The Thomson Reuters Africa Summit 2016

The 5th Annual Pan-African networking and knowledge sharing event for executives looking to grow their business on the African continent.

Through keynotes, sessions, fascinating discussion panels, roundtables, executive meetings and exciting social networking events, you will learn best practices, explore cutting-edge business processes and have the ability to customize your experience based on what's most important to you.

Set in the heart of one of the most beautiful cities on the African continent, the Summit will cover pertinent topics such as macroeconomics, development and investment opportunities as well as other niche topics of interest.
Take advantage of this unique opportunity to network, learn and leverage diverse points of view as you expand your business network through face-to-face interactions with key government officials, analysts, industry experts and peers alike.
The ultimate must attend event for the financial services industry, investment community, public and private sector industries. The Thomson Reuters Africa Summit 2016, in association with CNBC Africa is the world-class Pan-Africa event of the year for all executives looking to grow business on the African continent.


Dynamic Networking Events

You can also look forward to engaging with influential thought leaders in an environment that fosters interaction and networking through events such as:

  •  VVIP Programme

Receive an exclusive experience at Africa Summit that includes premium airport transfers, priority event registration and seating status, VVIP lounge access, guided tours through the show floor demonstrations area, personalised executive meeting facilitations and an invitation to attend a special information session with David Craig, President of Financial and Risk for Thomson Reuters and Sneha Shah, Managing Director for Thomson Reuters in Africa.

  • Network And Meeting Centre

A central place in which to address your business needs and engage in personalised executive discussions.

  • Show Floor Demonstrations

Visit the event sponsors on the show floor at Africa Summit to experience useful product and solution demonstrations as well as expert advice on growing your business.

  •  Africa Summit Cocktail Party

A cheese and wine tasting cocktail function, showcasing a photo exhibition by Thomson Reuters entitled ‘Africa’s power’ and offering local entertainment artists.

  • Africa Summit After Party

Enjoy prime networking and relationship building with peers and influential thought leaders in a relaxed environment.

  • Thomson Reuters Economist of the year awards

The Thomson Reuters economist of the year is an award to an economist that predicted most accurately the overall outcome of South Africa’s economic performance for the past year. The key indicators taken into consideration are GDP, inflation and interest rates from the monthly Econometer survey.
The Econometer is a measure of economic sentiment based on a monthly poll of forecasts from leading economists, think-tanks and universities. Economists are ranked according to their accuracy in forecasting economic outcomes for South Africa and the frequency of their participation.
Over the past 16 years, the Thomson Reuters’s Econometer has proven to be a reliable data source that enables market participants to confidently make pro-active investment decisions. The South African Reserve Bank also refers to the survey during its monetary policy committee meetings.


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Event information

13-14 October 2016
The Westin - Cape Town
Convention Square
Lower Long Street
8001 Cape Town
South Africa
Africa Calling: In Africa’s growth lies its power, waiting to be unlocked