Africas Future Briefing (AFB 2012)

Venue: Four Seasons Park Lane Hotel

Location: London, United Kingdom

Event Date/Time: Feb 09, 2012 End Date/Time: Feb 09, 2012
Registration Date: Feb 08, 2012
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Duncan Clarke is a leading authority on the Continent, building on 40 years’ experience in economics, Africa advisory practice, visits to 46 African countries (and 120 worldwide), as a leading strategist on its geopolitics, economics and commercial issues, plus oil, gas and energy industries. He is author of Africa’s Future: Darkness to Destiny (Profile Books, 2012) to be launched after the Briefing, copies provided to all Delegates, and of Africa: Crude Continent: The Struggle Africa’s Oil Prize (the TV/Film Documentary in 2010 made by CNBC-Africa, based on this book), as well as numerous economics works over the decades on Africa.

He was on foundation missions to establish the 19-country Preferential Trade Area of Eastern & Southern Africa, now COMESA) and SADCC ( now SADC), as well as undertook advisory engagements with the Economic Commission for Africa, leading UN Agencies (ILO, ITU, UNCTAD, UNDP) and international entities (EEC, USAID, and Foundations) on African economic issues, plus many private and international companies worldwide (in economics, trade, agro-industry, resources, oil/gas, telecommunications, banking, investment, logistics, infrastructure).

He is President of the African Institute of Petroleum, Recipient of the South African National Energy Association Award 2011, and been Advisor to numerous corporate players, Governments and state companies in Africa, Asia, Russia, China, Europe, United States, and Latin America.

14.00 Registration & Coffee

15.00-16.00 Session-1:
Africa’s Future: Darkness to Destiny
How the Past is Shaping Africa’s Economic Evolution

Political Economy of Africa: From Olduvai to 2050, Shaping Africa’s Economic Historiography, Evolution, Transitions, Growth Cycles, Macroeconomic Landscapes, Africa’s Economies, Fast-Emerging Players, Performance, Fundamentals

Africa’s Nation State Nexus, Incomes, Middle Classes, Poverty Trends, Investments, Institutional Constraints, Continental Fragmentation, Political Risks, Indicative Future

16.00-16.30 Coffee Break

16.30-17.30 Session-2:
Africa Insights: Selected Fundamentals
Resources, Industries, Growth Drivers: Portfolio & Investment
Strategies, Governments, Great Powers, Emerging States

Commercial Geopolitics, State Companies, Investment Policies, Governments, Investors (China, India, Russia, Brasil, Middle Eastern), Worldwide Competitive Interests, Inter-State Economic Strategies, Africa’s Emerging 21st Century Future

Critical Insights on Key Industries: Agro-Allied, Mining & Metals, Energy & Power, Oil & Gas, Infrastructure (Road, Rail, Ports, Shipping, Airlines), Banking, Telcoms/ICT, Tourism, Services, Consumer Market Trends

Corporate Presence, Top Companies, Investments (Western, Eastern, Maghreb-North Africa, Southern Africa, South Africa): Key Business Issues, Africa’s World Class Companies, Future Corporate Growth


Additional Information

Book Launch: Cocktail Reception,17.30-19.00 "Africa's Future" Darkness to Destiny author Duncan Clarke