Africa Investment Forum

An exclusively transactional platform for investments in Africa.

The African Investment Forum will change the face of investment in Africa

African Development Bank to hold second Africa Investment Forum following the hugely successful maiden edition.

The African Development Bank will hold its second Africa Investment Forum, a unique, multi-stakeholder, transactional platform to accelerate investment into Africa, from 11 – 13 November 2019 at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg, South Africa.

The Africa Investment Forum is dedicated to advancing projects throughout Africa to bankable stages, raising capital, and accelerating the financial closure of deals. The Africa Investment Forum is building a high-speed track to sustainable and inclusive economic development in Africa.


The Africa Investment Forum is where project sponsors, borrowers, lenders, and public and private sector investors will come together to accelerate Africa’s investment opportunities.

  1. Plenary sessions
    • Open plenary discussions on the market landscape and risk mitigation with fund managers
    • Expert discussions on success stories with investors and MNCs
  2. Masterclasses and executive breakouts
    • Executive conversions with institutional investors, ministers, MDB presidents and DFIs
    • Masterclasses on impact investment and innovative portfolio management
  3. By-invitation-only meet-ups
    • Project advancement and deal closure sessions
    • Boardroom discussions on transactions and sectors
    • Partner breakfast


The African Development Bank focuses on five priority areas that are crucial for accelerating Africa’s economic transformation.

Light Up And Power Africa
Demand for energy is rising rapidly, with 645 million Africans still to be served. Through the New Deal on Energy for Africa, the African Development Bank is working to unify efforts to achieve universal access to energy.

Feed Africa
More than 70% of Africans depend on agriculture for their livelihoods. To unlock the sector’s full potential and vastly improve the lives of millions, the Bank is working with the public and private sector to provide opportunities for Africa’s young and emerging workforce.

Industrialize Africa
The Bank is supporting African businesses to expand viable markets beyond small national borders through regional value addition, building Africa’s natural resources, and expanding regional consumer markets.

Integrate Africa
Through its Regional Integration Policy and Strategy, the Bank continues to support regional/continental trade agreements, connectivity (transport and ICT), and financial markets.

Improve The Quality Of Life For The People Of Africa
The Bank is committed to scaling-up technical skills so that African economies can realise their full potential in knowledge and high-technology sectors.


The African Development Bank is championing the inaugural Africa Investment Forum (AIF) a multi-stakeholder, multi-disciplinary collaborative platform for the economy and social development of the continent. The Africa Investment Forum is totally transactional marketplace dedicated to advancing projects to bankable stages, raising capital, and accelerating the financial closure of deals.

Save the date now to avoid missing out on the biggest gathering of global and pan-African investors on the continent.

We look forward to meeting you for another record-breaking event in Johannesburg.

For more information and impressions of previous events, CLICK HERE


Nov 11 - Nov 13, 2019 - 23:59
Organizer African Development Bank (AFDB)
Website Visit website
Location Sandton Convention Cenre
161 Maude Street, Sandton, Gauteng, South Africa
Targets Africa
Sectors Sector agnostic