Senior Vice President, African Development Bank Group
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.
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.
|10:00 – 10:25||Podcast: Ethics, integrity & sustainability – Unlocking lasting value in Africa
Adam Vause and Naana Frimpong are joined by Muyiwa Ogungbenro and Pascal Mwanyika to discuss the increased enforcement activity we are seeing by African and non-African Regulators and how businesses can use compliance as a value-add when doing business on the continent.
This podcast forms part of our Global Compliance and Investigations Podcast series.
|12:00 – 13:00||Podcast: Film and sports in Africa Hosted as part of our 2022 Media, Sports and Entertainment Summit held virtually throughout September and October, this podcast will explore the key trends driving Africa’s dynamic film and sports sectors. Sandra Oyewole, Partner, Olajide Oyewole LLP (DLA Piper Africa, Nigeria) will be joined by Nwakaego “Ego” Boyo, Managing Director and CEO of Temple Productions and Victor Williams, CEO of NBA Africa. By registering for this session, you will receive a link to our podcast by email, allowing you to listen to the discussion.|
More speakers will be announced soon.
CFO - Africa Region, CFO - Cocoa Beans SBU, and Finance Controller - Cocoa Sustainability, Olam Food Ingredients
Register for the events of greatest relevance to your business or schedule 1:1 meetings with our Africa partners using the button below.
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