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The annual African Economic Expansion Summit will promote African projects, businesses and commercial opportunities to a broad range of investors including hedge funds, advisory firms, commercial banks and private investors. It also aims to promote high-level policy and investment dialogue between African leaders and development partners.

Led by the theme of “matching the economic opportunity with targeted capital”, the event will take engagement beyond talk, presenting participants of both the summit and network with a definitive way forward. Key trends such as Impact Investing as an emerging class of investing will also be analysed and showcased. Further agenda items on the programme include:

  • Harnessing Africa’s Agriculture Potential.
  • Doing Business and Understanding Africa’s Regulatory Environment.
  • Connecting Africa and its Resources via Rail, Road, Air and Sea.
  • Demystifying Our Ports and Unlocking Potential.
  • University and Hospitals Changing Lives.
  • Powering Africa.
  • Electricity, Water, ICT and Telecommunications.
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Extending investment value beyond talk

“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 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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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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