“I was so impressed with the quality of speakers, debate and networking.”

“I’ve been trying to get to the Annual Debate for a few years now. This year was my first. And I was so impressed with the quality of speakers, debate and networking. The event really showcased the business opportunities in Africa and demonstrated the respect and convening power that Invest Africa holds within the business community. I’m already looking forward to the 2020 Annual Debate!”

Emma Wade-Smith
Her Majesty’s Trade Commissioner for Africa

Watch the full highlights video for The Annual Debate 2019 and hear from our speakers themselves about how they found the event.

“A calendar event for Africa.”

“It’s a very very important, I think now calendar event for Africa because of the quality of the speakers and the depth of the content. One of the things that has struck me about this particular event is that that again has not changed’.

Ibukun Adebayo
Director, Co-Head Emerging Markets, International Markets Unit
London Stock Exchange Group

“The Annual Debate is the only event where people don't leave the room for B2B meetings. They stay and listen to the panels and raise questions. That is something very special and very positive.”

Franziska Hollmann
Director Corporate Finance Africa


“The Annual Debate has brought together leaders from all walks of life.”

"The Annual Debate has brought together leaders from all walks of life, from the public and private sector. Now it's about going back home to our individual countries, working with the stakeholders in the public and private sectors and actually driving these things that have been spoken about during the process of the debate forward."

Ife Oyedele II

“A stellar group of Africa-focused investors and firms.”

“Invest Africa brought together a stellar group of Africa-focused investors and firms, and the panels were well done”

Scott Mackin
Managing Director
Denham Capital


“A great showcase for Africa.”

“A great showcase for Africa with lively and informed discussion on a range of topics of crucial importance to the would-be investor and the continent’s future prosperity.”

Rt. Hon. The Lord Paul Boeteng PC DL
Africa Enterprise Challenge Fund

“Not to be missed”

“I thought The Annual Debate was excellent, and has developed onto one of the not to be missed annual events on Africa.”

Geoffrey White
Chief Executive Officer Africa


Africa’s leading business forum in London