Conference

#WhatIsAfricasFuture?

This international business summit is aimed at promoting opportunities in Africa and connecting investors with potential business partners. The conference will explore Africa’s trade links, investment prospects, risks, banking and relations with international development institutions. It will further examine the relevance of energy and the role alternative energy sources like solar power can play to drive growth and development. To be held in London, United Kingdom, in summer 2017, it is expected to highlight the campaigns to #SpeakOutForAfrica in #PassionToLightUpAfrica and #InspireAChange.
Participants will benefit from the international accreditation for MCPE, and our determined effort to connect companies and investors in an international business fora and networking sessions with a focus on African markets. The goal is to inspire new African business experience, fusion of ideas and facilitate new deals. Participants will also be equipped with strategic insights, leadership skills and deep understanding of the modern African economy needed to drive growth and achieve success.
The agenda is designed for senior corporate executives looking for a snapshot of investment opportunities their organisations can benefit from. These include the CEO, COO, CFO, CSO, MDs, Business Development Directors, and VPs. We also expect the participants to include policy makers, politicians, government representatives and other decision makers across the world. Others include delegates representing various business interests like Entrepreneurs, Consultants, Venture Capitalists, PEI, Investment Management, Banking, Professional Service firms and Project Facilitators.
It is anticipated that the conference will run over three days in London, UK. It will explore the future of Africa, focusing on Technology & Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Infrastructure and Energy; as catalysts for continental growth & development. 
The following topical and inspiring subjects have so far been suggested: 
  • Removing barriers to intra Africa trade and the expected impact
  • Funding capital investments in Africa
  • Investment in infrastructure for development
  • African Infrastructure and maintenance culture
  • Banking in Africa: The impact of mobile banking technology driven by mobile internet penetration
  • Establishment of new trade routes
  • Natural resources management: What benefit for the peoples of Africa?
  • Technology transfer: trends and the impact of social media
  • Private, Public Partnership and infrastructure development
  • Sustainable energy and power management
  • Policy developments for sustainable energy investments
  • Renewable energy grid integration & distribution
  • Off-grid rural energy access
We welcome other topical matters of importance. Interested parties are encouraged to submit their proposals for the intermediation sessions designed to create opportunities for strategic partnerships. Please contact us to register your interest or to request a proposal form.

Speakers

The topics so far suggested by interested parties will draw a broad spectrum of speakers with specialist knowledge and influence. They are expected to include:
  • Eminent sons and daughters of Africa
  • Politicians and government representatives
  • Senior corporate executives 
  • Policy makers
  • Other captains of several industries

Pricing and Marketing

There is provision for early bird booking and registration of interest. Companies interested in exhibiting their products and services are encouraged to contact us to discuss their marketing needs.
Delegate places for the three days of the conference are expected to attract a discount. Single event days can also be booked. There will similarly be special rates for colleagues attending as a group. If you would like to discuss your specific needs please feel free to email Business Enquiry or call us on +44 207 993 5460.

Sponsorship

HetoGrow offers exceptional opportunity to reach an engaged audience of senior executives. Take advantage of this great opportunity to position your company and raise your visibility to increase your brand awareness and highlight your company's presence as an active and important player. Aligning with this conference is a smart and effective way to benefit from informal networking opportunities with key players that matter, to demonstrate your expertise and credibility. 
We offer options for our sponsors to maximise their placement and positioning to ensure they achieve their desired objectives. Gain direct access to key insights on available opportunities in Africa. Also take advantage of opportunities to sell your expertise by participating in panel or other discussion fora.

Exhibit Your Business

This will be structured to achieve three key objectives:
  • The first objective is to provide you with a point of focus where you will have a base to interact with audience from all over the world
  • The second objective is to provide an opportunity to showcase your products & services and generate new business
  • Thirdly, to provide networking opportunities. Exhibition booths to be located within the conference arena will offer direct access to potential customers
For enquiries and to obtain a sponsorship form, please email Business Enquiry or call us on +44 207 993 5460.

Accommodation

International delegates requiring accommodation can request assistance with hotel bookings that will be arranged with designated hotels. Reservations will be accepted on a first come, first served basis.

Official Invitation, Passport & Visa

Foreign visitors to the United Kingdom must have a valid passport and applicable visa if required before coming. A letter of invitation will be issued upon request to help participants to obtain their visa. Request for invitation letter should be sent to Conference Enquiry.
However, please note that the invitation letter does not imply an obligation to obtain visa. Information about UK visa is available at https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/uk-visas-and-immigration.
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