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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 - 08.50

TMT Finance Deal Talk

 
08.50 - 09.15

Opening Visionary Keynote Speech

 
09.15 - 09.55

Africa TMT Leadership Panel – Strategies for regional growth

 

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

09.55 - 10.10

Visionary Keynote Speech

 
10.10 - 10.50

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

 

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?

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?

 

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?

12.10 - 12.25

Visionary Keynote Speech

 
12.25 - 13.00

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

 

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?

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

 

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?

Option 2

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

 

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?

Option 3

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

 

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?

Option 4

Broadband Investment – Which investment strategies are proving most effective?

 

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?

Option 5

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

 

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 - 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?

 

- 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?

Option 2

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

 

- 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?

Option 3

eCommerce and Digital Platforms - Which companies are driving innovation?

 

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?

Option 4

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

Option 5

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

 

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?

15.45 - 16.15

Networking Break

 
17.20 – 18.00

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

 

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?

18.00 - 20.00

Networking Drinks and Canapés

 
16.15 - 16.30

Visionary Keynote Speech

 
16.30 - 17.05

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

 

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

17.05 – 17.20

Visionary Keynote Speech