Africa Investments Forum & Awards is an event dedicated to business opportunities on the African continent in different fields: Energy, Infrastructure, Mergers and Acquisitions and Growth Strategies.

This meeting brings together a high-level audience made up of more than 700 high-level public and private decision-makers: CEOs, managing directors, investment directors, international directors, experts and institutional players to discuss, network, debate and reward main players in these sectors. Africa Investments Forum & Awards is dedicated to business opportunities in Africa in the energy, mining, infrastructure and city planning, mergers and acquisitions, growth strategies and real estate sectors.

Africa Investments Forum & Awards
Held its second edition in November 2018 in Paris, which brought together 600 experts, awarded numerous prizes to governments, companies and CEOs in Africa, including 11 gold trophies.
A total of two states, six companies, an agency, a bank and a CEO received the 2018 Gold Trophies at the Africa Investment Forum & Awards (AIFA) organized in Paris on November 8 in Paris by Leaders League, an agency press and rating of senior executives at the international level.

Vestas, Bolloré, Orange, BMCE,… the award-winning
The best renewable energy project goes to Vestas for its wind project in Taiba Ndiaye in Senegal, when Veolia Africa and the Middle East wins the best energy project for its electric project carried out in partnership with the Guinean State.

The project to transform the Sitarail network, which includes the modernization of the railway linking Côte d’Ivoire and Burkina Faso, allows Bolloré Transport & Logistics to win the Gold Trophy for port, airport and rail infrastructure. In addition, the Moroccan Résidences Saada won the best real estate project for the construction of a social housing complex. In the private investment category, the prize goes to the Tunisian private equity specialist AfricInvest, while Orange wins the trophy for the best growing international company in Africa.

In the Urban Development category, the Bouregreg Valley Development Agency in Rabat, Morocco is awarded the best price for the development of the river valley which borders the south of the capital of the Kingdom. In terms of state strategy, Leaders League rewards Côte d’Ivoire and Zambia for the policies implemented for the management of public affairs and the influence of the country.

As for banks, the Moroccan group BMCE Bank is the winner of the prize for the best African bank for the year 2018.

Africa’s youngest billionaire crowned best CEO
In the African CEO category, the Tanzanian Mohammed Dewji won the palm. First fortune of Tanzania and youngest billionaire of Africa with a fortune estimated at 1.5 billion dollars, he is the boss of MeLT Group, a conglomerate with interests in trade, agro-food, drinks and textile. An award that falls as consolation after the kidnapping he suffered on October 11 before being found eight days later.

Launched in 2017, AIFA is in its second edition. In 2018, the event brought together 600 experts from Africa in the fields of growth, energy and infrastructure, bringing together national authorities, African and French international companies, institutional players and leading investors , in order to create a dialogue on the current and future challenges of investment in Africa between these different actors of the value chain. Several other awards have been given to companies active on the Continent, the aim being to encourage excellence in leadership and management across Africa.

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