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PRESS RELEASE: “AFSIC – Investing in Africa” 2020 set to have huge momentum

The 8th Annual AFSIC – Investing in Africa forum, scheduled for May 5th -7th 2020 in London, has already confirmed over 300 top level speakers and panellists including a huge range of Africa’s most important investors, dealmakers and business leaders, who will unpack the increasing global investment momentum into Africa’s growing public and private sectors and highlight new growth opportunities across the continent.

The AFSIC 2020 agenda is specifically investment focused, with several of the most experienced and successful asset management firms investing in Africa sharing insights into where smart money is investing, and business leaders running some of Africa’s most exciting growth companies showcasing new investment opportunities, with focussed streams in Fintech, Financial Services, Infrastructure, Energy, Education, Agriculture and Real Estate.

With ABSA Corporate Investment Bank, FSD Africa, CDC Group and Moodys heading up an impressive group of supporting sponsors, the forum will be an excellent follow up to the British Government’s UK-Africa Investment Summit which took place this week to create sustainable UK-Africa partnerships.

FSD Africa, one of AFSIC’s lead sponsors, announced a £90m commitment from UK Aid this week to initiate a new phase of financial sector development, part of an ambitious £320m UK Aid package to strengthen Africa’s financial markets.

Another of AFSIC’s lead sponsors and Africa’s largest private investor CDC Group, announced this week that they would be investing £2bn in Africa over the next two years to continue supporting businesses in Africa across a wide range of sectors and creating lasting change to reach the UN’s sustainable Development Goals. CDC Group will once again be hosting the not-to-be-missed Meet African Dealmakers Event at AFSIC.

With over 1500 delegates expected to attend, AFSIC 2020 offers unparalleled opportunities to network and develop strong business relationships with investors, financial intermediaries and African business leaders through an array of multiple presentation and panel streams, discussions, networking events, exhibition stands, business match-making meetings, workshops and country-focussed sessions.

Early Bird Registration expires 31st January – visit www.afsic.net for registration and programme details