Welcome to AEES - Reserve Your Place In History

KwaZulu-Natal Premier Mr. Senzo Mchunu takes great pleasure in inviting fellow South Africans, compatriots across the border and all our friends from around the globe to our country, to partner with us as we enter into bold partnerships that seek to shape the development of the continent. Take your place in the African growth story. Book your seat now.

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Foreword by
Dr. Anna Mokgokong

CEO - Community Investment Holdings

On behalf of the Province of KwaZulu-Natal and the African Economic Expansion Summit Advisory Committee, we are pleased to introduce you to the 2nd Annual African Economic Expansion Summit (AEES) and Network (AEEN). The Summit will be hosted at the Durban International Convention Centre 8-11 November 2015. The AEES provides a unique platform to showcase the key capital infrastructure developments currently being undertaken on the African continent.

As one of the leading firms we would like to initiate a partnership with your company to create a mutually-beneficial relationship by utilising the AEES platform. The annual summit, trade missions, site visits and interactions provide an excellent opportunity for your company to access new markets and liaise with other businesses, international investors and project owners from the African continent.

According to the International Monetary Fund (IMF), African countries comprise "50% of the 20 fastest growing economies in the world", offering unprecedented opportunity for your organisation to get involved with the African Growth Story. We firmly believe your participation in this initiative will catapult your institution's African growth strategies, as well as assist with deal sourcing and origination across the continent.

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EVENTS: April-May

Innovative Entrepreneurship Series

on 6 sectors of infrastructure

The African Economic Expansion Network along with the BR Group and uSizo Foundation in partnership with the Province of Kwazulu Natal have found the best way to position KwaZulu-Natal’s emerging private sector, with the support of government so as to gain access to new markets and participate in the construction of Africa’s future infrastructure programmes.

Inviting entrepreneurs to:

  • Present projects & ideas to the experts.
  • Strategise with sector task teams.
  • Find the right partners.
  • Structure.
  • Secure Finance.

Find out more about the events.

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Attending the AEES

Why participate in the African Economic Expansion Summit?

About the summit

The African Economic Expansion Summit promotes African development under the dual principle of African ownership and international partnership. The summit has an important role to play in mobilising key stakeholders from the African Diaspora behind an African growth and reinvestment strategy, which is aligned with the continent’s vision.

Participants, whether delegates or sponsors, stand to gain access to Africa’s inside circle of decision makers and influencers as well as access to economic advisors and attachés from throughout the continent.

Further benefits of attending

  • Secure exclusive one-on-one and interactive sessions with your audience/s
  • Initiate and build quality relations with business governments and investors
  • Assess new business opportunities with a tangible way forward
  • Access country-by-country information about the African business climate
  • Gain access to local banks, law firms, development agencies

Who should attend?

Want to invest

Investor wanting to learn more about investment and project ready opportunities in Africa or the local business environment.


Government representative responsible for intra-African engagement and investment commitments.

Business partners

Those who want to access institutional investors, international banks, fund managers, governments, and the key private sector partners.

Need investors

African governments or business executives wanting to showcase projects or services to investors interested in doing business in Africa.

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AEES Contributors

World renowned speakers.

The panel of speakers chosen to represent various faculties and sectors from all across the board, will bring insight on why investing in Africa is so important.

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Africa’s growth story

A continent more than ready for sustainable deal flow. The emerging growth story of Africa, home to 1.1 billion people, is at a turning point.

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Economic expansion focus

on six project streams

Hosted by the KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Government, the AEES is a response to the call for heightened competitiveness of African economies.

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Africa's economic

expansion network

Taking engagement between project owners and potential investors one step further, the African Economic Expansion Network has been established.

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Project meet capital

Extending investment beyond talk

The annual AEES will promote African projects, businesses and commercial opportunities to a broad range of investors including hedge funds.

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What others have said

Africa’s inside circle

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“People need to be the benefit of investments. Business and government are both platforms to benefit the people. Otherwise they would not exist.”

Dr. Zweli Mkhize

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“The Annual African Economic Expansion Summit has the ability to unite generations of today’s top African and International entrepreneurs, investors, legends and leadership from government and business can reposition Africa’s growth path.”

Mr. Patrick Gaspard

USA Ambassador

AEES Opportunities:

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