The Africa Investment Forum (AIF), in partnership with the Atlantic Council’s Africa Center, invites you to a private roundtable previewing this year’s Africa Investment Forum, a flagship initiative of the African Development Bank in concert with other leading African and global development finance institutions. The conversation will focus on manufacturing and agribusiness in the AIF marketplace in the lead up to the Forum which will be held in Abidjan  December 1-3rd. This roundtable serves as a first step toward advancing tangible investment deals as part of this year’s AIF agenda. The panel will include the CEO of the Africa Finance Corporation, a Managing Partner of the Sahel Fund, and other investors. Moderation will be provided by Africa Center Senior Fellow Ms. Aubrey Hruby.

AIF’s mission is to create a pipeline of bankable deals to present to investors in critical sectors across African markets and accelerate the progress of ongoing projects. The 2019 convening saw fifty-seven deals closed, totaling $67.7 billion. With the 2020 forum postponed due to the global pandemic, the December edition this year will be one of the first critical platforms for global investors to reengage with African markets after a period in which travel and due diligence has been challenging. Join us for a conversation with leading investors in agribusiness and manufacturing, and for a presentation of two current AIF investment opportunities.

With the 2020 forum postponed due to the global pandemic, the third edition in December this year will be one of the first critical platforms for global investors to re-engage with African markets after a period in which travel and due diligence has been challenging. Join us for a conversation on the forum’s new and ambitious goals for 2021, and for a presentation of the global opportunities available in the agribusiness and manufacturing sectors.

This invite-only event will take place on Thursday, October 7th, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. (ET) via Zoom. Please register here to confirm your attendance and receive Zoom details, or respond to Nick O’Connell at [email protected] with any questions or concerns.

If you did not personally receive this link from the Africa Center, we ask you to please reach out to Nick O’Connell at [email protected] to request access.

This event is hosted in partnership with the Africa Investment Forum.

The Africa Center works to promote dynamic geopolitical partnerships with African states and to redirect US and European policy priorities toward strengthening security and bolstering economic growth and prosperity on the continent.