AFSICAlternative Farming Systems Information Center (USDA)
AFSICAustralian Flying Saucer Investigating Committee
AFSICAustralian Food Safety Inspection Company (Casula, NSW, Australia)
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In addition to African business leaders and Investors AFSIC is well represented by major Dealmakers focused on Africa, such as investment bankers, stockbrokers, corporate finance experts, fixed income and debt specialists, M&A bankers many of whom attend the Meet African Dealmaker event which takes place on the first night at AFSIC 2018.
AFSIC is entirely investment and deal focused and has multiple networking events designed within the two and half day event, which has resulted in the event gaining popularity with investors, dealmakers and business leaders across Africa.
The United State Department of Agriculture (USDA) developed AFSIC to "identify resources about sustainable food systems and practices in support of its effort to ensure a sustainable future for agriculture and farmers worldwide" (USDA National Agricultural Library, 2016, para.
The scale of the challenge is matched only by the scale of the potential, seems to be Africa's tagline; it's certainly a phrase which echoed around the Africa Financial Services Investment Conference (AFSIC) 2017, which took place in London in May.
AFSIC set the scene by reiterating exactly what those challenges and the opportunities are.
Mark Napier, Director, at FSD Africa, sat down with Banker Africa's Isla MacFarlane at AFSIC to discuss the role FSD Africa plays, and hopes to play, in deepening and extending the financial sector across Africa.
The annual Africa Financial Services Investment Conference (AFSIC) brings together African financial services companies with a wide range of Africa's most important investors, both debt and equity.
AFSIC focuses on regulated African financial services companies, covering retail and investment banking, insurance and reinsurance companies, consumer lending companies, micro finance banks, leasing companies, African asset managers, stockbrokers and similar companies, based across all countries on the African continent including North Africa.
The Africa Financial Services Investment Conference (AFSIC) grew steadily in its third year, attracting 300 bankers, investors, and development leaders from across Africa and Europe to Brighton, England, for two days of expert-led sessions and networking.
"By bringing them all together in a room at a critical mass, we've been able to attract companies from across Africa that are looking for foreign investment to develop their operations either within their own country, or across a broad range of countries," Rupert McCammon, founder and Managing Director of AFSIC said, noting that everyone from supra-national investors such as the African Development Bank (AfDB) and World Bank sat alongside private institutional investors, as well as insurance, microfinance and leasing companies.
The 3rd Africa Financial Services Investment Conference (AFSIC), taking place on the 12th and 13th May 2015 in the United Kingdom, promises to be a lively event.
Can you tell us a bit about the history of AFSIC? The first Africa Financial Services Investment Conference (AFSIC) took place in May 2013 [in Brighton, England, where it will be held this year].