Propelling commerce, connecting leaders and building partnerships for Africa

The ALN Africa Investment Conference has been held annually since 2014 with the objective of spurring investment into Africa, connecting industry and policy leaders and promoting the continent. The conference serves as an effective platform for dialogue on critical commercial and policy topics, to encourage partnerships and to stimulate deal making.

The fifth edition of the ALN Africa Investment Conference will cover discussions on the risks and rewards of opening Africa up for business, entry strategies, implications of the adoption of disruptive technology, the rise of African mega-cities, the appetite to finance deals, how to run family businesses, the impact of the push for renewable energy sources, hot markets and more.

Attendance is on an invite-only basis, and ALN carefully vets the list of attendees to ensure calibre and relevance.

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Sauti Sol

Move to the pulsating beats of Kenya’s award winning afro-pop band at our best conference to date.

The Four Seasons Resort, Jumeirah Beach

Enjoy preferential delegate booking rates and plan to explore the beachfront oasis with skyline views.


Affordable Flights

Fly Emirates and enjoy special delegate fares courtesy of the official conference airline.


High Profile Connections

Connect with business leaders looking to build partnerships and make deals across Africa.

2017 Highlights


Mr Skanda together with his team of traditional dhow-building experts recognized for building Flip-flopi the world’s first boat made from recycled marine plastic.

UAE-based retail giant Lulu Group said it is planning to invest $500 million in Egypt over the next two years, planning to build four new hypermarkets over next two years.

Aliko Dangote, is planning to set up the world’s largest refinery with a capacity of 650,000 barrels per day in Nigeria. The project, worth USD 12 billion, is set in…

Facts & Figures

African FDI flows in billions per sub-regions from 2011 - 2017


Making Africa Work


Business activity break down of FDI into africa by capital investment

Business Activity

Top investing regions in africa by capital investment




Dubai Chamber of Commerce

Media Partners

Forbes Africa
Banker Africa
Merger Market
IC Publications


Four Seasons
JW Marquis




“We compliment you on the content, the participants and the range of topics covered. You have created something quite unique for Africa and it will be your legacy”

–Director at an Advisory Firm

“... It was and is valuable in terms of new learnings …The overall organisation of the event was wonderful and we felt very welcome indeed…we are already looking forward to next year’s event.”

–Managing Partner at an Asset Management Firm

“This has been the third consecutive conference that I have attended. Once again you pulled off a flawless event and I look forward very much to attending again next year. Each year the conference allows me to grow and meet more interesting people ...”

–Director at an Advisory Firm

“... Really open and genuine dialogue with attendees, in much greater depth than I have experienced at some other conferences that do little more than offer a venue to swap business cards.”

–Chairman at an International Law Firm

“... it has improved my knowledge of the region and connected me to a number of really pleasant and knowledgeable professionals. The two days were a real pleasure for me”

–Head of Corporate Development at a Private Equity Firm

“It was extremely informative, insightful and enjoyable … your speakers were first-rate and real experts.”

–Head of Corporate Development at a Private Equity Firm


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