Africa Accelerating 2017 – five events over three days this October 16-18, 2017 in Toronto providing you with information on current trends and business, trade and investment opportunities with Africa, as well as excellent high level networking opportunities.


This pages offers you a special discounted rate for registering to attend all five events.  If you are interested in registering for a specific event only click on the appropriate link below.


If you are interested in sponsoring or presenting at a specific event, or all five, download the Sponsorship Opportunity brochure and email Bruce Shapiro or Wayne Floreani .


The five programs include (click on the event for program, sponsorship and registration details):



16th Annual Indaba Evening

Monday, October 16, 2017

6:15 pm - 9:30 pm

TIFF Bell Lightbox

330 King Street West

Toronto, Ontario Canada  M5V 3X5


Join us at the the premier African business event on the Canadian calendar - the Chamber's 16th Annual Indaba evening on Monday, October 16, 2017 in Toronto.  Our keynote speaker is Dominic Barton, Global Managing Director, McKinsey and Company. The event features a high-level networking reception with an informal wine tasting and exotic African cuisine (food stations and hand-passed selections) at the TIFF Bell Lightbox. The evening will be a combination of fun, excellent South African wine, African food and excellent networking opportunities with leading business and community leaders active in Africa.



2nd Investing in Africa Today seminar

Monday October 16, 2017

Gowling WLG

This afternoon seminar will cover the reality of investing in Africa in 2017 based on McKinsey and Company's report "Lions on the Move" and includes presentations and panel discussions on the misconceptions, the challenges and most importantly, the opportunities of investing in Africa today.



3rd Infrastructure in Africa seminar

Tuesday October 17, 2017

Goodmans LLP

Infrastructure is crucial to the socio-economic development of all emerging economies - and particularly Africa and the natural resources sector.  This full-day seminar with premier sponsor Hatch will focus on three themes: 1) North America and Africa – partnering in infrastructure;  2) Managing risk in growing infrastructure - financing strategies and other methodologies, and 3) Technology in changing the game in building Africa’s infrastructure.



Optimizing Mine Performance Through Digital Innovation

Wednesday October 18, 2017

This morning seminar and panel discussion with partners Hatch and Dundee Precious Metals will cover performance centres, digital twin, integrated mine to mill optimization to maximize profitability and autonomous mining.



Power Africa seminar

Wednesday October 18, 2017

This afternoon seminar will educate Canadian companies on Power Africa, Canada’s MOU with Power Africa, and how Canadian companies can benefit from this partnership