ALN Conference 2017

About the Conference

The ALN International Conference has been held annually since 2014, with the aim of connecting Africa to international markets, and is regarded as one of the top conferences for investors looking to Africa.

The Conference, which attracts more than 400 delegates each year, has served as an effective forum connecting investors and other stakeholders with an interest in Africa, and providing them with an avenue for dialogue on topics salient to Africa and the Gulf, including:

  • Sectors, regions and opportunities in Africa that provide the greatest investment potential
  • Challenges facing business and investment on the continent
  • How to navigate Africa’s dynamic business environment

It brings together top business leaders, dignitaries, decision makers and strategic advisors with a deep understanding of the continent. The rich mix of delegates, of which over 60% are C-Suite, include players from Africa, the Middle East, Europe, Asia and the Americas.

Attendance is on an invite only basis, and ALN carefully vets the list of attendees to ensure calibre and relevance.

 

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About the Conference

Guests of Honour

His Excellency President Olusegun Obasanjo

Former President of the Republic of Nigeria

His Excellency Sheikh Nahyan Mabarak Al Nahyan

Minister for Culture & Knowledge Development, United Arab Emirates

Dr. Cheick Modibo Diarra

Former Prime Minister of Mali & Chairman, ALN


 

Speakers

Abdou Soulèye Diop

Abdou Soulèye Diop

President

African and South-South Commission, CGEM

Ali Khalpey

Ali Khalpey

Chief Executive Officer

EFG Hermes Frontier

Amadou Diallo

Amadou Diallo

Chief Executive Officer Middle East & Africa; Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Saloodo!

DHL Global Forwarding

Amyn Mussa

Amyn Mussa

Partner

Anjarwalla & Khanna

Anish Jain

Anish Jain

Chief Treasury Officer (CTO)

ETG Group

Anne Kiunuhe

Anne Kiunuhe

Partner

Anjarwalla & Khanna

Arshad Dudhia

Arshad Dudhia

Managing Partner

Musa Dudhia & Co.

Ashish Patel

Ashish Patel

Managing Director

Abraaj Group

Atiq Anjarwalla

Atiq Anjarwalla

Managing Partner

Anjarwalla Collins & Haidermota

Brett  Hattaway

Brett Hattaway

Vice President & Head of Legal, Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa

DHL Express

Bryce Fort

Bryce Fort

Managing Director & Founding Partner

Emerging Capital Partners

Carlo Van Wageningen

Carlo Van Wageningen

Founder and Director

Lake Turkana Wind Power

Christian Wiklund

Christian Wiklund

Managing Director and Head of M&A for Africa and the Middle East

Standard Chartered Bank

Christo Els

Christo Els

Senior Partner

Webber Wentzel

David Donaldson

David Donaldson

Head, IFC InfraVentures, Africa

IFC

David Lepper

David Lepper

Managing Partner & Founder

SR Services

David Mackay

David Mackay

Director

Varuna Consulting

Deepak Malik

Deepak Malik

CEO

Arise

Deepak Shah

Deepak Shah

Director

Strategic Consultants Limited

Dennis Aluanga

Dennis Aluanga

Partner

Helios Investment Partners

Dominic Rebelo

Dominic Rebelo

Partner

Anjarwalla & Khanna

Doug Lacey

Doug Lacey

Special Advisor

LeapFrog Strategic Africa Investments (LSAI)

Edward Kirathe

Edward Kirathe

CEO

Acorn Holdings Ltd

Elizabeth Rossiello

Elizabeth Rossiello

CEO & Founder

BitPesa

Foued Bourabiat

Foued Bourabiat

Partner

Bourabiat Associés

Franck Behiblo

Franck Behiblo

Managing Director

Quantum Global Corporate Services

Gbolahan Elias, Prof.

Gbolahan Elias, Prof.

Principal Partner

G.Elias & Co.

Geoffrey White

Geoffrey White

CEO

Agility Africa

Greg Mills, Dr.

Greg Mills, Dr.

Director

Brenthurst Foundation

Harjeev Kandhari

Harjeev Kandhari

Founder & CEO

Zenises

Jacques Jonathan Nyemb

Jacques Jonathan Nyemb

Of Counsel

Cabinet Nyemb

Jason Harel

Jason Harel

Co-Founding Partner

BLC Robert & Associates

Jeremy Hodara

Jeremy Hodara

Co-Founder & Co-CEO

Jumia

Josie Lyon

Josie Lyon

Vice President & Assistant Regional Counsel / Group Legal Director

Protea Hotel Group - Marriott International

Kapil Jobanputra

Kapil Jobanputra

Director, Real Estate Banking

Standard Chartered Bank

Karim Anjarwalla

Karim Anjarwalla

Managing Partner

Anjarwalla & Khanna

Koome Gikunda

Koome Gikunda

Director

Actis

Kwame Parker

Kwame Parker

Partner and Investment Director

Frontier Investment Management

Mahdi Mosbah

Mahdi Mosbah

Partner

BMP & Associés

Maria Knapp

Maria Knapp

Partner

Control Risks Group

Mbuvi Ngunze

Mbuvi Ngunze

Immediate Former Group Managing Director & CEO

Kenya Airways

Mesfin Tafesse

Mesfin Tafesse

Principal Attorney

Mesfin Tafesse & Associates

Michael Turner

Michael Turner

Managing Director, East Africa

Actis Africa Limited

Million Kibret

Million Kibret

Managing Partner

BDO Ethiopia

Mishaal Al Gergawi

Mishaal Al Gergawi

Co-Director

emerge85

Mohamed Diallo

Mohamed Diallo

Managing Director

GUILAB

Mohamed Methqal

Mohamed Methqal

Ambassador, General Director

AMCI - Morocco International Cooperation Agency

Nadeem Shaikh

Nadeem Shaikh

CEO & Founder

Anthemis Group

NanaAma Botchway

NanaAma Botchway

Founder

n. dowuona & company

Nigel Nunoo, CFA, FSA

Nigel Nunoo, CFA, FSA

Vice President – Africa Business Development

Prudential Financial

Nimit Shah

Nimit Shah

Partner

Helios Investment Partners

Olivier Schwartz

Olivier Schwartz

Senior Vice President & General Counsel

DP World, Dubai

Omar Momin

Omar Momin

Head - M&A

Godrej Consumer Products

Oscar Ogunde

Oscar Ogunde

Executive Director

Symbion Kenya

Patrick Matu

Patrick Matu

Associate Director

Control Risks Group

Paul Kavuma

Paul Kavuma

CEO

Catalyst Principal Partners

Peter Triggs

Peter Triggs

Managing Director, Regional Wealth Planning

DBS Bank

Prejelin Naggan

Prejelin Naggan

Head: Primary Markets

Johannesburg Stock Exchange

Riad Bsaibes

Riad Bsaibes

COO

Amana Contracting Group

Richard Kiplagat

Richard Kiplagat

Group Growth & Markets Leader

africapractice

Roddy McKean

Roddy McKean

Director

Anjarwalla & Khanna

Romain Py

Romain Py

Executive Head: Transactions

African Infrastructure Investment Managers

Safia Fassi-Fihri

Safia Fassi-Fihri

Managing Partner

BFR & Associés

Salimatou Diallo

Salimatou Diallo

Managing Partner

SD Avocats

Sanjeev Gupta

Sanjeev Gupta

Head of Financial Services & Executive Director in the Board of Directors

Africa Finance Corporation

Sarah Maja

Sarah Maja

Director: Head of Frontier Markets Sales Trading

EFG Hermes

Selim J. Eddé

Selim J. Eddé

Head of Public Policy &Government RelationsMENA

Google

Shaka M. Kariuki

Shaka M. Kariuki

Co-CEO

Kuramo Capital Management

Shamiza Rattansi

Shamiza Rattansi

Managing Partner

ATZ Law Chambers

Sylvain Denis

Sylvain Denis

Vice President, Strategic Development

GardaWorld International Protective Services

Sylvain Vieujot

Sylvain Vieujot

Co-Founder and Chairman

Equitativa Real Estate

Tahar Jarboui, Dr.

Tahar Jarboui, Dr.

Chairman and Co-Founder

Valomnia

Tarik Hamane

Tarik Hamane

Executive Director - Advisor to the Chairman

Moroccan Agency for Sustainable Energy (MASEN)

Tariq Bin Hendi

Tariq Bin Hendi

Executive Vice President & Head of Products & Advisory

Emirates NBD

Wayne Koonin

Wayne Koonin

Group Finance Director

Omnia

Yann Pambou

Yann Pambou

Head of Africa, Principal Investments and Private Equity

Swiss Re

Yogesh Manek

Yogesh Manek

Chairman

The Heritage Insurance Company

Zaahir Sulliman

Zaahir Sulliman

Head of Energy and Commodities, Corporate & Institutional Banking Division

Mauritius Commercial Bank (MCB)

Sponsorship

Sponsoring the ALN 2017 conference presents an opportunity to gain valuable brand exposure among peers and decision makers.

Contact the ALN Events team for details on conference sponsorship packages available, or explore a tailored sponsorship package that aligns to your business’ individual goals and objectives.


2017 Sponsors

Partners

Emerge 85
Oxford Business Group

Media Partners

Isfin
Banker Africa
FT
TBY

Accommodation

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The Park Hyatt Dubai

*Preferential rates expire on 12 September 2017

Past Conferences

ALN 2016

2016

 

The 2016 conference brought together a mix of distinguished opinion leaders and influential investors from Africa, Middle East, Europe, Americas and Asia. The conference featured ‘Lions on the move II: Realizing the potential of Africa’s economies’, a presentation by McKinsey of the sequel to McKinsey’s ground-breaking 2010 report on Africa’s economies.

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ALN 2015

2015

 

The 2015 conference held at the Park Hyatt Dubai in October was graced by dignitaries across different countries including His Excellency Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan of the UAE, a delegation of senior officials from the Judiciary of Zambia, led by the Chief Justice, Hon. Justice Madam Irene Mambilima and Kenya’s Solicitor General, Mr. Njee Muturi.

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ALN 2014

2014

 

This inaugural conference was established with the aim of bringing together ALN’s client base, together with its members, to discuss the sectors and regions in Africa providing the greatest opportunities for foreign investors across the Gulf region, against the backdrop of the UAE fast becoming one of Africa’s leading investment partners, and serving as a hub of a great deal of investment interest. The conference was graced by His Excellency Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan.

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