The Annual Debate 2016

The success and impact of our inaugural BCA Annual Debate confirmed this valuable event to be unlike any other in your business calendar. This event is a refreshingly inclusive and engaging experience.

Join the conversation on 20th April and make valuable new connections. You will share perspectives, expertise and experience with other professionals leading the way in developing new and better business in Africa.

Discover relevant information and developments both public and private, across a range of sectors and countries: evolving government policies and potential investment prospects, partnerships, and opportunities for growth. Hear from Arnold Ekpe, Ashish Thakkar, Sir Paul Collier, Mthuli Ncube and a host of leading African experts.

The Annual Debate topics for 2016:

1. African Affluence; keeping pace with your target consumer.
2. How should Africa reduce its power deficit?
3. What does the future of Africa's trade and investment landscape look like?

Who Will Be There?

200 + investors, market leaders and senior decision makers from your sector: government agencies, energy, finance, professional services, logistics, retail and leisure.

Delegates at The Annual Debate will:

Engage directly with thought leaders, industry experts and entrepreneurs
Gain invaluable insights into the future of business and investment in Africa
Share perspectives, expertise and experience with other professionals who are developing new and better business in Africa.
Enjoy great company and conversation in the historic setting of The Law Society

Speakers include: 

Arnold Ekpe, Chairman, Atlas Mara
Ashish J. Thakkar, Founder of Mara Group, Mara Foundation & Executive of Mara Sokoni
Dr Carlos Lopes, Executive Secretary, UN Economic Commission for Africa
Sir Paul Collier CBE, Professor of Economics & Public Policy, Oxford University
Mthuli Ncube, Professor of Public Policy & Project Leader, Oxford University
Lanre Akinola, Editor, African Business, IC Publications
Akosua Annobil, Founder AB2020
Nicolas Bonnefoy, Partner, Ashurst
Simon Bransfield-Garth, CEO, Azuri Technologies,
David Cowan, Managing Director & Africa Ecomist, Citi
Paul-Harry Aithnard, Group Head Securities & Asset Management, Ecobank
Dr Amy Jadesimi, Managing Director, LADOL
Peter Okwoche, Broadcaster, BBC
Jamal Saghir, Senior Regional Advisor, Africa Region, World Bank
Ayo Salami, Chief Investment Officer, Duet Africa Funds, Duet Asset Management
Igho Sanomi, CEO, Talevras
Jonathan Smithers, President, The Law Society
Dorothy Tembo, Deputy Executive Director, International Trade Centre

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