Africa Investment Leaders Forum & Awards: Celebrating excellence and fostering connections


The highly-anticipated Africa Investment Leaders Forum & Awards is set to take place in June 2024, celebrating excellence, commitment and innovation in the world of investment across Africa. Industry leaders, policy-makers, investors and heads of state will converge at the prestigious Rainbow Towers Hotel in Harare, Zimbabwe for a three-day event filled with thought-provoking discussions, networking opportunities and recognition of outstanding contributions.

The CEO of the Africa Investment Leaders Forum & Awards, Kudzai Mukuku, expressed excitement during a recent press conference, stating: “We are pleased to announce the upcoming Africa Investment Leaders Forum and Awards, which aims to recognise exceptional individuals and organisations that have made outstanding contributions to the diverse sectors of the African economy. This event will serve as a catalyst for meaningful dialogue, driving sustainable economic growth and attracting foreign investment to our beloved continent”.

The Event Director, Rumbidzai Takawira, shed light on the main events and sub-events that attendees can look forward to. Emphasising the significance of the awards ceremony – the pinnacle of the forum, he said: “It will be a celebration of excellence, commitment and innovation in the world of investment across Africa. We have carefully chosen this moment to recognise and honour outstanding individuals and organisations that have made exceptional contributions to the different sectors of the African economy”.

Forging new alliances

The Investment Forum includes various sub-events designed to facilitate knowledge-sharing and collaboration. It also will bring together industry leaders, policy-makers and investors to engage in thought-provoking discussions, exploring opportunities and challenges within their respective sectors. A networking luncheon will further provide attendees with an invaluable platform to forge new alliances and exchange ideas, fostering relationships that may lead to groundbreaking collaborations.

The Africa Wealth Forum, a centerpiece conference, will gather thought leaders, economists and experts from across the globe to discuss strategies for wealth creation, sustainable growth and investment opportunities in Africa. The Champions Dinner, an esteemed gala event, will honour individuals and organisations who have not only achieved remarkable success, but have also demonstrated leadership and integrity in their respective fields.

One of the highlights of the forum is the Presidential Symposium, exclusively designed for African heads of state. This distinguished sub-event will focus on high-level discussions surrounding critical investment opportunities and challenges facing Africa, while promoting investor-friendly environments, sustainable economic growth and attracting foreign investment.

The grand finale of the Africa Investment Leaders Forum & Awards will be the main awards ceremony, recognising exceptional investors from various sectors. From Oil & Mining Industries to Technology, the categories will bestow the prestigious award title of ‘Investor of the Year’.

The event will also acknowledge governments with the best Investor-Friendly Policies and will recognise 50 Young African Investors below the age of 40, showcasing the next generation of serial investors.

Going beyond rhetoric

Takawira encouraged participants to submit nominations, stating: “Submissions for nominations are now open until the 30th of April 2024. We invite all eligible individuals and organisations to visit our website and follow the submission requirements for a chance to be recognised and celebrated at this prestigious occasion”.

AILF Chief of Communications, Farai Muvuti, added that the event is not a mere gathering.  “Our forum seeks to go beyond rhetoric, emphasising actionable insights and tangible outcomes. We aim to facilitate concrete investment initiatives, forge strategic partnerships, and promote a business-friendly environment that attracts both local and international investors. The ultimate vision is to unleash the untapped potential within Africa, driving innovation, job creation and socio-economic advancement,” he said.

The Africa Investment Leaders Forum & Awards aims to showcase the remarkable achievements and contributions made by investors across Africa while providing a platform for knowledge-sharing, collaboration, and fostering valuable connections. Be part of this transformative event and join us in June 2024 at the Rainbow Towers Hotel as we applaud the visionaries shaping Africa’s investment landscape.

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