"The first Africa Investment Summit was a great success and provided great insights into the burgeoning trading relationships between Africa and Asia.”
William Barkshire, Co-President, Hong Kong Mercantile Exchange (HKMEx)
"I have participated as a keynote presenter in many conferences which address Asia African cross trade investments. I was pleasantly surprised to see for the first time that Africa was represented in force at an Asian conference with a sophisticated range of government ministers, financial professionals, and consultants from the continent showing Asia that the African talent pool is deep, polished, knowledgable and ready to do business. The insiders view and voice of Africa is really what make this conference something special."
Anthony Desir, Partner, Hong Kong Sami Funds
"The conference had a good mix of Chinese SOE’s, Asian and global investors, African entrepreneurs and African regulators. The topics were varied, interesting and relevant. The breakout sessions worked extremely well and there was a great sense of camaraderie amongst the participants."
Matthew Egerton-Warburton, Counsel, Hong Kong, King & Wood Mallesons
"The Summit offered valuable insight into the investment opportunities available to Asia-based investors. Delegates were able to meet with a cross-section of individuals who offered relevant and timely Africa-focused research in the realm of equities, fixed income and more."
Neil Harvey, Managing Director & Global Head of Emerging Markets, Credit Suisse Asset Management
"We were most impressed with the quality of the attendees and obviously the topics of discussion."
Esther Kwok, Executive Director, Praetorian Investments Limited
“I thoroughly enjoyed the conference, which provided a great deal of useful information from people who know the continent well, as well as the opportunity to meet a large number of potential investors from Asia who are interested in investment opportunities in Africa.”
Guy Lundy, Deputy Chairman, Wesgro
"The inaugural Africa Investment Summit was a great success and there was plenty of vital information and intelligence I could receive during the two-day conference."
William Mok, Vice President, Tanrich Securities Company Limited
“The best thing about the conference was that it was a two way street, I had the chance to learn lots from other panelists as well as getting valuable insights from the delegates. While everyone at the conference was keenly focused on the African story, the delegate base was from different backgrounds, making the sessions and break discussions interesting. I would certainly recommend the Summit to anyone keen on learning the topical issues about Africa. Kudos to the Haymarket team.”
Francis Mwangi, Head of Research, Standard Investment Bank
"Excellent conference! Thank you! I will definitely come next year."
Thabo Ncalo, Portfolio Manager, Africa Equity, Stanlib Asset Management
Jenny Tong, Senior VP -Wealth Mangaement, ING Financial Planning
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