Resetting the narrative

Africa Week 2022

October 3 – 7 2022

It has been a challenging three years across Africa (and the world). The impact of COVID-19, rising debt levels, the increasing effects of climate change and cost of living concerns. Yet the African continent continues to attract global attention. With predicted USD5.6 trillion in African business opportunities by 2025 and USD6.7 trillion estimated combined business and consumer spending by 2030, Africa is geared for growth. In the face of the unique global challenges how does Africa look to reset the narrative ensuring it is well positioned to capitalise on these opportunities?

Join us from the 3rd to 7th October for Africa Week, a series of events hosted by DLA Piper, bringing together global and regional businesses, financiers, investors, policy makers and thought leaders for an insightful and honest debate of the key issues shaping Africa’s prospects for growth.

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Programme

Over the course of the week we will be hosting a range of podcasts, webinars, in-person events, and client roundtables and podcasts giving you the opportunity to engage with industry peers and hear directly from those involved in shaping Africa’s narrative.

On Thursday 6 October join us for our full day event, Africa: Resetting the narrative. Facilitated by Joel Kibazo, founding partner of JK Associates and former Financial Times journalist, the event looks at COP27 and the importance of the Global South; impact investing’s role in Africa’s private equity ecosystem; innovative financing; energy transition; strategies for de-risking infrastructure investment; the continued boom of African fintech and AfCFTA’s role in accelerating the continent’s industrialisation. The day will conclude with a CEO session sponsored by Invest Africa before our evening gala drinks reception.

Throughout the week we also invite you to meet 1:1 with representatives from DLA Piper Africa’s 20 member firms, in addition to lawyers from our Africa, Europe, Middle East, Asia, Australia and US businesses who regularly advise clients on their interests in the continent.

Our registration page allows you to select the events of greatest relevance to your business.

Speakers

More speakers will be announced soon.

Swazi Tshabalala

Bajabulile “Swazi” Tshabalala

Senior Vice President, African Development Bank Group

Rebecca Enonchong

Rebecca Enonchong

Founder and CEO, AppsTech and Cofounder, I/O Spaces

Joel Kibazo

Founding Partner, JK Associates

Sike Bamisebi

Sike Bamisebi

Group Chief Business Officer, Cellulant

Barbara Barungi

Barbara Barungi

Managing Partner, IMARA Africa

Nacim Bounouara

Partner, DLA Piper

Ego Boyo

Nwakaego “Ego” Boyo

Managing Director, Temple Productions and Temple Media

Dougie Brew

Dougie Brew

Director of Corporate Affairs and Sustainable Business – Africa, Unilever

Mwelwa Chibesakunda

Mwelwa Chibesakunda

DLA Piper Africa, Zambia

Hubert Danso

Hubert Danso

Chairman and CEO, Africa investor (Ai) Group

Anthony Day

Partner, DLA Piper

Yusuf Daya

Yusuf Daya

Director, AU/AfCFTA Relations and Trade Policy, African Export-Import Bank

JP Douglas-Henry

Jean-Pierre Douglas-Henry

Partner and Managing Director – Sustainability and Resilience, DLA Piper

Iain Elder

Iain Elder

Partner, DLA Piper

Naana Frimpong

Naana Frimpong

Partner, DLA Piper

Register

Register for the events of greatest relevance to your business or schedule 1:1 meetings with our Africa partners using the button below.

Venue

DLA Piper London office
160 Aldersgate Street
London
EC1A 4HT
United Kingdom
T: +44 (0)20 7349 0296
F: +44 (0)20 7796 6666

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DLA Piper Africa is a Swiss Verein whose members are comprised of independent law firms in Africa working with DLA Piper. For further information on DLA Piper Africa please visit www.dlapiperafrica.com