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Africa’s Agricultural Transformation

Africa’s Agricultural Transformation
By Karim Lotfi Senhadji, CEO, OCP Africa When we started our activities in 2016, we were well-aware of the great untapped potential of our continent. As most Africa-followers

Practical Nigerian Content Forum

Practical Nigerian Content Forum
Over the past six years, the Practical Nigerian Content (PNC) Forum organised in partnership with the Nigerian Content and Monitoring Board (NCDMB), has developed alongside the Nigeria Oil & Ga

Africa Health Business Symposium (AHBS)

Africa Health Business Symposium (AHBS)
Business spending across the African continent is expected to grow from US$2.6 trillion in 2015 to US$3.5 trillion by 2025. This trend is driving greater demand for quality, affordable healthcare s

The Oil Trading and Logistics (OTL) Africa Downstream Week

The Oil Trading and Logistics (OTL) Africa Downstream Week
The Oil Trading and Logistics (OTL) Africa Downstream Week is Africa’s intellectual forum for defining the value chain for midstream and downstream petroleum business on the continent. Globa

Future Energy Nigeria

Future Energy Nigeria
Future Energy Nigeria has evolved from the West African Power Industry Convention (WAPIC). This energy conference and expo addressing the Nigerian power crisis through industry connectivity an

Exploring South Africa’s Aspirations to Build an Energy Hub for Gas Cooperation

Exploring South Africa’s Aspirations to Build an Energy Hub for Gas Cooperation
A conference taking place in Durban from 9-11 October is to welcome H.E. Honourable Mmamoloko Kubayi, Minister of Energy for South Africa alongside international partners along the value chai

Bombardier backs TAZARA

Bombardier backs TAZARA
As one of the strategies for repositioning TAZARA towards boosting its haulage capacity, on 6 September 2017 in Dar es Salaam, the Company signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Bombardier

International Gas Cooperation Summit (IGCS)

International Gas Cooperation Summit (IGCS)
The International Gas Cooperation Summit (IGCS) is a platform for South Africa’s aspirations to build an energy hub for gas cooperation with international partners along the gas value chain.

A Powerful Debate

A Powerful Debate
Across all industry sectors, one of the key formats in facilitating and enforcing sector growth and in converting Africa from an emerging to an emerged entity has been through the portal of events

The Brexit Effect

The Brexit Effect
It’s almost a year to the day since the UK narrowly erred in the favour of independence from the European Union in a decision that sent shockwaves around the world. For the European community, it m

Bloemfontein: Lord of the Cities

Bloemfontein: Lord of the Cities
Bloemfontein has quietly and assuredly etched its way into the positive consciousness of South Africans and indeed anyone who has been fortunate to visit the quiet and confident city.Somewha

East Africa Seeks Sustainable Manufacturing Success

East Africa Seeks Sustainable Manufacturing Success
The 2017 East African Manufacturing Conference made its debut in Nairobi, Kenya in April, representing one of the region’s biggest ever forums for both the private and public sector to analyse one

Cape Town: Nature Meets Nurture in SA’s Leading Economic Hub

Cape Town: Nature Meets Nurture in SA’s Leading Economic Hub
When it comes to the leading business hubs of Africa, there are a few immediate names that spring to the fore, and - shining like a beacon above the continent’s traditional gateway - Cape Town perh

7th Annual Banking & Finance Conference (ABFC)

7th Annual Banking & Finance Conference (ABFC)
This note summarises the conceptual approach and the thematic structure of the 7th Annual Banking & Finance Conference (ABFC) planned to be held mid-2017. Over the year

The Rise of Retail Robots

The Rise of Retail Robots
By Jan Moganwa, Chief Executive of Customer Solutions at Absa Retail and Business BankingDriverless cars, 3D printers and smart homes have arriv

African Utility Week

African Utility Week
The 17th annual African Utility Week is the leading conference and trade exhibition for African power, energy and water professionals. This year we bring together more than 7,000 decision makers to

A Vision to Defeat Global Blindness

A Vision to Defeat Global Blindness
Millions of people go blind every year, with millions more suffering poor vision due to the lack of access to basic care that most of us take for granted. At present, four in five people are blind

Oil & Gas Africa 2017

Oil & Gas Africa 2017
“With its well-established midstream and downstream industry, Cape Town makes for a perfect location for Oil & Gas 2017 to serve Southern Africa”One of South Africa’s key expos wi

Africa Energy Forum

Africa Energy Forum
The Ministry of Energy, Mines, Water and Environment of the Kingdom of Morocco, has confirmed attendance at the Africa Energy Forum in Copenhagen from 7-9 June 2017.At

Road Development Kenya Prepares to Open Its Doors

Road Development Kenya Prepares to Open Its Doors
Kenya has traditionally made no major investments into the infrastructure of city roads, highways and rural roads and this has caused congestion and extremely poor standard of living throughout Ken

East Africa Trade & Commodity Finance Conference 2017

East Africa Trade & Commodity Finance Conference 2017
GTR’s East Africa Trade & Commodity Finance Conference will return to Kenya in May, 2017, bringing together the region’s leading corporates and trade financiers for two days of discussion

FinTech’s Impact for Africa – Financial Inclusion through Innovation

FinTech’s Impact for Africa – Financial Inclusion through Innovation
The impact of the FinTech revolution is not only being felt in the developed markets of the US and Europe where disruptive innovation is rapidly transforming the banking and financial service

Automechanika Dubai

Automechanika Dubai
Rapid urbanisation and surging growth in new transport infrastructure is transforming the face of surface transport in Africa, placing the continent on the fast-track to becoming one of the world's

Holistic Healthcare

Holistic Healthcare
For the past 16 years, Pharma Dynamics has been increasing access to affordable, effective healthcare in South Africa, making it a prime player and analyser of the country’s pharmaceutical and heal