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Economic expansion focus

  • Facilitating sustainable investment in Africa;
  • Forging intra-African and international linkages;
  • Opening up access to Africa’s deal flow.

Hosted by the KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Government, the African Economic Expansion Summit is a response to the call for heightened competitiveness of African economies, estimated by the World Bank to require over US$400bn of investment in infrastructure for the next 10 years. Intra-African integration of funding and project realisation will play a critical role across various sectors.

The African Economic Expansion Summit will therefore focus on six project streams, namely:

  • Transportation (Ports, Rail, Roads, Air)
  • Support Services (Water and Sanitation, Electricity, ICT, Human Settlements)
  • Social Services (Health, Education, Skills Development, Tourism)
  • Agriculture (Primary Production, Processing, Market Distribution)
  • Manufacturing (Industrial Development, Beneficiation)
  • Energy (Generation, Distribution)
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Facilitating sustainable investment in Africa

“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.”


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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Africa's inside circle

Why participate in the AEES?

The African Economic Expansion Summit promotes African development under the dual principle of African ownership and international partnership.

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Capital project criteria

Greenfield and brownfield projects

Investment ready infrastructure capital projects will be showcased at the summit and featured on African Economic Expansion Network.

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