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TMT Finance Africa in Cape Town 2019

 

Who Is Leading Investment For Telecoms, Media and Tech Across Africa? 
March 28, Table Bay Hotel, Cape Town

07.45 - 08.35

Registration and Networking Breakfast

 
08.35 - 08.40

Official Conference Opening

 
08.40 - 08.45

TMT M&A Predictions for Africa in 2019

 
08.45 - 09.00

Opening Visionary Keynote Speech

 
09.00 - 09.15

Leadership Fireside Chat - TMT Investment for Africa

 

Chaired by Rand Merchant Bank

09.15 - 09.55

Africa TMT Leadership Panel – Strategies for new types of growth

 

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

Speakers
Nadya Bhettay, CSO & New Business, Vodacom
Thomas Chalumeau, Chief Strategy and M&A Officer, Orange MEA

More speakers to be announced

Telecommunication leaders highlight strategies for addressing digital transformation strategies and IoT solutions, working with governments and meeting the huge demand for new infrastructure and data.

- Exploring new verticals such as digital and financial services
- Options for investing in network infrastructure:  carve-out, networking sharing and lease-back sale 
- Working with governments over spectrum, licenses, regulation and IPOs
- Providing IoT solutions and new business connectivity

  • Chair

    Nina Triantis
    Global Head of TMT
    Standard Bank

  • Speaker

    Nadya Bhettay
    CSO & New Business
    Vodacom

  • Speaker

    Thomas Chalumeau
    Chief Strategy and M&A Officer
    Orange MEA

09.55 - 10.10

Visionary Keynote Speech

 
10.10 - 10.50

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

 

Thinus Mulder, CEO, Dark Fibre Africa
Alexander Kiel, CFO, CSquared
Byron Clatterbuck, CEO, Seacom
Antonio Nunes, CEO, Angola Cables

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

    Thinus Mulder
    CEO
    Dark Fibre Africa

  • Speaker

    Alexander Kiel
    CFO
    CSquared

  • Speaker

    Byron Clatterbuck
    CEO
    SEACOM

  • Speaker

    Antonio Nunes
    CEO
    Angola Cables

10.50- 11.20

Networking Break

 
11.20 - 11.35

Visionary Keynote Speech - Procurement of Managed Services - the Legal Process

 

by Mike Conradi, Partner, DLA Piper

This talk will discuss best practice for telecoms operators when running a competitive tender between competing bidders for a contract to offer complex IT / managed services to an operator-customer working across one or multiple countries. We will discuss a case study which involved procurement of up to US$1bn of IT services for use in 10 countries.

  • Speaker

    Mike Conradi
    Partner
    DLA Piper

11.35 - 12.10

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

 

Sainesh Vallabh, Head of M&A, Vodacom
Kholekile Ndamase, Executive: Group Mergers and Acquisitions, MTN Group
Jurgen Heppe, Executive, Standard Bank
Gulfraz Qayyum, Managing Director, TMT EMEA, Citi
Vino Govender, Executive: Strategy, Mergers & Acquisition and Innovation, Dark Fibre Africa

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

  • Speaker

    Kholekile Ndamase
    Group M&A Executive
    MTN Group

  • Speaker

    Jurgen Heppe
    Executive
    Standard Bank

  • Speaker

    Gulfraz Qayyum
    Managing Director, TMT EMEA
    Citi

  • Speaker

    Vino Govender
    Executive: Strategy, Mergers & Acquisition and Innovation
    Dark Fibre Africa

12.10 - 12.25

Visionary Keynote Speech

 
12.25 - 13.00

Mobile Payments & Fintech Panel – How is the market developing?

 

Andrew Stewart, Managing Director: Middle East & Africa, WorldRemit
Andrew Watkins-Ball, CEO and Founder, JUMO
Corrie Bakker, Head of Business Development & Strategy - Africa, PayU

More speakers to be announced

Leaders from Africa’s major 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
    Managing Director: Middle East & Africa
    WorldRemit

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    Andrew Watkins-Ball
    CEO and Founder
    JUMO

  • Speaker

    Corrie Bakker
    Head of Business Development & Strategy - Africa
    PayU

13.00 - 14.00

Networking Lunch

 
14.00 - 14.50

Breakout Sessions - 1

 

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 Nanagolo Phiri, Head of Debt Financing Group, Rand Merchant Bank

Premeshin Naidoo, Managing Principal: Telecommunications, Media & Technology, Absa Capital
Jurgen Heppe, Executive, Standard Bank
Benoit Denis, Projects Directorate, European Investment Bank

More speakers to be announced

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

    Nanagolo Phiri
    Head of Debt Financing Group
    Rand Merchant Bank

  • Speaker

    Premeshin Naidoo
    Managing Principal: Telecommunications, Media & Technology
    Absa Capital

  • Speaker

    Benoit Denis
    Projects Directorate
    European Investment Bank

  • Speaker

    Nanagolo Phiri
    Head of Debt Financing Group
    Rand Merchant Bank

Option 2

Smart City Africa – How is increased connectivity and new telecoms and internet infrastructure enabling a Smart Africa

 

Chaired by Dominic Lowndes, Founder and Managing Director, TMT Finance

Wolf Stinnes, Solutions Architect Smart Cities and IoT, Dimension Data MEA
Khetan Gajjar, CTO, VAST Networks
Dudu Mkhwanazi, CEO, Project Isizwe

More speakers to be announced

Smart City leaders and key infrastructure and service providers from across Africa, discuss new projects being implemented and planned, and outline how telecoms and internet infrastructure can enable the next wave of connectivity and prosperity.

- State of Play: Assessing Smart City investment programmes in Africa
- What telecoms infrastructure is needed to accelerate Smart City growth?
- What are the roadblocks to improving connectivity and how can they be overcome?
- How can cities bring in the right supporters, investors and technology leaders?
- How do you start and develop a lasting smart city culture?

  • Chair

    Dominic Lowndes
    Founder and Managing Director
    TMT Finance

  • Speaker

    Wolf Stinnes
    Solutions Architect Smart Cities and IoT
    Dimension Data MEA

  • Speaker

    Dominic Lowndes
    Founder and Managing Director
    TMT Finance

  • Speaker

    Khetan Gajjar
    CTO
    VAST Networks

  • Speaker

    Dudu Mkhwanazi
    CEO
    Project Isizwe

Option 3

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

 

Chaired by Kezia Joseph, Tech Finance Editor, TMT Finance

Dare Okoudjou, CEO, MFSAFRICA
Shola Akinlade, CEO, PayStack
Olugbenga Agboola, Co-Founder & CEO, Flutterwave
Peter Harvey, CEO SA, Direct Payment Online

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

    Kezia Joseph
    Tech Finance Editor
    TMT Finance

  • Speaker

    Dare Okoudjou
    CEO
    MFS Africa

  • Speaker

    Shola Akinlade
    CEO
    PayStack

  • Speaker

    Olugbenga Agboola
    Co-Founder & CEO
    Flutterwave

  • Speaker

    Kezia Joseph
    Tech Finance Editor
    TMT Finance

  • Speaker

    Peter Harvey
    CEO SA
    Direct Payment Online

Option 4

Broadband Investment – Which investment strategies are proving most effective?

 

Chaired by Joseph d’Arrast, EMEA Editor, TMT Finance

Andy Halsall, CEO, Poa Internet
Darren Bedford, Chief Development Officer, WIOCC
Frank McCosker, Director, Global Good Net Works
Robert Aouad, CEO, Isocel Telecom
Dietlof Mare, CEO, Vumatel
Tariye Gbadegesin, Head, telecoms, Africa Finance Corporation

Broadband and fibre operators highlight the latest M&A, strategies and opportunities in the region.

- Build vs Buy - where are the opportunities?
- Who is leading investment and consolidating the market?
- What investment strategy to adopt when it comes to capex intensive businesses?
- M&A and Financing – how is the cost of capital and appetite for investment shifting?

  • Chair

    Joseph d’Arrast
    EMEA Editor
    TMT Finance

  • Speaker

    Andy Halsall
    CEO
    Poa Internet

  • Speaker

    Darren Bedford
    Chief Development Officer
    WIOCC

  • Speaker

    Frank McCosker
    Director
    Global Good Net Works

  • Speaker

    Joseph d’Arrast
    EMEA Editor
    TMT Finance

  • Speaker

    Robert Aouad
    CEO
    Isocel Telecom

  • Speaker

    Dietlof Mare
    CEO
    Vumatel

  • Speaker

    Tariye Gbadegesin
    Head, telecoms
    Africa Finance Corporation

Option 5

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

 

Chaired by Jiri Choteborsky, Managing Director, Standard Bank

Wouter Van Hulten, CEO & Founder, PAIX Data Centres
Ayo Adegboye, Managing Director/Nigeria/West Africa, BCX
Stephane Duproz, CEO, Africa Data Centres

More speakers to be announced

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

    Jiri Choteborsky
    Managing Director
    Standard Bank

  • Speaker

    Wouter Van Hulten
    CEO & Founder
    PAIX Data Centres

  • Speaker

    Ayo Adegboye
    Managing Director Nigeria/West Africa
    BCX

  • Speaker

    Stephane Duproz
    CEO
    Africa Data Centres

  • Speaker

    Jiri Choteborsky
    Managing Director
    Standard Bank

14.50 - 14.55

Changeover

 
14.55 - 15.45

Breakout Sessions - 2

 

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 – How are opportunities and investments developing?

 

Chaired by Dominic Lowndes, Founder and Managing Director, TMT Finance

Peter Baird, Managing Principal, Africa Private Equity, Investec Asset Management
Puso Manthata, Co-Head: Corporate Finance, Rand Merchant Bank
Herc van Wyk, CEO, Pembani Remgro Infrastructure Managers
Tim Souter, Partner, Ethos Private Equity

- 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

    Dominic Lowndes
    Founder and Managing Director
    TMT Finance

  • Speaker

    Peter Baird
    Managing Principal, Africa Private Equity
    Investec Asset Management

  • Speaker

    Puso Manthata
    Co-Head: Corporate Finance
    Rand Merchant Bank

  • Speaker

    Dominic Lowndes
    Founder and Managing Director
    TMT Finance

  • Speaker

    Herc van Wyk
    CEO
    Pembani Remgro Infrastructure Managers

  • Speaker

    Tim Souter
    Partner
    Ethos Private Equity

Option 2

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

 

Chaired by Joseph d’Arrast, EMEA Editor, TMT Finance

Mike Quinn, CEO, Zoona
Tricia Martinez,Founder & CEO, Wala and Director, The Dala Foundation
Wim Van der Beek, Founder & managing partner, Goodwell Investments
Natalie Miller, CEO, GreenFingers Mobile
Jake Kendall, Director, DFS Lab, Caribou Digital

- How are digital businesses models transforming the TMT landscape in Africa?
- Which trends and companies are disrupting traditional utility service providers?
- Which parts of rural Africa have been most successfully connected?
- Data, Utilities, Tech and Mobile - where are the investment opportunities?
- What finance is available? Public, Private and Project Financing

  • Chair

    Joseph d’Arrast
    EMEA Editor
    TMT Finance

  • Speaker

    Mike Quinn
    CEO
    Zoona

  • Speaker

    Tricia Martinez
    Founder & CEO, Wala and Director, The Dala Foundation

  • Speaker

    Wim Van der Beek
    Founder & managing partner
    Goodwell Investments

  • Speaker

    Natalie Miller
    CEO
    GreenFingers Mobile

  • Speaker

    Jake Kendall
    Director, DFS Lab
    Caribou Digital

  • Speaker

    Joseph d’Arrast
    EMEA Editor
    TMT Finance

Option 3

eCommerce and Digital Platforms - Which companies are driving innovation?

 

Chaired by Stéphane de Vaucelles, Managing Partner, Cadmos Financial Corporation

Etop Ikpe, CEO, CARS45
Jaco Gerrits, CEO, CrashDetech
Simeon Ononobi, Co-founder/CEO, Thank U Cash
Ben Shaw, CEO, HouseME
Crispin Inglis, CEO, PropertyFox

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

    Stéphane de Vaucelles
    Managing Partner
    Cadmos Financial Corporation

  • Speaker

    Etop Ikpe
    CEO
    Cars45

  • Speaker

    Jaco Gerrits
    CEO, CrashDetech

  • Speaker

    Simeon Ononobi
    Co-founder/CEO
    Thank U Cash

  • Speaker

    Ben Shaw
    CEO
    HouseME

  • Speaker

    Crispin Inglis
    CEO
    PropertyFox

  • Speaker

    Stéphane de Vaucelles
    Managing Partner
    Cadmos Financial Corporation

Option 4

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

 

Chaired by Ben Nice, Managing Editor & Events Director, TMT Finance

Charlotte Aubin-Kalaidjian, Founder and CEO, GreenWish Partners
Alex Leigh, Group Chief Commercial Officer, Helios Towers Africa
Benoit Denis, Projects Directorate, European Investment Bank

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

    Ben Nice
    Managing Editor & Events Director
    TMT Finance

  • Speaker

    Charlotte Aubin-Kalaidjian
    Founder and CEO
    GreenWish Partners

  • Speaker

    Alex Leigh
    Group Chief Commercial Officer
    Helios Towers Africa

  • Speaker

    Benoit Denis
    Projects Directorate
    European Investment Bank

  • Speaker

    Ben Nice
    Managing Editor & Events Director
    TMT Finance

Option 5

The Internet of Things – How far has the IoT revolution gone in Africa?

 

Bora Varliyagci, CEO, digitalthings
Hussain Suleman, Country Director, Southern and Eastern Africa, Sigfox
Dr. Markus Thill, President, Africa Region, Robert Bosch
Jacques Ludik, Founder and CEO, Cortex Logic

Operators and solutions providers discuss the best ways to implement IoT solutions, the need for the investment and where value lies for businesses.
 
- Is the internet of things a potential area of specialisation for Africa?
- How do telcos need to position themselves to participate to the IoT revolution?
- Which other revenues stream could be developed based on the consumer experience?
- What are the valuations, trends and future predictions for the sector?

  • Speaker

    Bora Varliyagci
    CEO
    digitalthings

  • Speaker

    Hussain Suleman
    Country Director, Southern and Eastern Africa
    Sigfox

  • Speaker

    Dr. Markus Thill
    President, Africa Region
    Robert Bosch

  • Speaker

    Jacques Ludik
    Founder and CEO
    Cortex Logic

15.45 - 16.15

Networking Break

 
16.15 - 16.30

Visionary Keynote Speech

 

By Phathizwe Malinga, Managing Director, SqwidNet - Sponsored by Rand Merchant Bank

  • Speaker

    Phathizwe Malinga
    Managing Director
    SqwidNet

16.30 - 17.05

Media, TV and Content Panel – What are the right digital content strategies for Africa?

 

Jason Njoku, CEO, iROKO
Olivier Laouchez, CEO, TRACE
Mark Slade, Managing Director, Sales and Business Development, Ringier Africa Digital Publishing

More speakers to be announced

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?
- Strategies for delivering profitable content in the new converged digital ecosystem?
- Regional vs international content - what is driving consumer demand?
- Strategies for OTT for Box to Screen

  • Speaker

    Jason Njoku
    CEO
    iRoko

  • Speaker

    Olivier Laouchez
    CEO
    TRACE

  • Speaker

    Mark Slade
    Managing Director, Sales and Business Development
    Ringier Africa Digital Publishing

17.05 – 17.20

Visionary Keynote Speech

 
17.20 – 18.00

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

 

Matthew Odgers, Executive: Group Business Development, MTN
Envir Fraser CSO & Partner, Convergence Partners
Clemens Weitz, CEO, Ringier One Africa Media
Sascha Breuss, CEO, Zando

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

    Matthew Odgers
    Executive: Group Business Development
    MTN

  • Speaker

    Envir Fraser
    CSO & Partner
    Convergence Partners

  • Speaker

    Clemens Weitz
    CEO
    Ringier One Africa Media

  • Speaker

    Sascha Breuss
    CEO
    Zando

18.00 - 20.00

Networking Drinks and Canapés