Sponsors & Partners


For over 40 years, Linklaters has been delivering first-class legal advice with practical commercial solutions across Africa, working on numerous landmark transactions and disputes and building vital business connections in almost every African country. The firm is able to meet the specific demands of its clients for their Africa-related matters by offering the right balance of sector and technical expertise, local understanding and language skills. Linklaters help its clients mitigate risk and navigate the complex issues that exist in cross-border deals and projects within both established and developing African economies.

For additional information please visit : Linklaters.com

Procadres International, specialized in interim management, provides services across Europe, Africa and Asia through our offices and partnerships as TMG.
It is a key partner to companies in value added projects in three cases : development, performance improvement and restructuring and recovery.
Its clients benefit from a two-fold expertise : its pool of experienced managers is immediately operational for missions of project management and the partners of Procadres provide their advice and expertise.

For additional information, please visit : Procadres.com

Dedicated to providing value beyond the rating, Fitch Ratings is a leading provider of credit ratings, commentary and research. Fitch Group is a global leader in financial information services and is comprised of: Fitch Ratings, Fitch Solutions, Fitch Learning, and BMI Research. With dual headquarters in London and New York, Fitch Group is majority owned by Hearst.

For additional information, please visit fitchratings.com.

ERM is a leading global provider of sustainability consulting services. We operate more than 160 offices in 40 countries and employ 4,500 people on projects around the world. ERM has been supporting industry leaders in the power, mining, oil and gas, infrastructure and financial sectors for over 30 years. We assist clients to manage their sustainability challenges across the full investment lifecycle, from acquisition or new project development through operation to closure.

For additional information, please visit : erm.com

KPMG France is a leading audit and advisory firm. In Africa, KPMG has a direct presence in 34 countries and services 54 countries in the region.Our Deal Advisory Africa team based in Paris is dedicated to supporting companies, private equity funds and institutional players in the framework of their acquisitions and disposals, and with respect to their infrastructure projects. Our experts have all acquired a strong experience on the field in over 30 countries and work in close collaboration with local teams.

For additional information, please visit : kpmg.fr

DWF is an international law firm. Its main practice areas are mergers & acquisitions, corporate law, banking law, litigation and arbitration. The firm has recognized expertise in various sectors of activity, including energy, transportation, infrastructure, insurance, agro-food and new technologies. DWF has been named in 2017 by the Financial Times as one of the ten most innovative law firms in Europe.

For additional information, please visit : dwf.law

Renowned for its cordon rouge Champagne, Maison Mumm invites you to discover the soul and expertise of a house dating back to hundred years.

For additional information, please visit : www.mumm.com

L’experience Rhum JM
Dedicated to producing only the finest rhum agricole

For additional information, please visit : rhum-jm.com

Barry’s Entertainment offers immersive experiences in virtual reality. From discovery to competitive gaming, we offer customized experiences adapted to your needs.

For additional information, please visit : barrys.fr


EMnet, or the Emerging Markets Network, is an initiative dedicated to the private sector hosted by the OECD. Managed by the Development Centre, the Network fosters dialogue and analysis on emerging economies and their impact on global economic, social and environmental issues. EMnet gathers top executives (chief executive officers, vice-presidents, managing directors, chief financial officers, heads of strategy, chief economists) of multinational companies from diverse sectors, willing to engage in debates with high-level policy makers, including heads of state and ministers, and OECD experts.

For additional information please visit : oecd.org

CCI France International brings together, coordinates and promotes 120 accredited French Chambers of Commerce and Industry (CCI FI) in 90 countries. CCI France International is the largest private French business network in the world with a combined membership base of more than 35.000 companies. ,CCI FI offer bespoke services to French companies looking to expand their activities abroad: Information on markets, business development, set up businesses abroad… A long-term, efficient and local service at every stage of your international project, in France and abroad.

For additional information, please visit : ccifrance-international.org

AFD is France’s inclusive public development bank. It commits financing and technical assistance to projects that genuinely improve everyday life, both in developing and emerging countries and in the French overseas provinces. In keeping with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, AFD works in many sectors — energy, healthcare, biodiversity, water, digital technology, professional training, among others — to assist with transitions towards a safer, more equitable, and more sustainable world : a world in common. Through its network of 85 field offices, AFD currently finances, monitors, and assists more than 2,500 development projects in 108 countries.

For additional information, please visit : AFD

CIAN is a French private employers’ organization which gathers industrial companies and big groups which invest in Africa. The association counts more than 160 member companies which generate a 60 billion euro turnover, that is 80 % of the French economic activity in Africa.

For additional information please visit : cian-afrique.org

The AFIC represents French private equity and in this capacity affirms its irreplaceable role in the national economy. We represent essential drivers of growth and employment and we fully assume our responsibilities vis-à-vis our environment. We are major players in the economy and we provide companies with support and guidance on a long-term basis, throughout economic cycles and irrespective of the economic situation.

For additional information, please visit : clubafrique.fr

SNCF Développement is a subsidiary of SNCF group, specialized in economic development and support to entrepreneurship. It offers a comprehensive range of services to support local and national stakeholders in adapting the employment areas affected by economic change and the sustainable transformation of their activities. Since 2011, SNCF Développement has accompanied more than 400 companies, including 200 startups, and invested 8.5 million Euros, enabling the creation of more than 1,000 jobs.

For additional information please visit : sncf-developpement.fr

A private, independent SME organisation, created in 1944, and chaired by François Asselin since January 2015.
An umbrella organisation, embracing professionalfederations, interprofessional groups (220 in
total) and local CGPMEs (one on each French local authority “départements et régions”).
A French social partner.

For additional information please visit : cpme.fr

Created in 1993, the SER – French Renewable Energy Industry Association, is gathering 380 members working in all the sectors: biomass, wood, biofuels, marine energies, wind energy, geothermal science, hydropower, hot air pumps, photovoltaic solar energy, thermal solar energy and thermodynamics. The principal objective of the SER is to promote the interests of the industrialists and the professionals of the renewable energy with national public authorities, with the Parliament and with all the institutional players in charge of energy policy, of the industry, of the employment and the research. Abroad, the SER is bringing together the French know-how through export initiatives, such as France Solar Industry, accompanying the companies to develop partnerships, businesses, technology transfer in new promising market.

For additional information please visit : enr.fr

For additional information please visit : insead.edu

Paris EUROPLACE is the Paris financial center representative body. The Paris EUROPLACE actions aim to enhance the Paris financial center competitiveness and attractiveness: think tank, contribution to European initiatives and consultations, organization of international roadshows, supporting startups and Fintech; promoting financial research and innovation. As a privileged intermediary of the European and French authorities, Paris EUROPLACE initiates proposals for the collective benefits of the financial centre.

For additional information please visit : paris-europlace.com

For additional information please visit : africa21.org

For additional information please visit : www.institutmontaigne.org

For additional information please visit : institutafriquemonde.org

For additional information please visit : choiseul.info

For additional information please visit : icpublications.com

For additional information please visit : afrique.latribune.fr

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