Africa in Focus - Hogan Lovells launches its third annual Africa Day

Africa in Focus - Hogan Lovells launches its third annual Africa Day

Press releases | 02 May 2023

Frankfurt, 2 May 2023 - Global law firm Hogan Lovells has announced a prestigious line-up of speakers for its third annual Africa Day in Frankfurt. 

This highly anticipated event, taking place on Wednesday 3 May 2022, will delve deep into business-critical dialogues surrounding both investment potential and lessons learnt on the African continent and will bring together locally based stakeholders together for lively discussions.

This year’s event will include insightful presentations and panel discussions on investment risks and cover start-ups and VC investments on the African continent from guest speakers from a range of sectors as well as speakers from the firms offices in Frankfurt, Johannesburg and London. The guest speaker line-up includes Prof. Dr Stefan Liebing of Conjuncta GmbH, Elvira de Jong of the independent investment group, Marula Square, Alex James of WaterAid, Hafiz Mama of Mansa Stars, Mark Tierney of Crabtree Capital, and Vincent Rouget of Control Risks. 

Speaking ahead of the event, partner, Dr. Tobias Faber, said: “We are proud to be part of the discussion to develop the relationship between Africa and Europe. The continent is opening to structures and platforms that will give citizens access to improved social equality through impact investing and financial inclusion. This can be seen in the influx of entrepreneurs investing on the continent. Moreover, the continent is embracing technology, and this is a significant factor for investment opportunities and sustainable development and will also play a major role in the energy transition space.”