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Banking on Africa: Transforming enterprise, investment and innovation - an FPC, Barclays and City of London Conference

Banking on Africa

Tuesday 30 November, 10.30am - 5.15pm

With a networking lunch, followed by a drinks reception

Venue: Vintner's Hall, Upper Thames St, London EC4V 3BG

This Foreign Policy Centre and Barclays conference, held in association with City of London, will explore how expanding the reach and scope of banking and financial services across Africa can support enterprise and innovation for development and secure greater financial inclusion.

Speakers will include:

  • Stephen O'Brien MP, International Development Minister
  • Rt Hon Malcolm Bruce MP, Chair, International Development Committee
  • Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, former Deputy Governor, Central Bank of Ghana
  • Ashok Vaswani, CEO, Barclays Africa
  • Mark Boleat, Deputy Policy Chairman, City of London
  • Gibril Faal, Chair, AFFORD & Director, GK Partners
  • Chris West, Director, Shell Foundation
  • Patrick Smith, Editor, Africa Confidential
  • Alison Evans, Director, Overseas Development Institute
  • Dr Stephen Spratt, Institute for Development Studies (IDS)
  • And many more (see programme below for details)

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