22 - 26 April 2024
Johannesburg, South Africa

We are delighted to have curated a rich and diverse set of plenary and side events agenda. 

Remember to add side events to your booking whilst registering or by modifying your existing booking here >>


Monday, 1 May

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Infrastructure Roundtable
in partnership with AfIDA | This roundtable is a closed-door session to discuss Africa’s current infrastructural needs, the role of private capital in meeting the need for sustainable infrastructure in Africa.
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
LP Only Session 
A session dedicated for LPs to discuss some of the pertinent issues pertaining to allocating capital in Africa.
(Open to all LPs)
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
GP Only Session
Discussion Topics: 
A session for all GP conference delegates to openly discuss strategies, challenges and win in a constructive way to ensure knowledge sharing. 
(Open to all GPs)
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
GP-LP Summit
This session provides a forum for GPs and LPs to connect in one place, with targeted discussion focused on current trends impacting African global investment.
(Open to all LPs and GPs of AVCA Member organisations. Due to limited places we will only be accepting one representative from each GP firm)
6:30 PM - onwards
PE Welcome Reception
Sponsored by DLA Piper & IFC
Join us for a warm welcome as we kick off this year's conference over drinks and nibbles.


Tuesday, 2 May

7:30 PM - onwards
PE Gala Dinner
Sponsored by AfricInvest
Closing out Day 1 of the PE conference with AVCA’s infamous Gala Dinner. A night of celebration and networking over a 3 course meal, drinks and entertainment.
(Registration required)


Wednesday, 3 May (PE Conference) 

8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Raising a Fund in Today’s Climate
Breakfast roundtable by Debevoise & Plimpton
Discussion Topics:
  • A-Z of raising a private equity fund in Africa today
  • Challenges, pitfalls, and success stories
  • Sources of capital for African PE – usual suspects and unexpected players
  • Navigating Fund Terms in detail
(Registration required)

Wednesday, 3 May (VC Summit) 

11.00 AM – 12.30 PM
Hot Topics in VC Investing Roundtable
Sponsored by ALN
  • Fundraising & Exits
  • The hard truths about Tech Investing: learning from global pitfalls
  • Sourcing & Retaining talent to ensure competitiveness
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Lunch Time Views of the Nile Cruise
VC expedition sponsored by Flat6Labs
Connect with fellow investors and entrepreneurs as we sail along the Nile river and explore the ancient wonders of Egypt 
6:30 PM - onwards
VC Welcome Reception
Sponsored by Sawari Ventures
An evening of innovation and collaboration! Join us for our venture capital welcome reception and network with the key players in the ecosystem