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ReConnect Africa is the official media partner for the following upcoming events. Please refer to the event website or contact the event organisers directly for further information about the event and/or to register.

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May 2017
3-5 May - Mining Investment Africa, Abuja, Nigeria

ImageMining Investment Africa is the foremost West African Mining Forum for the global mining community. It is a strategic mining conference and exhibition for the leaders of the mining, quarrying and construction materials industries, bringing together 1000 attendees from 20 countries.

Ministers, mining companies, investors and service providers travel from all over Africa, Europe, Asia, North America and Middle East to Abuja, Nigeria from 3 – 5 May 2017 for three days of partnering, networking and business matching. The event will cover topics on mining finance, investments, technology and innovations as well as roundtable discussions on selected countries and topics.

For more information, please visit Mining Investment Africa homepage here

8-11 May - Africa AgriWeek 2017, Lagos, Nigeria


The foremost African Exhibition and Conference for the global agriculture, aquaculture, livestock and veterinary community

Africa AgriWeek exhibition and conference unites global and regional leaders of the agriculture, aquaculture, poultry, livestock and veterinary industries for four days of intensive networking and deal making. The tradeshow brings together heads of agribusinesses, food and agro-allied businesses, representatives of regional government authorities, distributors, resellers, importers, traders, investors and industry associations. They travel from all over Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, North & South America to network, exchange ideas and meet buyers and investors at this event.

From launching of new products to showcasing the latest examples of technology and machinery for the industry as well as food commodities, Africa AgriWeek is a platform of commerce and innovation for the agriculture, aquaculture, poultry, livestock and veterinary sector. It is an opportunity to engage in conversations with more than 50 exhibitors, 1000 visitors and 25 speakers.

We look forward to welcoming you to Africa Agri Week in May 2017!

Who should sponsor or exhibit

  • Governments and Investment Boards
  • Agribusiness and related industries
  • Consultancy
  • Technology and Equipment Providers
  • Banks and Finance Providers
  • Law firms

For details and to register: https://www.africaagriweek.com/

Sponsorship, exhibition, speaking & registration enquiries:

Daniel Radziszewski +65 6717 6018 | daniel.radz@spire-events.com

Marketing and Media Partnership enquiries:

Ng Chin Chye +65 6717 6014 | marketing@spire-events.com

23-24 May – African Construction and Totally Concrete Expo, Gallagher Convention Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa


The 5th annual African Construction and Totally Concrete Expo -  Africa’s mega construction and infrastructure show and biggest gathering of 9000 qualified buyers and sellers for the entire built environment value chain. In 2017 the event features an indoor/outdoor exhibition with 6 new dedicated zones including Concrete and cement, MEP, Surfaces and Finishes, Tools and Equipment, Digital Construction and Construction. With a robust workshop programme, the event provides FREE HOT (hands on technical) training for professional development and skill building to create Africa’s leading event for built environment professionals.

For details and to register: www.totallyconcrete.co.za

Contact: Tamsin Collins: tamsin.collins@hypenica.com , +27 21 700 4354

June 2017
7 June 2017 - Invest in Data Center Africa, co-located with Datacloud Global Congress, Grimaldi Forum, Monaco Africa Theater

Image The Africa Summit will once again take place at Datacloud in Monaco June 7-8 2017. With a reputation as the leading international deal making forum for senior data center and cloud executives, the summit promises to bring fresh impetus to businesses looking to invest in the continent’s data economy.

Invest in Data Center Africa -collocated at Datacloud Europe – will meet at the Grimaldi Forum, Monaco on 7th June 2017 to discuss current and future investment in Africa data centers, connectivity via subsea cables and dark fiber, energy supply, cloud, IT investment, risk and the availability of funding.

Infrastructure investment and challenges faced by Africa will take center stage during the Summit with energy being among them. Case studies and empirical examples will be showcased, contributing to a realistic perspective for data center investors.

Data center owners, cloud service providers, energy firms, law makers and regulators will participate alongside investors in what will be EMEAs largest networking event including this highly-targeted summit for Africa.

Contact us for further information

Topics Include:

Market Assessment and Outlook: Africa Data Centre Landscape: based on new research by BroadGroup

Infrastructure Investment and Challenges 1: Energy - a realistic perspective for data center operators and investors

Infrastructure Investment and Challenges 2: Fiber and Connectivity – subsea and terrestrial fiber connectivity in Africa and planned developments

Investor Roundtable: criteria for data center funding, valuation, and security of debt servicing for Africa

Africa Data Centre Leadership Panel: The first ever leadership panel for the continent

How will Data Centre companies scale in Africa? - The development of pan-European data center businesses has revealed the value in scale and country coverage. Will the same business model apply to Africa?

Invest in Africa - Pitches for data center, cloud, hosting investment.

Data Center Taxonomy for Africa: Build, Prefab or Modular? – what is the right approach?

Regulatory and Legal Developments impacting data center development in Africa - Regulation at country and regional level will impact datacentres. The panel highlight new developments across the region.

Datacloud 2017 is Europe's foremost networking and business deal making forum for data center and cloud players, their customers, investors and suppliers. Attracting 1800+ executives from more than 60 countries as well as 100+ exhibiting companies, delivering a unique networking opportunity to secure real-time deals.

Details and registration: http://www.datacloudcongress.com/africa

13-14 June – Sustainable Properties Africa Conference & Exhibition, Nairobi, Kenya

The Sustainable Properties Africa Conference & Exhibition (SPACE) is a two-day agenda that will contain interactive workshops, panel sessions and keynote speakers designed to educate, stimulate and further an attendees’ knowledge and network. 

This pioneering conference and exhibition will be the only event that brings together the most influential decision makers from African real estate with the clean energy sector.

If you’re involved in real estate development and want to understand the return on investment from sustainable projects, then this conference is for you.


Learn more about the options open to you for managing your energy consumption. Become operationally more efficient and create more value in your property.

Water and Waste

Discover new ways of managing your water and waste usage.  From small tips to large scale infrastructure options learning how to scale down your usage now is essential in the current market.

Materials and Design

What does a building of the future look like? How to source, build and create your building to sustain future changes. Can you build with an eye on the future and still make it work economically? Explore the return of investment and the operational costs savings from design techniques.

For further details and to register: http://www.space-conference.com

13-15 June - ConMin West Africa Exhibition and the National Mining Summit, Abuja, Nigeria

ImageDue to the recently announced planned closure of Abuja's airport in March, ConMin West Africa Exhibition and the National Mining Summit has been moved from April to 13 - 15th June 2017. With a large proportion of attendees and speakers travelling from Lagos and internationally, we believe the event cannot be run without use of the airport.

ConMin West Africa, is an Exhibition to service the rapidly growing construction machinery and mining industries in West Africa. The Exhibition is organised by Afrocet Montgomery, who run Africa’s largest mining show, ‘Electra Mining’ in Johannesburg and IMAG who own the global construction brand ‘Bauma’. The event is running in partnership and with full endorsement from the Ministry of Solid Minerals, Deloitte and Asoko Insight. It will be held at the International Conference Centre in Abuja between 13th - 15th June 2017 and will act as a platform for key stakeholders, both regional and international, to converge and discuss business prospects and display leading technologies and equipment in both the construction and mining sectors. ConMin West Africa 2017 is expected to attract over 150 companies in 2017 who will exhibit their products and upwards of 3000 visitors from the West African Mining and Construction sectors.

The National Mining Summit, running alongside ConMin West Africa, will see top level participants from the Nigerian government and the country’s mining industry converge in Abuja. With the Honourable Minister set to open the show, Afrocet Montgomery is also expecting Governors from key mining states; Ministers from other West African countries, Partners from leading law firms and key financiers including the African Finance Corporation.

Topics to be addressed at the Summit will cover all pertinent issues facing the sector and will seek to stimulate interest from international and national investors through clarification of policy and industry developments by principle stakeholders and decision makers. The Summit has been designed to accommodate sessions from experts and government representatives and will also host sessions on ‘lessons learned’ from Ministers and Operators from other African nations which are further ahead in their mineral sector development.

Participants will benefit from unparalleled exposure to national and international prospective operators, policymakers and suppliers. It will be a strong platform to encourage investment into the country and is set to become the preferred deal-making platform for mining in Nigeria.

For more information, visit www.conminwestafrica.com.

27-28 June - The Manufacturing Indaba: Growing South African manufacturing, South Africa

The 4th annual Manufacturing Indaba will be hosted at Emperors Palace in the City of Ekurhuleni from the 27 – 28 June 2017.  The event will comprise a two-day conference and exhibition.  The event is hosted in partnership with the Department of Trade & Industry, the Department of Science & Technology, the Department of Public Enterprises, the Manufacturing Circle, the City of Ekurhuleni as the Host City and the NCPC-SA.

The aim of the Manufacturing Indaba is to focus on and boost the growth potential of key industry sectors within manufacturing, namely: automotive, construction, metals, forestry, paper & packaging, chemicals, aerospace & defence, industry products and services, and to provide a platform for informative and interactive sessions with the prime movers of the nation’s manufacturing sectors.

Attracting key industry leaders, policy makers, academia and potential leaders, the Indaba brings them together, providing a game changing platform to explore strategies that are tantamount to building South Africa’s manufacturing future for 2017. The planned keynote addresses and panel discussions will focus on the future of manufacturing in South Africa, centred around the role of manufacturing, how to build a stronger manufacturing sector and the growth sectors for the future.

It is without a doubt the leading annual manufacturing event and the networking and knowledge gained will far outweigh any other intervention.

For more info on this event, or to register for the Small Business Indaba, visit www.manufacturingindaba.co.za

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/manufacturingindaba/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/IndabaManufact

August 2017
15-16 August - Cape Construction Trade Expo, Cape Town International Convention Centre, Cape Town, South Africa


Cape Construction Trade Expo is a one-stop-shop networking and knowledge platform that allows the Western Cape building and construction industry to respond to changes in their environment and enhances their business opportunities.  The Cape Construction Trade Expo creates dialogue among government, policy decision-makers and the building and construction sector. An interactive exhibition with the latest products, tools and technologies encourages a change towards more efficient and sustainable building. A strategic and technical workshop programme offers training and educational content.

For details and to register: www.cape-construction.co.za

Contact: Tamsin Collins: tamsin.collins@hypenica.com , +27 21 700 4354

October 2017
5-6 October – 7th Annual Telecom Customer Experience Loyalty & Retention Summit, Cape Town, South Africa

Increasingly, global telecom operators are focusing on CEM&CRM as their primary sustainable competitive advantage. Achieving true ownership of great customer experience beyond conventional methods. Moving forward, telcos will need to address how they bond with customers, discovering strategies and best practices for winning and retaining customers. In today’s competitive market, the future of your business depends on retaining your existing customers. This Summit will bring together leading executives from the telecom industries to tackle and overcome current industry issues. This event will look at the critical topics and trends currently impacting telcos in Africa.

  • Learn to operationalize customer experience
  • Learn to use NPS effectively as a key driver
  • Learn how to deliver a simple and profitable customer experience
  • Learn How to strike the balance between call centres and self-service channel
  • Identify expectations of your customers in order to increase ARPU and reduce churn

For further details and to register: http://telco.fextons.com/

10-12 October - The Africa Hotel Investment Forum (AHIF), Kigali, Rwanda

The Africa Hotel Investment Forum (AHIF) is attended by the highest calibre international hotel investors of any conference in Africa. It is the leading hotel investment conference that connects business leaders from the international and local markets, driving investment into tourism projects, infrastructure and hotel development across Africa.

AHIF's speakers are prominent members of the hotel investment community. Their expertise, practical advice and forecast will provide attendees with the latest information on development, trends and best practice in the hotel investment industry.

To view the AHIF Website please go to www.africa-conference.com

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