Royal Orchid Azure Hotel, Nairobi
The 2nd East Africa Education Conference 2017
THEME : “Matching Capabilities to Society’s needs: Exploring technological developments that will harmonize educational strategies and teaching methods within the region” couldn’t be timelier. Education systems in the region must seek ways to harmonize the educational strategies and teaching methods to match the societal changes, more so as the geographical boundaries become more blurred.
The event will be a catalyst for debate, best practice, knowledge exchange and partnerships among the practitioners, policy-makers and other stakeholders seeking to achieve significantly greater harmony within the region.
Crowne Plaza Hotel, Nairobi
The Africa Insurance & Reinsurance Conference, a regionally focused event now in its 7th edition has steadily become a gateway for the global and regional investors to engage local leaders as they seek ways to increase insurance penetration in the continent.
THEME : “Road Map for Insurance Inclusion and Penetration" . Africa continues to offer significant potential for future investment. Sustainable economic expansion and demographic transformation are making the insurance market more attractive, particularly in Sub-Saharan Africa. As the industry rides the wave of growth in this second fastest growing region in the World, the scale of opportunity is compelling. Low market penetration is giving way to rising consumer demand and new technologies. In this shifting landscape, organic growth is a greater priority than mergers and acquisitions (M&A) or new products.
Royal Orchid Azure Hotel, Nairobi
THEME : CLOSING THE 'PRODUCTIVITY GAP'
Africa’s economic future depends on success in agriculture, which in turn depends on empowering famers (especially smallholder farmers (with less than two hectares) - who constitute about 80% of all farms) - to increase productivity by adopting modern farming methods. However, success in agriculture which in turn ensures food security can be a daunting task. There are myriad factors and interrelated parts that, in combination, make food security a complex challenge.
This 2 day conference will kick start discussions addressing the needs of a dynamic food security program. Climate change, agri inputs, water scarcity, land rights, fairer agricultural policies, technological developments- all of these issues and more will be addressed as we seek ways to infinitely maximize the crop yields on existing resources in- face of ever-decreasing farm size due to land subdivision as Africa's population grows. The Exhibition will run alongside the event and will show case latest technologies and other innovative products and solutions.
Transforming the sector from subsistence-based agriculture to commercial agriculture for smallholder farmers presents huge economic opportunities.
Thika Road Mall, Nairobi Kenya
East Africa Gaming Convention - (EAGC) is on its second edition in this region. It aims to meet the needs all the gaming enthusiasts in the region. This gaming & technology convention will be the leading platform for meeting with interactive entertainment developers, publishers, distributors, service providers, platform providers, localization providers and game developers, payment providers, multimedia, telecom operators, investors, government officials, and retailers in the region.
East Africa Gaming Convention - (EAGC) is devoted to introduce a wide variety of educational and entertainment video games, online games as well as mobile games, education and information software, game related hardware, and next-generation platforms.
A Technology Convention will run alongside the forum and will showcase latest phones, laptops, computers, tablets and so much more.
Four Points Hotel By Sheraton Lagos, Nigeria
The Annual Banking & Finance Conference 2018
THEME : "Making Financial Inclusion a Reality in Africa: Connecting people to Banking & Financial Service" couldn’t be timelier. The 2016 edition was held in Ghana and the 2018 edition will be a continuation of the discussions and a preview of the implementation strides made thus far, as we continue to push the Financial Inclusion agenda in the continent.
Banking and financial services must seek ways to increase their mass and tap into the financially excluded population (which is more than 60 %). The agenda to deliver financial services to those that banks have traditionally not reached should now more than ever be at the top of corporate growth strategy.
Villa Rosa Kempinski Hotel, Nairobi
The Africa Insurance & Reinsurance Conference, a regionally focused event now in its 8th edition has steadily become a gateway for the global and regional investors to engage local leaders as they seek ways to increase insurance penetration in the continent.
THEME : “Innovate to Capture the Growth Potential" .
Africa continues to offer significant potential for future investment. Sustainable economic expansion and demographic transformation are making the insurance market more attractive, particularly in Sub-Saharan Africa. As the industry rides the wave of growth in this second fastest growing region in the World, the scale of opportunity is compelling. Low market penetration is giving way to rising consumer demand and new technologies. In this shifting landscape, organic growth is a greater priority than mergers and acquisitions (M&A) or new products.
Venue to be confirmed
THEME : Adopting Best for Inclusive Lending For the Agricultural Value Chain
According to expert reports, agriculture sector in Africa is the least productive in the world. Small-scale and subsistence farmers, pastoralists, and fishermen produce most of the food consumed in this region, yet they continue to face a number of challenges. Lack of capital for investment contributes significantly to the lowering of small scale farmers’ productivity levels.
How can formal financial institutions provide agricultural credit that meets the unique demands of the entire agricultural?
1. Financial inclusion and innovation in Agriculture·
2. Value chain financing·
Building competitive commercial Value Chains
3.Doing Successful Agribusiness in Africa·
Enabling farmers to think like business people·
Important Business initiatives and skills
Source of lending-public finance vs private sector funding
Unlocking private funding- Partnership for effective financing
5.The role of digital finance technologies
Reduce operating costs
6.Policies: Infrastructure & legal/regulatory intervention
Duties, Interest rate caps
Lenders expansion regulations
Dispute resolutions mechanisms for contract farming.
Land rights-as security to financiers-women grow 70% of Africa's food but few have rights over the land they tend
Risks perceived by formal financiers (fear to lend)
Risks perceived by farmers (fear to borrow)
“Agriculture in African countries is massively under-funded”.
Villa Rosa Kempinski Nairobi, Kenya
EAST AFRICA ALTERNATIVE INVESTMENT CONFERENCE
THEME : Demystifying Alternative Investment to Capture the Growth Potential
The East Africa Alternative Investment Conference aims to create a forum for rich dialogue and debate between leading investors, managers, the youth and other persons interested in this exciting industry. This forum comes at a time when investors are increasingly dependent on alternative investments to generate returns in an era of low returns, propelling alternative strategies to center stage as a lucrative vein of investment.
Capturing the growth potential in the alternative investment field
This edition will, among others, address the appetite for different asset class, roles in the portfolio and how to ensure you make the most of your returns as well as how to spot the best opportunities
Villa Rosa Kempinski Nairobi, Kenya
Theme: Building a Sustainable Digital Roadmap
In today’s fast-paced world, businesses are becoming highly digitalized and work is highly distributed and mobile. A convergence of new generations of workers, diverse workstyles and fast-emerging technologies (cloud, mobile, big data/AI and IoT), is all creating new disruptive business models and changing how the world works.
These factors are also producing organizational and IT complexity that is impacting employee productivity; exposing businesses to new security and privacy risks; and challenging IT to monitor and manage it all.
How are organizations breaking through these digital transformation challenges across all industries to build a sustainable digital roadmap for empowering the future of work?