill Denham
  • Pierre Barbe, Head of Africa, Vitol
  • Herman Chinery-Hesse, Chairman, TheSOFTtribe Ltd
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Previous Summit Photos

View photos from previous Africa Summits: 2019 2018 2017

Africa Summit Speakers 2019

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Africa Summit Speakers 2019 (3)

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Venue

Claridge’s
49 Brook Street
Mayfair
London W1K 4HR

United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7629 8860

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Accommodation

Please click here  to find a map of nearby hotels.

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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. The FT has a record paying readership of one million, three-quarters of which are digital subscriptions. It is part of Nikkei Inc., which provides a broad range of information, news and services for the global business community.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Why sponsor?

  • Gain access to Senior Executives from across Africa and the UK, who will be attending the event
  • Brand alignment with the FT and its unrivalled credibility
  • Demonstrate thought leadership around the current critical issues affecting Africa
  • Benefit from sustained international visibility through our advertising and marketing campaigns

Get in touch to find out how you can get involved.

Iain Chalmers
T: +44 (0) 207 873 3937
M:+44 (0) 7912 073 525
E: Iain.Chalmers@ft.com

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Special Projects Director (Speakers)
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