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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 - 08.35

Registration and Networking Breakfast

 
08.35 - 08.40

Official Conference Opening

 
08.40 - 08.50

TMT Finance Deal Talk

 

by Joseph d'Arrast, EMEA Editor, TMT Finance

08.50 - 09.15

Opening Visionary Keynote Speech - 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

 

Chaired by Nina Triantis, Global Head of TMT, Standard Bank 

Speakers
Hardy Pemhiwa, Group Managing Director & CEO, Econet Global
Diego Gutierrez, COO, Vodacom 
Ian Russell, CEO, BCX
Mohamed Dabbour, Executive VP Africa, Millicom
Boye Olusanya, CEO, 9mobile

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

  • Chair

    Nina Triantis
    Global Head of TMT
    Standard Bank

  • Speaker

    Mohamed Dabbour
    Executive VP Africa
    Millicom

  • Speaker

    Diego Gutierrez
    COO
    Vodacom

  • Speaker

    Ian Russell
    CEO
    BCX

  • Speaker

    Hardy Pemhiwa
    Group Managing Director & CEO
    Econet Wireless

  • Speaker

    Nina Triantis
    Global Head of TMT
    Standard Bank

  • Speaker

    Boye Olusanya
    CEO
    9mobile

09.55 - 10.10

Visionary Keynote Speech

 
10.10 - 10.50

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

 

Chaired by Keith Webb, Investment Banking, Infrastructure Finance, Rand Merchant Bank

Speakers
Brandon Doyle, CEO, Convergence Partners
Brian Jakins, Managing Director of Africa, Intelsat
Thomas Hintze, CEO, Wananchi Telecom
Suveer Ramdhani, Chief Development Officer, SEACOM
Philisiwe Sibiya, Founder & CEO, Shingai Group

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?

  • Chair

    Keith Webb
    Investment Banking, Infrastructure Finance
    Rand Merchant Bank

  • Speaker

    Brandon Doyle
    CEO
    Convergence Partners

  • Speaker

    Brian Jakins
    Regional Vice President
    Middle East and Africa, Intelsat

  • Speaker

    Thomas Hintze
    CEO
    Wananchi Group Kenya

  • Speaker

    Keith Webb
    Investment Banking, Infrastructure Finance
    Rand Merchant Bank

  • Speaker

    Suveer Ramdhani
    Chief Development Officer
    SEACOM

  • Speaker

    Philisiwe Sibiya
    Founder & CEO
    Shingai Group

10.50- 11.20

Networking Break

 
11.20 - 11.35

Visionary Keynote Speech - Phone calls are so “last century"

 

By Michael Jordaan, Venture Capitalist, Former CEO, First National Bank

  • Speaker

    Michael Jordaan
    Venture Capitalist, Former CEO
    First National Bank

11.35 - 12.10

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

 

Chaired by Gulfraz Qayyam, Managing Director, Citi

Speakers
Sainesh Vallabh, Head of M&A, Vodacom
Matthew Odgers, Head of M&A, MTN
Jurgen Heppe, Executive Vice President, Standard Bank

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?

  • Chair

    Gulfraz Qayyum
    Managing Director, TMT EMEA
    Citi

  • Speaker

    Sainesh Vallabh
    Head of M&A
    Vodacom

  • Speaker

    Matthew Odgers
    Head of M&A
    MTN

  • Speaker

    Jurgen Heppe
    Executive Vice President
    Standard Bank

  • Speaker

    Gulfraz Qayyum
    Managing Director, TMT EMEA
    Citi

12.10 - 12.25

Visionary Keynote Speech - Active Network Sharing

 

By Mike Conradi, Partner, DLA Piper

  • Speaker

    Mike Conradi
    Partner
    DLA Piper

12.25 - 13.00

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

 

Chaired by Yusuf Hoosen, Independent Consultant

Speakers
Jason Njoku, CEO, iROKO
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?

  • Chair

    Yusuf Hoosen
    Independent Consultant

  • Speaker

    Jason Njoku
    CEO
    iROKO

  • Speaker

    Joseph Hundah
    CEO
    Econet Media

  • Speaker

    Leonard Stiegeler
    General Manager
    Ringier Africa

  • Speaker

    Yusuf Hoosen
    Independent Consultant

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

 

Chaired by Michael Orimobi, Global Chairman, Tokunbo Orimobi 

Speakers
Premeshin Naidoo, Head of Telecoms, Absa Capital
Keith Webb, Investment Banking, Infrastructure Finance, Rand Merchant Bank
Chijioke Egejuru, Investment Officer, International Finance Corporation
Mike Peo, Head: Infrastructure, Energy and Telecommunications, Nedbank Capital
Van Zyl Botha, Finance Director, HeroTel
Debbie Millar, Executive Special Projects, MTN Group 

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?

  • Chair

    Michael Orimobi
    Global Chairman
    Tokunbo Orimobi

  • Speaker

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

  • Speaker

    Keith Webb
    Investment Banking, Infrastructure Finance
    Rand Merchant Bank

  • Speaker

    Chijioke Egejuru
    Investment Officer
    International Finance Corporation

  • Speaker

    Mike Peo
    Head: Infrastructure, Energy and Telecommunications
    Nedbank

  • Speaker

    Michael Orimobi
    Global Chairman
    Tokunbo Orimobi

  • Speaker

    Van Zyl Botha
    Finance Director
    HeroTel

  • Speaker

    Debbie Millar
    Executive Special Project
    MTN Group

Option 2

Investing in Frontier Markets and Managing Risk

 

Chaired by Stéphane de Vaucelles, Partner, Cadmos Financial Corporation

Speakers
Laure Duvernay, Director- Project Finance & Business Development, Alcatel Submarine Networks
Dion Jerling, Co-Founder, Connect Earth 
Bradley Shaw, Regional Manager Middle East and Africa, NuRAN Wireless


More speakers to be announced 

- 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?

  • Chair

    Stéphane de Vaucelles
    Partner
    Cadmos Financial Corporation

  • Speaker

    Laure Duvernay
    Director- Project Finance & Business Development
    Alcatel Submarine Networks

  • Speaker

    Dion Jerling
    Co-Founder
    Connect Earth

  • Speaker

    Stéphane de Vaucelles
    Partner
    Cadmos Financial Corporation

  • Speaker

    Bradley Shaw
    Regional Manager Middle East and Africa
    NuRAN Wireless

Option 3

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

 

Chaired by Wayne Hennessy-Barrett, Founder and CEO, 4G Capital 

Speakers
Andrew Stewart, Regional Head of Middle East and Africa, WorldRemit
Adam Gouveia, CFO, BitPesa 
James Wainaina, Group Head of Sales and Access, Letshego
Annabel Dallamore, CEO, Strider
Eran Fienstien, Group CEO, Direct Pay Online
Chijioke Dozie, Founder & CEO, One Finance & Investment Limited
Dare Okoudjou, CEO, MFS Africa Ltd

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?

  • Chair

    Wayne Hennessy-Barrett
    Founder and CEO
    4G Capital

  • Speaker

    Andrew Stewart
    Regional Head of Middle East and Africa
    WorldRemit

  • Speaker

    Adam Gouveia
    CFO
    BitPesa

  • Speaker

    James Wainaina
    Group Head of Sales and Access
    Letshego

  • Speaker

    Annabel Dallamore
    CEO
    Strider

  • Speaker

    Eran Fienstien
    Group CEO
    Direct Pay Online

  • Speaker

    Chijioke Dozie
    Founder & CEO
    One Finance & Investment Limited

  • Speaker

    Dare Okoudjou
    CEO
    MFS Africa Ltd

  • Speaker

    Wayne Hennessy-Barrett
    Founder and CEO
    4G Capital

Option 4

Regulation, Spectrum and Broadband Strategies Roundtable

 

Chaired by Tracy Cohen, Director, CDH Legal

Speakers
Ryan Sher, COO, WIOCC
Prof H Sama Nwana, Managing Partner, Cenerva
Thomas Hintze, CEO, Wananchi Group
Dr Adedoyin Adeola, Telecommunication Executive Consultant
Brian Jakins, Regional Vice President, Middle East and Africa, Intelsat 

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

  • Chair

    Tracy Cohen
    Director
    CDH Legal

  • Speaker

    Ryan Sher
    COO
    WIOCC

  • Speaker

    Prof H Sama Nwana
    Managing Partner
    Cenerva

  • Speaker

    Thomas Hintze
    CEO
    Wananchi Group Kenya

  • Speaker

    Dr Adedoyin Adeola
    Telecommunication Executive Consultant

  • Speaker

    Brian Jakins
    Regional Vice President
    Middle East and Africa, Intelsat

  • Speaker

    Tracy Cohen
    Director
    CDH Legal

Option 5

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

 

Chaired by Eamon Holley, Legal Director, DLA Piper

Speakers
Ayotunde Coker, Managing Director, Rack Centre
Ayo Adegboye, Managing Director - Nigeria/West Africa, BCX
Bora Varliyagci, CEO, digitalthings
Jiri Choteborsky, Executive: TMT, Standard Bank 

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?

  • Chair

    Eamon Holley
    Legal Director
    DLA Piper

  • Speaker

    Ayotunde Coker
    Managing Director
    Rack Centre

  • Speaker

    Eamon Holley
    Legal Director
    DLA Piper

  • Speaker

    Ayo Adegboye
    Managing Director - Nigeria/West Africa
    BCX

  • Speaker

    Bora Varliyagci
    CEO
    digitalthings

  • Speaker

    Jiri Choteborsky
    Executive: TMT
    Standard Bank

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?

 

Chaired by Mamokete Ramathe, Founder & CEO, Mamor Capital

Speakers
Kobina Sam, Investment Principal, (Partner), Africa Private Equity, Investec Asset Management
Tim Souter, Principal, Ethos Private Equity
Nichole Yembra, CFO, Venture Garden Group
Jurgen Heppe, Executive VP, Standard Bank
Herc Van Wyk, CEO, Pembani Remgro

- 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?

  • Chair

    Mamokete Ramathe
    Founder & CEO
    Mamor Capital

  • Speaker

    Mamokete Ramathe
    Founder & CEO
    Mamor Capital

  • Speaker

    Kobi Sam
    Investment Principal, (Partner), Africa Private Equity
    Investec Asset Management

  • Speaker

    Tim Souter
    Principal
    Ethos Private Equity

  • Speaker

    Nichole Yembra
    CFO
    Venture Garden Group

  • Speaker

    Jurgen Heppe
    Executive Vice President
    Standard Bank

  • Speaker

    Herc Van Wyk
    CEO
    Pembani Remgro

Option 2

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

 

Chaired by Oyeyinka Banjo, CEO, Westfield Consulting Limited

Speakers
Mike Quinn, CEO, Zoona
Dion Jerling, Co-Founder, Connect Earth
Bradley Shaw, Regional Manager Middle East and Africa, NuRAN Wireless

- 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

  • Chair

    Oyeyinka Banjo
    CEO
    Westfield Consulting Limited

  • Speaker

    Mike Quinn
    CEO
    Zoona

  • Speaker

    Dion Jerling
    Co-Founder
    Connect Earth

  • Speaker

    Oyeyinka Banjo
    CEO
    Westfield Consulting Limited

  • Speaker

    Bradley Shaw
    Regional Manager Middle East and Africa
    NuRAN Wireless

Option 3

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

 

Chaired by Adeleke Alex-Adedipe, Partner, DOA Law

Speakers
Chris Folayan, CEO, MallforAfrica
Etop Ikpe, CEO, CARS45
Jaco Gerrits, CEO, CrashDetech
Anthony Nicalo, Co-founder & Chief Revenue Officer, Finhaven

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?

  • Chair

    Adeleke Alex-Adedipe
    Partner
    DOA Law

  • Speaker

    Chris Folayan
    CEO
    MallforAfrica

  • Speaker

    Etop Ikpe
    CEO
    CARS45

  • Speaker

    Jaco Gerrits
    CEO
    CrashDetech

  • Speaker

    Anthony Nicalo
    Co-founder & Chief Revenue Officer
    Finhaven

  • Speaker

    Adeleke Alex-Adedipe
    Partner
    DOA Law

Option 4

TV, Content and OTT strategies for Africa

 

Chaired by David Nsengiyumva, Digital Expert, Mobile Financial Services, FinTech

Speakers
Jason Njoku, CEO, iROKO
Craig Kelly, CEO, AfricaXP 

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?

  • Chair

    David Nsengiyumva
    Digital Expert, Mobile Financial Services, FinTech

  • Speaker

    David Nsengiyumva
    Digital Expert, Mobile Financial Services, FinTech

  • Speaker

    Jason Njoku
    CEO
    iROKO

  • Speaker

    Craig Kelly
    CEO
    AfricaXP

Option 5

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

 

Chaired by Chetan Jeeva, Head of Specialised Finance Africa, Investec 

Speakers
Marek Busfy, CEO, ATC South Africa
Morenikeji Aniye, CEO, Hotspot Network Limited
Nathan Foster, Founder & CEO, Atlas Tower

More speakers to be announced 

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?

  • Chair

    Chetan Jeeva
    Head of Specialised Finance Africa
    Investec

  • Speaker

    Morenikeji Aniye
    CEO
    Hotspot Network Limited

  • Speaker

    Marek Busfy
    CEO
    ATC South Africa

  • Speaker

    Chetan Jeeva
    Head of Specialised Finance Africa
    Investec

  • Speaker

    Nathan Foster
    Founder & CEO
    Atlas Tower

15.45-16.15

Networking Break

 
16.15 – 16.30

Visionary Keynote Speech - Financing TMT on the Blockchain

 

By Anthony Nicalo, Co-founder & Chief Revenue Officer, Finhaven & Wayne Hennessy-Barrett, Founder and CEO, 4G Capital

  • Speaker

    Wayne Hennessy-Barrett
    Founder and CEO
    4G Capital

  • Speaker

    Anthony Nicalo
    Co-founder & Chief Revenue Officer
    Finhaven

16.30-17.05

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

 

Chaired by Eamon Holley, Legal Director, DLA Piper

Speakers
Funke Opeke, CEO, MainOne
Michele McCann, Head of Interconnection and Peering, Teraco Data Environments
Wouter van Hulten, CEO & founder, PAIX
Maphum Nxumalo, COO, Gijima
Ayotunde Coker, Managing Director, Rack Centre

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

  • Chair

    Eamon Holley
    Legal Director
    DLA Piper

  • Speaker

    Funke Opeke
    CEO
    MainOne

  • Speaker

    Michele McCann
    Head of Interconnection and Peering
    Teraco Data Environments

  • Speaker

    Wouter van Hulten
    CEO & founder
    PAIX

  • Speaker

    Maphum Nxumalo
    COO
    Gijima

  • Speaker

    Ayotunde Coker
    Managing Director
    Rack Centre

  • Speaker

    Eamon Holley
    Legal Director
    DLA Piper

17.05 – 17.20

Visionary Keynote Speech

 
17.20 – 18.00

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

 

Chaired by Adeleke Alex-Adedipe, Partner, DOA Law

Speakers
Chris Low, CEO, Letshego
Jonathan Ayache, Head of Operations Sub-Saharan Africa, Uber
Envir Fraser, CSO, Convergence Partners
Chris Folayan, CEO, MallforAfrica

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?

  • Chair

    Adeleke Alex-Adedipe
    Partner
    DOA Law

  • Speaker

    Chris Low
    CEO
    Letshego

  • Speaker

    Jonathan Ayache
    Head of Operations Sub-Saharan Africa
    Uber

  • Speaker

    Envir Fraser
    CSO
    Convergence Partners

  • Speaker

    Chris Folayan
    CEO
    MallforAfrica

  • Speaker

    Adeleke Alex-Adedipe
    Partner
    DOA Law

18.00 - 20.00

Networking Drinks and Canapés