CTICC (Cape Town International Convention Centre)
CTICC (Cape Town International Convention Centre), Convention Square, 1 Lower Long Street, Cape Town, 8001, South Africa

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Event Date Tue Mar 8 CET - Wed Mar 9 CET (4 months ago)
In your timezone (EDT): Mon Mar 7 6:00pm - Tue Mar 8 6:00pm
Location CTICC (Cape Town International Convention Centre)
Convention Square, 1 Lower Long Street, Cape Town, 8001, South Africa
Region EMEA

Why Attend This Year's Edition?

Re-connect with C-level decision-makers from your clients and partners in-person at "the continent's only pan-African debt event".

The COVID-secure event will bring together leading government officials, regulators, investors, bankers and corporates and feature over 60 expert speakers.

Use this unique high-level gathering of Africa's capital markets stakeholders to reassert your position in the market; setup valuable face-to-face meetings; re-connect with your existing clients; build strong business relations with your prospects; and hear the market's financial leaders speak on how they are navigating the current economic climate/share their expectations for 2022/23.

• Bring public and private buyers and sellers together to conduct business and shape future financing strategies
• Provide a bird’s eye view of the pan-African market for the local and international community
• Share deal-driven content from Tier 1 regional and international market players

• Access Africa's most senior government, regulator, investor, banker and corporate decision-makers in-person and at one time
• Setup valuable face-to-face meetings with participants
• Gain exclusive behind-the-scenes insights from the 60+ regional and international African credit markets leaders speaking on our panels and continue the conversation in our networking hall
• Connect with an audience consisting of 48% public and private issuers and borrowers
• 100+ investors
• Over 72% of all African issuers attended in 2019
• 84% of attendees are director-level or above
• More than 36 countries will be represented


2022 Speakers

Dr Rita Babihuga-Nsanze
Chief Economist, Africa Finance Corporation

Nomvuyo Guma
Acting DDG Economic Policy, National Treasury, Republic of South Africa

Daniel Kavishe
Sub-Saharan Economist, Rand Merchant Bank (RMB)

Dean Tyler
Board Member & Head of Global Markets, BancTrust

Ritesh Agarwal
Director, Debt Capital Markets, Emirates NBD

Leon Bezuidenhout
Associate Director, Sovereign & IPF Ratings, S&P Global

Carl Chirwa
Head of International Banking, Bank One

Arsène Dansou
Head of Debt Management Office, Ministry of Economy and Finance, Republic of Benin

Modupe Famakinwa
Head of Corporate Funding, Africa Finance Corporation

Patience Oniha
Director-General, Debt Management Office, Nigeria

Benedicta Abosi
Chief Financial Officer, Botswana Development Corporation (BDC)

Adrian Bain
Director, EMEA Loans & Leverage Finance, Citi

Deepen Jhina
General Manager, Capital, Investment & Funding, MTN Group

Nyiko Mageza
Treasury Manager, Trans Caledon Tunnel Authority (TCTA)

Lwandi Nene
Senior Transactor – Debt Capital Markets, Rand Merchant Bank (RMB)

Jacques Piekarski
Chief Financial Officer, BUA Cement

Kojo Amoo-Gottfried
Chief Investment Officer, Black Stars Investments (BSI)

Markus Bayer
Head of CEE & Africa Debt Capital Markets, MUFG

Simon Howie
Co-Head of South Africa & Africa Fixed Income, Ninety One

Aditya Kotibhaskar
Senior Director, Head of Debt Capital Markets, Mashreqbank

Dalu Ajene
Head: Coverage, Rand Merchant Bank (RMB)

Narisa Balgobind
Head of Africa Debt, Absa

Michael Fischer
Director - Financial Institutions Africa, KFW DEG

Helen Mtshali
Co-Head, Loan Syndications, Rand Merchant Bank (RMB)

Benjamin Mugisha
Chief Underwriting Officer, African Trade Insurance Agency

James Pearson
Executive Vice President, Global Head of FI & NBFI, Mashreqbank

Joe Delvaux
Portfolio Manager, EM Distressed, Amundi Asset Management

Anthony Evens
Head of Special Asset Management, Absa

Brandyn Lilley
Investment Specialist, Ninety One

Ian Norden
Executive Director & head of Funding Solutions, Addendum Financial Technologies

Conrad Wood
Head of FI, Aluwani

Jones Gondo
Senior Research Analyst: Credit, Nedbank CIB

Abraham Byanyima
Executive, Treasury, TDB Group

Michele Dee
Regional Head, UK Export Finance

Siby Diabira
Regional Head, Southern Africa & Indian Ocean, Proparco

Timothy Ononiwu
Chief Financial Officer, Axxela

Mohan Vivekanandan
Group Executive: Origination and Coverage, Development Bank of Southern Africa

Lebowa Letsoalo
Executive: Project Development, Social Housing Regulatory Authority (SHRA) of South Africa

Jason Lightfoot
Portfolio Manager, Futuregrowth Asset Management

Palesa Mkhize
Head, Affordable Housing Development, Standard Bank

Palesa Ryan
Coverage Head: Social Infrastructure, Development Bank of Southern Africa

Banji Fehintola
Senior Director, Head of Treasury & Financial Institutions, Africa Finance Corporation

Anneke Lund
Sustainable Finance Executive, Standard Bank

Lucky Ncobela
Group Treasurer, Rand Water

Giulia Pellegrini
Deputy CIO, Emerging Markets Debt, Allianz Global Investors

Arvana Singh
Head: Sustainable Finance Solutions, Nedbank

Phil Davis
Director of ESG, Helios Investment Partners

Melissa Moore
Investment Analyst, Futuregrowth Asset Management

Ashok Parameswaran
Founder & President, Emerging Markets Investors Alliance

Tommaso Ponsele
Managing Director, Co-Head: CEEMEA Debt Capital Markets, Citi

Omega Collocott
Director and Lead Analyst, Corporate Ratings, S&P Global

Ashleigh Sparrow
Analyst, Sustainable Finance Solutions, Nedbank CIB

Guillaume Barberousse
Head of FI Debt Group, Proparco

Heidi Barends
Specialist Banking: Sustainable Finance, Absa

Mpati Makoa
Environmental Manager, SANRAL


Rizwan Kanji
Partner, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

Stewart Wakeman
Managing Director & Head of International Finance (Africa), Mizuho

Irina Sfeir
Director, Debt Capital Markets, SMBC Nikko

Eric Zimny
Managing Director, Head of Corporate Origination, Loan Capital Markets, EMEA, SMBC

Matthew Pirnie
Group Head of Ratings, GCR Ratings

Zine Misani
Senior Trade, Structured Trading, Absa

James Doree
Managing Director, Lion's Head Global Partners

Christopher Marks
Managing Director, Head of Emerging Markets, EMEA, MUFG

Nigel Beck
Head of Sustainable Finance & ESG Advisory, Rand Merchant Bank (RMB)

Wayne Frank
Principal: Distribution, Nedbank

Geraint Thomas
Head of Sustainable Finance, EMEA, MUFG

Greg Fyfe
Head of Sustainable Finance, Standard Bank

Sponsors & Partners

2022 Sponsors and Partners

• Absa
• Standard Bank

• Mashreq


• BancTrustCo
• Bank One
• Citi
• Mizuho

• Afreximbank
• African Trade Insurance Agency
• Akin Gump
• ALCB Fund
• Emirates NBD Capital
• GCR Ratings
• Proparco
• S&P Global
• UK Export Finance
• Umoa Titres

• Emerging Markets Investors Alliance

• Africa Global Funds
• African Business