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TMT Finance Africa in Cape Town 2018

 

Driving investment for telecoms, media & tech across Africa
Thursday, March 15, Table Bay Hotel, Cape Town

07.45 - 08.25

Registration and Networking Breakfast

 
08.25 - 08.30

Official Conference Opening

 
08.30 - 08.35

TMT Finance Deal Talk

 

by Joseph d'Arrast, EMEA Editor, TMT Finance

08.35 - 08.50

Opening Visionary Keynote Speech

 
08.50 - 09.15

Visionary Keynote Speech on TMT African Investment Outlook

 

By Goolam Ballim, Chief Economist, Standard Bank

  • Speaker

    Goolam Ballim
    Chief Economist, Head: Standard Bank Research
    Standard Bank Group

09.15 - 09.55

Africa TMT Leadership Panel – Strategies for regional growth

 

Hardy Pemhiwa, Group Managing Director & CEO, Econet Global
Mohamed Dabbour, Executive VP Africa, Millicom
Ken Okwero, Head of Strategy, Safaricom

Telecommunication leaders highlight strategies for driving sustainable growth, addressing digital transformation strategies, and meeting the huge demand for new infrastructure and services.
- Assessing regional opportunities for investment, joint ventures and partnerships
- Accelerating innovation and increasing profitability
- Investing in infrastructure, new licences and technology
- Working with key stakeholders, Governments and financiers

  • Speaker

    Mohamed Dabbour
    Executive VP Africa
    Millicom

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    Ken Okwero
    Head of Strategy
    Safaricom

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    Hardy Pemhiwa
    Group Managing Director & CEO
    Econet Wireless

09.55 - 10.10

Visionary Keynote Speech

 
10.10 - 10.50

TMT Broadband Infrastructure Panel – Enabling the next generation of high speed connectivity

 

Byron Clatterbuck, CEO, SEACOM
Brandon Doyle, CEO, Convergence Partners
Jean Philippe Gillet, Vice President, EMEA, Intelsat
Thomas Hintze, CEO, Wananchi Telecom

Industry leaders, investors and stakeholders highlight the progress of investment in fiber, wireless networks and other broadband infrastructure in Africa, and policies for new spectrum regulation and sharing.
- Who is leading broadband infrastructure investment in Africa?
- Urban vs Rural - how to optimise investment strategies
- M&A and financing– how are valuations and appetite for investment shifting, and where are the opportunities for private equity and infrastructure funds?
- How is Government Policy and Regulation affecting growth and investment?

  • Speaker

    Byron Clatterbuck
    CEO
    SEACOM

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    Brandon Doyle
    CEO
    Convergence Partners

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    Jean-Phillipe Gillet
    Vice President and General Manager, Broadband
    Intelsat

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    Thomas Hintze
    CEO
    Wananchi Group Kenya

10.50- 11.20

Networking Break

 
11.20 - 11.35

Visionary Keynote Speech

 
11.35 - 12.10

TMT M&A Panel – How will consolidation shape the African market?

 

Sainesh Vallabh, Head of M&A, Vodacom
Matthew Odgers, Head of M&A, MTN
Nina Triantis, Global Head of TMT, Standard Bank
Ishan Kaul, Managing Director, Credit Suisse
Gulfraz Qayyam, Managing Director, Citi

Leading merger and acquisition advisers and practitioners discuss the likely impact of telecom, media and tech M&A across African markets.
- Where are the latest opportunities for new investments and partnerships?
- Who is leading consolidation across the region?
- Which verticals will lead the next wave of transactions?
- How best to manage political, economic and regulatory risk?

  • Speaker

    Sainesh Vallabh
    Head of M&A
    Vodacom

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    Matthew Odgers
    Head of M&A
    MTN

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    Nina Triantis
    Global Head of TMT
    Standard Bank

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    Ishan Kaul
    Managing Director
    Credit Suisse

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    Gulfraz Qayyum
    Managing Director, TMT EMEA
    Citi

12.10 - 12.25

Visionary Keynote Speech

 
12.25 - 13.00

Media and Content Panel - What are the right digital content strategies for Africa?

 

Jason Njoku, CEO, iROKO
Omar Essack, CEO, Primedia Broadcasting
Joseph Hundah, CEO, Econet Media
Leonard Stiegeler, General Manager, Ringier Africa

Leaders from media, content and broadcast companies discuss the latest growth and investment strategies, and opportunities for partnerships and consolidation.
- Who is best placed to deliver content and services, and which business models are working?
- How is the Media sector changing in Africa and Globally and where are the growth opportunities?
- What are the best routes to raising capital and where are opportunities for M&A?
- Regional vs international content - what is driving consumer demand?

  • Speaker

    Jason Njoku
    CEO
    iROKO

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    Omar Essack
    CEO
    Primedia Broadcasting

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    Joseph Hundah
    CEO
    Econet Media

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    Leonard Stiegeler
    General Manager
    Ringier Africa

13.00 – 14.00

Networking Lunch

 
14.00 - 14.50

Breakout Sessions

 

Each breakout session takes place in a private room led by an industry expert. Chatham House Rules Apply. Choose from 5 options.

Option 1

Financing African TMT – Raising debt and equity capital

 

Premeshin Naidoo, Head of Telecoms, Absa Capital
Keith Webb, Investment Banking, Infrastructure Finance, Rand Merchant Bank
Chijioke Egejuru, Investment Officer, International Finance Corporation
Standard Bank
speaker tba

More speakers to be announced shortly

Finance leaders, investment bankers, investors and executives assess the financing options, trends and opportunities for Africa's TMT sector.
- Acquisition, LBO and capex financing – how are pricing and conditions changing?
- Equity Capital Markets – what’s the 2018 outlook? how are public markets evolving?
- Emerging markets, economic and political risk – where are the challenges and opportunities?
- Scaling up – how can high growth and mid-cap companies increase access to capital?

  • Speaker

    Premeshin Naidoo
    Sector Head: TMT & Industrials CIB Coverage
    Absa Capital

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    Keith Webb
    Investment Banking, Infrastructure Finance
    Rand Merchant Bank

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    Chijioke Egejuru
    Investment Officer
    International Finance Corporation

Option 2

Investing in Frontier Markets and Managing Risk

 

Speakers to be announced shortly

- How are TMT investment opportunities developing in Africa's higher risk Frontier Markets?
- How to protect investments against risk: What are the new best practices and regional challenges?
- Working with key stakeholders and selecting local partners
- Credit Risk – How are new financing options changing?

Option 3

Fintech and Mobile Money - How are payment business and services developing in Africa?

 

Andrew Stewart, Regional Head of Middle East and Africa, WorldRemit
Elizabeth Rossiello, CEO and Co-founder, bitPesa
James Wainaina, Head of Digital Solution, Letshego
Annabel Dallamore, CEO, Strider
Eran Fienstien, Group CEO, Direct Pay Online
Chijioke Dozie, Founder & CEO, One Finance & Investment Limited

Leaders from Mobile Payment Service Providers, Fintech companies and Financial Institutions highlight the key developments and opportunities.
- Which companies are offering the most successful platforms and services?
- How can banks, operators and service providers work together?
- What are the key regulatory issues?
- Where are the opportunities for new investments and partnerships?

  • Speaker

    Andrew Stewart
    Regional Head of Middle East and Africa
    WorldRemit

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    Elizabeth Rossiello
    CEO & Founder
    BitPesa

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    James Wainaina
    Head of Digital Solutions
    Letshego

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    Annabel Dallamore
    CEO
    Strider

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    Eran Fienstien
    Group CEO
    Direct Pay Online

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    Chijioke Dozie
    Founder & CEO
    One Finance & Investment Limited

Option 4

Regulation, Spectrum and Broadband Strategies Roundtable

 

Standard Bank speaker tba

More speakers to be announced shortly

Key stakeholders, telecom executives, regulators and investors discuss the latest strategies around spectrum sharing and rolling out new broadband networks in Africa – and how regulators are impacting investment decisions.
- Spectrum sharing – which strategies are proving most successful? Which trends will follow?
- How is the regulatory environment impacting investment in South Africa and other key markets?
- 4G, 5G and Fibre Rollout – What does the investment roadmap look like and where is investment having the most impact?
- Financing Models - Including Public Private Partnerships

Option 5

Investing in Datacentres and Cloud – Who is leading investment in Africa?

 

Speakers to be announced shortly

Datacentre and Cloud Hosting leaders and investors discuss how investment strategies are developing in Africa and how this will affect the market

Which infrastructure and services are in most demand in Africa in 2018? 
Which geographies offer the best investment opportunities? 
How are business models and revenue streams changing?
Who is best placed to lead investment? 
What price is financing and what are the best options to raise it?

14.50 - 14.55

Changeover

 
14.55-15.45

Breakout Sessions

 

Each breakout session takes place in a private room led by an industry expert. Chatham House Rules Apply. Choose from 5 options.

Option 1

Africa TMT Investors Roundtable – How are opportunities and investments developing?

 

Mamokete Ramathe, Founder & CEO, Mamor Capital
Peter Baird, Managing Principal, Africa Private Equity, Investec Asset Management
Tim Souter, Principal, Ethos Private Equity

More speakers to be announced shortly

- How are telecom and tech business models transforming Africa?
- Where are the opportunities for PE and Infrastructure funds?
- Which sectors are attracting the most interest and investment?
- How are telecom companies investing in digital innovation?
- How is the start up and venture investment community progressing in Africa?

  • Speaker

    Mamokete Ramathe
    Founder & CEO
    Mamor Capital

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    Peter Baird
    Managing Principal, Africa Private Equity
    Investec Asset Management

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    Tim Souter
    Principal
    Ethos Private Equity

Option 2

Connecting the Unconnected – Convergence, Integration and Building Scale in Africa

 

Mike Quinn, CEO, Zoona
Dion Jerling, Co-Founder, Connect Earth

More speakers to be announced shortly

- Which parts of rural Africa have been most successfully connected?
- Which trends and companies are disrupting traditional utility service providers?
- Broadband strategies – 4G, 5G and fibre networks
- Data, Utilities, Tech and Mobile - where are the investment opportunities?
- What finance is available? Public, Private and Project Financing

  • Speaker

    Mike Quinn
    CEO
    Zoona

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    Dion Jerling
    Co-Founder
    Connect Earth

Option 3

eCommerce and Digital Platforms roundtable - which companies are driving innovation?

 

Chris Folayan, CEO, MallforAfrica
Etop Ikpe, CEO, CARS45

More speakers to be announced 

Leaders in the digital economy discuss growth strategies and assess investment opportunities
- How are business models and revenue streams developing?
- Where are the opportunities for new growth and expansion?
- Who is providing the most disruptive technologies or business models?
- How is the financing environment changing and how can tech companies access capital?

  • Speaker

    Chris Folayan
    CEO
    MallforAfrica

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    Etop Ikpe
    CEO
    CARS45

Option 4

TV, Content and OTT strategies for Africa

 

Elias Schulze, MD & Co-Founder, Kana TV
Jeroen Oerlemans, CEO, Kwese Sports

More speakers to be announced shortly

Media companies, investors and advisers discuss how TV and Video offerings in Africa are changing.
- Which companies are most successful in delivering video content in Africa?
- Who is leading investment into African TV and video?
- Which business models are most effective?
- How can telecom, media and OTT companies work together?

  • Speaker

    Elias Schulze
    MD & Co-Founder
    Kana TV

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    Jeroen Oerlemans
    CEO
    Kwese Sports

Option 5

Powering Africa's Mobile Towers – The next phase of mobile infrastructure investment

 

Morenikeji Aniye, CEO, Hotspot Network Limited 

More speakers to be announced shortly

Towercos, ESCOs, mobile operators and investors discuss the latest investment strategies and business models 
- Powering Africa and operational efficiency - where are the challenges and opportunities?
- How is the ESCO business model developing and where are the opportunities? 
- Assessing the next wave of transactions and growth: IPOs, bond issues and consolidation
- How will access to finance affect investment and strategy?

  • Speaker

    Morenikeji Aniye
    CEO
    Hotspot Network Limited

15.45-16.15

Networking Break

 
16.15 – 16.30

Visionary Keynote Speech

 

by Michael Jordaan, Tech Entrepreneur

  • Speaker

    Michael Jordaan
    Tech Entrepreneur

16.30-17.05

Enterprise Cloud Panel - Where is investment taking place in Datacentres, Hosting and Cloud?

 

Funke Opeke, CEO, MainOne

More speakers to be announced shortly

Datacentre operators, investors and service providers discuss opportunities for investment across Africa
- How is the data centre market developing in Africa and where are the new opportunities for investment?
- What finance is available for build and expansion? Debt, equity and alternative funding options assessed
- Which data centre models are most appropriate for the region?
- How will growth of cloud-based services impact demand
- Investment strategies for greenfield projects and developing markets

  • Speaker

    Funke Opeke
    CEO
    MainOne

17.05 – 17.20

Visionary Keynote Speech

 
17.20 – 18.00

Digital Africa Panel - who will lead the next wave of growth?

 

Chris Low, CEO, Letshego
Alon Lits, General Manager, Sub-Saharan Africa, Uber

More speakers to be announced shortly

Leaders from Africa's digital economy and internet investment sector discuss new services, investment and growth opportunities.
- Who is leading investment in African internet and eCommerce?
- Who are the main disrupters and which type of business models will be reshaping the sector?
- How are Mobile Banking, Payments and FinTech services developing?
- Who will be leading the next wave of investment in digital platforms and content across the region?

  • Speaker

    Chris Low
    CEO
    Letshego

  • Speaker

    Alon Lits
    General Manager, Sub Saharan Africa
    Uber

18.00 - 20.00

Networking Drinks and Canapés