For the first time in Africa, the Inaugural Africa Municipal Bond Forum will seek to create platforms to promote the development of an African Municipal Bond Market. In fact, it will strive to train, bridge the information gap and answer many of the questions, both from prospective issuers and investors. The Africa Municipal Bond Forum will take place in Dakar, Senegal, from 25 to 26 April 2016.
The forum will bring together prospective issuers from African municipalities to interact with potential buyers who consist of hedge funds, investment banks and private equity firms. It will be the industry’s exclusive annual gathering offering the market’s leaders the opportunity to meet and network with different stakeholders.
The Municipal Bond Forum will be an opportunity for mayors and municipal officers to learn how to operate in the financial markets and be part of the creation of the new Africa municipal bond platform. Various actors are expected to attend the forum raging from bankers, investment analysts, ratings agencies, contractors, consulting firms and so on.
This first edition speakers represent the different stakeholders involved in bond markets and municipal management such as mayors of important African cities (Dakar, Harare, Johannesburg…), the Executive Director of UN Habitat, directors and chairmen of firms and banks as well as Finance specialists and advisors. UCLG Africa’s Secretary General is also a confirmed speaker at this forum.
The two-day program of the Africa Municipal Bond Forum will look at different issues such as types of municipal debt, the state of the African and municipal bonds markets and operational risk management. The participants will also be able to benefit from training sessions to ensure they return with concrete results.
For more details on the program, the speakers and the context of the Africa Municipal Bond Forum, visit the dedicated website of the event here.