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AIX: Transport and Infrastructure 2016

9-10 June

Africa Investment Exchange: Transport and Infrastructure

Bridging the infrastructure investment gap

9-10 June 2016, RSA House

AIX: Transport & Infrastructure brought together public and private sector investors, developers and other stakeholders to discuss the strategies, opportunities and partnerships necessary to unlock wider development.

Supported by AIIM, the Business Council for Africa, Nectar Group and Stephenson Harwood, proceedings were held under the Chatham House Rule, and structured round panel-led discussions and roundtables to facilitate dialogue.

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Agenda highlights:

  • How to access early-stage financing and other DFI-led initiatives
  • Bankable projects requiring funding and technical assistance
  • Shared-use infrastructure and regional projects
  • Matching money to projects
  • Scope for privately led investment in Africa’s aviation industry and barriers to entry
  • Critical issues for developing railway infrastructure, for donors, investors, host governments and consumers.
  • Making transport corridor projects work

The agenda included an Africa Hardball roundtable on the afternoon of day two that will provide an open discussion focusing on personal and institutional politics, governance issues and the capacity of governments to deliver on projects.

  • Silvester Kasuku, Chief Executive Officer at the LAPSSET Corridor Development Authority
  • Cleopatra Shiceka, General Manager, Transnet Freight Rail
  • Adefunke Adeyemi, Regional Head, Africa & Middle East, International Air Transport Association
  • Steven Gray, Director, Atuabo Free Port
  • Julia Prescot, Chief Strategy Officer, Meridiam Infrastructure
  • Roland Janssens, Director, Investec Asset Management
  • Romain Py, Head of Transactions, African Infrastructure Investment Managers (AIIM)
  • Antoine Trieux, Head of Africa – Global Infrastructure & Projects, Natixis
  • Peter Zhang, Managing Director, SinoFortone Group
  • John Fossey, Maritime Transport Consultant, Moffatt and Nichol
  • Chris Leonard, Commercial Manager, Nectar Group
  • Ed Harkins, Head of Export Credit Financing, Fieldstone
  • Gregory Kronsten, Head, Macroeconomic & Fixed Income Research, FBN Capital
  • Jef Vincent, Chief Underwriting Officer, African Trade Insurance Agency
  • Bernard Obika, Chief Executive, Roughton Group
  • Sean Gorman, Executive Director, HCF International Advisers
  • Keith Kerr, Partner, Mango Aviation Partners
  • Fred Amonya, Chair, Transport Systems Economics, World Road Association
  • Steve Cameron, Vice Chairman, BCA
  • Patrick Smith, Editor, Africa Confidential
  • Geoffrey de Mowbray, Chief Executive Officer, Dints International
  • Koen van Baekel, Financial Advisor Infrastructure & Transit, Rebel Group
  • James Addo, Director, Asensus Holdings
  • Stephane Gasne, Partner, Pinsent Masons
  • Robin Bromley-Martin, Chief Executive Officer, Port Evolution and Development (Africa)
  • Craig Sillars, Specialist – High Value Opportunities Programme Mining, Environment & Water, UK Trade & Investment
  • Jon Marks, Chairman, CbI

Finance & Investment
African Frontier Capital, African Trade Insurance Agency, African Infrastructure Investment Managers, Altra Capital, AUE Capital, Deutsche Bank, EBRD, FBN Capital, Fieldstone, Harith General Partners, Meridiam Infrastructure, Natixis, OM Capital Partners, Simest, SinoFortone Group, Stanlib, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, UK Department for International Development, UK Trade & Investment

Project Developers
Africa Finance Corporation, Atuabo Free Port, LAPSSET Corridor Development Authority, Nectar Group, Port Evolution and Development (Africa) Limited, Portek International, Transnet Freight Rail, Walvis Bay Corridor Group

Professional services
Adams & Moore, Asensu Holdings, Business Council for Africa, CbI, Cowi, Dints, Gottlieb Luma & Associates, HCF International Advisers, Hogan Lovells, International Air Transport Association, International Maritime Organisation, Mango Aviation Partners, Mazars, Moffatt and Nichol, Pinsent Masons, Rebel Group, Roughton Group, Simmons & Simmons, Stephenson Harwood, Transcend STO, Trinity International, World Road Association