Johannesburg, South Africa; 9 May 2016:
IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, and Africa investor (Ai), an international
investment and communications group, are co-hosting the Ai CEO Infrastructure
Project Developers Summit, to bring leading developers and financiers together
to discuss opportunities to fast track, strengthen and support financing
for Africa’s infrastructure project developer community.
This year’s Ai CEO Infrastructure Project Developers Summit marks the
second year of collaboration between Ai and IFC. Themed Catalysing Africa’s
Project Development Finance and Investment Ecosystems, the Summit coincides
with significantly increased interest in infrastructure project development
in Africa. This year’s Summit aims to explore methods of mobilizing capital
for the sector, as well as improving regulatory and administrative support
“Creating bankable infrastructure projects in difficult environments
has been, and continues to be a major obstacle to substantial development
in sub-Saharan Africa,” said Sujoy Bose, IFC Director for Infrastructure.
“IFC is uniquely positioned to bring together governments and private
actors to devise credible opportunities for scaleable and replicable project
development that can be financed by investors.”
This unique CEO-level gathering of over 200 of Africa’s leading infrastructure
project developers, financiers and regulators is taking place at the Hyatt
Regency Hotel in Johannesburg, South Africa. The Summit coincides with
the launch of an IFC InfraVentures-supported Special Ai Report on Africa’s
Top 100 Project Developers, published and available in the May-June edition
of Africa investor magazine.
Commenting on the launch of the Ai CEO Infrastructure Project Developers
Summit, Hubert Danso, CEO and Vice Chairman of Africa investor, said; “For
the second year running, we are proud to host this Summit with the IFC.
We are passionate about advancing the African infrastructure project development
agenda and look forward to important discussions and further progress in
For more information about the Summit, please consult www.aidevelopersummit.com.
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