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08.00 - 09.10

Registration and Networking Breakfast

 
09.10 - 09.15

Official Opening

 
09.15 - 09.30

TMT Africa M&A Deal Talk

 

By Joseph d’Arrast, EMEA Editor, TMT Finance

  • Speaker

    Joseph d’Arrast
    EMEA Editor
    TMT Finance

09.30 - 10.10

Future Africa Telco Panel – Leadership strategies for regional growth

 

Chaired by Richard Morgan, Principal, Analysys Mason

Sandile Ntsele, CFO, MTN SA
Diego Gutierrez, COO: International Business, Vodacom
Elisabeth Medou Badang, SVP Africa & Indian Ocean and Spokesperson, Orange MEA

Telecommunication leaders highlight strategies for addressing digital transformation strategies, IoT solutions and enterprise services, 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, sale and lease-back, network rollout/build
- Working with governments over spectrum, licenses, regulation and IPOs
- Providing IoT solutions and new business connectivity

  • Chair

    Richard Morgan
    Principal
    Analysys Mason

  • Speaker

    Sandile Ntsele
    CFO
    MTN SA

  • Speaker

    Diego Gutierrez
    Chief Operating Officer: International Business
    Vodacom

  • Speaker

    Elisabeth Medou Badang
    SVP Africa & Indian Ocean and Spokesperson
    Orange MEA

  • Speaker

    Richard Morgan
    Principal
    Analysys Mason

10.10 - 10.25

Visionary Keynote Speech

 

By Keith Webb, Senior Investment Banker, Rand Merchant Bank

  • Speaker

    Keith Webb
    Senior Investment Banker
    Rand Merchant Bank

10.25 - 11.00

Infrastructure Leadership Panel – Investing in next generation broadband and wireless infrastructure

 

Chaired by Denis Lafarge, Associate Director TMT, PMP Conseil

Lanre Kolade, Group CEO, Csquared
Byron Clatterbuck, CEO, SEACOM
Antonio Nunes, CEO, Angola Cables
Marco de Assis, CEO, Group Vivendi Africa

Industry leaders highlight the progress of investment in fibre, tower and wireless infrastructure in Africa and discuss opportunities for Enterprise and Retail.

- Who is leading broadband infrastructure investment in Africa?
- How do different broadband networks complement each other, eg fibre vs LTE, satellite or other broadband technologies
- How is Government Policy and Regulation affecting growth and investment?
- How is consolidation affecting the sector?
- Where are the next opportunities and challenges?

  • Chair

    Denis Lafarge
    Associate Director TMT
    PMP Conseil

  • Speaker

    Lanre Kolade
    Group CEO
    CSquared

  • Speaker

    Byron Clatterbuck
    CEO
    SEACOM

  • Speaker

    Antonio Nunes
    CEO
    Angola Cables

  • Speaker

    Marco de Assis
    CEO
    Group Vivendi Africa

  • Speaker

    Denis Lafarge
    Associate Director TMT
    PMP Conseil

11.00 - 11.30

Networking Break

 
11.30 - 12.10

TMT M&A Panel – What is driving the next wave of transactions in Africa?

 

Chaired by Jennifer Mbaluto, Partner, Clifford Chance

Sainesh Vallabh, Managing Executive M&A, Vodacom
Vino Govender, Executive: Strategy, M&A and Innovation, Dark Fibre Africa
Steve Howden, SVP & Deputy CFO, IHS Towers
Nina Triantis, Global Head of TMT, 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?
- Which sectors are most active in M&A?
- Which verticals will lead the next wave of transactions?
- The return of IPOs: what to expect in the next 12 months?

  • Chair

    Jennifer Mbaluto
    Partner
    Clifford Chance

  • Speaker

    Sainesh Vallabh
    Managing Executive M&A
    Vodacom

  • Speaker

    Vino Govender
    Executive: Strategy, M&A and Innovation
    Dark Fibre Africa

  • Speaker

    Jennifer Mbaluto
    Partner
    Clifford Chance

  • Speaker

    Steve Howden
    SVP & Deputy CFO
    IHS Towers

  • Speaker

    Nina Triantis
    Global Head of TMT
    Standard Bank

12.10 - 12.25

Visionary Keynote Speech - Space and Internet Converging in the LEO constellations era: Technology and Investment Landscape

 

By Riad Hartani, Founding Partner, Xona Partners

  • Speaker

    Riad Hartani
    Founding Partner
    Xona Partners

12.25 - 13.00

Enterprise Cloud & Datacentres – How to best support the growing demand for data?

 

Chaired by Michael Orimobi, Global Chairman, Tokunbo Orimobi Legal Group

Stephane Duproz, CEO, Africa Data Centres
Wouter van Hulten, CEO & founder, PAIX Data Centres
Michael Tobin OBE, Founder, Tobin Ventures
Zahid Saddiq, CFO, Zircom Data 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

    Michael Orimobi
    Global Chairman
    Tokunbo Orimobi Legal Group

  • Speaker

    Stephane Duproz
    CEO
    Africa Data Centres

  • Speaker

    Wouter van Hulten
    CEO & founder
    PAIX Data Centres

  • Speaker

    Michael Tobin OBE
    Founder
    Tobin Ventures

  • Speaker

    Zahid Saddiq
    CFO
    Zircom Data Centre

  • Speaker

    Michael Orimobi
    Global Chairman
    Tokunbo Orimobi Legal Group

13.00 - 14.00

Networking Lunch

 
14.00 - 14.45

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 Elo Umeh, Founder & CEO, Terragon Group

Mike Peo, Head: Infrastructure, Energy and Telecommunications, Nedbank CIB
Jurgen Heppe, EVP, Standard Bank
Miranda Abraham, Senior Syndications Transactor, Rand Merchant Bank

Finance leaders, investment bankers, investors and executives assess the financing options, trends and opportunities for Africa's TMT sector.

- Accessing debt and equity capital markets locally and internationally
- How is the cost of capital changing? 
- How will liquidity effect the market?
- Vendor and Project Financing, Private Equity and Public Investment

  • Chair

    Elo Umeh
    Founder & CEO
    Terragon Group

  • Speaker

    Mike Peo
    Head: Infrastructure, Energy and Telecommunications
    Nedbank CIB

  • Speaker

    Elo Umeh
    Founder & CEO
    Terragon Group

  • Speaker

    Jurgen Heppe
    EVP
    Standard Bank

  • Speaker

    Miranda Abraham
    Senior Syndications Transactor
    Rand Merchant Bank

Option 2

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

 

Chaired by Alberto Lopez Maganto, Managing Director, Akira Partners 

Jim Chinasa, MD, Excelsimo Networks
Amine Kandil, Founder & CEO, N+ONE Datacenters
Norman Moyo, Group CEO, DPA 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 will be in most demand in Africa in 2020?
- Which geographies offer the best investment opportunities?
- How are business models and revenue streams changing?
- Who is best placed to lead investment?

  • Chair

    Alberto Lopez Maganto
    Managing Director
    Akira Partners

  • Speaker

    Jim Chinasa
    Managing Director
    Excelsimo Networks

  • Speaker

    Amine Kandil
    Founder & CEO
    N+ONE Datacenters

  • Speaker

    Norman Moyo
    Group CEO
    DPA Africa

  • Speaker

    Alberto Lopez Maganto
    Managing Director
    Akira Partners

Option 3

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

 

Chaired by Dion Jerling, Co-Founder, Connect Earth

Jason Njoku, CEO, iROKO
Elias Schulze, Co-Founder & Executive Chairman, Kana Televesion
Geir Bjørndal, VP International Strategy, Sales MEA, Verimatrix
Michael Ugwu, CEO, Freeme Digital

Media players, investors and content producers discuss regional strategies for growth investment. 

- 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
- Where do investors see value and upside, and what are the main drivers of growth? 

  • Chair

    Dion Jerling
    Co-Founder
    Connect Earth

  • Speaker

    Jason Njoku
    CEO
    iROKO

  • Speaker

    Elias Schulze
    Co-Founder & Executive Chairman
    Kana Televesion

  • Speaker

    Dion Jerling
    Co-Founder
    Connect Earth

  • Speaker

    Geir Bjørndal
    VP International Strategy, Sales MEA
    Verimatrix

  • Speaker

    Michael Ugwu
    CEO
    Freeme Digital

Option 4

Telecom M&A Strategies – How are telco investment plans developing in Africa?

 

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

Ian Paterson, Chief Investment Officer, Africell
Ishan Kaul, MD, Credit Suisse
Claude-Stéphanie Ngningha, Director - Africa M&A - Investment Banking, Citi
Absera Gizaw, Investment Professional, Helios Investment Partners

Industry executives and advisers discuss how telecom investment strategies are changing in the newly converged and digitalised environment.

- How are growth strategies changing in the region? 
- How is the return of IPOs affecting deal flow?
- Cross-border M&A – who are the buyers, and target companies offering value?
- Enterprise services acquisitions – which subsectors are telcos targeting and why? 
- Infrastructure consolidation – which markets and countries still offer deal opportunities?

  • Chair

    Joseph d’Arrast
    EMEA Editor
    TMT Finance

  • Speaker

    Ian Paterson
    Chief Investment Officer
    Africell

  • Speaker

    Ishan Kaul
    Managing Director
    Credit Suisse

  • Speaker

    Claude-Stéphanie Ngningha
    Director - Africa M&A - Investment Banking
    Citi

  • Speaker

    Absera Gizaw
    Investment Professional
    Helios Investment Partners

  • Speaker

    Joseph d’Arrast
    EMEA Editor
    TMT Finance

Option 5

Smart Cities Infrastructure – Unlocking the Future

 

Chaired by Etienne Piciocchi, Managing Partner, Lanai Consulting

James Claude, CEO, Global Voice Group
Nico Steyn, CEO, IoT.nxt
Davor Meersman, CEO, Open & Agile Smart Cities
Riad Hartani, Founding Partner, Xona Partners

Industry players, investors, advisers and public authorities discuss the investment needed for digital transformation and implementation of Smart City strategies across large African cities.

- Which cities are leading digital transformation in Africa?
- Pan-Africa partnerships and SMART AFRICA initiatives
- Which initiatives are proving most successful?
- The role of municipalities as a key enabler of smart infrastructure and transformation

  • Chair

    Etienne Piciocchi
    Managing Partner
    Lanai Consulting

  • Speaker

    James Claude
    CEO
    Global Voice Group

  • Speaker

    Nico Steyn
    CEO
    IoT.nxt

  • Speaker

    Davor Meersman
    CEO
    Open & Agile Smart Cities

  • Speaker

    Etienne Piciocchi
    Managing Partner
    Lanai Consulting

  • Speaker

    Riad Hartani
    Founding Partner
    Xona Partners

14.45 - 14.50

Changeover

 
14.50 - 15.35

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

African TMT Investors – How are opportunities and investments developing across TMT?

 

Chaired by Jennifer Mbaluto, Partner, Clifford Chance

Karima Ola, Partner, LeapFrog Investments
Braam Verster, Principal, The Carlyle Group
Peter Baird, Managing Principal - Head of African Private Equity, Investec Asset Management
Herc van Wyk, CEO, Pembani Remgro Infrastructure Managers

Private equity, VC, institutional investors and advisers active in Africa TMT discuss current and future investments, targets and investing in digital innovation. 

- PE/VC Sector Review: Telecoms and Media, IT Services and Tech, Digital Economy
- Are capital raising conditions improving? Who is leading investment, and in which markets?
- What are some of the challenges facing scale-up strategies and paths to growth? 
- How can companies position themselves to be more attractive to investors?
- Which are the most likely and attractive routes to exit? 

  • Chair

    Jennifer Mbaluto
    Partner
    Clifford Chance

  • Speaker

    Karima Ola
    Partner
    LeapFrog Investments

  • Speaker

    Braam Verster
    Principal
    The Carlyle Group

  • Speaker

    Peter Baird
    Managing Principal - Head of African Private Equity
    Investec Asset Management

  • Speaker

    Herc van Wyk
    CEO
    Pembani Remgro Infrastructure Managers

  • Speaker

    Jennifer Mbaluto
    Partner
    Clifford Chance

Option 2

The Future Towerco – The next phase of digital infrastructure investing

 

Chaired by Ishan Kaul, MD, Credit Suisse

Alexander Leigh, Group CCO, Helios Towers
Nathan Foster, CEO, Atlas Tower
Morenikeji Aniye, CEO, Hotspot Network Limited
Wole Abu, CEO, Pan African Towers
Keith Boyd, SVP, CCO - Africa, American Tower Corporation

Towercos, ESCOs, mobile operators and investors discuss the latest investment strategies and business models for African towers and the wider digital infrastructure ecosystem. 

- How is the mobile infrastructure market in Africa developing?
- The next wave of transaction and growth: IPOs, bond issues and consolidation 
- Small cells, fibre and digital infrastructure - what role should towercos have? 
- Powering Africa and operation efficiency - where are the challenges and opportunities
- How will access to finance effect investment and strategy?
- Acquisition pipeline - which markets offer the next best opportunities?

  • Chair

    Ishan Kaul
    Managing Director
    Credit Suisse

  • Speaker

    Alexander Leigh
    Group CCO
    Helios Towers

  • Speaker

    Nathan Foster
    CEO
    Atlas Tower

  • Speaker

    Morenikeji Aniye
    CEO
    Hotspot Network Limited

  • Speaker

    Wole Abu
    CEO
    Pan African Towers

  • Speaker

    Keith Boyd
    SVP, CCO - Africa
    American Tower Corporation

  • Speaker

    Ishan Kaul
    Managing Director
    Credit Suisse

Option 3

Mobile Payments & Fintech Growth Strategies – Scaling up and growth opportunities

 

Chaired by Mame-Yaa Bonsu, Fintech Advisor, MYB Ventures

Andrew Walden, Chief Commercial Officer, Network International
Chijioke Dozie, CEO / Co-Founder, One Finance & Investment Limited
Chris Low, Senior Advisor, Motive Partners
Valentine Obi, Founder & Group CEO, eTranzact Global

Key players from Africa’s Mobile Payment Service Providers, Fintech companies explore opportunities to scale up and grow.

- What are the best scale-up strategies in payments and fintech?
- Which investors and financiers are most receptive to the sector?
- 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

    Mame-Yaa Bonsu
    Fintech Advisor
    MYB Ventures

  • Speaker

    Andrew Walden
    Chief Commercial Officer
    Network International

  • Speaker

    Chijioke Dozie
    CEO / Co-Founder
    One Finance & Investment Limited

  • Speaker

    Chris Low
    Senior Advisor
    Motive Partners

  • Speaker

    Mame-Yaa Bonsu
    Fintech Advisor
    MYB Ventures

  • Speaker

    Valentine Obi
    Founder & Group CEO
    eTranzact Global

Option 4

Investing in Broadband – Network rollout and connecting the unconnected in Africa

 

Chaired by Chijioke Egejuru, Investment Officer, IFC

Albert Gardiner, CEO, Fairwaves
Bimpe Olaleye, CFO, ipNX Nigeria
Andrew Beard, CEO, Vanu
Frank McCosker, Director, Global Good Net Works
Kendall Ananyi, CEO, Tizeti Network

- Who is leading Broadband investment in Africa and where are the success stories?
- Connecting the unconnected - Which parts of rural Africa have been most successfully connected?
- What finance is available? Public, Private and Project Financing
- How are digital businesses models transforming the TMT landscape and demand for data in Africa?

  • Chair

    Chijioke Egejuru
    Investment Officer
    IFC

  • Speaker

    Albert Gardiner
    CEO
    Fairwaves

  • Speaker

    Chijioke Egejuru
    Investment Officer
    IFC

  • Speaker

    Bimpe Olaleye
    CFO
    ipNX Nigeria

  • Speaker

    Andrew Beard
    CEO
    Vanu

  • Speaker

    Frank McCosker
    Director
    Global Good Net Works

  • Speaker

    Kendall Ananyi
    CEO
    Tizeti Network

Option 5

Investing in Digital Innovation

 

Chaired by Yusuf Hoosen, CEO & Founder, Signific

Ebrima Fatty, CEO, AfricaSokoni
Andrea Traversone, Managing Partner, Amadeus Capital Partners
Michael Orimobi, Global Chairman, Tokunbo Orimobi Legal Group
Jacques Ludik, Founder & Executive Chairman, Cortex Group

Leaders and investors in emerging tech and digital companies discuss the latest growth strategies and trends shaping Africa’s tech scene.

- Which companies and subsectors are having most success in growing scalable businesses? 
- On which subsectors are investors betting?
- Raising capital in Africa: is the ecosystem in place? 
- Which business models are proving most effective?
- How to reach scale in a disparate continent and mitigate risk? 

  • Chair

    Yusuf Hoosen
    CEO & Founder
    Signific

  • Speaker

    Ebrima Fatty
    CEO
    AfricaSokoni

  • Speaker

    Andrea Traversone
    Managing Partner
    Amadeus Capital Partners

  • Speaker

    Michael Orimobi
    Global Chairman
    Tokunbo Orimobi Legal Group

  • Speaker

    Jacques Ludik
    Founder & Executive Chairman
    Cortex Group

  • Speaker

    Yusuf Hoosen
    CEO & Founder
    Signific

15.35 - 16.10

Networking Break

 
16.10 - 16.55

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

 

Chaired by Mame-Yaa Bonsu, Fintech Advisor, MYB Ventures

Akeem Lawal, Divisional CEO, Payments Processing, Interswitch
Philippe Weber, Group Director Mobile Money (M-Pesa), Vodafone
Natalie Paida Jabangwe, CEO, EcoCash Zimbabwe
Ercin Eksin, Co-Founder and Co-CEO, Lidya
Tamer El-Emary, CCO, WorldRemit

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?

  • Chair

    Mame-Yaa Bonsu
    Fintech Advisor
    MYB Ventures

  • Speaker

    Akeem Lawal
    Divisional CEO, Payments Processing
    Interswitch

  • Speaker

    Philippe Weber
    Group Director Mobile Money (M-Pesa)
    Vodafone

  • Speaker

    Natalie Paida Jabangwe
    CEO
    EcoCash Zimbabwe

  • Speaker

    Ercin Eksin
    Co-Founder and Co-CEO
    Lidya

  • Speaker

    Tamer El-Emary
    Chief Commercial Officer
    WorldRemit

  • Speaker

    Mame-Yaa Bonsu
    Fintech Advisor
    MYB Ventures

16.55 - 17.30

Digital Africa – Who is leading investment in Africa's Digital Economy?

 

Chaired by Yusuf Hoosen, CEO & Founder, Signific

Joe Falter, EVP On-Demand Services, Jumia Group
Ido Sum, Partner, TLcom Capital
Nick Hughes, Chief Product Officer & Co-Founder, M-KOPA Solar
Thomas Chalumeau, International Development Executive, Orange MEA

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?
- Who are the current investors and how is the level of fundraisings evolving?
- Who will be leading the next wave of investment in digital platforms and content across the region? 

  • Chair

    Yusuf Hoosen
    CEO & Founder
    Signific

  • Speaker

    Joe Falter
    EVP On-Demand Services
    Jumia Group

  • Speaker

    Ido Sum
    Partner
    TLcom Capital

  • Speaker

    Nick Hughes
    Chief Product Officer & Co-Founder
    M-KOPA Solar

  • Speaker

    Yusuf Hoosen
    CEO & Founder
    Signific

  • Speaker

    Thomas Chalumeau
    International Development Executive
    Orange MEA

17.30 - 19.30

Networking Drinks and Canapes