The Annual Debate is the flagship event of Invest Africa and is a key fixture in the diary for anyone investing and operating across Africa. Returning in April 2020 for its 6th edition, Africa’s leading business forum in London has established itself as the platform for high-level dialogue between key decision-makers in policy and business.

What was discussed?

The main themes this year addressed included:

  • Investing in Africa: In times of Global Uncertainty

  • Industrial Development

  • Regional Integration

  • The Future of Africa’s Capital Markets

  • Scaling for Impact - Where next for Tech in Africa?

  • African PE – Growth or Value Investing?

Who was there?

300 + investors, market leaders and senior decision-makers from your industry: energy, finance, PE funds, professional services, government agencies, logistics, technology, infrastructure, retail, real estate, construction and leisure. 

Delegates at The Annual Debate:

  • Engaged directly with thought leaders, industry experts and entrepreneurs

  • Gained invaluable insights into the future of business and investment in Africa

  • Shared perspectives, expertise and experience with other professionals who are developing new and better business in Africa.

  • Enjoyed great company and conversation in the historic setting of The Guild Hall


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The Annual Debate assembles over 30 leading speakers from across business, politics and development institutions.


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The theme for The Annual Debate 2020 is ‘Investing through Global Uncertainty'. Discover the full range of topics here.


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Read insights from the speakers, partners and the Invest Africa Team.

“The Annual Debate is a great opportunity to meet like-minded people who are interested and actively involved in development across Africa in business and also in government.” - Juliet Ehiman, Nigeria Country Director, Google


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