All Eyes on AfDB as Africa Investment Forum’s ‘Short on Talk, Heavy on Deals’ Begins in Johannesburg


The much-touted Africa Investment Forum’s ‘Short on Talk and Heavy on Deals’ is underway in South Africa.

Around 2,000 delegates are expected to attend the innovative investment marketplace, bringing together heads of state, project sponsors, pension funds, sovereign wealth funds, institutional investors in 60 boardroom sessions to move projects from commitment to action.

Organised by the African Development Bank (AfDB) and its partners, the second edition of the forum is currently taking placein Johannesburg till November 13.

The multi-stakeholder transactional marketplace is aimed at raising capital, advancing projects to bankable stage and accelerating financial closure of deals.

“Last year we achieved remarkable results with over $36 billion of investments interests that were signed or being closed. We are hoping that this year it is going to be even better,” said Deputy Director General of the National Treasury of South Africa, Vuyelwa Vumendlini.

Sharing similar sentiments, the Senior Advisor to the…

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