The Africa Summit – London 2016

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Background and Introduction 

African Leadership magazine, in collaboration with the Centre for Economic & Leadership Development, is putting together the Africa Summit – London 2016 as a global platform for showcasing Africa and the continent’s contributions to the world, while fostering the debate and discussion on building a strong and virile Africa, in spite of myriads of challenges facing the continent today. It is an avenue for shinning the spotlight on the trends, opportunities and challenges facing Africa while sharing experiences and best practices for the overall benefit of the African nations and its citizens, moving them from potential to possibilities. The organizers seeks to create a nexus of the key issues affecting the continent’s future, growth and stability. This includes issues such as gender mainstreaming; rethinking Africa’s security and counter terrorism strategies; Harnessing the power and potential of Africa’s Young people for a better future; while availing investors an insight into the investment climates and opportunities in diverse sectors of Africa’s ecosystems.

The Africa Summit will also seek to explore how African countries can address its unique and peculiar challenges within a Global Context. The Summit shall feature a showcase of various bankable projects, opportunities, and shall bring together policy moguls, development finance players, projects, African youth start-ups, and other leading business and political leaders and opportunities on the continent.

 Key Features

The Africa Summit – London 2016 shall have the following key highlights and focus areas:

  • African Business Leadership & Investment Forum
  • International Conference on Africa’s Women Development
  • Africa Youth Empowerment & Entrepreneurship Forum
  • African Defense & Homeland Security Symposium
  • Special Development Areas Financing Forum & Donors Conference
  • The Africa Summit Awards Gala


  • Key Plenary Sessions & breakout sessions
  • Topical Keynotes
  • Panel Discussions
  • Deal signings with stakeholders, partners, governments, consultants, financiers and donors
  • Un-parallel Networking sessions
  • Youth Entrepreneurship and start up showcase
  • One-on-one meeting with key international donors and development finance institutions
  • Investment opportunities showcase from states, regional and national governments
  • Access to pool of bankable projects and public-private-partnership (PPP) models
  • Hands-on sectorial training sessions and symposiums
  • International press coverage
  • Visit to project sites, etc


  • Towards Africa’s Future Growth and Stability


Target Audience

  • Heads of states and Government, & their advisers
  • Wives of Heads of States and Governments
  • Regional Head/Governors of states & Ministers
  • Government agencies, Parliamentarians and Diplomats
  • Development Finance Institutions, Business Leaders & CEOs from across key sectors especially Power, Infrastructure, Agribusiness, ICT, etc
  • Finance players, Stock exchanges & Afro-centric funds,
  • Women leaders and activists across diverse sectors
  • Youths, and youth leaders from across Africa and diverse sectors
  • Civil society, the Academia, diplomats, think tanks & Philanthropists
  • Developers, operators & contractors
  • African and Multinational Corporates, Technology providers, & Consulting and advisory firms


 Venue: Hilton London Metropole, 225 Edgware Road London, UK

Date: 30 – 31 August, 2016

Time: 9.00am daily

 Contact, Participation & Enquiries

Simon Ugwu

Head, Events & Coferences

African Leadership magazine

+234 902 990 3000

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