TMT Finance , the global telecom investment news and events provider, and IHS Towers , the largest mobile telecommunications infrastructure provider in Africa, Europe and the Middle East, have announced the launch of the inaugural TMT Finance Africa in Lagos, Nigeria conference on September 20, 2016.
The conference will gather key leadership from telecom, media and technology companies, global and regional financial institutions, government representatives, investors, professional and legal advisers to assess the best opportunities for co-investment and partnership across the Africa.
“We are delighted to partner with TMT Finance for this event which will bring key telecom, media and technology focused international institutions and investors to Lagos,” said IHS Towers Co-founder and Interim IHS Nigeria CEO Mohamad Darwish. “Nigeria, being Africa’s largest economy, has always been a large hub for investments into Africa, and this Lagos event is proof of this continued phenomenon. As telecommunications, media and technology continue to converge, sustaining investment in development is critical to the sector. We hope that this conference will create a valuable platform for all players in the region to contribute to an exchange of ideas.”
“We are excited to have the opportunity to partner with IHS, and bring the conference series and our global network of industry and finance executives to Lagos for the first time,” said Dominic Lowndes, Managing Director of TMT Finance. “Lagos has become a critical hub for investment in telecoms infrastructure and services across Africa and the event will assess some of the most exciting opportunities for partnership and investment worldwide.”
Over 20 speakers have already been announced for the event, including key C-level financial decision makers from MTN, Bharti Airtel, IHS Towers, MainOne, Standard Bank, IFC World Bank, First Bank Nigeria, Africa Internet Group and Access Bank.
In total, over 50 key speakers will be announced, including leading regional telecom and tech CEOs, CFOs and Strategy Heads, Regulators, Policy Makers, Global and Regional Heads of leading financial institutions, investors and advisers. The agenda will feature a series of Leadership Panels, Peer to Peer Round Tables, Keynotes and Breakout Networking session.
Key session themes announced include: Telecom Leadership Africa: Broadband Infrastructure Investment; Digital Africa; Mobile Infrastructure Strategies; Mergers and Acquisitions; Private Equity Africa Roundtable; Regulation and Policy; Financing Telecoms; Broadband Infrastructure; Investing in Mobile Data and Services; Mobile Banking, Fintech and M-Health; and Media and Convergence.
“We are inviting companies and representatives from across the region, as well as global players, to participate and we encourage local players to contact us if they would like to take part,” said Lowndes. “We will announce the first round of key speakers in May.”
TMT Finance events provide a unique platform for facilitating dialogue between leading industry executives and the global financial and advisory community. Speakers and delegates are telecom, technology and infrastructure CEOs, CFOs, CSOs, MDs and Heads of M&A, investment banking heads, private equity investors, government representatives, regulators and specialist legal and strategic advisers and thought leaders.