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May 2017

31 May 2017
11:45 to 14:00
Africa’s Healthcare Market: Prospects and Projects
Venue
Baker McKenzie
City
London
Event
BCA
Type

Non-member
£150.00
Venue
Baker McKenzie
100 New Bridge St
London EC4V 6JA
United Kingdom
GB
Event

The healthcare sector in Africa is now estimated by the International Finance Corporation (IFC) to be worth $35bn per annum. There has been a sharp rise in demand for better quality healthcare from the growing middle class.
 
Despite the challenges of supply and distribution, the value of the African pharmaceutical market had climbed to $20.8bn in 2013, and Mckinsey expect it to reach approximately $US60bn by 2020. This event will be an opportunity to discuss the key drivers impacting the healthcare sector in Africa and answer the following questions:

  • Big Pharmaceutical companies have radically changed their approach in recent years; how are the large pharmaceutical companies supporting the health system in Africa?
  • Equity fund investment is on the rise; how does the financial sector assess risk and what are the key issues that are preventing investment into the sector?
  • How can the government encourage the private sector to increase investment into the healthcare system in Africa?
  • What are the future prospects of the healthcare industry in Africa? 

Chaired by;

Bryan Pearson, Editor and Publisher, Africa Health

Bryan Pearson joined Africa Health journal as a feature writer at its launch by (what is now) Reed Elsevier in 1978. He became editor in 1983, and took the title over in 1985. He’s published it independently ever since. He is also MD of Asempa Limited, the publisher of Africa Confidential, the market leading insight provider on African political and economic affairs. He also chairs Penplusbytes, a Ghana-headquartered African NGO which majors on journalist training in the extractives sector, and also on the use of technology to improve governance at both government and community levels in Africa.

Chris Bonnett, Project Development & Management Leader, GE Healthcare

Chris joined GE in 1996 in the GE Capital business spending time in Fleet Leasing and Capital Solutions. In 2008, he joined GE Healthcare as European Enterprise Leader for the services business. In 2010, he was promoted GM HHS International projects, managing a Global commercial team, designing and delivering global cross border healthcare projects into emerging markets with a significant focus on China, Africa and India.

In December 2015 Chris was promoted to Projects Lead for the newly formed SHS Business based in Nairobi as part of Farid Fezoua’s, SHS Africa Leadership team. The SHS mission is “Serving the 5.8Bn people with limited healthcare access through disruptive technology & affordable, relevant solutions”

Gemma Gunn, Marketing Director and Ethiopia Lead for the Healthy Heart Africa Programme, AstraZeneca

Gemma Gunn works at AstraZeneca, as a Marketing Director and Ethiopia Lead for the Healthy Heart Africa Programme, whose aim is to help reduce the burden of Hypertension in Africa. Gemma has a passion for healthcare in Africa and has worked in the region for three years, including living in Uganda seconded to Save the Children focusing on Maternal, Newborn and Child Health. Gemma is also passionate about the pharmaceutical industry with over 10 years of experience in various marketing and corporate affairs roles.

Steven Raucher, Co-Founder RapidDeploy &  Board Member African Federation of Emergency Medicine (AFEM)

Steven started his career in finance at UBS Investment Bank, then worked in Index Arbitrage and Trading for Credit Suisse. After taking a sabbatical to travel from London to Australia by motorbike, he dived into the world of global and emerging equity derivative markets, working for Greenwich Europe, ICAP Plc and Sunrise Brokers. He was a partner at the Opus Real Estate Fund before moving back to South Africa where he and Brett are rolling out RapidDeploy to the global Emergency Services Market place.

Saad Sheikh, Portfolio Manager, TLG Capital

Saad leads private investments at TLG Capital and heads portfolio operations. He's joined in 2014 and is responsible for origination, structuring, executing and value creation across the private side, focused on sub Saharan Africa. His trademark deals are in healthcare, pharma and FMCG. Here presents the firm on boards of various portfolio companies to better steer strategy and operations. Prior to TLG Capital, Saad was a director at Accenture, consulting across technology and business strategy.

Nick Oliver, Head of Business Development, NMS Infrastructure 

Nick is responsible for securing infrastructure projects in sub-Saharan Africa. He is an experienced procurement specialist with a successful track record in business development. NMS infrastructure is an International Group with presence in Africa and the Middle East operating as a specialist provider within the National Infrastructural Security Marketplace providing project management and expertise to ensure the successful conclusion of complicate projects on time and to budget. Currently handling some $ 600 million worth of projects in Ghana, Cameroon, Zambia and other countries in Africa.

Kindly hosted by

BCA members should contact susanjones@bcafrica.co.uk for access codes to receive their tickets without charge.

The Programme: 
12:00
Registration
12:15
12:15 – Welcome by Chair; Bryan Pearson
12:20
12:20 – Panel Discussion
12:40
Q & A session
13:00
Networking session
14:00
Disperse
June 2017

01 June 2017
12:00 to 14:00
Ghana Post-elections with Dr. Papa Kwesi Nduom
Venue
Simmons & Simmons
City
London
Event
BCA
Type

Venue
Simmons & Simmons
CityPoint 1 Ropemaker St
London EC2Y 9SS
United Kingdom
GB
Event

The Business Council for Africa and Invest in Africa are delighted to be hosting Dr. Papa Kwesi Nduom a businessman and politician; Chairperson at Groupe Nduom, a business group of diverse ventures that are united by a strong emphasis on effective corporate governance. He is also the Founder of the Progressive People’s Party (PPP) and has previously held two ministerial portfolios; Minister for Energy and Public Sector Reform.

Recently, Ghana has faced rolling power cuts causing a downturn in economic growth. Since the 2016 elections, the new administration has pledged to make significant economic progress and create jobs for the unemployed youth. Two of the most important concepts Ghana holds in the highest regard are democracy and business. With Ghana completing another peaceful and successful transfer of power earlier this year it is critical to discuss the upcoming opportunities and challenges. Dr Nduom will provide an overview of the current business climate in Ghana and share his perspectives on the business environment and opportunities on ground.

Please Note: BCA members should contact susanjones@bcafrica.co.uk for access codes to receive their tickets without charge.

Moderator:

Afua Hirsch, Editor at The Guardian

Afua Hirsch, a journalist, barrister and human rights development worker who currently holds the position of Social Affairs & Education Editor at Sky News.

She came to St Peter’s to read for a BA in PPE in 1999, after which she took the Graduate Diploma in Law from BPP Law School. A stint as a barrister followed, before she became Legal Affairs – and then West Africa – Correspondent for The Guardian.

Keynote Speaker:

Dr. Papa Kwesi Nduom

Dr. Papa Kwesi Nduom is a businessman and politician. He is the founder of the Progressive People’s Party (PPP) and held two ministerial portfolios; Minister for Energy and Public Sector Reform from February 2001 until July 2007.

In 1992 he established Deloitte West Africa and was elected as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Deloitte Africa Region in 2000. Dr. Nduom has also served as the Coordinator of Management Consulting for the African Region. Recently Dr. Papa Kwesi Nduom is the cover profile for the April edition of the Forbes Africa Magazine. Dr Nduom first established Gold Coast Securities Limited, now Gold Coast Fund Management, to provide investment advisory services for companies and individuals in Ghana.

Beyond the four manufacturing subsidiaries in the enclave such as GN Electronics, FresPak, GN Printing and GN Logistics, which were incorporated late 2014 and 2015, the estate and its environs also host the Nduom Stadium, a 25,000-seater sports arena due to be completed 2016. He’s the owner of a First Division Club, Elmina Sharks formerly known as Coconut Grove Sharks FC. Groupe Ndoum recently acquired Illinois-Service Federal Savings Bank in the United States.

The Programme: 
12:00
Registration
12:15
Welcome and Introduction by Chair; Afua Hirsch, Editor at The Guardian
12:25
Fireside Chat with Dr. Papa Kwesi Nduom
13:00
Q & A Session
13:15
Networking Session
14:00
Disperse

07 June 2017 0:15
Africa Energy Forum 2017
Venue
City
Event
Non-BCA

Venue
Denmark
DK
Event

The Africa Energy Forum (AEF) is the global investment meeting for Africa’s power, energy, infrastructure and industrial sectors. Nineteen years in the running, AEF brings together senior-level representatives from governments, utilities, regulators, power developers, financial institutions, technology providers, consultants, law firms and large energy consumers to form partnerships, identify opportunities and collectively move the industry forward. AEF has a loyal following of credible players working in the power space, and a track record of delivering a valuable networking experience.

The 19th AEF will be hosted in Copenhagen, Denmark in 2017 to capitalise on the wealth of Nordic companies investing into Africa’s power sector. Undoubtedly the most respected and established gathering of power players, the Africa Energy Forum is the global investment meeting for Africa’s power, energy, infrastructure & industrial sectors.

Five major deals and mergers took place onsite at AEF 2016, indicating the market position of AEF as a legitimate deal-making platform. Such activities also demonstrate the real achievements of our partners working on the continent over the last decade, as more and more projects reach financial close and begin to light up homes across the continent. For more information please contact AEF@energynet.co.uk

19 June 2017
14:00 to 16:30
Africa: Predicting Politics - Angola, Kenya and Rwanda
Venue
Slaughter & May
City
London
Event
BCA
Type

BCA-member
£0.00
Non-member
£150.00
Venue
Slaughter & May
1 Bunhill Row
London EC1Y 8YY
United Kingdom
GB
Event

The Business Council for Africa is delighted to be hosting this event looking at major upcoming political developments in Africa, with  a particular focus on Angola, Kenya and Rwanda. We will be joined by leading analysts and specialists in poltical risk and governance. Our speakers will provide an overview of major elections due in 2017 but will also assess more broadly the role of analysis and risk management in supporting businesses in complex African environments. 

Speakers peakers include:

Will Stockdale, S-RM, Director, Head of Political and Country Risk

Will heads S-RM’s Political and Country Risk division, with oversight of the global delivery and development of these services. He joined S-RM in 2011, and established S-RM’s proprietary political risk platforms following in-country research in Libya, Tunisia and Egypt, advising clients in the aftermath of the Arab Spring uprisings. Will subsequently launched S-RM’s office in Southern Africa, building its multi-disciplinary team focussed on delivering business intelligence services across Africa, and globally. He has a BA in History from the University of Cambridge and an MA in International Peace and Security from King’s College London.

Hannah Gilkes, FTI Consulting, Director



Hannah is a director within the Africa team at FTI Consulting's Global Risk and Investigations Practice EMEA in London. In this role she is responsible for the management and execution of cross-sectoral assignments in sub-Saharan Africa; this includes litigation support work, investigative due diligence, market entry assessments and bespoke consulting. 

Paul Gabriel, Control Risks, Senior Analyst-East Africa

Paul provides political, operational and security risk analysis on East Africa to a broad range of clients through tailored reports and Control Risks’ subscription services, Country Risk Forecast and PRIME. Paul frequently conducts bespoke consulting projects.Prior to joining Control Risks, Paul was an analyst with risk consultancy Maplecroft. He worked on political and security risks in sub-Saharan Africa for a number of global corporations, international organisations and government departments. 

Darcie Allen, G3 Good Governance Group, Director - Sub-Saharan Africa

Darcie has long experience of working in Africa and has been involved in some of G3's clients’ most complex projects. She has particularly focused on Nigeria, Ghana, Angola, Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda, and worked with telecommunications, mining, oil and gas, media and banking clients.

This event is kindly hosted by Slaughter & May

This event is free to attend for BCA members.  Members should contact susanjones@bcafrica.co.uk to recieve their access code.

22 June 2017
9:30 to 17:30
UK Ghana Trade & Investment Forum
Venue
City
London
Event
Non-BCA
Type

Venue
London
United Kingdom
GB
Event

The Ghana Investment Promotion Centre (GIPC), the Government of the Republic of Ghana, the UK-Ghana Chamber of Commerce (UKGCC) and DMA are pleased to invite you to the UK-Ghana Trade & Investment Forum 2017 taking place in central London on 22nd June.

This forum will provide the most significant engagement by this new administration to the UK. Senior ministers and representatives from GIPC, the Ghana National Petroleum Corporation, the Electricity Company of Ghana and Volta River Authority are expected to lead a wide-ranging delegation.

The programme of the day can be found here.

Please note, there is a registration fee of £120.00 (excl. VAT & booking fees) per person.

Click HERE to see the programme and to register to attend the event.