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Event Date Tue Apr 20 CET - Fri Apr 23 CET (6 months ago)
In your timezone (EDT): Tue Apr 20 7:00am - Fri Apr 23 7:30am
Location Virtual
Region EMEA

A first-rate digital experience, connecting over 500 delegates, institutional investors and speakers.
The Annual AVCA Conference returns virtually, bringing together renowned investors, policymakers and business leaders for interactive sessions, solutions-driven dialogue and dynamic networking.

This year, AVCA is celebrating 20 years of pioneering industry research, advocacy and promoting private investment in Africa. With ongoing global efforts towards robust economic recovery, there is no better time to rethink the role of private investment in Africa’s pathway to long-term growth.

Gain unrivalled expert insight at the must-attend conference in 2021

• Get on-demand access to in-depth panel discussions and practical case studies.
• Design your own day with tailored breakout sessions and digital roundtables.
• Connect with global GPs and LPs in 1:1 meetings via smart matchmaking.
• Pitch your fund to a panel of experienced LPs and agents
• Transform your skills in our private capital funds and legal agreements masterclasses.


2021 Speakers


Otunba Adeniyi Adebayo, CON
Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Federal Republic of Nigeria

David Rubenstein
Co-Founder and Co-Chairman, The Carlyle Group

Emma Wade-Smith OBE
Her Majesty's Trade Commissioner for Africa, UK Department for International Trade (DIT)

Sam Parker
Chief Executive Officer, Shell Foundation


Nana Addo Akufo-Addo
The President, Republic of Ghana

Stephane Bacquaert
Managing Partner, Adenia Partners

Goolam Ballim
Chief Economist and Head of Standard Bank Research, Standard Bank Group

Khaled Ben Jilani
Senior Partner, AfricInvest Global Manco

Paul Boynton
Joint Chief Executive Officer and Chief Information Officer, Old Mutual Alternative Investments

Geoffrey Burgess
Partner, Debevoise & Plimpton

Grégoire de Padirac
Principal, Orange Ventures Africa

Devin de Vries
Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, WhereIsMyTransport

Sangu Delle Esq.
Chief Executive Officer, Africa Health Holdings

Samir Ibrahim
Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, SunCulture

'Tokunboh Ishmael
Co-Founder and Managing Director, Alitheia Capital

David Marchick
Chief Operating Officer, U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC)

Benji Meltzer
Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer, Aerobotics

Richard Okello
Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Sango Capital

Ziad Oueslati
Co-Founding Partner and Managing Director, AfricInvest Global Manco

Stephanie Shumsky
Senior Advisor, Environmental and Social Risk Management, FinDev Canada

Sponsors & Partners

2021 Sponsors and Partners

• Alitheia Capital
• Old Mutual Alternative Investments

• Adenia Partners
• AfricInvest Global Manco
• FinDev Canada

• Debevoise & Plimpton

• Standard Bank Group

• Africa Capital Digest
• Africa Global Funds
• Association Marocaine des Investisseurs en Capital
• Emerging Markets Private Equity Association
• Invest Africa
• Pevca
• WM Nexus