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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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


Emerge 85
Oxford Business Group

Media Partners

Banker Africa


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The Park Hyatt Dubai

*Preferential rates expire on 12 September 2017

Past Conferences

ALN 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



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



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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