In the ever-changing global economy, Africa is among the worlds most rapidly growing economic region and has emerged as an attractive investment destination. Notably McKinsey Global Institute described the progress of African economies as “Lions On The Move” in its 2016 global market report. It is estimated that industries (retail, ICT, banking, infrastructure, agriculture and resources) could generate as much as $2.6 trillion in revenue annually by 2020. Africa’s future growth is driven by the global race for commodities, increased access to international capital and its ability to forge new type of economic partners with foreign investors due to shifts in trade pattern. The benefits include infrastructure investments, and the transfer of expertise and technology.

This growth is further driven by Africa’s growing labour force, estimated to reach 1.1 billion by 2040, urbanisation and the rise of middle-class consumers. However this growth gives rise to new challenges including infrastructure bottlenecks, which threaten sustained development. It is estimated that Africa will require around $93 billion annually in order to overcome its infrastructure deficit. Smart, well-designed strategic partnerships between the public and the private sector have emerged as an important tool to boost social and economic infrastructure development.


Filippus Shilongo
Filippus Shilongo
Discuss the latest developments, challenges and investment opportunities regarding regional growth and industrialization in Africa.
Preview the latest opportunities as project owners discuss their project pipelines and upcoming procurement projects during the project showcase.
Meet government decision-makers, industry experts, entrepreneurs and investors to explore the different types of public-private partnerships and their benefits and challenges.
Discover innovative partnership models, infrastructure funds and financing instruments shaping infrastructure investment across Africa.
Attract potential partners, investors and/or new clients, establish wider networks and build on the relationships through various networking events and exhibition.
Learn from leading industry experts what issues to consider when implementing and assessing PPPs and, appreciate the lessons learned from various case studies analyses.

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