Bridging the Gulf Conferences

2016   2015   2014

Africa remains the leading FDI destination globally, and with her economies abuzz with old and new opportunities, it undoubtedly remains a “hot” investment destination.

The continent continues to make significant advancements in various sectors such as oil & gas, infrastructure, financial services, agribusiness as well as technology and telecommunications. The UAE on the other hand, is becoming one of Africa’s leading investment partners, accounting for 6% of total FDI into Africa in 2014, serving as a hub of a great deal of investment interest.

It is against this backdrop that ALN’s ‘Bridging the Gulf’ conferences were established with the aim of bring together ALN’s client base, together with its members, to discuss the sectors and regions in Africa that provide the greatest opportunities for foreign investors across the Gulf region. Our members draw upon our deep knowledge of Africa, to add value to the conversations and help in providing solutions to the various challenges faced when doing business on the African continent.

The event has proved itself to be an international business networking platform for delegates not only in Africa and the Gulf, but further abroad.



2015 Discussion panels

Inaugural Panel

Energy Panel


Private Equity Panel

Banking & Finance Panel


Infrastructure Panel

Hard Talk Panel


IE Singapore
Invest Africa
Oxford Business Group
Kenya Investment Authority


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About ALN

ALN is an independent alliance of leading law firms in Africa. It is the largest and only grouping of its kind in Africa, with close working relationships across its members and an established network of “Best Friends” across the continent.

ALN represents a solution to the problem that there has not been, until recently, a truly African on-the-ground highly experienced supplier of legal services for large and complex transactions. We understand the issues arising from doing business in Africa from start to finish because we have been doing African deals from our inception.

Each ALN member firm is a recognized leader on the continent with a strong track record in advising domestic, regional and international clients on commercial and legal issues. Our members offer a deep understanding of the sectors and industries in which clients operate as well as the risks and opportunities of doing business in Africa’s rapidly changing markets.

With ALN you get the benefit of internationally-trained lawyers who live and work where the deals are happening and are therefore able to add value by providing their invaluable local perspectives. Our lawyers offer seamless legal, advisory and transactional services on complex and multi-jurisdictional matters due to our thorough understanding of cultural and business practice in the local and regional landscape.

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