Africa Week 2019

Africa continues to attract global attention. With the recent signing of the Africa Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA), the region will become the world’s largest free trade area: a unified market with a combined GDP of USD2.5 trillion and a population of over 1.2 billion.

Innovation and entrepreneurship are on the rise; reforms aimed at improving business conditions are underway; and the rapid spread of digital technologies is improving connectivity, transforming industries and creating significant opportunity for governments and businesses alike. In a difficult global economic environment however Africa is facing unique challenges.

Join us from the 26-28 November for Africa Week, a series of events 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 and its prospects for growth.   

$ 1768.1 bn
Combined GDP of Africa

*The World Bank: GDP (US $ Current) Africa: World Bank national accounts data, and OECD National Accounts data files.

of the world's 10 fastest growing economies are in Africa
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Africa's predicted consumer spending in 2020
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the number of Africans of working age in 2040


Hear from an impressive line-up of speakers and engage with industry peers over a dynamic three-day programme of events. Our registration page allows you to select the events of greatest relevance to your business. 


New speakers are being added daily, please check back regularly.

H.E. Mr. Nabil Ben Khedher

Ambassador of the Republic of Tunisia

Iyinoluwa Aboyeji

Co-Founder of

Fope Adelowo

Senior Vice President, Helios Investment Partners

Mike Bugembe

Founder, Future Tech Heroes

Tom Ilube

CEO, Crossword Cyberecurity plc

Lanre Akinola

Lanre Akinola

Editor, Nurmara

Dr. Theo Acheampong

Senior Analyst Country Risk – Sub-Saharan Africa, IHS Markit

Alexia Alexandropoulou

Research Associate, AVCA

Chris Baird

Partner, DLA Piper

Harold Bosse

Vice President, Product Development and Innovation, Mastercard

Byron Clatterbuck


Mike Conradi

Partner, DLA Piper

Rhys Davies

Partner, DLA Piper

Jack Cunningham

Sustainability, Policy & Risk Director, Gemfields

David Eurin

Chief Strategy Officer, Liquid Telecom


Thank you for attending our 5th annual Africa Week!


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