21st & 22nd November 2017

  • Keynote Chairman
    9:05am – 9:10am Nov 21

    Gavin Serkin
    Managing Editor, Frontier Funds Media & Intelligence


  • Keynote Chairman
    9:05am – 9:10am Nov 22

    Gavin Serkin
    Managing Editor, Frontier Funds Media & Intelligence

Meeting trade conditions that govern global food export is essential for African to overturn its current import bill of US$35 billion
2:30pm – 2:50pm Nov 22

16 – 18 May 2017.

African Utility Week’s Power Finance & Investment Forum, Cape Town

Half a billion Africans lack access to electricity – the single biggest opportunity in the history of energy markets. 

Universal access requires $300 billion of investment by 2030.

African Utility Week is proud to announce Gavin Serkin, Managing Editor, Frontier Funds Consultancy, & author of ‘Frontier: Exploring the Top Ten Emerging Markets of Tomorrow’(Bloomberg/ Wiley), UK as Keynote Speaker at the Africa Power Finance & Investment Forum.  

As a token of our appreciation we are offering all clients and associates of Frontier Funds Consultancy a 10% discount on the conference delegate fee – book here.

Gavin Serkin leads a packed lineup at the Africa Power Finance & Investment Forum co-located at African Utility Week on 16 – 18 May in Cape Town.

Hear first-hand from the pioneers bringing innovative renewables solutions to even the poorest and most remote populations and the most transformative power infrastructure projects.

Get expert perspective on what’s coming next; be first to hear about opportunities; gain fresh, live information on deals and projects.

Hot topics

  • Six months of Trump! So, how exactly has our world changed? Where are the opportunities in today’s environment?
  • Country Project Pipelines: What’s on the table
  • Matchmaking: ‘Quickfire briefs’ from investment dealmakers and the biggest project developer

Interact with leading international experts including:

  • Energy Ministers deciding projects across Sub-Saharan Africa
  • CEOs of national utilities companies for South Africa, Botswana, Namibia, Mozambique, Ghana, Uganda & more
  • Lionel Zinsou, former Prime Minister of Benin and member of the West African Energy Leaders Group, and expert investment banker
  • Subha Nagarajan, Managing Director for Africa, OPIC, USA
  • Dr Jerome Booth, co-founder of Ashmore & Chairman of New Sparta Asset Management; expert investor & author of ‘Emerging Markets in an Upside Down World’
  • Gavin Serkin, Managing Editor, Frontier Funds Consultancy, & author of ‘Frontier: Exploring the Top Ten Emerging Markets of Tomorrow’ (Bloomberg/ Wiley), UK
  • Andrew Moorfield, Head of Natural Resources, Exotix Partners, UK
  • Lisa Pinsley, Director of Energy for Actis, which has raised $12 billion for infrastructure
  • Decision-makers from the top investors, project developers and dealmakers
More about African Power Finance and Investment Forum
Fresh, live and first-hand information on deals and projects delivered by the leading investment bank dealmakers and the biggest project owners — drilling down into the deal pipeline with unique intelligence on the biggest projects looming.
Download the African Utility Week agenda at a glance
Register online by clicking this link or contact Samantha Petersen to book your conference pass: +27 21 700 3580,



3rd May 2017

Redefining Emerging Markets, Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management

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6-7 April 2017

Silk Road Investment Forum, London

Tickets: Use promotional code SPEAKERINVITE to access a limited number of discounted tickets


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Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, Chicago


The Wall Street Journal’s Frontier Markets Editor, Dan Keeler, interviews Gavin Serkin at a special MBA lecture & tutorial on frontier markets

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SuperReturn Africa, Cape Town

Keynotes: F.W. De Klerk, Gavin Serkin, Prof. Dan Ariely Gavin Serkin, Frontier Funds, interviews former President of South Africa and Nobel Peace Prize winner F.W. de Klerk at SuperReturn Africa in Cape Town. Mr de Klerk describes Africa as an ‘awakening giant’, he addresses his thoughts on the ANC and corruption in South Africa and across the continent. He also offers insights to US President Donald Trump and his concerns for inward looking countries across the globe. More information at:

Gavin Serkin, Frontier Funds joins SuperReturn Africa to answer the question ‘Why do we see so few examples of African success stories in the global media?’


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