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13 January 2016
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28 January 2016 I ECA, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Dear All,

Alpha Professional Network cordially invites to you to attend the Emerging Africa Summit 2016 on the 28 January 2016 at the United Nations Conference Centre in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.


The Summit brings together world-class speakers who contribute to this exciting conference to gain unrivalled insight, analysis and actionable judgement on the latest developments in Africa's frontier markets. In this setting, participants are able to engage with speakers and each other in rich and compelling conversation and opportunities to meet the experts on a one-to-one basis thereafter during the networking session.

The Emerging Africa Summit 2016 conference theme: Forging Inclusive Growth and Sustained Development will feature stimulating, compelling plenary sessions and in-depth discussion groups.

The Summit aims to explore how Africa's remarkable growth trajectory can translate into value creation. Experts will give an overview of the African capital markets. Discussions will also include innovative financing solutions to address the infrastructural gap in Africa, and fostering public private partnerships to improve the health care systems. In addition, how African countries can compete on the global stage and attract more investments.

The plenary sessions are as follows

·         Plenary Session I: The Role of Finance in Africa’s Growth Story

·         Plenary Session II: Accelerating Youth Employment in Africa

·         Plenary Session III: Supporting the Agribusiness Sector in Africa

·         Plenary Session IV: Public Private Partnerships in Africa’s Healthcare

·         Plenary Session V: Powering Africa: Opportunities and Financing Options in Africa’s Power Sector

·        Country Focus: Investing in Ethiopia


·  Panel topics include: Private Equity, Energy, Debt Markets, Agribusiness, Regional Intra-Trade, Healthcare, Infrastructure and more Information and Registration


RSVP at the earliest opportunity as space is limited. Ticket price £250

Who's going to be there?

"The Summit features a stimulating mix of plenary sessions and a fantastic line up of distinguished speakers."

H.E Ellen Johnson SirleafPresident of the Republic of Liberia

Dr. Carlos Lopes, Executive Secretary of the ECA

Prof. Jeffrey  D. Sachs, Economist

Michel Sidibe, Executive Director of the UNAIDS

Dr. James Mwangi, CEO of the Equity Bank

Didier E. Meledje, President of the Alpha Professional Network

Dr. Azeb Asnake, CEO of the EEPCO

Paul Hinks, CEO of the Symbion Power

Beatrice Marshall, CCTV Africa  

Ashish J. Thakkar, Executive Chairman of the Mara Sokoni

Donna St. Hill Executive Director, Equity Strategies International

Aeneas C. Chuma Africa Regional, Director of the ILO

Dr. Frannie Leautier, Founder of the MKOBA Private Equity

Karl Fickenscher, Deputy Coordinator of the Power Africa


Should you have any queries, Please do not hesitate to contact Alpha Network. We look forward to welcoming you in Addis Ababa

Wishing all our members and subscribers all the best.

Alpha Professional Network

APN Gratefully acknowledges the support from our fellow partners!

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