18th Annual Indaba Evening & Africa Accelerating 2019

Its our 25th Anniversary and we are delighted to invite you to participate in Indaba & Africa Accelerating 2019, a three-day, four-event program focusing on current trends and trade and investment opportunities in Africa. Scroll down this page to see details on the four events.

If you are interested in participating as a sponsor or presenter we have a number of exciting and flexible packages for you to maximize the value of your participation in one or more of the events. Packages also include your annual Chamber membership and recognition as a Chamber 25th Anniversary Partner.

Download the draft program as of October 7.

Download the Sponsorship Opportunity Brochure for more information.

If you are interested in participating as a delegate/attendee you can register for individual events or a full package for all four events at a discounted rate.

Click on any of the following links to register online:

Africa Accelerating Full Package Special - October 29-31, 2019

18th Annual Indaba Evening - October 31, 2019

4th Doing Business in Africa seminar - October 29, 2019

4th Infrastructure in Africa seminar: Power, Technology & Mining - October 30, 2019

Natural Resources Development: The Success Template for Canadian Firms - October 31, 2019

1. 18th Annual Indaba Evening  - October 31, 2019 - evening
This is the premier African business networking event on the Canadian calendar featuring a who’s who of senior business executives and government officials active, or interested, in Africa.  Our 2019 keynote speaker is Dr. Patricia Makhesha, Executive Chairperson of Ivanplats and Ivanhoe Mines, Executive Vice President, Sustainability.

Our Indaba evening features a high-level networking reception with an informal wine tasting and incredible African cuisine (food stations and hand-passed selections) and an authentic African sculpture and art market.  The evening will be a celebration of our 25th anniversary, a combination of fun, food and excellent networking opportunities with leading business and community leaders active in Africa.

2. 4th Doing Business in Africa Today seminar - October 29, 2019
This afternoon seminar will cover the reality of doing business in Africa in 2019 including presentations and panel discussions on the opportunities from Africa’s new Continental Free Trade Area Agreement, Canada’s “secret weapon” in Africa,  Africa’s diversity advantage and opportunities for Canadians arising from The Chamber’s inaugural business conference held in Africa in March 2019.

3. 4th Infrastructure in Africa: Power, Technology and Mining seminar - October 30, 2019
Infrastructure is crucial to the socio-economic development of all emerging economies, and particularly Africa and the natural resources sector.  This seminar with Hatch, Global Affairs Canada and Power Africa will focus on infrastructure opportunities arising from The Chamber’s inaugural business conference held in Africa in March 2019, municipal infrastructure and alternative energy opportunities for Canadians in Africa.

4. Natural Resource Development: The Success Template for Canadian Firms - October 31, 2019
Canadian mining companies have been the greatest success stories in the socio-economic development of Africa.  This afternoon seminar will profile these companies, what made them successful in Africa and what lessons can be learned for other Canadian companies in other sectors, particularly agriculture and agro-processing.  Sessions will include the financing of projects as well as understanding the regulatory environment around opportunities in Africa.

For more information contact:

Garreth Bloor        647.667.1223     garreth@canadaafrica.ca

Wayne Floreani     416.533.3998     wayne@mineafrica.com

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