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October 2017

17 October 2017
12:00 to 14:00
VIP Luncheon with Saad Mohseni, Chairman and CEO of Moby Group
Venue
Capital Club
City
Dubai
Event
BCA-IA
Type

Venue
Capital Club
Building 3,312th Road, Gate Village, Dubai International Financial Centre
Dubai
United Arab Emirates
AE
Event

Invest Africa are delighted to be hosting a VIP Luncheon with Saad Mohseni, Chairman and CEO of MOBY Group. Saad Mohseni has built a reputation as a dynamic and innovative entrepreneur bringing world-class media to emerging and frontier markets. In 2002 Mr. Mohseni founded MOBY Group, one of the fastest-growing diversified media and strategic communications companies in South & Central Asia, the Middle East and Africa.

Meet our Speaker: 

Saad Mohseni, Chairman and CEO of MOBY Group

Named an Asia Game Changer by the Asia Society “for bringing news, information and entertainment to a barren landscape,” Saad Mohseni has built a reputation as a dynamic and innovative entrepreneur bringing world-class media to emerging and frontier markets. In 2002 Mr. Mohseni founded MOBY Group, one of the fastest-growing diversified media and strategic communications companies in South & Central Asia, the Middle East and Africa. Moby has re-shaped the media landscape in many of its territories of operation, and in 2012, 21st Century Fox became a strategic minority shareholder in the Group. In 2016, MOBY and VICE, the world’s pre-eminent youth media company, announced a joint venture headquartered in the UAE to launch Arabic-language VICE for youth audiences across MENA.

Prior to launching Moby Group, Mr. Mohseni served as an economic advisor to the Afghan government and headed the Equities & Corporate Finance divisions of one of Australia’s leading investment banks.

In 2011 Time magazine recognized Mr. Mohseni as one of the 100 most influential people in the world, in 2013 Foreign Policy named him among its 100 Global Thinkers, and in 2016 he was featured on Business Insider’s list of 100 global business visionaries. The Asia Society has named him an Asia 21 Young Leader and an Asia Game Changer. He has been widely applauded for his role in advancing press freedom, empowering civil society and defending women’s rights, and in 2015 he was identified by the BBC as one of 10 men globally championing gender equality.

Mr. Mohseni serves on the boards of the International Center for Journalists and the International Crisis Group. He has been profiled and interviewed extensively, including by The New York Times, The New Yorker, NPR, The Financial Times and Charlie Rose. Mr. Mohseni was born in the United Kingdom and currently resides in Dubai.

If you would like to register or would like more information please email Saba Ismail at Saba.Ismail@investafrica.com 

23 October 2017
8:00 to 15:00
24th Africa Oil Week
Venue
Cape Town International Convention Centre
City
Cape Town
Event
Non-BCA

Venue
Cape Town International Convention Centre
Convention Square 1 Lower Long Street
Cape Town 8001
South Africa
ZA
Event

ITE Events South Africa the organiser and host of this years Africa Oil Week’s 24th edition;  will bring together governments, national oil companies, corporate players, independents and financiers with support from service and supply. More than 1,250 corporate and influential leaders and thinkers from every continent attend the flagship Africa Oil Week that attracts a key oil and gas audience to Cape Town, offering a content driven program, quality industry exhibition and five star networking opportunities. 

Please contact Harry, Sonika or Amanda on info.africa@ite-events.com for more information.

25 October 2017
12:00 to 14:00
Members Meeting
Venue
Geneva
City
Geneva
Event
BCA-IA
Type

Venue
Geneva
TBC TBC
Geneva
Switzerland
CH
November 2017

02 November 2017
8:00 to 15:00
GBF Africa
Venue
Madinat Jumeirah Dubai
City
Dubai
Event
BCA-IA
Type

Venue
Madinat Jumeirah Dubai
Al Sufouh Road,
Dubai
United Arab Emirates
AE

08 November 2017
9:00 to 11:30
Briefing: Prime Minister's Trade Envoys to Africa
Venue
Mishcon de Reya
City
London
Event
BCA-IA
Type

Non-member
£150.00
Venue
Mishcon de Reya
Africa House, 70 Kingsway
London WC2B 6AH
United Kingdom
GB
Event

The Business Council for Africa and Invest Africa (BCA-IA) look forward to hosting a group of the Prime Minister’s Trade Envoys (PMTEs). The PMTEs are at the forefront in strengthening trade and investment relationships with key markets whilst simultaneously promoting British business interests in these locations. We look forward to learning more on how Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania and Uganda are key areas of business in British Government policy.

We will be joined by:

Lord Hollick of Nottingham, Prime Minister’s Trade Envoy to Kenya and Tanzania

Lord Hollick was made a life peer (Labour) in 1991 and is Chairman of the Economic Affairs Select Committee. He started his career at Hambros Bank becoming a director in 1973. From 1974 to 2005 he built an international financial services and media business with subsidiaries in television, film, publishing, newspapers, market research and information. He led the media group at KKR between 2005 and 2010. Lord Hollick has been a director of Logica, BAE Systems, Honeywell and Diageo. In 1988, he founded the IPPR think tank.

Lord Popat, Prime Minister’s Trade Envoy to Uganda and Rwanda

Lord Popat is a Conservative Peer and Party Whip and was previously a Minister of the Crown with responsibilities for the Departments of Business, Innovation and Skills, and Transport. Born in Uganda, he moved to the UK in 1971. Following a forty year career in the private sector, initially specialising in business and corporate finance before moving into the healthcare and hospitality sectors, he was made a Peer by Prime Minister David Cameron in 2010 for his services to small businesses. His interests in the House of Lords are SMEs, increasing Britain’s exports and trade relations with India and Africa.

Andrew Selous MP, Prime Minister’s Trade Envoy to South Africa

Andrew is the Member of Parliament for South West Bedfordshire. He was a Territorial Army officer for twelve years and served in Germany, Cyprus, the Netherlands, Switzerland and the United States of America. Andrew was a director of a small family manufacturing business CNS Instruments Ltd which made precision non-destructive testing equipment. In 2006 he was appointed a shadow work and pensions minister. In 2014 Andrew was appointed Minister for prisons and rehabilitation as Parliamentary under Secretary of State at the Ministry of Justice. Andrew worked as a reinsurance underwriter before being elected to Parliament. His firm helped many of the world’s poorest communities recover from natural disasters.

Jeremy Lefroy MP, Prime Minister’s Trade Envoy to Ethiopia

Jeremy is the Member of Parliament for Stafford. Jeremy’s political interests include sustainable development and enterprise, urban regeneration, environment, small business, health. Jeremy is self-employed, working with smallholder farmers in East Africa to produce organic coffee and cocoa for the world market. His charity interests include "Equity for Africa" helping small businesses in Africa to obtain the capital they need to grow. In recent years, he has served on the Conservative Party's Globalisation and Global Poverty policy group.