Upcoming Events

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April 2018

24 April 2018
9:00 to 21:00
The Annual Debate 2018
The Law Society

The Law Society
113 Chancery Lane
London WC2A 1PL
United Kingdom

The Annual Debate is the flagship event of Invest Africa – Business Council for Africa and is a staple in the diary for anyone investing and operating across the Continent. Returning in April for its 4th edition it has consistently positioned itself as Africa’s business event in London.

Always connecting businesses across Africa, The Annual Debate places key decision makers, thought leaders and senior officials together to discuss the region’s most pertinent themes.

In 2018, due to popular demand, we will be running an enlarged programme to better understand the ‘ins and outs’ of the region’s trade and investment climate. This year the event will focus on Africa’s role in the Global Economy, providing attendees with an understanding of how the different regions are driving through their industrialisation programmes and where Africa’s entrepreneurialism will take the Continent in the year ahead.

Key topics will include:

  • Africa’s Role in the Global Economy
  • Financing Inclusion in Africa
  • Driving Africa’s Industrialisation: Now or Never
  • Designing Creative Businesses for the Continent
  • Entrepreneurship in Africa: Beyond the Hype



May 2018

22 May 2018
8:00 to 17:00
East Africa Trade & Commodity Finance Conference 2018
Radisson Blu Hotel

Radisson Blu Hotel
Elgon Road Upper Hill
Nairobi 00100

GTR marks ten years in Nairobi with the East Africa Trade & Commodity Finance Conference 2018, the EAC’s most comprehensive gathering of commodity producers, traders, corporates and financiers.

Notwithstanding political risks and structural finance sector challenges impacting the region, a wealth of business opportunity is available to those with an understanding of East African trade.

2018’s event will bring experienced trade and finance specialists to the stage to provide insights on operating in this exciting region, including geopolitical updates, innovations in financial technology, techniques enabling the distribution of finance throughout the manufacturing and commodity value chain, and credit and political risk insurance capacities. With over 300 expected to attend in May, this is an unmissable event for all those doing business in East Africa!